Runway Beauty Breakdown: Monique Lhuillier at Spring 2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


For the safari-inpsired Monique Lhuillier Spring 2010 collection, the look was all about a dramatic smoky eye, nude lips and a slicked back ponytail.

MAC makeup artist Nadine Luke created a fierce look with “a lot of color, a lot of character and a lot of personality”.

Molasses Pearlglide liner and Smolder Eye Kohl Pencil were used on the eyes as a base before Club Eyeshadow was patted on top and blended upwards to create depth. A neutral blush (Powder Blush in Peaches) was applied along the cheekbones with a lip conditioner on the lips.

Hairstylist Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble gave models a “rock ‘n’ roll vibe” to go with the strong makeup. He used extensions and crimped the hair on top before slicking it back into a long, sleek ponytail.

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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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