Fashion Week Makeup How-To

Update your beauty routine with these up-to-the-minute looks from the Fashion Week shows of Lisa Ho, Alex Perry and more.

Show: Lisa Ho

Key Make up Artist: Linda Jefferyes for M.A.C
Inspiration: “Sophisticated and elegant. Lisa Ho's models were timeless yet chic. Copper brown eyes and feathered brows added a warm glow.”
Description of the look: Creamy flawless skin with warm copper eye tones shaped the eye. Brows are defined slightly heavier and a copper pencil highlights the darker brow. A well contoured face adds shape and definition, lips blend in with the creamy warm skin tone.

Show: Ginger & Smart

Key Make up Artist: Natasha Sevorino for M.A.C
Inspiration: “The inspiration for this collection comes from inner feminine strength and self-awareness. I wanted the makeup to be naturally sexy for this show.”
Description of the look: “Skin has been left raw yet made luminous, concealing only minor imperfections. Eyes are defined and sculpted and gold pigment has been used on the eyes and peak of lips to give a 'futuristic goddess' feel to the makeup. Soft cream-coloured paint has been used as future tribal war paint in the centre of the forehead and temples, to relate directly to ones ‘third eye’ and one’s own self-awareness.”

Show: Camilla & Marc

Key Make-Up Artist: Noni Smith for M.A.C
Inspiration: "Fresh faced modern beauty.”
Description of the look: Pretty, clean and modern with a pop of colour. Clean looking, fresh skin with a light sweep of golden bronze across the cheek. Eyes are dusted with peachy pink pigments and brows are strongly gelled upwards into place and lightly filled and extended. Upper lashes are curled and coated in black mascara. Lips are a natural matte flesh tone.

Show: Zimmermann

Key Make-Up Artist: Linda Jefferyes for M.A.C
Inspiration: “Cool and modern. Nothing is overdone or underdone. The look is balanced.”
Description of the look: Perfectly manicured creamy skin is highlighted by a deep plum lip and sightly defined eyebrows.

Show: Rachel Gilbert

Key Make-Up Artist: Napoleon Perdis
Inspiration: A young Elizabeth Taylor and, in particular, her magnificently memorable eyebrows from the 1951 film “A Place In The Sun”.
Get the look: The models’ arches were highlighted with black liner and frosty pink lips were added for a scene-stealing look.
Images: Wendell Teodoro

Show: Camilla

Key Make-Up Artist: Napoleon Perdis
Inspiration: Designer Camilla Franks ordered up a series whimsical makeup looks to accompany her new collection.
Get the look: Eyebrows were camouflaged and the eyes were circled in vibrant hues of orange, blue, pink and gothic-inspired black for one section. Skin and lips were left otherwise bare to point up the exuberant eye statements. In short, out of this world!
Images: Wendell Teodoro

Show: Sabatini White

Key Make-Up Artist: Napoleon Perdis
Inspiration: The Sabatini White look is about simplicity, sleekness and demure style.
Get the look: Napoleon used foundation, a dusting of powder, a smidgeon of bronzer on the cheekbones and a blend of neutral tones in the eye socket. Most important were the brows, which were strengthened and elevated to Brooke Shields proportions. “Wow brows” are one of the most important beauty trends of the moment.

Show: Alex Perry

Key Make-Up Artist: Napoleon Perdis
Inspiration: A little shimmer, a little shadow and a lot of chutzpah—that’s the Alex Perry beauty look.
Get the look: Models’ eyes were lined in black kohl and embellished with a dramatic metallic charcoal that extends to the temples. A glint of silver placed strategically in the eye socket updates the smokey eye look. Luminous skin and soft pink lips completed the funky, slightly futuristic look.

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