Runway Makeup: Vampy Smoky Eye and Pale Lip at L’Wren Scott Fall 2012

Inspired by well-known vamp Theda Bara, Lancôme’s Artistic Director for Makeup Aaron De Mey created a smoky eye, contoured cheeks, lots of highlight and pale matte lips for L’Wren Scott A/W 2012.

L’Wren Scott Fall 2012 runway beauty

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Aaron evened out the skin with Teint Miracle Lit-from-Within Foundation before applying Éclat Miracle Illuminator to the top of the cheeks, nose, Cupid’s bow and around the hair line. He then contoured the cheek bone with the contour shade from Blush Subtil Palette in Nectar Lace (available in July 2012).

For the eyes, Aaron applied navy blue eyeliner (Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Minuit) to the crease and along the lash line, topped it with an inky blue eyeshadow (Color Design Eyeshadow in Garment) and blended it all for a smoky look. A dab of Juicy Tubes in Pure, just on the lids, made the eye makeup look worn.

Finally, the lips were muted with a dab of Effacernes Concealer.

L’Wren Scott Fall 2012 vampy smoky eye makeup

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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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