Runway Makeup: Monika Chiang Fall 2012

Inspired by Elettra Wiedemann, Lancôme National Makeup Artist Tarek Abbas created “enhanced natural beauty” for designer Monika Chiang’s debut NY Fashion Week A/W 2012 presentation.

Monika Chiang Fall 2012 runway makeup by Lancome

Tarek wanted the models’ skin to be flawless with a healthy glow. He evened out their skin with Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation (available March 2012), contoured the cheeks using the new Blush Subtil Palette in Nectar Lace – #126 (available July 2012) and swept bronzer around the hairline and chin.

He mixed Color Design Eyeshadows in Vintage and Chic to create a subtle wash of color around the eyes and defined the eyes with Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Café, a dark brown eyeliner, before carefully smudging and blending it. One coat of Définicils Mascara in Brown created natural-looking lashes.

Tarek applied Rouge In Love in Lasting Kiss with his finger and pressed the color onto the lips to pump up the model’s natural lip color.

Vernis in Love Nail Polish in Crystal Quartz – #010M were used on the nails.

Monika Chiang Fall 2012 runway

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Images: Courtesy of Lancome.

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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