"People should think 'what an amazing girl', not 'what beautiful makeup'," said makeup artist Tom Pecheux of the look created at Elie Saab. The collection was named Color Shock, featuring swishy maxi gowns in primary colors such as yellow, green, and blue. To contrast the vivid tones in the clothes, Tom kept the face pure, simple, and subtle.
Tom began with Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation which he applied with his fingertips and buffed into skin with 187 Stippling Face Brush. M·A·C Pro NW45 Full Coverage was used with 116 Blush Brush to blend under cheekbones to contour and Dark Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Foundation was dusted over cheeks, forehead, and neck to tan skin and match the face to the body. He blended Fusion Gold Metal X Cream Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) over upper cheekbones and bridge of nose to highlight. Just before girls walked onstage Care Blends Essential Oils was applied with hands to add shine and radiance, distressing the tan effect a bit.
Fusion Gold Metal X Cream Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) was applied along the upper lash line and lower tear duct with 242 Shader Brush to open up the eyes. Venetian Tarnish Metal X Cream Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) was then blended through the socket of eye, emphasizing a round shape, with a 217 Blending Brush. Black Fix Studio Fix Lash was applied over curled lashes directly at the root. For a subtle color, Spice Lip Pencil and Lip Conditioner SPF 15 were blended together and applied to even colour and create a sophisticated shade on lips.