New York Fashion Week Fall ’12. Backstage at Sally LaPointe.

February 11, 2012 • Beauty, Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '12

For this Fall/Winter 2012, Sally LaPointe decided to try a more subtle approach to the makeup with the same ideal. Last season, all of the makeup was focused around the lips and the skin and this season was no different.

For the inspiration, LaPointe was still playing off the basis of the short story “The Metamorphosis”. With the help of key MAC makeup artist Kabuki, they brought that idea to light. “Sally told me of the inspiration and I decided to take a dramatic but stripped-down approach.”

First, the skin is prepped with Studio Sculpt Foundation and the eyebrows are lightened with Studio Finish Concealer. The whole sin is pressed with Studio Fix Power. There is no eyeliner or mascara with this look so all of the focus is on the lips and porcelain doll skin.

The eyes, cheekbones and temples are contoured with Sculpting Powder in neutral shades of light and dark. The bare etheral effect is emphasized by the contrast of the deep metallic lip. Macroviolet Fluidline in Blacktrack, Heritage Rouge Pigment eyeshadow and Carbon eyeshadow are all used on the lips to create a deep metallic hue with a rich shine. Kabuki explained that this gives the effect of a beetle’s wing.

For added richness, Shine Mixing Medium is dabbed onto the eyelids and the upper cheekbones for a glass-like shine. This completes the look and also adds definition to this look. Hair was kept sleek and simple with pin straight hair and a middle part.

– Taneisha Jordan

Photos: SCS

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