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August 27 2014

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Charlotte Tilbury, Back in Action at DKNY

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After taking a brief hiatus from fashion week last season, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is back in full force for Fall: Yesterday, she created what has been one of the most beautiful makeup looks we’ve seen thus far, backstage at DKNY. “It felt quite English,” the flame-haired face painter said of Karan’s collection, which was heavy on the chocolate, taupe, and camels, and thus inspired Tilbury to go for a 1920′s almond-shaped eye and a brick lip.

Using MAC Cosmetics Sculpt and Shape face powders in Bone Beige and Shadowy, Tilbury colored models’ lids a shade of taupe-y mauve, taking the pigment up to the brow and dragging it underneath the lower lash line for a subtle, smoky finish. Then she lined the inner rims with an ivory liner to really hammer home the sepia image-quality of the look. Eschewing mascara and cheek color in favor of strong brows and lips—”I’m not into blush at all this season,” she told us—Tilbury darkened arches and lightly painted pouts a near-perfect shade of brown red, a new color from MAC’s forthcoming Fall collection tentatively named Cocochina. The result was dramatic but wholly wearable (and duplicable).

Photo: Bebeto Matthews / AP Photo

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