Backstage Makeup Breakdown: Karl Lagerfeld Fall 2009

At the Fall 2009 show, Karl Lagerfeld mixed in the popular ’80s theme we see this season with futurism. He kept his pieces tailored and added in a military twist with “bridge shoulders” and fur helmets.

To go with the hardness Karl’s collection depicted, a strong look was created on the models. The skin was kept clean and the eyes rimmed heavily with black eyeliner. To recreate the eyes, run a pencil liner around your eyes and extend past the outer corner just a little. Top with a gel liner or liquid liner for the most dramatic effect. Leave the cheeks bare and pale out your lips with a light layer of foundation.

Images: 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. hey there!

    can i make a blog request? :) what are your thoughts on primers? i currently bought “top secret” from ysl and have a hard time finding out if this stuff is actually good for my skin. i know it helps a bit with making my skin look nicer before makeup, but i’m concerned about how if affects the general wellbeing of my skin. thank you so much!

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