Runway Beauty: Imitation of Christ S/S 2012 Makeup Breakdown

To go with the super-chic wedding party theme at the Imitation of Christ Spring 2012 show, my favorite makeup artist, Gina Brooke from Hourglass Cosmetics, devised a look that showcased flawless skin, vivid eyes and stained lips. Simply gorgeous!

 Imitation of Christ S/S 2012 Runway Makeup

“It’s about clean, beautiful and memorable makeup – it is a wedding after all,” says Brooke. “This look is timeless, it’s never going to go out of style.”



Skin
Start with Primer Serum (launching in Summer 2012) to create a moisturized canvas for makeup. Follow with Illusion Tinted Moisturizer, or Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation (launching Spring 2012) if you have an oily complexion and apply with No. 2 Foundation brush. Conceal dark circles or blemishes with Hidden Corrective Concealer.

Eyes
Apply Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Lagoon (blue), Dune (gold) or Prism (silver) on the lid and blend with fingers. Follow with a subtle application of Script Precision Liner to enhance the lash line. Follow with Film Noir Mascara to define the lashes and finish with a glossy topcoat of Film Noir Lash Lacquer.

Cheeks
Apply Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush to the apples of the cheeks and blend with the fingers. Highlight cheeks with Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light.

Lips
Apply Aura Sheer Lip Stain in Flush to lips.



Photos: Courtesy of Hourglass.

Hourglass Cosmetics is available at Sephora, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.

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, Glamour.com, 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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