Backstage Makeup Breakdown: Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2009 at London Fashion Week

At the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2009 show, MAC makeup artist Gordon Espinet created four different looks for the high school girl gangs inspired models.

Look #1: Dark Goth Lips
A matte brown lipstick (MAC Full Chocolate) was used to create these dark vampy lips.

Look #2: Rock Chick Eyes
Espinet blended MAC Eye Kohl in Feline on the eyes. “It’s very Chrissie Hynde with too much eyeliner,” said Espinet.

Look #3: Chav Lips
Inspired by the chav Paris Hilton wannabes, Espinet applied MAC Girl About Town Lipstick onto the lips before topping them with MAC Cremesheen Glass in Ever So Rich.

Look #4: ’50s Eyes
Espinet did a twist on the ’50s eyes by using MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack on the lids and tons of mascara.

Images: WWD and Courtorture.

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.


  1. I absolutely LOVE Vivienne Westwood. Thanks for posting. (:

    I love how most of the looks you have been posting for all the Fashion Weeks display daring high fashion looks, but they also give the heads up for upcoming popular makeup trends as well.

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