For the Preen Spring/Summer 2011 show, lead make artist James Kaliardos working for M·A·C Cosmetics took inspiration from the colors of the sand in Egypt and gave models a minimal look with a little blue on the eyes.
Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux teamed up with manicurist Jin Soon Choi to give models bright orange-shaded eyes, nude lips, peachy-bronzed cheeks and neutral nails at the Derek Lam Spring 2011 show.
With a Forties-meets-Seventies theme at the Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2011 show, eyes dazzled in bold hues of purple, green and blue while the hair was braided and twisted into girly buns. The one word that comes to mind? GORGEOUS!
At the Rag & Bone Spring 2011 show, Revlon’s Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman, created a look she calls “real beauty” to go with the Laurence of Arabia inspired textured and natural clothing.
Gold eye makeup has always been a popular choice on the Spring/Summer runways and at the Ruffian S/S 2011 show, MAC makeup artist James Kaliardos created “an American ex-pat adapting to the French culture” look using a neutral palette with a pop of gold.
Last Sunday, I was very honored to meet Paris-based makeup artist Christopher Kam at the Backstage Beauty event at Lane Crawford, Hong Kong. Christopher is a regular at Paris and London Fashion Weeks and works frequently with all of the top shots like Aaron de Mey and Charlotte Tilbury.