Runway Makeup: Michael van der Ham Fall 2012


Mac's Lauren Parsons described the Michael Van Der Ham look as "Veronica Lake meets 2012".

She created a flawless base by using Mac Mineralise Charged Water Lotion followed by Face + Body and concealer.

Russian Red added a light stain to the lips, with lip balm lightly patted over the top and and cheeks were contoured with Taupe Powder and Lady Blush.

Brows were 50s inspired and brushed upwards with a strong arch for that elegant Elizabeth Taylor look, while Blacktrack Fluid Liner was applied in a feline shape before lashes were curled, with mascara on both the top and bottom. For that extra feline look, a half a set of falsies was added to the top lash line and eye liner was applied on the lower rim while NCIS and NW20 pencils were used on the lower lash line for a natural shadow.

Last but not least, gold leaf was added at the inner corners for an ultra-glam finish.

At Michael van der Ham make-up artist Lauren Parsons adorned a traditional 50s feline eye with gold leaf for a modern take on a classic. She used a a natural hues Paint Pot under the eye to create subtle shadow and MAC Pro Chroma Graphic pencil in either NC15 or NC120 in the lower water line to give subtle, sexy feel to the eyes.

Luke Hersheson prepped hair with Pli before tonging and pinning hair in place to set. Hair was let loose, brushed through with a soft bristle brush and misted with plenty of L'Oreal Professional tecni art fix design. It's slightly more wavy than the classic Lake look which gives it more edge.




Runway Makeup: Moschino Cheap & Chic Fall 2012


Mac's Val Garland created a fresh faced look for Moschino Cheap & Chic, which she described as "very plain and simple using fleshy, peachy tones". This meant that foundation and eye makeup was kept light, in-keeping with the natural skin feel, as really, this look was all about the glittery, pink lips in a variety of shades.

The lips were lined with a paler colour first to act as an adhesive and to create a 3D effect. A white powder was dusted over the chin and the lips were covered in either a light pink or fuchsia shade of glitter, which was patted down with a flat brush to smooth any excess from the edges and remove the white powder that caught any glitter from the chin.

Eyes were nude and clean with a cream eye pencil inside the lid and little colour was added to the cheeks (Val told us she was bored of highlighting). Brows were brushed backwards for a bushy look (another key trend for the season) while eyelashes were left bare.