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Vivienne Westwood Beauty, Paris Fashion Week S/S 2012


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Vivienne Westwood


"An 18th century portrait of a lady in a child's interpretation" was how makeup artist described the look at Vivienne Westwood. In direct contrast to the nude and simple looks seen on most of the runways during Paris Fashion Week, the models in Vivienne Westwood's show had eyebrows painted gold, lashings of color splashes across their eyes and cheeks, and burgundy colored lips tipped with gold. They looked like cherubs that had been gussied up by playful children.


MAC Pro White Face & Body Foundation was buffed into skin with a MAC 187 Stippling Face Brush to pale down skin. Then, MAC Pro Studio Fix in Shivering White Pastel was dusted over skin for a stronger white intensity, using a MAC 150 Large Shader BrushMAC Powder Blush in Modern Mandarin (available Spring/Summer 2012) was pushed into the apples of cheeks with a MAC 187 Stippling Brush. After, MAC Pro Studio Finish Skin Corrector in Ochre was blended over the eyelids from lash to brow with a MAC 224 Tapered Blending BrushMAC Pro Pigment in Gold and MAC Pro Water Base Mixing Medium was mixed together and painted through the crease, as well as brow hairs using painterly strokes with a MAC 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush. The mixture was also blended under eyes to frame and highlight the shape of each unique eye to finish. MAC Eye Shadow in Chrome Yellow was blended under the eyes through the inner and outer corners with a MAC 239 Eye Shader BrushMAC Pro Chromagraphic Pencil in Genuine Orange was applied through the center of the lower eyelid. MAC Eye Shadow in Orange was layered over MAC Pro Chromagraphic Pencil in Genuine Orange to set and intensify.MAC Lip Pencil in Vino was blended over the entire lip in a rounded shape, using a 242 Shader BrushMAC Pro White Full Coverage was whisked on top using a MAC 205 Mascara Fan Brushfor dimension. To finish, MAC Pro Pigment in Gold was painted over high points to highlight.


MINX nails helped to keep that theme with nails that gave the impression of a child who has been playing at decorating her nails and is not very good at it. Standard Minx designs of Flowers, Turquoise Chrome, Japanese Blossom, Oil Slick, Shell, and Black were applied on the fingers a little askew. Nail artists then applied extra glitter, paint, and blobs of glue to the models' fingers in wild abandon, so each looked a little different. For toes it was a Pewter Gradient Minx, a metallic sheen that shimmered on the runway.

image courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

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