Exclusive: Backstage at Fashion Focus Chicago 2008: Allure of Couture

October 10, 2008

We all know red lips is hot hot hot this season and at the backstage of Focus Fashion Chicago 2008’s Allure of Couture show, lead makeup artist Alex Sanchez from Lancome takes the look to a whole new level and gives us the 411 on how to nail it.

Products Used For The Show

* Le Crayon Khôl Eyeliner in Blanc
* Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir
* Color Design Eyeshadow in Drape, Chic and Faux Pas
* Le Crayon Poudre Powder Pencil for the Brows
* Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
* Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara

* Color Design Blush in Freeze Frame from the Fashion Focus Backstage Beauty Collection
* Blush Subtil in Miel Glacé

* L’Absolu Rouge in Berry Noir
* Le Lipstique Lipcolouring Stick with Brush in Raisinberry
* Color Fever Gloss in Up In Smoke

Alex’s Tips: How To Do The Perfect Red Lips

1. Starting by applying a blue-based lipstick with a brush.

2. Use a lip pencil to fill in the shape and blend for a no-lined look.

3. Blot once with a tissue and reapply the lipstick.

4. Top with a clear gloss, applying more on the bottom lip to create the illusion of fuller lips.

5. Clean up the edges with a brush dipped in concealer. Voila! Hot red lips!

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  • Reply Anonymous October 10, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Hi Phyllis,

    I love your Lancome look!!! you look gorgeous. What is the shade of Ulta teint foundation and powder he uses on your face? Please let me know.

  • Reply Anonymous October 10, 2008 at 11:26 am

    omg you`re gorgeous phyllis.:P I love your blog and everything about you.keep up the good job.

  • Reply Phyllis October 10, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Awww thanks =)

    Alex did not do all of my makeup. He used the L’Absolu Rouge in Berry Noir my lips and darkened my crease with the Color Design Eyeshadow in Faux Pas.

    I’m wearing MAC’s Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation in NC25 and Barbara Daly Concealer in Warm, set with MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC30.

  • Reply Sarah October 10, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Girl you totally rocked that color!

  • Reply yummy411 October 10, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    phyllis, you look amazing (shhhh, better than the models!)

  • Reply Kellie October 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    You look amazing here! Your nose is like ridiculously cute!

  • Reply noodlenoodles October 12, 2008 at 8:50 am

    it looks gorgeous =D

  • Reply Kristin October 12, 2008 at 9:17 am

    omg you look so fuckin gorgeous <3

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