Exclusive Backstage Access at Fashion Focus Chicago 2008: Allure of Couture Makeup Breakdown

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, Lancome’s Alex Sanchez 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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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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