Runway Beauty: Smudgy Eyes and Stained Lips at Zac Posen Fall 2009 NY Fashion Week

MAC makeup artist Lucia Pieroni created a beautiful “Tim Burton-esque girl” for the Zac Posen Fall 2009 show. “She’s very beautiful, but a bit creepy and doll-like,” said Pieroni. The eyes were rimmed with black pencil and contoured with shades of brown and carbon. False lashes were applied on the top and the lips painted in orange.

* Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation – diffused over the skin for a porcelain, mate finish.
* Accentuate MAC Pro Shaping Powder – swept along the cheekbone for contour.

* Blackbery and Print Eyeshadows – blended into the crease.
* Print and Carbon Eyeshadows – layered and blended along the lower lash line then up and around outer corners of the eye.
* Smolder Eye Kohl – drawn along the inner rim of the lower lash line.
Shell Cream Colour Base and Clear Gloss – blended together and then layered over shadows to ad shine and depth.
* Lingering Eye Brows – applied to shape and fill in to create strong brows.

* Morange Lipstick – applied in a sheer layer to stain lips.


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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