Backstage Makeup Breakdown: Chloe Fall 2009

At Chloe Fall 2009, models walked the runway with big, beautiful hair and heavily contoured faces. So ’80s yet so hot!

Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created an “all-American sportiness, like an Antonio Lopez drawing” look on the models that is reminiscent of the early ’80s.

The eyes glimmered in shades of taupe, chocolate and golds (MAC eyeshadows in Swiss chocolate, Mystery and Carbon) with several coats of mascara.

Dirty browns like MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt and Shadowy were placed on the cheeks and temples to create a heavily contoured look while a touch of concealer and balm were used on the lips to seal the look.

Drawing inspiration from Christie Brinkley and Brooke Shields, hairstylist Guido Palau gave models big, flowy hair with a side part.

Palau started out by applying a generous amount of Redken Thickening Lotion to create volume. Next he blow-dried the hair and and created large curls with tongs before brushing it out so the hair stayed soft and bouncy.

Credits: WWD, and Twitter from MAC artists.

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. It seems as if the Mac Sculpting Powders require a MacPRO membership. How can we as regular Mac consumers get a hold of these products?

  2. Hi Christine,

    You don’t need to be a member to buy the Pro products. You can visit any Pro store or order over the phone.

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