Runway Beauty: Rodart S/S 2012 Makeup

Light, natural makeup have always dominated the Spring runways at Fashion Week. Which is why it’s so refreshing to see artist James Kaliardos working for NARS Cosmetics switch things up at the Rodart show with a gorgeous, dramatic navy-blue smoky eye and lavender lip.

Rodarte Spring 2012 Runway Beauty

“It’s a really beautiful, round, smoky eye with gradations of blue,” said James. “It’s like ‘Starry Night’ and then there’s this beautiful lavender lip, complemented by warm skin.”

Rodarte Spring 2012 NARS Makeup Facechart
Blue smoky eyes at Rodarte Spring 2012 show

• Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012. For a similar effect, try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation
• Penny Lane Cream Blush

• Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – new for Spring 2012. For now, try Rue Saint Honore Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
• Night Flight Single Eyeshadow
• Tropic Single Eyeshadow
• Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

• Penny Lane Cream Blush
• Pearl Beach Cream Eyeshadow
• Nana Lip Gloss

Photos: Courtesy of NARS.

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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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