Moroccan Romance at Tadashi Shoji A/W ’14

Inspired by Moorish architecture and textiles, the Tadashi Shoji A/W ’14 brought us a Romantic Moroccan look that consisted of a stained red lip and gold tips on the nails.

Tadashi Shoji A/W '14 runway beauty

“It’s about mystery, romance and decadence… reminiscent of an enchanting Moorish night,” explained M·A·C makeup artist Lisa Houghton.

* Face & Body Foundation – blended over moisturized and primed skin to illuminate and enhance with a fresh, buttery finish.
* M·A·C PRO Taupe Powder Blush – blended over the apples to sculpt and shape Pearl Cream Color Base blended over cheekbones for an added highlight and radiance to skin.

* Coquettish from Fall 14 Trend Forecast/Lip Palette (available Spring 2014) – shaded with intensity over the eyelid and faded up to the brow bone to mimic a natural skintone.
* Coquette Eyeshadow – brushed through the brows to deepen and groom with a feathery look through the edges.

* Hearts A Flame Lipstick (available Fall 2014) – pressed onto the lip with a fingertip, and then blotted with a tissue, layer by layer to create a wine stained effect the edges of the lip were then faded to a whisper to soften for a medieval, painterly appearance.

To complement the range of deep hues and rich shades in the collection, Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to the nails followed by butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Marbs to create the gold half-moon and tip. She completed the look with butter LODON P.D. Quick Topcoat.

Moroccan beauty at Tadashi Shoji Fall '14
Golden Tips manicure at Tadashi Shoji Fall'14

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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