Runway Beauty: Alexander Wang S/S 2012 Hair and Makeup at NYFW

Working for MAC Cosmetics, makeup artist Diane Kendal went for an “urban ’90s” look at the Alexander Wang Spring 2012 show with “raw skin” and smudged eyeliner.

Alexander Wang Spring 2012 Runway Beauty

Alexander Wang Spring 2012 MAC Facechart

• Select Moisturecover – blended over well-moisturized skin with fingers only where needed to perfect skin.

• Smolder Eye Kohl – applied to the upper lashline and blended upwards from both the inner and outer corners with 239 Brush, leaving the middle of the eyelid bare. Excess product left on the brush is then diffused through the lower lashline.
• Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15 – applied on a cotton swab and used to remove a bit of liner through the lower lashes before re-applying Smolder Eye Kohl and blending once again.
• Black Cremestick Liner – applied as a thin line through the upper lashline with 210 Brush, and then rolled onto the root of the lashes. Excess product left on the brush also accentuates the lower lashes.
• MAC Pro Gloss Texture – applied on the centre of the eyelid to finish the eye.

Hydrated, but natural.

Created by acclaimed stylist Guido, the look was all about a “cool downtown girl who doesn’t care about a blow out”. Guido first prepped the hair, parted it in the middle and used Sultra Sophisticate Powder Dryer to slightly dry it. He then applied mousse to the look to make it feel and look wet. Then, he wrapped loose sections of hair around Sultra Bombshell Clip-less Rod Curling Iron to create texture, unstructured waves.


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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