Eyes were the focus of the beauty look for Nicole Miller at New York Fashion Week Fall 2009. “I wanted to show you can do a colored smokey eye and it can be very wearable and not look weird,” says makeup artist James Kaliardos for MAC who chose to work with dreamy shades of blue.
First, Marine Ultra Paint Stick was applied all over the the lid and up into creases. Next, a lighter Freshwater Eye Shadow was placed on the center of the eyelid and under the lashline. Finally, a deep Atlantic Blue Eye Shadow was swept in crease for depth.
“Nicole Miller’s show has an 80’s vibe, so we could have gone heavier on the cheeks and lips, but for the look to be modern, we kept it simple,” explained Kaliardos. The skin was warmed up with the Hello Kitty MAC Tahitian Sun Pressed Powder. Cheekbones were defined with a taupe contouring blush and lips looked healthy and natural thanks to Lilicent Blushcreme, a warm peachy hue.