Designer Richard Chai’s signature minimalism was carried through to the makeup and hair for his Spring 2009 runway show. Backstage, James Kaliardos, lead makeup artist for M.A.C. Cosmetics and the M.A.C. Pro Team explained the makeup concept in four words: “An experiment in minimalism.”
The look is simple but “very honest” said James, who picked this minimalist look to go with Chai’s preference for minimalism. “It’s a great teen look” James said.
The fresh-faced look seems face looks as if nothing much was done to accentuate the model’s beauty, but in reality, it takes time, makeup and lots of tools to make the look, work. For Chai’s look, James used three different shades of MAC Sculpt and Shape Foundation –applying lighter tones down the center of the face to highlight, and darker shades on temples and cheekbones to subtly contour, (natural shades go everywhere else). Then he powdered the T-zone.” Lips were conditioned with lip balm.