Tadashi Shoji’s NYFW runway show was breathtaking! Corsets, bustiers, lace, slip dresses and parachute skirts were all part of the action Sept. 9! But, the beauty of it all was the bold pink eyes the models rocked up and down the runway! Get the details on the look by MAC, here!
For the Spring/Summer 2017 show during New York Fashion Week, the Tadashi Shoji models were a vision in pink! — On their eyes at least! HollywoodLife.com was backstage for all of the beauty action and we can’t wait to tell you how models got their glam for the show!
EYES: The highlight of the Tadashi beauty was the “Utterly Crisp” pink eye by MAC. Head make-up artist for the brand at show, Pep Gay, filled us in the details of the look, including the inspiration behind it all. To our surprise, they took a less traditional route and actually used a lip stick and gloss as their eye products!
He took one MAC product (for the eye color), the Trend Forecast Spring 17 lip pallet, and used two colors — “Utterly Crisp” and “Impassioned,” which Pep said are new for SS17. The two colors were a lip stick and a lip gloss. In the lip pallet, he took the “Utterly Crisp” color, which he described as “intense and earthy,” and used that as the eyeshadow for the models. He applied the color to the center of the eyelids using a 242 Brush, blending through the crease to to fade it out on the top and bottom. He used black mascara, “Haute & Naughty,” and then applied the lip gloss (“Impassioned”) as a highlighter on the eyelids with his finger.
Pep went on to tell us that the Tadashi look wasn’t created using what everyone thinks. “What’s great about the make-up is that we’re not using an eyeshadow for eyeshadow.” He added, “We’re using one product for all (the lip pallet), that’s kind of the idea.”
LIPS: He also took the “Utterly Crisp” color and brought it into the lips, as a “fading color, and a little bit as a wash-out color.” He made sure to note that he was “not defining the lips, just giving the lips a hint of color.”
CHEEKS: He brought the same color into the cheeks as well! With the touch of his finger tip, he used a touch of “Utterly Crisp” to the high planes the cheeks. Pep also groomed and brushed the eye brows. He pointed out, that it was one product for the eyes, lips and cheeks.
SKIN: He preps the models’ skin with mineralize charged water face and body lotion, using his hands for a “natural” finish. He advised to conceal, where needed, using “Studio Finish” concealer.
Pep said the whole meaning behind using just one product is that it can “translate to the street,” so one person can just bring one item into their purse! MAC wants to inspire women that “with one product you can do everything.” For the show, the pink eye was inspired by “Chinese art, modern art” he told us. He added, “You’ll see the collection has nautical colors, but the color that connects them all is the pink. There’s always a little bit of pink in the pieces, in all the sections of the collection.”
HollywoodLifers, did you love MAC’s pink eye for the Tadashi Shoji models? Will you try to create this look yourself? Tell us in the comments below!