Runway Beauty: DSquared2 Fall 2011 Makeup Breakdown

Working for MAC Cosmetics, makeup artist Val Garland created “a sexy traveler, cow girl” with “sun-tanned face, dusty gold Sahara colors with smoldery eye makeup”.

DSquared2 Fall 2011 runway makeup
DSquared2 Fall 2011  backstage

DSquared2 Fall 2011 makeup face chart

* Face and Body Foundation – applied sparingly over skin for minimal finish
* Bark Pro Sculpting Cream (available Fall 2011) – blended over skin through the middle of the face, for a sun-tanned, windblown effect
* Pearl and Seaside Cream Color Base (available Fall 2011) – blended together above cheekbones to highlight

* Smoked Ruby Mineralize Eyeshadow (available Fall 2011) – applied as thick liner through upper and lower lashes
* Golden Gaze Mineralize Eyeshadow (available Fall 2011) – blended through the crease upwards to the brow, merging with Smoked Ruby
* MAC Pro Black Creme Liner – applied through both upper and lower lashes to intensify
* Fascinating Eye Kohl – applied through the waterline of lower lashes to brighten
* Black Opulash Mascara – applied generously through upper and lower lashes
* Pure Show Superslick Liquid Liner – applied through the inner corner for a golden highlight

* MAC Pro Brown Lipmix – softly blended to make a “rusty” huge over the lip

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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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