Spring Makeup 2012 ... Bold, Metallic & Black!

Richard Chai Love S/S 2012 show, lead makeup artist James Kaliardos for MAC Cosmetics created a “Japanese Harajuku girl meets Venice Beach girl."

Betsey Johnson S/S 2012, Sarah Lucero for Stila Cosmetics created a glamorous face for real women with a dramatic cat eye and hot pink lips.  Glamour with a bright lip, big waves and blinged out nails.

Founding Creative Director Nonie Creme of butter LONDON created an uber cool nail look, “We did a reverse half moon manicure, with a “stair step” (meaning the false nail sits slightly higher than the nail plate – creating that extra “pop” for the catwalk) holographic glitter tip, in a pointed almond shape. For the glitter tip, we used Diamond Geezer and a holographic shade that was custom mixed for Betsey, and added a diamond stone to the curved base of each tip. Union Jack Black was used on the actual nail – creating the reverse half-moon that almost had a “bruised” effect. Always wanting one more “wow” factor for Betsey, we added a nail piercing with black baby safety pin. Rock and roll, fun, sex, glamour!”

Phillip Lim S/S 2012, "While the inspiration for the collection centers around the conflicting freedom and fragility of kites, the makeup plays off of this by incorporating elements of sophisticated youth with everyone's inner rebel," says Nars makeup artist Francelle. A sweet-and-steely look. Metallic eyes and pink lips.

To recreate the eyes: "Concentrate dark and light metallic shades in the creases and corners of your eyes, leaving the hallows of your lids totally bare," advises Francelle. "This brings out your natural skin tone." She also recommends lining the inner rim of the lower lashes with an off-white pencil to neutralize redness. "Lastly, coat lashes with a lot of mascara—I used six applications for this look," Francelle notes. "Your end result should be a face with traces of hard metal, romantic softness, and dewy skin."

Alexander Wang S/S 2012, messy & smoky. Kendal used an pencil to draw a thick line on the top lash line, blending it upward from both the inner and outer corners (leaving the middle of the eyelid blank). The same pencil was applied lightly on the bottom and a moistened Q-tip was used to smudge it. To replicate the sexy, cool-girl look at home, never let lines be too perfect, gently rubbing a cotton swab over the makeup. Finish up with a black eyeliner on the top lid.

LAMB S/S 2012, inspired by the Indian woman. Makeup artist Charlotte Willer for Maybelline created an edgy, angular eye look using loads of mascara, black liner and gray shadow. Willer brought warmth to the face with Maybelline Blush in Deep Rose Pink and Color Sensational Pop Sticks lip color.

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