Runway Makeup Looks, Tutorials and Application Tips

Spring is the best time to whip out those bright colors that were kept hidden in the drawers after the long cold winter and turquoise is my all-time favorite. While turquoise looks best against darker skin tones and makes brown eyes pop, it will look good on lighter eyes and paler skin as well. Just make sure you pick one that has a metallic or satiny finish. Matte turquoise can look dated.


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.