Wednesday, 15 September 2010


...and last but not least was the Moschino show.

isn't the cowboy hat look just fab?

Make up wise it's red lips again!
but this time we used a different technique 'cos rather than going for perfection Charlotte aimed for a less defined finish, still using lip liner and lipstick, just a little less slick, rigorously matt.
So ladies out there for the upcoming season stock up with reds, it's gonna be huge!

Monday, 13 September 2010


One sentence sticks on my mind: "It's about perfection". This is how  Chanel's creative director Peter Phillips ended his demo at the GFF show.
With it's simplicity the look was elegant, chic and sophisticated. I think it will be very popular next winter.

On Magdalena'skin I used the  Chanel foundation Vitalumiere with Chanel Poudre Libre to set it.
Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Beige on the eyes. We didn't create a particular shape, it was only sofly blended up to the eybrows and along to bottom lashes line. NO MASCARA and a little definition on the eyebrows.
The beautiful blusher Joues Contraste in Rose Petale on the apples of the cheeks.
For the lips Rouge Coco in Gabrielle, beautifully lined with Le Crayon Levres in Rouge.


Last February when I worked for Milan fashion week I had the chance to paint those lips red quite a lot, using different thecniques.

The first show was Just Cavalli, keyed by Make Up artist maestro Charlotte Tilbury.

I've never been a lipliner lover....but I must say that to give that perfectly defined red lips effect the lipliner is a must. And it was a total pleasure watching Charlotte's super steady hand lining Iris' lips (above) with Cherry by MAC and then filling them in with Russian Red lipstick by MAC, so popular that got sold out by the end of the week. To finish off and add a bit of glama a splash of dusty glitter all over the lips, in 3 colours. Some models had it red, some peach and some other purple. Result = Gorgeous!!

MAC face chart and products



On Anabela I used a tiny bit of foundation to even out the skin tone, little concealer under the eyes, and that was about it. She has naturally shaped eyebrows and anyway the lips were the main feature.


The new season is kicking off and flicking through the magazines my attention is caught up by the new fall 2010 campaigns.

Here a selection of my favorites:

Generally when I look at campaigns I pay attention to the whole image but there's no need to say that what I look at the most is hair and make up.
For fall 2010 the big trend is definitely the Red Lips! It has been in the past, but I don't remember seeing it in so many campaigns.
Matt, shiny, bluered, rubyred, orangered, you name it.

The application requires a little effort compared  to the beige-nude lips look, 'cos let's face it you need to be quite precise, messy red lips are not an option.
But the good news is that you can now find in the market all the tools that you need and at different price, most of the time affordable.