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FOTD: Giorgio Armani A/W 2009 Inspired Trampy Makeup Look

March 1, 2009

Spotted at the Giorgio Armani A/W 2009 show was an 80s-inspired trampy look with dark purple smoky eyes, slightly contoured cheeks and hot red lips.

Products Used

• A sheer layer of Rimmel Renew & Lift Foundation in #103 (slightly lighter than my natural skin tone) all over
• MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30 to camouflage undereye circles
• MAC Sculpt and Shape Powder in Accentuate/Sculpt to contour cheekbones lightly
• Bare eyebrows
• MAC Solar White eyeshadow on entire eyelid
• MAC Nocturnelle eyeshadow on the whole socket and lower eye
• A black pencil liner (L’oreal Le Kohl Duo Shadow + Liner in Black/Vanilla) to line the insides of both upper and lower lash lines
• Ipum False eyelashes on top
• Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara in Very Black on lower lashes
• MAC Red She Said Lipstick painted on with a lip brush and topped MAC Russian Red Lipglass on the center to create the illusion of fuller lips

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  • Reply Valerie March 1, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Beautiful! I noticed that on the models and yourself the dark eyeshadow shape contours to your eyes- how do you determine what shape to use?
    And I really think that it would be great if you did some eye makeup video tutorials! Combining contrasting eye shadows get quite messy for me =/

  • Reply Phyllis March 1, 2009 at 10:37 pm


    You just follow the shape of your crease and place the darker color there and extend it outwards.

    Trust me, I have tried doing videos with my webcam but I obviously sucked at it cos the colors turned out completely weird (like my face is all washed out).

    If any of you have tips on how to make videos, let me know!

  • Reply Reina March 2, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Alright well I’m in LOVE with this look, and I was wondering if it was possible to recreate this look on someone who has no creases/folds on their eyes. I’ve tried to apply this look on myself, but the bare space between the shadow and the eyeliner just looks awkward and unappealing. Is there an alternative, without defeating the purpose of this edgy look? 😀

  • Reply marl March 2, 2009 at 6:49 am

    this is beautiful, phyllis!
    i especially like how they put the side hat

    always looking forward to your next post :]

  • Reply Skyle March 2, 2009 at 11:59 am

    This is my favorite fotd so far. You look so classy and timeless. It’s like 50s bombshell modernized! I love it.

    What’s did you do with your hair to make it stay up? Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Phyllis March 2, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks ladies =)

  • Reply Phyllis March 2, 2009 at 12:09 pm


    You don’t necessarily have to have a crease to pull off the look. You can place the crease color in between your eyebrows and lash line like you would with a crease and create the illusion of a crease. Make sure you blend everything properly so the line is not too harsh.

  • Reply Phyllis March 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm


    Since I only did the look for the pictures, I skipped the zic zac parting, pulled my hair back real tight and used lots of bobby bins to hold it in place.

    If you want to wear this out, you will need to use hairspray as well.

  • Reply Asa March 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I looove that lip color

  • Reply skyle March 2, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks Phyllis 🙂

    I’m going to try to recreate this look.

  • Reply Catherine March 2, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I love reading your runway look interpretations – this one is dead gorgeous! 😀

  • Reply blackbeauty March 3, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    i love the look. the skin, lips and eyes r amazing!

  • Reply emily March 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    thanks! i personally think it looks better on you than the models, by the way…

  • Reply Mikki May 31, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    how did you get the lines in the shadow to be so crisp?!

  • Reply Phyllis June 16, 2010 at 11:18 pm


    All you need is a pencil brush like MAC #219 Pencil Brush.

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