Runway Beauty: Prabal Gurung S/S 2012 Makeup

Inspired by photographer Nobuyoshi Araki’s work, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury working for with MAC Cosmetics created glowing skin and a matte graphic fuchsia lip like looked like “an orchid bursting from within” at the Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 Collection.

• Studio Moisture Cream – hydrates and illuminates skin
Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation – lightly buffed into skin to perfect
• Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – applied through the middle of the face for a polished effect
• Luna Cream Colour Base – blended in a “C” shape around the temple and eye area to highlight
• MAC Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pro Pallette – blended through lower planes and temples to contour

• Young Venus In Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) – blended over the eyelids as a base and highlight
• Warm Thunder In Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) – applied through the crease and pulled outwards to elongate
• Strobe Cream – a dot applied over the eye shadow for a subtle shine

• MAC Pro Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil – slightly overdrawn with a blunted tip to achieve the look of just kissed lips
• MAC Pro Black, Burgundy, and Fuchsia Lipmix – mixed together and applied through the centre of the lip for more impact

Photos: Courtesy of MAC 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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