Balmain Makeup, Paris Fashion Week, S/S 2012




Although Balmain has a new head designer, there were the same structured shoulders and mini dresses that the house is loved for on the runway. Makeup too, followed the same vein as seasons past, but girls had a little more color for spring. “It's the Balmain girl, but there is an evolution compared to last season," said makeup artist Tom Pecheux. "She has more color on the cheeks and some left over makeup on the eyes. Brows are also stronger and well groomed."


To begin, Tom applied a layer of MAC Face & Body Foundation and blended MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder through the centre of the face for a polished effect. To give the cheeks some contour, he blended MAC Pro Taupe Powder Blush Pro Palette under cheekbones.

Brows were lightly shaded for some definition, and lashes were curled before a slick of MAC Zoom Lash Mascara in Lofty Brown was applied at the root of both upper and lower lashes. Tom applied MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder through the root of upper lashes, then blended with his fingers. MAC Eye Pencil in Coffee was applied through the waterline of lower lashes and then smudged to create an “after party” effect. Lips were natural with a slick of MAC Lip Conditioner SPF 15.

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