Get the Scoop on Fall Make-up Trends From Make-Up Artist’s Beauty Editor
All photos by Melissa MacGillivray
Posted: Monday February 14, 2011
Updated March 10.
Make-Up Artist magazine's beauty editor, Melissa MacGillivray, got a backstage view of
the make-up trends emerging from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's NY Fall
2011 shows. "Come fall, we'll be seeing a lot of creamy skin and minimal
foundation, cream blush applied with the fingers for a glowing flush
and stained lips in shades ranging from the palest violet to the deepest
wine," MacGillivray said. "Cool color schemes dominated: think smoky
gray eye shadows paired with lips washed in mulberry. Missing from the
usual set of beauty staples? Eye and lip liner."
See highlights from the shows below. All artists were working with M.A.C. unless otherwise noted.
For more fashion week coverage, read Issue 89 of Make-Up Artist magazine, on newsstands early March.
Time/Date: 11:45 a.m. Feb. 10 Place: Industria Show: Jenni Kayne Key Make-up Artist: Lyne Desnoyers Details: A bright magenta lip was the focal point.
Time/Date: 11:45 a.m. Feb. 10 Place: The Studio at Lincoln Center Show: Tadashi Shoji Key MUA: Luc Bouchard Details: A "natural beauty" glow, with soft foundation, crème blush and pearlescent highlights
Time/Date: 10 a.m. Feb. 11 Place: Jack Studios Show: Jeremy Laing Key Make-up Artist: Hung Vanngo Details: The look featured a dark lip and shimmery eye with a full, natural brow.
Time/Date: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11 Place: The Box at Lincoln Center Show: Norman Ambrose Key Make-up Artist: Gordon Espinet Details: The look started with good skin and focused on the eye, with temple and cheek contour to lift the features "up and out."
Time/Date: 12:45 p.m. Feb. 11 Place: The Stage at Lincoln Center Show: Rebecca Taylor Key Make-up Artist: Sil Bruinsma Details: This is a balanced and dramatic look with equal emphasis on all features and a sculpted cheek.
Time/Date: 3 p.m. Feb. 11 Place: Eyebeam Show: Doo.Ri Key Make-up Artist: Tom Pecheux Details: Skin was perfected but not overly made-up.
Time/Date: 5 p.m. Feb. 11 Place: The Studio at Lincoln Center Show: Nicole Miller Key Make-up Artist: James Kaliardos Details: Eyes were the focus, flattened out at the brow bone for a graphic effect.
Time/Date: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 Place: Center 548 Show: Sally Lapointe Key Make-up Artist: Kabuki Details: Brows—reshaped with concealer and brow pencil into tapered, straight spikes—were the main focus.
Time/Date: Noon Feb. 12 Place: LaGuardia High School Show: ADAM Key Make-up Artist: Keri Blair Details: Full, boxy brows and black eyeliner smudged into the lash line and
inner rim of the eye gave the look a youthful, experimental vibe
Time/Date: 1 p.m. Feb. 12 Place: The Stage at Lincoln Center Show: ADAM Key Make-up Artist: Romy Soleimani Details: Dewy, almost shiny skin and a deep flush of rose on the cheeks: a classic look
Time/Date: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 Place: Milk Studios Show: Suno Key Make-up Artist: Carole Colombani Details: A graphic eye and overall concept inspired by Out of Africa
Time/Date: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 Place: The Studio at Lincoln Center Show: Toni Francesc Key Make-up Artist: Jackie Mgido/Mehron Details: The focus was on the eyes, which were darkened and sharp, almost bird-like wings extend past the outer corners.
Time/Date: 12:15 p.m. Feb. 13 Place: Milk Studios Show: Imitation Key MUA: Nadine Luke Details: Smoky eyes, stained lips and moist skin bring on a sexy vibe with a "steamed-up, lived in look."
Time/Date: 2 p.m. Feb. 13 Place: W Hotel Show: Paola Hernandez Key Make-up Artist: Lyne Desnoyers Details: Natural skin and lip with a silver eye to create a fantasy look that works for "real" women.
Time/Date: 5 p.m. Feb. 13 Place: Milk Studios Show: Carmen Marc Valvo Key Make-up Artist: Romero Jennings Details: A wind-blown flush on the cheeks and "a pound" of mascara epitomize this effortless and wearable look.
Time/Date: 6:15 p.m. Feb. 13 Place: The Box at Lincoln Center Show: Behnaz Sarafpour Key Make-up Artist: Gordon Espinet Details: "Cute" eyes with black liner flicked up at the outer corner, neutral contouring on the eyelid, and brushed-up brows.
Time/Date: 6:55 p.m. Feb. 13 Place: Milk Studios Show: Katie Gallagher Key Make-up Artist: Javier Romero Details: Dark, smoky shadow completely encircled eyes, extending from the lash line up to the brow and covering the entire lower lid.
Time/Date: 7:15 p.m. Feb. 13 Place: Don Hill's Show: Bess Key Key Make-up Artist: Vincent Oquendo/Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Details: Club-kid culture inspired uniquely colorful looks for each model. Body
paint, high-shine gloss and glitter added even more texture and light. Time/Date: Noon Feb. 14 Place: Milk Studios Show: Ohno Titel Key Make-up Artist: Lisa Butler Details: Graphic lines and sharp edges are punctuated with "little, weird bright flits of color."
Time/Date: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 Place: The Stage at Lincoln Center Show: Monique Lhuillier Key Make-up Artist: Val Garland Details: Irving Penn models provided the inspiration for this melange of color on the eye and soft rose stain on the lips.
Time/Date: 1:45 p.m. Feb. 14 Place: Metropolitan Pavillion Show: Parkchoonmoo Key Make-up Artist: Kabuki Details: Androgynous look with an elongated smoky eye and a silver geometric
pattern. (Here, the artist dips a cotton thread in liquid silver pigment
to create an X-shaped pattern on the model's face.)
Time/Date: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 Place: Metropolitan Pavillion Show: Yeohlee Key Make-up Artist: Itsuki Details: A creamy gray shadow and a warm, orange lip play off the idea of light reflecting off sculpture
Time/Date: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 Place: Chado Ralph Rucci Showroom Show: Chado Ralph Rucci Key Make-up Artist: Tom Pecheaux Details: Rucci's signature smoky black eye gets a modern twist with matte skin, nude lips, and no brow.
Time/Date: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 Place: The Studio at Lincoln Center Show: Jen Kao Key Make-up Artist: Polly Osmond Details: A gold brow, complete with glitter, defines this minimal, imaginative look.
Time/Date: 12:15 p.m. Feb. 15 Place: The Box at the Lincoln Center Show: Bibhu Mohapatra Key Make-up Artist: Lyne Desnoyers Details: A black eye with an overlay of teal gives a sophisticated goth vibe while skin and lip remain fresh to avoid aging the girls.
Time/Date: 3:45 p.m. Feb. 15 Place: Milk Studios Show: Sophie Theallet Key Make-up Artist: Val Garland Details: Shades of midnight blue and blueberry on the eye create more depth and
interest than straight black for this Faye Dunaway/Bonnie & Clyde
Time/Date: 9:45 a.m. Feb. 16 Place: The Stage at the Lincoln Center Show: Nanette Lepore Key Make-up Artist: James Kaliardos Details: Dark red lips, platinum highlights on the inner corner of the eye and a
contour for the cheeks creates a strong feminine look inspired by the
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.