Saturday, December 1, 2007


Brow Wow and Upsweeps

Star makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury and Stefani's personal hairstylist, Danilo, unified the decades-crossing styles with retro-looking manes and makeup. "The makeup at L.A.M.B. was very much inspired by Barbra Streisand in the film Funny Girl. It was a modern interpretation of that look," explained Tilbury of the smoky eye, defined brow, and pale lip she fashioned for the show. While it appears labor-intensive, Tilbury maintains it can be re-created at home with a few key products. The first step was thickening and defining the models' brows with MAC's self-sharpening Eye Brows in Lingering, a nearly universally flattering soft taupe brow pencil.
Photo: Greg Kessler

Up in Smoke

For the eye, Tilbury applied a pair of charcoal-colored shadows (MAC Matte Eye Shadow in dark gray Soot and asphalt black Typographic) in the socket, then layered a pair of blue hues (MAC Matte Eye Shadow in navy Prussian and sea blue Naval) above. A creamy beige matte shadow was blended under the brow as a highlighter, and an ebony eyeliner pencil was swiped along the upper lash line to intensify the look. Tilbury channeled Streisand via a full set of strip lashes followed with a few coats of black mascara. Out in the real world, she recommends skipping the strips and playing up lashes with a volumizing mascara instead.

Photo: Greg Kessler

Peachy Keen

Tilbury's dark, smoky lid called for minimal makeup on cheeks and lips. She used rosy cream blushes to give cheeks a healthy flush of color and

subtly contoured the face with a matte bronze powder. "The skin was left as fresh as possible to keep it youthful and glowing," said Tilbury, who eschewed foundation in favor of concealer only where necessary. She finished off the look with MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush, a multipurpose shimmery pale peach cream, applied with the pad of a finger for a hint of barely-there color. Photo: Greg Kessler

Photo: Marcio Madeira

MAC Eye Brows in Lingering

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MAC Eyeshadows in Typographic and Prussian

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