Runway Beauty: Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2013

A “elegant, sexy, out of this world… futuristic” look with purple eyeliner and red lipstick dominated the runway on Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2013 show. Keep reading to see how MAC Cosmetics lead makeup artist Maki Ryoke created the look.

Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2013 runway beauty

* Strobe Cream – lightly massaged into skin to hydrate and illuminate.
* Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation (available S/S 2013) – blended over skin to even and tone.
* Pro Longwear Concealer – applied only where needed to perfect.
* Shell Cream Colour Base – blended over the high planes Upper lashline, bridge of nose, upper cheekbone, and bow of lip to highlight.

* Camel Coat Pro Longwear Paint Pot (available A/W 2013) – lightly blended over the entire eyelid for a soft, diffused contour.
* M·A·C PRO Rich Purple Chromagraphic Pencil – applied through the waterline only to intensify.
* Haute & Haughty Too Black Lash Mascara – several coats applied over very curled upper lashes, and also through lower lashes to finish.

* Lady Danger Lipstick – applied over the entire lip for a red hot matte.
* M·A·C PRO Process Magenta Pigment – blended through the center of the lip for a play on color and added dimension.

Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2013 backstage makeup

Images: Courtesy of MAC.

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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