1. Flower Bomb.
"The whole inspiration is really beautiful, intoxicating flowers," said MAC makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, who used a whooping five different lipstick shades per model. "It's an orchid effect for the lipsa flower coming out of her mouth. When applying, start with a black in the deep dark back of the inner lip." Apply additional colors with a brush, starting at the center of the lips and moving outward.
2. Get a Dull Pencil.
Tilbury gave the models fuller pouts by lining the lips so "they're kind of overdrawn to look like she's been snogging." If you're planning on D.I.Y.'ing, Tilbury warns against drawing too harsh of a line (it can read as "bag lady"). Put down the sharpener and go for blunt pencils to get soft, blended lines.
3. Do the Dew.
Dewy, highlighted skin really let the strong matte lip pop. Tilbury used an illuminating cream to contour the cheekbones, making sure the placement followed each model's bone structure. For the eyes, a gray cream eyeshadow with a hint of silver was applied to the socket and blended out to give shadow and depth. When trying yourself, concentrate on the areas of the face and eyes that naturally recess to give the most dimension.
4. A True Collaboration.
The designer created three different nail shades for Sally Hansen and manicurist Jin Soon was positively thrilled that he did a dark color (seen more for fall and winter shows). She mixed a light lilac and dark purple for a sort of upside-down French manicure, though do not make the mistake of calling it that. "I don't want a French manicure! It's outdated!" she said.
5. Easy Strokes.
Using one of her own bare nails, Soon gave us a quick demo of just how easy the look is to recreate. Paint a single coat of the lilac shade all over the nail, and follow up with the darker, starting a centimeter or so from the cuticle (letting the lighter shade peek through). Press down slightly on the brush so the bristles splay out; a single coat will nearly cover the full nail. An additional swipe on each side finishes the look.
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