Whether the look was inspired by a perfect desert tan or a motorcycle riding heroine, one element was the common thread in makeup for the Fall Winter 2012 runways: immaculately sculpted cheekbones.
Inspired by the southwestern desert nomad sensibility of Hoffman’s fall collection, key artist, Make Up For Ever Alliance member Lottie, carved out cheekbones with Make Up For Ever Mat Bronze, and then highlighted with Make Up For Ever Shine on Powder from the top of the cheeks to the temples.
To pop the eyes and create the illusion of a sun-kissed glow, she created a peachy-bronze smoky eye with metallic accents, and used a rich chocolate Khol pencil liner. Lips were left natural, finished only with a swipe of Make Up For Ever Glossy Full #10.
“Since all of the models [wore] motorcycle helmets. I went big and bold with the face,” said Kabuki, key artist for MAC at The Blonds. Skin was super matte with a hard contoured cheekbone that Kabuki built under the foundation with a brown powder.
Intense, sharply shaped, smokey eyes with iridescent beetle like green/gold highlights peered out from the helmets. Lips reflected the bad-girl, speed demon attitude: long defined bow shaped lips in a deep dark velvety matte maroon, which faded into to a blood red at the center.
“Stephen’s inspiration is usually just comes in the form of a few tear-sheets, but he’s pretty good at working with me,” said key artist Melanie Mills.
The look for Burrow’s first denim collaboration with Raven Denim designer Ya-el Torbati, featured a glamorously bronzed high cheekbone, created using Gleam, Mills’ signature product. Eyes were a disco glammed-out, ultra black, round smoky shape, created with her soon to be debuted Eye Radiance in Lights Out, which Mills paired with a true red li