Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Spring ’12. Backstage at Sally Lapointe.

September 9, 2011 • Beauty, Fashion Blog, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12

Everyone hard at work!

To create the look of Sally Lapointe‘s mystical look, the designer called on Kabuki, the key make-up artist for the Spring 2012 show. The inspiration of this look is based on the beauty of Merle Oberon in “Wuhtering Heights”. “Like finding a faded black and white photo of an amazing, stlish woman who was way before her time,” Kabuki said of the inspiration. “I wanted to capture the contradiction, the line between the bold and the ephemeral.”

A quick look at the end result

The main focus of this look is the lips. They entail a very precise look with a sharp shape around the edges, while the face keeps a soft and powdery look.  The lips are painted a warm gray to match a leather detail on the shoes. “The color is achieved by mixing black, white, yellow, an orange Lip Mix,” explained Kabuki.  The face is giving a matte pallor with Match Master Foundation and the eyes are kept minimal with with just a coat of Bare Contrast Sublime Culture from lash line to brow. Finally, lashes were dusted with a pale Studio Fix powder, a subtle detail that adds to the delicate, bare feel of the skin.

“Sally already had a general idea for a look that would compliment her collection ” Kabuki added. ” It was my job to realize her vision and stay true to her message.”

A glance at the finished look

– Taneisha Jordan

Photos: second City Style

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