Runway Beauty: Jason Wu Fall 2011 Makeup Breakdown

At Jason Wu 2011, MAC makeup artist Diane Kendal created a modern Versailles look with vibrant gold highlight amidst a deeply shadowed eye.

* Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation – used for a natural finish
* MAC Pro Light Sweep Shaping Powder Pressed Powder – blended as a warm contour over cheeks

* Smothered Cream Shadow (available Fall 2011) blended with MAC Pro Marine Ultra Chromagraphic Pencil – over eyelids and through lower lashline as a base
* Thru The Night Pro Longwear Eyeshadow and Carbon Eyeshadow – blended over creamy base for a smoky intensity through the inner and outer eyelid and crease
* Old Gold Pigment – highlight over center of eyelids and inner corners
* MAC Pro Gold Glitter – applied over the center of the eyelids for a jeweled effect

* Lip Conditioner SPF 15 blended with a bit of concealer to tone down natural lip color
* Shell Cream Color Base – applied over lips for a subtle highlight

For the gilded burgundy manicures, CND’s Roxanne Valinoti used Dark Ruby layered with Bloodline, and gilded with Gold Chrome smile lines

Image Credit: Vogue and 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.


  1. I’m sorry but… I must wonder why no one catered to the chicks eyebrows in picture one. How manly looking! The makeup is nice though.

  2. Commenting to the comment above – I think that’s the purpose/trend – manly eyebrows.

    I think I like the look – not exactly sure though =/ I do wonder how Carbon was used in this look.

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