• 12.6.13

    Elisa Flowers Goes 'Rogue'

    Elisa Flowers looked to the archetypal Upper East Side femme for Fashion Gone Rogue's "Lady Luxe" editorial. "Everything came together after we pinned up [model] Catalina [Llañes]'s hair, creating a bob," explained the makeup artist. "The palette was informed by the garments – the gorgeous burgundy stole, the Armani fur, and the crimson jacket."

    Flowers decided to emphasize Catalina's lips more than her eyes; in fact, she lightened the model's eyebrows with a thick concealer, like Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. "For the 'lipstick,' I used Make Up For Ever's Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in Matte Dark Plum," she said. "Dark lipstick looks best on women with fuller lips; thin lips can come across as severe when rendered in dark hues. The only way to find a dark lipstick that works with your skin tone is to try several before you make a purchase. It may or may not be for you."

    Finally, Dior Vibrant Color Powder Blush in Amber Show contoured the hollows of Catalina's cheeks. Flowers recommends brushing the product on the apples of cheeks for a healthy glow.

    Photographer: Matallana
    Producer: Mirham Ascencio
    Stylist: Brandy Joy Smith at Wilhelmina
    Stylist's assistant: Molly Drago
    Hair: Shalom Sharon at ABTP
    Model: Catalina Llañes at IMG

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