Runway Beauty: Behnaz Sarafpour Fall 2011 Makeup Breakdown

Again using Kate Moss as inspiration, the look created by MAC Cosmetics’ Gordon Espinet at Behnaz Sarafpour Fall 2011 was “sexy and coquettish”.

* Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation – used to perfect skin
* MAC Pro Taupe Powder Blush and MAC Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pressed Powder – blended together under cheekbones to contour

* MAC Pro Taupe Powder Blush and MAC Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pressed Powder – blended together through the crease and lower lashes for a neutral contour
* Sweet Satisfaction and Carefree Pro Longwear Eyeshadows (available Fall 2011) – blended together and applied as a highlight over the eyelids
* Seaside Cream Color Base – applied as a sheer, luminescent highlight over the browbone
* Rapidblack Penultimuate Eye Liner – defines the upper lashline with a bit of a click

* What Comes Naturally Glamgloss (available Summer 2011) – contours and perfects the lips
* Tanarama Lipstick – applied over lips for a soft, shimmering finish

CND‘s Wanda Ruiz created Manolo Manicures inspired by two styles of namesake custom-designed shoes by Manolo Blahnik for the show. She used clear French tips and Blackjack for one style, and other tips with Blackjack smile lines and Putty on the base of the nail on the other.

Photo: CND.

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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