Fashion's Best Face Features Orange Lipstick

September 16, 2011

Fashion Week is a time where the next big thing is now…and this includes the beauty industry’s hottest new colors for the upcoming season. The glamorous staples tend to emerge—matte red lips, kohl-rimmed cat eyes, etc.—but then there are the newcomers, like khaki nails or glitter gloss.

Meeting somewhere in the middle was MAC Cosmetics for Jason Wu at NYFW. At the show, the look was “Fifties and Nineties pop art inspired by the artist Kaws,” according to makeup artist Diane Kendal.

From the face charts provided by MAC, here is the cosmetic story that stole the show:

Studio Finish Concealer — perfects skin only where needed
Blot Powder/Pressed — applied over the center of the face for a polished effect
Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder — dusted above cheekbones, over bridge of nose, and inner corners of the lower lashes for a highlight
Cubic Powder Blush — blended over the lower apples of cheeks with 129 Brush

Blacktrack Fluidline — applied with 210 Brush with precision through the upper lashline only with a minute extension on the outer corners
M·A·C Pro Gloss Texture — dabbled over eyelids for a soft sheen

Redd Lip Pencil — contours and defines the lip
Scarlet Ibis Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) — applied over the entire lip
M·A·C Pro Acid Orange Pigment — patted over the lips with 219 Brush to finish

Orange is the new red in lips—think Kourtney Kardashian’s buzzworthy YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick #13, Le Orange from the summer. MAC pumped it up with a top layer of pigment to make it pop. An instant classic!

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