NYFW Exclusive Coverage: Graphic Eye + Pastel Look at Zac Posen S/S 2014

At Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2014, lead makeup artist Kabuki working for M·A·C Cosmetics created “one graphic element” while “keeping the face very romantic, beautiful” with soft colors on the cheeks and lip.

Zac Posen S/S 2014 runway beauty

Kabuki started by blending Face Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation onto skin for a matte finish, followed with a bit of concealer as needed to perfect. He added Hush Cream Colour Base over the high points of the cheekbone for a pearly, flesh-toned highlight, and set with Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder.

On the eyes, Kabuki mixed Bare Canvas and Sublime Nature Paints together and blended them over the eyes to match the overall skintone. He lined the waterline with a nude pencil, M·A·C PRO NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil, to open up the eyes and swept Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish on the lid to add dimension. Next, he created a graphic liner look along the upper lashline with On The Hunt Superslick Liquid Eyeliner while keeping the bottom of the eye smudgy with Feline Pencil. “This results in a bigger eye, which goes perfectly with the dramatic volumes in Zac’s collection,” said Kabuki. Lashes were coated with Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara and MAC #43 lashes were applied to the top lash. On models with prominent brows, concealer was used to tone them down.

To finish the look, Kabuki blended Keep It Loose Casual Color Lip & Cheek Colour (available Spring/Summer 2014) on the lips with a fluffy brush.

Manicurist Gina Edwards created an ultra-romantic, feminine “faded rosy garden” manicure with Morgan Taylor Coming Up Roses, an earthy pink, at the base, and fading at the tip to Morgan Taylor Polished Up, a cool pastel.

Zac Posen S/S 2014 backstage makeup by MAC
Kabuki backstage at Zac Posen S/S 2014
Zac Posen S/S 2014 backstage hair and makeup

Zac Posen S/S 2014 runway beauty
Morgan Taylor backstage at Zac Posen S/S 2014

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, Glamour.com, 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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