Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Backstage Beauty Breakdown: Blumarine

At the Blumarine Spring 2011 show, Charlotte Tilbury (who was working for MAC) gave models a “modern day Talitha Getty” look that resembles a “luxurious Bohemian girl sailing around the Med, wearing a fabulous leopard print kaftan”.

* Select Cover-up mixed with Moisturelush Cream – worked all over the skin for “an expensive, buffed finish”
* Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – in a color to match the girls’ skin, to set the base
* Medium Dark, Medium Deep and Dark Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – mixed together and applied as a contour
* Gold Pigment – buffed high on the cheekbones

* Teddy Eye Kohl – in the lower lashline and all over the lids up to the socket, blended with 219 brush
* Black Fibre Rich Mascara – several coats applied to top and bottom lashes
* Fling and Lingering Brow Pencils – for a fuller, seventies brow

* Lust Lipglass – super precisely applied
* Chai Lipglass – worked on top of the Lust, to create the perfect peachy caramel shade

Images: WWD and ELLE.

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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