Runway Beauty: Michael Kors S/S 2012 Makeup

Inspired by an African safari adventure, Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page created bronzed skin and a caramel lip at the Michael Kors Spring 2012 show.

Michael Kors Spring 2012 Runway Makeup

First, Dick moisturized the skin with Shiseido’s The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream. Concealer was used to cover up any imperfections, redness or blemishes. Dick was careful not to apply any concealer under the lash line. A generous amount of Shisedo Makeup Translucent Loose Powder was applied to the entire face to create a matte look. To create the natural and healthy golden bronze look, Dick applied Shiseido Makeup Bronzer Dawn Light (#1) or Desert Rose (#2), depending on skin tone, to the entire face including the forehead, tip of nose, chin, and neck. The bronze complexion was meant to be one shade darker than the model’s natural skin tone.

Shiseido Makeup Translucent Loose Powder was applied to the lids.Using a very light hand and brush, Dick applied the Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) along the inner corner of the eye, slightly under the lower lash line and under the arch of brow. Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Color in Meadow (BE204) was applied to the inner corner of the eye and the middle of the eye lid for a trace of color. Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Brown (BR602) was used on the lashes. A custom brow was created for each model by mixing together the Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709), Caviar (BK912) and Leather (BR306) and applying the combination with a clean mascara comb to finish the eye look.

Dick applied the Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) around the outer lip line to create a halo around the lip area. Dick finished by applying Shiseido Makeup Perfect Rouge in Caramel (BE333) lightly with his fingertips.

Bronzed skin at Michael Kors Spring 2012 Runway

Photos: Courtesy of WWD.

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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