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Runway Recap: Backstage Makeup at Vivienne Tam Spring 2018

September 14, 2017 admin

THE INSPIRATION: Romantic and girly.

THE LOOK: Perfect skin paired with romantic eyes and a strong brow for a youthful, optimistic beauty.


#1 Prep skin with POND’S Original Fresh Towelettes followed by Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream and Smith’s Rosebud Salve for the lips.

#2 Apply MAC Strobe Cream on the cheekbones and bridge of the nose.

#3 Brush brows upwards with a tinted brow gel like Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Brows, and fill in gaps lightly if needed.

#4 Apply white pencil in the inner corners of the eye, drawn lightly into the blend with your ring finger.

#5 Use Trish McEvoy’s Eye Shadow and Liner Stick in ‘rose quartz’ buffed on the lid and into the crease. Pat product on the center of the lid for more intensity.

#6 Create soft matte skin with strategic glow on high planes by using Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation melted into the skin with a beauty blender.

#7 Brighten the undereye with a color correcting concealer.

#8 Create a soft, sheer, cream contour for the cheeks using Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate Palette, pulled slightly downward towards the mouth. For a VERY soft peachy pink cheek, use Glossier Cloud Paints in ‘Puff’ and ‘Beam’ mixed together. Place blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards on high parts of the cheekbones.

#9 The lip should be bare aside from a little rose salve.