Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2012: Femme Fatale


Makeup and hair for Carmen Marc Valvo’s collection revolved around the theme of a captivating woman, dangerous and mysterious to her admirers. The classic, detailed and dreamy clothes and accessories, including to-die-for frocks, python belts and furs, inspired the final look.

Image courtesy of Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Lead Makeup Artist Romero Jennings, for M.A.C. Cosmetics, was influenced by the black and white foreign film The Artist, and applied this quality to the makeup. Skin was prepped with Prep + Prime Moisture Boost, followed by brushing on Matchmaker Foundation, and dabbing Studio Finish concealer where needed. Sculpt + Shape powders gave contour. The bridge of the nose and under the outer eye and top of cheekbones were highlighted with pure white paint stick and pearl cream color base. Skin looked satin and polished with strategic powder.

Eyes were smoldered on top and bottom lash line, and sketched out at outer corner into crease. A brush was used to diffuse and form an egg shape. Omega eye shadow was used on top and bottom to add dimension above diffused smolder and Saddle eye shadow on the outer center lid. Pressed pigment was manually pushed onto the center of lid to highlight and pop the eye. Lashes were curled and pumped up with False Lash Mascara. Brows were brushed up and made fuller.

“It’s the power eye for fall,” said Jennings. “A sexy eye and a natural lip.” French Nougat from the Fall Trend Lip Palette was pressed onto lips.

Master Stylist Ted Gibson parted hair to the side above the mid-eyebrow. Fix-it Styling Gel was applied for a damp look. Hair was then pulled back into a ponytail, twisted into a rope, and molded into a triangle.

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