Runway Beauty: Yigal Azrouel Fall 2009

To offset the soft, flowy collection at the Yigal Azrouel Fall 2009 show, the hair and makeup is all about rock and roll. Makeup artist Polly Osmond from MAC created a super intense, matte, cat-like black eye with lots of black liner, eyeshadow and mascara. The rest of the face was left blank with little foundation and pale lips.

* Studio Sculpt Foundation applied in shades to match skin tone.
* Invisible Set Powder lightly brushed over the face to set foundation.

* Eye Kohl in Smolder drawn into waterline of the eyes
* Pro Chromacake in Black Black blended over the eyelids.
* Copperplate Eyeshadow brushed over lids and through the crease of the eyes.
* Plushlash Mascara in Black applied to top and bottom lashes.

* A drop of Studio Sculpt Foundation was blended onto the lips to pale down their natural color.

Below is a backstage clip from New York Magazine:

Images: WWD and MAC.

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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