Backstage Makeup Breakdown: Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2009 at London Fashion Week

At the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2009 show, MAC makeup artist Gordon Espinet created four different looks for the high school girl gangs inspired models.

411 On Kohl Liner

For centuries, kohl, otherwise known as kajal, has been one of the staples of many women in India and the Middle East. Not only is it used as mascara, it is applied to darken the eyelids and protect the eyes from the sun and even evil spirits.

Red Carpet Fashion and Makeup: Natalie Portman at 81st Annual Academy Awards

Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell created a gorgeous fairy look on actress Natalie Portman for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. “My inspiration for Natalie on Oscar night was her dress,” says Lobell. “The colour was a fantastic orchid, and being Rodarte, I wanted to do cool punk rock sexy fairy make up.” Read on for the full breakdown.

Red Carpet Fashion and Makeup: Angelina Jolie at 81st Annual Academy Awards

At the 81st Annual Academy Awards last night, actress Angelina Jolie looked stunning as usual in a black strapless Elie Saab gown with beautiful emerald-colored jewels for a striking burst of color. Read on to find out what celebrity makeup artist Mary Burton used to create Angie’s flawless look.

FOTD: Adam Lippes AW 2009 Inspired Purple and Teal Eye Makeup Look

I really liked the combination of violet, blue, teal and pink that was spotted at the Adam Lippes A&W 2009 show at New York Fashion Week. These colors are great for a spring look and you can easily do a toned down version of it for everyday wear.