Backstage Makeup Breakdown: Peter Pilotto Fall 2009 at London Fashion Week

To complement the signature colorful prints that was spotted at the Peter Pilotto Fall 2009 show, MAC makeup artist Ayami Nishimura created a “classic and sophisticated” look with maroon eyes, contoured cheeks and coral lips. “She is a really expensive woman. The look is inspired by the late 80’s and early 90’s.” said Nishimura.

* Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation applied to skin as a natural base and set with Blot Powder Loose.
* Sculpt and Shape in Sculpt brushed under cheekbones in a sharp defined contour.
* White Cream Colour Base touched onto the tops of cheekbones as a highlighter.

* Dark Brown Cream Colour Base blended onto the lids.
* Corduroy Eyeshadow brushed along the lower lash line, extended past the outer corners of the eyes and tipped up. Also blended through the crease and extended out to meet the lower lash line application .
* Taupe Eye Pencil blended along the waterline .
* Prolash in Coal Black applied to top and bottom lashes.

* Pro Lip Mix in Yellow, Orange, and Crimson blended together to create a bright orange color applied in a sheer wash to the lips.

Credits: MAC, Pop Sugar and Zimbio.

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,, 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.


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