Saturday, February 21, 2009

Backstage at Proenza Schouler and Tommy Hilfiger

Here are some chic, wearable makeup looks from Proenza Schouler and Tommy Hilfiger.

Proenza Schouler: A modern take on early 90's grunge using all MAC and MAC Pro products. Skin was evened out with a mixture of the new Studio Sculpt Foundation and the Mixing Medium for Face and Body (the mixing medium thins down the foundation for a sheerer application). Set the foundation with Invisible Set Powder, to mattify shine. Apply Cream Color Base in Dark Brown along the upper and lower lash lines and in the eyelid crease, then blend it up towards the brow and the outer corners of the eyes. Line the eyes with Fluidline in Blacktrack, and set the brows with Brow Set in Clear. Dab Paint Stick in Pink Vivid on the cheeks for a pink glow, and Lip Erase in Dim on the lips to dim down their natural color. The whole effect is soft and sleep-in looking, but with just a hint of grungy glam.

Tommy Hilfiger: The makeup was inspired by Lauren Hutton in the 70's, a very natural, safari-inspired version of glam, again using all MAC and MAC Pro products. Skin was evened out with Full Coverage Foundation, which was set using Mineralize Skinfinish in Natural. Lightly contour under the cheekbone with Bronzing Power in Refined Golden, and Blend Eye Shadow in Goldmine over the lids, and brush the Pigment in Cocomotion into the crease. Line the lower lashline in Eye Kohl in Powersurge, and coat both the upper and lower lashes in Pro Lash Mascara. Mineralize Blushes in Earth to Earth and Intenso were mixed together and brushed on the cheeks, but since they both seem to be LE, I recommend using Beauty Powder Blush in Fun and Games or Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul. Finally, mix Lip Conditioner with Cream Color Base in Tickle Me Pink or Virgin Islands (LE, but try Rich Coral), and dab it on the lips. The whole look gives a subtle bronzy glow that's both low-key and flattering.
A quick note about MAC Pro products. They're only sold in MAC Pro stores, which are fewer and further between than MAC stores themselves. You can probably find some of the products on eBay, but it might be easier just to walk into a MAC store and ask for a suitable dupe of one of their Pro products.
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