Sporting '70s-girl-in-Paris makeup, Rebecca Taylor's models were sultry in rosy blush and a soft wash of slate eye shadow — a look that lead makeup artist Sil Bruinsma called "a little sexy, almost louche." The shiny burgundy lip was created by using MAC Pro Lipmix in Burgundy as a stain, then following with a coat of Lipglass in Looks Like Sin. If you're interested in a lip color like this one, Bruinsma shared a tip: burgundy shades with blue undertones will make teeth look brighter. Hardly louche, we'd say.
Can you keep a secret? Rebecca Taylor isn't necessarily as sweet as her feminine clothes suggest. Case in point: the strong, sexy makeup at her spring 2011 show.
"We're going for a strong '70s look, not too literal," lead makeup artist Sil Bruinsma explained. "We're going easy on the foundation, but it's definitely going to be about eyes and lips." On the center of lids, he applied a copper-colored MAC eye shadow called Spectacle of Yourself. To define eyes more, he applied MAC's Stubborn Brown eye pencil around the eyes, then layered the shadow on top. (MAC eye pencil in Coffee was used on the waterline of the eyes.) Lips sported MAC Pro lipstick in Charred Red, the finishing touch to what Bruinsma termed a YSL-inspired look.