Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Backstage with Sir John for La Prairie: Tracy Reese Fall/Winter 2015

Sir John had me swooning over the eye look at the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter '15 show. I noticed the fluid look of both the shadow and liners on the model's eyes and immediately deemed it as creative and bold (stunning was already a given). The skin was flawless and the lips, a wonderful nude. La Prairie is a luxurious brand that nourishes the skin like no other. The rarest of ingredients are used in their collections and they are a results-driven brand...

The focus for me was always the skin; using skincare with makeup to reflect and absorb light within, and around the face. We ushered in a sense of architectural structure by sculpting cheekbones and temples. The eyes were the vehicle to delivering a sense of motion. We wanted to make a linear statement with colour, translating in levels of bold and graphic liner.” – Makeup Artist, Sir John on creating the look for Tracy Reese Fall 2015

The Look: Radiant skin, sculpted cheeks, graphic eye liner and a healthy nude lip.

Makeup Artist, Sir John explains how to get the look with La Prairie:

SKIN: radiant, lit-from-within

Cellular Softening and Balancing Lotion – helps prep skin by retaining moisture while soothing and refreshing skin.

Cellular Radiance Cream – leaves skin looking luminous and lit-from-within. Fresh, hydrated skin that reflects light was the focus.

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Eye Cream – applied under the eye to brighten and help prevent makeup from caking.

FACE: luminous

Skin Caviar Concealer • Foundation SPF 15 – applied to face and neck to even out skin tone only where needed. Creates flawless coverage with a soft dewy finish.

Light Fantastic Cellular Concealing • Brightening Eye Treatment – used to highlight areas of the face where sun would naturally illuminate; under tear ducts, above the cheekbones, sides of nose, and high planes of the brow bone. Tip: blend well.

CHEEKS: sculpted

Cellular Treatment Bronzing Powder and Cellular Treatment Eye Colour in Topaz – applied to the cheekbones to accentuate and sculpt. Also used to create definition on the temples.

EYES: strong, colourful & graphic

Luxe Eye Liner Automatique in Brun or Noir – was used to line the entire inner rim of the eye as well as the upper lash line to create a mesmeric visual statement.

Luxe Eye Liner Automatique, Luxe Lip Liner Automatique and Cellular Treatment Eye Colour Ensemble – colours were crushed and blended first to create a creamy texture. They were then applied using a fan brush; pre-cut to create levels of vivid graphic liner.

Cellular Treatment Mascara Instant Build – apply 3-4 coats of mascara on the upper lashes.

LIPS: fresh, healthy, nude

Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection à Porter – used to plump the lips and keep them hydrated.

Cellular Luxe Lip Enhancer – apply Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection à Porter and using fingertip, blend in the Lip Enhancer to create a healthy nude lip.


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