London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Backstage Beauty Breakdown: Giles

At the Giles Spring 2011 show during London Fashion Week, MAC makeup artist Miranda Joyce created a “Mick Jagger in performance meets the Seventies Drag Act” look with loads of glitter on the eyes and orange lips.

* Face and Body Foundation – where needed, fresh skin is so important so this look stays modern.

* MAC Pro Gold Glitter – over the lids, packed on tight at the lash line, applied onto mixing medium lash with a 242 brush.
* MAC Pro Turquoise or Pro Pink Glitter – applied in the same way all around the gold and up into the brows, applied in a “C” shape beneath the eyes in a free and arty, not perfect, style.
* Plushblack Plush Lash Mascara – several coats on top and bottom lashes
* Brows bleached if necessary.

* Lady Danger Lipstick – softly applied.
* Clear Lipglass – for a full-on vinyl finish.

Images: WWD.

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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