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Behind the Curtain: Fashion Week Beauty Report

The last models have strutted their beautiful selves down the catwalk; the final coats of mascara have been applied to a bevy of fabulous lashes; and the last spritz of hairspray has polluted the lungs of backstage fashion fanatics. In four simple words, Fashion Week is over.
 
If you’re a fashion fanatic, it’s really a bit bittersweet fact. After all, you waited for months to check out the latest in fashion and beauty, and while it was satisfying, you feel a bit empty now that it’s over. It’s sort of like dessert: you hype it up all day and then once you’ve eaten that piece of cake, you feel sort of…ehh.
 
Well even though Fashion Week is over, you can still enjoy it! Chrissy’s Beauty School has a behind-the-scenes look at some of the makeup looks that graced the runways last week and the products they used to create them. Check it out ladies, because I always advocate going back for seconds!
 
Spring 2011 Vera Wang Collection
 

Makeup by: Lucia Pieroni, Color Creator of Clé de Peau Beauté
 
Inspiration: The models sported soft, romantic looks that aimed to leave onlookers breathless. Since there was very little color and the look was simplistic, Lucia says he depended on the support of light to highlight the look.
 
“The key to this ethereal look is the play on light and reflection and the striking radiance that results from both,” says Lucia. “There is minimal color involved, but the overall metallic effect makes this look both wearable and highly fashionable at the same time.”
 
Get the Look
 
Face: After prepping skin with Clé de Peau Beauté Refining Fluid Foundation, Lucia applied Clé de Peau Concealer to cover up any imperfections. To top off the clean look and ensure a long lasting finish, Lucia dusted Clé de Peau Translucent Loose Powder over the entire face.
 

Brows: Aiming for a “sculpted and defined” look, Lucia swept Clé de Peau Beauté Eyebrow Pencil in a shade darker than the natural brow color across the brow area. “The structure and contrast of the dark brow is incremental to this look, as it provides balance to the face,” says Lucia. “The brow should extend just a bit past the natural brow line and the lines of the brow should be very straight, not rounded.”
 
Eyes: Foreshadowing a big trend for spring/summer 2011, Lucia created a “high wattage metallic” look by combining metallics and sparkles. She made sure to keep the look tasteful and alluring by combining several pink shadows fromthe Eye Color Quad #207 (launching March 2011).
 
To start off, Lucia dusted a subtle metallic pink across the eyelids and moved onto a shimmery pink for the brow bone and cheek bone.
 

Lips: To allow the natural tone of the lip to peek slightly through, Lucia opted for a sheer nude, applying Extra Rich Lipstick in Calliope (T4), a velvety beige shade, to the entire lip.
 
Cheeks: To balance out the prominent metallic eye, Lucia kept the cheeks subtle in color and radiance.“The overall effect is modern elegance with a very romantic twist,” says Lucia.
 
To achieve the look, Lucia used a sheer neutral bronze: Clé de Peau Beauté Cheek Color Duo #5

 
Whitney Eve Spring 2011 Collection
 

Makeup by: Sarah Lucero for Stila on Beauty.com
 
Inspiration: Fresh faced glowy skin with an ethereal and non-traditional pastel smoky eye created an edgy, yet feminine look on the models.
 
Get the Look
 
Face: Sarah achieved a glowing look by combining Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer and Stila Perfecting Concealer.
 
Eyes: To create a pastel smoky eye, Sarah paired Stila Eye Shadow Trio in Venus withStila Kajal Eyeliner in Topaz.  

Lips: Sarah kept lips looking natural and simple with Stila Long Wear Lip Color in In The Nude

 

Old Molly Spring 2011 Collection
 

Makeup by:
 Celebrity makeup artist Sil Bruinsmapartnered with the tarte cosmetics artistry team
 
Inspiration: Bridgette Bardot goes boho
 
Get the Look
 
Face: To create luminous skin with a touch of bronze, Sil combined the eraser 4-in-1 natural concealer with park ave princess mineral powder bronzer and Smooth operator™Amazonian infused finishing powder. The finished product was a flushed or rosy glow.
 

Eyes:
A defined brow and a strong, smoldering gunmetal eye defined the look. To create a variety of looks, Sil called upon a mix of products: emphasEyes™ brows in taupe and medium brown; emphasEyes™aqua-gel eyeliner in black; emphasEyes™inner rim black eyeliner; smolderEYES eye defining pencil in charcoal; eye couture day-to-night palette; picture perfect eyelash curler & lights camera, lashes! 4-in-1 mascara
 
Lips:A dewy, stained lip was created using LipSurgence™ natural lip stain in envy; fRxtion lip balm

Chrissy Callahan is a double major in journalism and media studies (self-designed) and French and Francophone studies at Brandeis University, graduating December 2010. A Medford, Mass. native, she works in Brandeis' Department of Creative Services, helping edit and maintain the Brandeis website. Before writing and interning for Her Campus, Chrissy was features editor for the student newspaper the Brandeis Hoot for three years. When she's not hard at work, you're most likely going to find Chrissy indulging her passion for shopping, wearing way too much pink, or eating cookie dough ice cream. She also enjoys traveling, and dreams of traveling to Paris frequently for her future career. After graduating, Chrissy hopes to get a job in beauty or fashion journalism.
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