Spring/Summer 2011 NYFW Beauty
A.J. Crimson, one of my favorite makeup artists, who many of you have read about here on the blog, was the key artst for the Vessel, by lois Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show.
A.J. didn't dissapoint either! He was inspired by the beautiful colors in the collection, as well as the structure of the clothing. To bring the make up to life, A.J. created a colorful cat eye that was bold yet simple at the same time.
Here's how he did it:
The eyes were the focal point of the look. A.J. created a strong cat eye using either MAKE UP FOR EVER Aquarelle #3 (blue) or Aquarelle #6 (green) on alternating models. Aquarelle was applied to the eyes using a liner brush to create a modified cat eye shape – the wing was extended beyond the outer edge of the eye for a burst of color, and there was additional detail on the lid for a peek-a-boo effect.
For the rest of the look, the complexion was fresh and sunny. A.J. first applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Face & Body Foundation to give the skin a healthy spring-time glow. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #10 was dusted on the cheeks and then blended into the skin for a soft wash of orange color. To illuminate the face, MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder #940 was swept along the upper cheek bones and the top of the nose.
The lips were neutral and muted slightly with MAKE UP FOR EVER Face & Body Foundation to create a clean canvas that allowed the rest of the face to stand out.
I really like this take on the cat eye. What do you think? Will you try a modified version of this? - RLB
*Images courtesy of Make Up For Ever