Runway Beauty: Balmain S/S 2012 Makeup at Paris Fashion Week

Created by Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics, the look at Balmain Spring 2012 consisted of contoured cheeks, “some “leftover” makeup on the eyes, with a strong, well-groomed brow”.

• Face & Body Foundation – applied to even skintone and perfect.
• Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – blended through the center of the face for a polished effect.
• MAC Pro Taupe Powder Blush Pro Palette – blended under cheekbones to contour.

• Brows are lightly shaded to perfect.
• Lashes are curled.
• Lofty Brown Zoom Lash Mascara – applied at the root of both upper and lower lashes to define.
• Smolder Eye Kohl – applied through the root of upper lashes, then blended with fingers.
• Coffee Eye Pencil – applied through the waterline of lower lashes and then smudged to create an “after party” effect.

• Lip Conditioner SPF 15 – hydrates and perfects lips with a natural finish.


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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