Backstage Beauty Breakdown: Etro Spring/Summer 2011

For the Etro Spring/Summer 2011 show, Charlotte Tilbury did a gorgeous “smoked lavender purple that’s universally flattering” on the models for a chic, contemporary seventies vibe.

* Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation – applied as a base
* Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep or Dark – to contour the cheeks
* Peaches Powder Blush – to add some warmth to the cheeks
* Gold Pigment – on the tops of the cheekbones, patted on with fingers

* Pro Rich Purple and Pure White Paintsticks – mixed and blended around the eyes in a 30s circular shape to the brows, and blown out with 225 brush
* Stars n’ Rockets Eyeshadow – applied over Paintsticks
* Black Fibre Rich Mascara – multiple coats applied to top and bottom lashes
* Clear Brow Set – to fix brows in place

* Shy Girl Cremesheen Lipglass – very precisely applied
* Clear Lipglass – or extra gloss

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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