Runway Beauty: Graphic Beauty at Manish Arora S/S ’14

Graphic elements have been a popular trend on the runways in the past seasons and at Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2014, makeup artist Kabuki and manicurist Marian Newman working for M·A·C Cosmetics created a “1920’s Josephine Baker meets 1990’s raver” look to go with the bright clothing in the collection.

Manish Arora S/S '14 runway beauty

Mineralize Charged Water Face & Body lotion – massaged into skin to instantly hydrate, rejuvenate, and prepare for foundation.
Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation – applied to even and tone, leaving skin looking naturally matte in finish.
Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer – applied as needed to perfect.
Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish – blended down the center of the nose to highlight.
Platinum Love Extra Dimension Eyeshadow (available Spring/Summer 2014) – swept over the bridge of nose to add dimension.
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed – swept over cheeks before any blush is applied for a soft application of color.
Peaches Powder Blush – applied low on the cheeks for a flush.
Matte Texture – blended over the forehead and sides of nose to eliminate shine.

Bare Canvas Paint – painted over the entire eyelid as perfecting base on eyes.
M·A·C PRO Pure White Chromagraphic Pencil – drawn thickly through the inner corners of eyes.
M·A·C PRO Landscape Green and Pure White Chroma Cake – mixed together and applied with the 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush as a block of color blended out towards the nose.
M·A·C PRO Process Magenta and Pure White Chroma Cake – mixed together and applied with the 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush as a block of color on top of the green and then blended towards the nose.
Clear Brow set – brushed up through brows to define and groom.

Have A Lovely Day! Casual Colour (available Spring/Summer 2014) – patted into lips for soft nude.

Morange and Steamy Nail Lacquers – chosen and painted for a manicure or pedicure base on nails, with the alternate on fingers and toes, i.e. Steamy fingers with Morange toes or vice versa. A green reflective material in a “mini” nail shape is drawn through the middle to contrast against orange, and a pink reflective material on pink.

Raver makeup look at Manish Arora S/S '14

Manish Arora S/S '14 backstage nails

Images: ImaxTree.

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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