What has been abuzz in the beauty and fashion industry over the past few days was most probably that giant tentage outside of Ngee Ann City. Yes, the Audi Fashion Festival!
Last year I had a chance to watch the Redken and Shu Uemura runway show (post here), which was quite a visual experience.
This year, special thanks to Mag, I got drop by backstage at the Raoul A/W 2012 Show last Friday and watch as the professionals from Mac Cosmetics work their makeup magic on the models.
The makeup look for Raoul's A/W 2012 fashion show was created by Senior Makeup Artist at MAC, Beno Lim.
This look is all about dark smokey eyes and a very clean and sheered out foundation finish, making the skin appear as natural as possible yet still flawlessly concealed.
Let's take a look at the steps he took and also the final outcome.
First, Face and Body Foundation was used along with a mix of Cleanse-off Oil and Moisture Infusion Prep and Prime. Cleanse-off Oil was added to make the foundation more emolient and have a sheerer, more natural finish.
Following that, Black Track Fluidline is used to line the upper lids, along with Carbon eyeshadow to create a smokey winged-out shape.
Afterwhich, Smolder Eye Kohl is used on the lower lashline/lid for a heavier and smokier definition.
Following that, Beno used the 217 (I believe) to blend Smolder out. I don't recall him going back to Carbon but he could be using the remnants on the brush.
As for the lashes, False Lashes Mascara was used along with MAC's False Lash in No. 20.
To define the brows, Brow Crayon in Lingering was used along with Clear Brow Gel. I especially love the color and shape of the model's brows and how it suits her face and hair so well.
Moving on to the face, some contouring was done using Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium Dark. The MSF acted a little as a blush too, adding a touch of warmth to the model's skintone without using an actual blush shade.
As for the lips, some foundation was dabbed very lightly over to lighten them, followed by Lip Erase which is a Pro product and not available to us. However I own the slightly darker version (Dim) from the Dsquared collection and it's pretty much concealer in a way.
For some color, Peachstock lipstick was dabbed on to give the lips a nude finish.
Lastly, a touch of Prep and Prime Loose Powder was used to set the foundation.
And here's the final look!
And the tools to make you runway ready!
I didn't manage to get a proper shot of Beno who was super busy the entire evening but Mag managed to! You can read about her backstage post here!
Special thanks again to MAC Cosmetics for the insight, Beno for his time and also Mag for allowing me to tag along!
Thanks for reading and hope everyone had a great weekend!
Mine flew by so fast I don't even remember what happened! I think part of it is because I spent hours allowing myself to be hooked on Diablo 3 even when I said I wasn't going to start but I just had to see what the 10 year wait was about. I don't know about the wait but I very much prefer this to how 2 works out but that's enough rambling from me!