Montreal Fashion Week: Backstage beauty, Day 3

Feb 10 2011 by
Categories : Beauty

Three things we learned from Amelie Ducharme, artistic director for makeup at
MFW and Cover Girl makeup pro when talking about the makeup for Soia and Kyo:
1. You can play up more than one feature on the face.
2. Contouring is actually pretty simple to do.
3. You can pull off dewy skin (and not just look sweaty) by taking it down a notch from the runway look. Makeup at
Soia and Kyo was fresh and modern makeup, with a focus on the lips (a bit of a signature for this label) but the skin was also played up. We’ve all heard that you should focus on one feature. But Amelie says you can so play up two areas–just know that a very bold lip with heavy eye makeup will be dramatic. But there’s no rules against playing up lips and skin, or eyes and brows, or lips and brows, etc.

For this show, models sported
Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Enchantress 365–a bright pink (try this if you’re blonde with a pinky skintone)–or Fairytale 405, which will suit you better if you have dark hair and olive skintone.
Tip: Apply lip liner after applying lipstick. "It’ll glide on more easily," says Amelie, and then blend with a brush.
Get the dewy look after the jump!
How to get a dewy finish: 1. As for contouring to bring out your bone structure, she recommends using Cover Girl TruBlend Pressed Powder two shades darker than your skin.
2. Then, using an angled brush for cheeks, start close to the hairline by the temple and sweep the brush downwards just underneath the cheekbone, and blend.
3. Go ahead and apply blush on your cheeks as usual, too, for a healthy flush (for Soia and Kyo, Amelie used the centre shade from Cover Girl Tru Cheeks 4.
4. Once all the makeup was applied, Amelie completed the look by dabbing ShineBlast Lip Gloss in Clear using a blush brush all over the models’ faces to give the skin a wet look. To pull off this dewy look in real life, she suggests applying the gloss to the tops of the apples of your cheeks, in a C-shape from the temple to the top of your cheekbone and to your eyelids.
Do you like dewy skin, or more of a matte finish? Fill us in below!
Categories: Beauty