Runway Beauty: Thakoon S/S 2012 Makeup and Nails

At the Thakoon Spring 2012 show, makeup artist Diane Kendal working for NARS created strong brows, contoured eye and luminous skin to go with the “iconic American cowboy gone multi-cultural” theme.

Thakoon Spring 2012 Runway Beauty

“Because the collection is so colorful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow. I kept the face natural, with a little pink on the cheek for healthy color. On the eyes, I focused on contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is,” said Diane.

Thakoon Spring 2012 Makeup Facechart
Thakoon Spring 2012 Nails

• Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012, for a similar effect, try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation
• Zen Blush
• Gaiety Blush – new for Spring 2012, For a similar affect try Desire Blush

• Bengali Eyeshadow
• Portobello Duo Eyeshadow
• Laguna Bronzer
• Bali Eyeshadow
• Blondie Eyeshadow
• Snow Loose Powder

• Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

• Versailles Nail Polish

Thakoon Spring 2012 Runway Beauty

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Images: Courtesy of NARS.

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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