Runway Beauty: Glossy Eyes at Kenzo Fall 2013

Glossy eyes paired with lower eyeliner and nude lips was the “futuristic Maharaja” makeup artist Aaron de May working for M·A·C Cosmetics created for the Kenzo A/W 2013 show.

* Studio Finish SPF 15 Concealer – blended over moisturized and primed skin to even, tone, and perfect.
* Pearl Cream Colour Base – blended with fingertips over the bridge of nose, upper cheekbones, chin, and cupid’s bow to highlight.
* Silver Dusk Iridescent Loose Powder – applied with a fluff brush over the bridge of nose, chin, and cupid’s bow to give an extra highlight and add dimension.

* Smolder Eye Kohl – applied through the waterline and root of lower lashes following a straight line, more “Indian mood” than Egyptian.
* Carbon Eyeshadow – blended over Smolder to intensify the colour and create a softer line.
* Blacktrack Fluidline – applied through the outer corner of eye to sharpen and define.
* M·A·C PRO Gloss Texture – applied over eyelids with fingertips for a glossy shine.

* Translucent Powder – was applied over the edges of the lipline to matte.
* Pearl Cream Colour Base and Silver Dusk Iridescent Loose Powder – blended through the centre of the lip to highlight.
* Clear Lipglass – a drop was applied to the very inside of the lip to highlight to finish, completing 3 textures on the lip in all.

Image: 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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