Runway Beauty: Vivienne Tam S/S 2012 Makeup

Inspired by a Japanese zen garden, Maybelline New York makeup artist Andy Koh created a 70’s inspired look with clean, natural skin, long lashes and metallic eyes and lips.

New York Fashion Week Vivienne Tam Spring 2012 Makeup

To create flattering contours and angles, two different shades of Fit Me Foundation were used. Andy used a lighter shade to focus on the T-zone area and a deeper shade around the outer edges of the face.

The gold and green hues of Eye Studio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow in Forest Furywere applied on the upper eyelid while the copper shade of Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Irresistible Ivy defined the crease and outer corner of the lower lid to create a glowy effect. Lashes were coated with Volumn’ Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara in Black Drama on both top and bottom for a long, thick look.

To add color and shine, Andy applied Color Sensational High Shine Lipcolor in Coral Luster on the lips before topping with Shine Sensational Lip Gloss in Minty Sheer.

Vivienne Tam S/S 2012 Backstage
Vivienne Tam S/S 2012 Runway Makeup
Vivienne Tam S/S 2012 Backstage Beauty

Photos: Courtesy of Maybelline

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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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