Runway Makeup Looks, Tutorials and Application Tips

The 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place at the Fontainebleau in Miami beach over the weekend. The theme for this year is Return To Glamour and the show featured a total of 68 outfits which included glittery bras, panties, coats and dresses with a $5 million, 1500-carat bra worn by my favorite VS model Adriana Lima. The show will air on CBS on December 3rd at 10PM ET/PT but below is a sneak peak of the models’ look for you ladies.

For Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion at Fashion Focus Chicago 2008, Lancôme’s national makeup artist Alex Sanchez created a street chic look for the young and hip models.

Granite colors were smudged around the eyes to create a city vibe, brows filled in with pencil for a strong look, mascara and false lashes applied for thick lashes and lips painted in nude colors.


Makeup sheet for the show

With the kick-off of Fashion Focus Chicago 2008, the official makeup sponsor of the fashion week, Lancome, has launched a special makeup collection called the Fashion Focus Backstage Beauty Collection.

Inspired by the unique sense of style of Chicago women and the city’s beautiful architecture, the collection was hand-picked by Lancome’s national makeup artist Alex Sanchez. It features a gorgeous range of chic neutrals that are not only perfect for fall but would look great on women of all skin tones.


The Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week has officially ended last Friday and below are some of the trends spotted on the runway.

Trend 1: Nude Look
Yes the nude look is big again at the Spring 2009 shows. Models at the Marc by Marc Jacobs and MaxAzria shows were spotted with natural-looking skin, minimal eye makeup and barely there lips.


Fresh off the Fall 2008 Couture fashion shows, we are seeing graphic eyeliner everywhere – thick and winged out, on the crease and even under the eye. The look is young, bold and totally now so if you have not mastered the art of lining, you better dig out your eyeliner and start practicing pronto!

Jean Paul Gaultier
This reminds me of a look I did that was inspired by an Accessorize ad with super model Lily Cole. The trick is start out by drawing a line on your crease with a pencil before going over it with a black liquid liner. Keep the rest of your eye bare with just a thin line along your upper lash line and tons of mascara on top and bottom.