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Backstage Makeup Breakdown: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2009

NARS makeup artist Ayako created a look with wispy lashes and translucent matte skin at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2009 show.

Backstage Makeup Breakdown: Nanette Lepore Fall 2009

“The look uses shades of rose gold in a bohemian traveler sort of way,” said MAC makeup artist Polly Osmond of the makeup that was spotted at the Nanette Lepore Fall 2009 show.


Runway Beauty: Gray Smoky Eyes at Matthew Williamson Fall 2009 NY Fashion Week

To offset the bright colors and glittery beading spotted at the Matthew Williamson Fall 2009 show, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created a chic early 90’s woman look that is “very done but in a neutral way.” The eyes were defined in shades of gray and brown while the cheeks were lightly contoured with a bronzer and a rosy nude was applied onto the lips.

Matthew Williamson Fall 2009 NY Fashion Week

Runway Makeup: Sculpted Beauty at Rodarte Fall 2009

To go with the organic look Kate and Laura Mulleavy designed for the Rodarte Fall 2009 collection, MAC makeup artist James Kaliardos gave models a stone face. “The idea behind it is sculpture – to deconstruct and reconstruct the face in an abstract way emphasizing each part.” said Kaliardos.

Runway Beauty: 80s Club Scene at Marc Jacobs Fall 2009

After a decade, makeup artist François Nars finally returned to the runway at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2009 show. Drawing inspiration from the New York night club scene of the 1970s and ’80s and the works of Sprouse, St. Laurent, and Halston, Nars took into consideration each model’s individual beauty and created 65 different makeup looks on the 65 models. Each model has a separate edgy look, reminiscent of the past but still very modern. “We are doing quite an eclectic look,” he said. The inspiration for diversity came from Nars’ book XRAY. “Marc wanted to keep that feeling,” said Nars, “the variety of looks, the same way we do the campaigns for NARS.”