Runway Beauty: Altuzarra S/S 2012 Makeup and Nails at NYFW

“Elizabeth Taylor at the gym” was the idea on makeup artist Tom Pecheux’s mind when he created the strong brow at Altuzarra S/S 2012 with MAC Cosmetics.

Altuzarra Spring 2012 Runway Makeup

• Select Cover-Up – applied to even skintone and create a flawless effect.
• Select Sheer/Loose Powder – pressed into skin with 150 Brush to set and provide a clean, matte finish.

• Smolder Eye Kohl and Carbon Eye Shadow – layered and used with 266 Brush to shape and define a very strong, yet feminine eyebrow.
• MAC Pro Gloss Texture – lightly applied with 252 Brush over the eyelids for a dewy finish

• Hydrated and natural.

Candice Manacchio working for CND gave models “Second Skin” manicures using one coat of neutral, nude CND Colour in Putty layered with Super Matte Top Coat.

Altuzarra Spring 2012 Nails

Photos: Courtesy of MAC, CND and Vogue.

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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