Runway Beauty: Smoky Eyes at Donna Karan Fall 2013

Fall is never quite fall without smoky eyes and at Donna Karan Fall 2013, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury working for MAC Cosmetics created a look that was “back to Donna Karan’s DNA, smoky eye roots with a modern twist”.

Smoky eyes at Donna Karan Fall 2013

Donna Karan Fall 2013 backstage makeup

* Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel – blended into skin to instantly hydrate and create luminosity.
* M·A·C PRO Full Coverage Foundation – blended into skin as needed to perfect and tone.
* M·A·C PRO Copper Beach Sculpting Cream – blended under cheekbones for a warm contour.
* Luna Cream Colour Base – applied over upper cheekbones to highlight.

* Blackground Paint Pot, M·A·C PRO Pearl Reflects Glitter and M·A·C PRO Shine Mixing Medium – mixed together and applied over eyelids with 224 Tapered Blending Brush, then blended upwards through the crease to the brow bone, for a diffused “bat-winged” look over the eye. A clean brush is used to further diffuse and blend through the crease and browbone, and a fingertip is used to remove product from the eyelid. 219 PENCIL BRUSH used with the Blackground Paint Pot mixture through the lower lashes to define eyes with a thick, but diffused line.
Extended Play Lash Endlessly Black Mascara – blended through the upper lashes only.
* M·A·C PRO Gloss Texture – added over the eyelids during line-up for an instant glossy dimension to eyes.

* M·A·C PRO Fleshpot Lipstick – tapped into the lip with a fingertip for a soft velvety nude on lips.

* Quiet Time Nail Lacquer – applied for a putty-coloured manicure with a hard edge that remains chic. Nails were given a “Cu-Tip” shape to mirror the cuticles.

Putty nails at Donna Karan Fall 2013

Images: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics.

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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