Glossy Eye and Berry Nails at Costello Tagliapietra A/W ’14

To create the “cool girl” at Costello Tagliapietra A/W 2014, models were given glossy eye, dewy skin with matte berry nails.

Costello Tagliapietra A/W '14 runway beauty

Makeup: Maki Ryoke for M·A·C Cosmetics
Nails: Julie Kandalec for essie

* Studio Finish Concealer and Prep + Prime Highlighters – alternately blended and used together for minimal concealing to create super real, natural moisturized looking skin.
* Luna, Hush and Pearl Cream Color Base – equally mixed together and blended over the upper cheekbone, browbone, temple and inner eye to highlight.
* Mocha Latte Lipstick, Coquettish from Fall 14 Trend Forecast/Lip Palette (available Spring 2014) and M·A·C PRO Shine Mixing Medium – mixed to create a glossy stain and then blended with Au Nature Cream Color Base (available Fall 2014) under cheekbones to contour.

* Mocha Latte Lipstick, Coquettish from Fall 14 Trend Forecast/Lip Palette (available Spring 2014) and M·A·C PRO Shine Mixing Medium – mixed one to one with 2 parts shine, and applied as a glossy stain over the eyelid and faintly through the lower lid under eyes.
* Veluxe Brow Liner – shaded through brows to straighten in shape and followed with Clear Brow Set to groom and refine
* Nude Technakohl Liner (available Fall 2014) – applied through the lower waterline to open and brighten eyes.

* Lip Conditioner Tube – applied over lips to moisturize and perfect.
* Studio Finish Concealer -softly blended over lips to lightly conceal.
* Desert Rose Powder Blush – minimally applied with Blending Brush 217 to create a healthy pinky-beige to lips.

To convey an imaginary tale of power and strength as seen in the collection, Julie opted for deep berry-colored nails with a matte finish. She started by applying ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails. Once the base coat dries, two coats of berry naughty were applied onto nails and topped with one coat of matte about you.

Images: Courtesy of MAC, essie and

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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