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Beauty at Collette Dinnigan Spring 2011

Alex Box Talks Emotional Beauty at Collette Dinnigan

Flowing dresses in silks and satins with floral and pastel prints (and lots of white), lined the runway of the 2011 Spring Collette Dinnigan Fashion Show, which was held at The Hotel Le Meurice yesterday in Paris. Whilst I was impressed with the ultragirly collection, I was most excited about the smooth, natural-looking makeup created by artist, Alex Box. Alex, who is also the Creative Director for Illamasqua gave me a warm, welcoming hug after remembering me last season in London — I was so excited! She described the look today as,

"Shy beauty. We decided to create emotional makeup that you feel more than you see. Nothing is overpowering each other and every aspect of the look is on the same level. The makeup is soft and intimate."

Alex Box And A Model

A Model Getting Ready

Alex Box

Behind the Scenes

A Model Backstage

For details on each of the MAC products used and to find out how they were applied, just read more.

  • Face: One of my favorite highlighting products of all time, Strobe Cream, was applied to the high points of the face. Then, Studio Finish Sculpt Foundation was applied all over and blended using a sponge. Next, some prep and prime loose powder was dusted all over for a smooth finish.
  • Cheeks:Shell Cream Color Base was patted into the apples of the cheeks for a natural looking glow.
  • Eyes: Dusk Cream Color Base was applied to the lids with a #217 brush softly around the eyes. Then, a bit of metallic shadow was pressed gently into the center of the eye lids. Plush Lash Mascara in Brown coated the lashes and Gilded White Power Point Pencil was dotted onto the inner corner of the eyes and on the bow of the lip.
  • Lips: Last but not least, a generous amount of Clear Lip Conditioner was used on the lips and then patted together for deeper penetration.
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