Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Beauty Breakdown; "Prabal Gurung SS11"

When last we spoke regarding Makeup Artist Tom Pecheux he was doing a new interpretation on 60's glamour. Once more, he's turning a traditional style on it's side and re-inventing the classic "smokey eye".

Continually arming himself with products from MAC Cosmetics, Pecheux created the illuminated eye look for Prabal Gurung's graphic Spring Summer collection for 2011. Gurung's architectural take on minimalism resounded with a futuristic, simplistic makeup that was able to keep some dimension on the face even through the play with multiple shades of whites.

The desire to dress "beautiful, smart, intelligent girls" was truly accomplished as you'd have to be pretty savvy to make white eyeshadow work well. With a base of Paintstick in Pure White blended over the eye area just through the crease, Pecheux then layered Gesso Eyeshadow on top and up through the brow bone without going into the brow line. To finish off, the rims of the eyes were filled in with Fascinating Eye Kohl.

To compliment, the brows were groomed and filled in where necessary with subtle tones to continue the structural yet dim look.

Lips were kept looking just as dim using Lip Erase and topped with Wondershine Lipstick in Supremely Confident, not yet available in stores.

For skin, after being prepped with moisturizer (of course), concealer and powder were sparse to even tone but then layered with Silver Dusk Powder and Pigments in Pink Opal and White just over the temples and around the cheek bones to create a glow on the skin.

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