Marisol Garcia’s Favorite Makeup Looks From Fashion Week AW11 February 26, 2011 By Gail Lewis
Meet Marisol Garcia. Classic, contemporary and cutting edge makeup artist Marisol Garcia has been a professional makeup artist for 13 years representing major cosmetic companies, including 10 years with M.A.C. Cosmetics and 1 year with Benefit Cosmetics as a trainer. You can usually also find her backstage during New York, Milan and Paris fashion week producing the makeup looks for some of the biggest shows. Besides fashion week, Marisol also works on photo shoots, commercials, film, and print (she recently worked with Lady Gaga on the set of the Alejandro music video!)
Marisol works along side many of the fashion worlds most sought after makeup artists, such as Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury, Val Garland, Kabuki, and Diane Kendall to name a few. From how to create the perfect wedding look for each client to advanced makeup techniques, application for photos, print and HDTV and of course the wide array of looks at fashion week, whatever the occasion, Marisol always delivers amazing results…so of course we had to approach Marisol to share with you her favorite makeup looks from this past Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week:
Once arriving in NY from sunny California, I could feel the excitement in the air for another season of NYFW Fall 2011. I had the opportunity to work a great deal of shows, big and small.
My favorite designers that I was able to work with this season were Jason Wu, Gstar Raw and Tommy Hilfiger. My favorite show overall was Jason Wu. From the feeling of the collection being inspired by lace and feathers to the makeup and hair. The makeup was very detailed. We used smokey blues, greys and black colors pulled out past the end of the eye and added a pop of refined gold glitter just on the center on the eye. We added lots of black mascara on top and bottom lashes while leaving the skin very clean and perfected with minimal makeup. Nothing was used in the brows, keeping them groomed and natural. A very soft pink semi frost lip color was added to the lips and a few dusts of silver highlighter were added to the cheekbones and just above the brow to finish this look.
I did see a lot of strong eyes at most shows. Some very strong and smokey and lots of glitter on the eyes too. Very little on the skin using concealer only where needed. The idea was to let the skin be as natural as possible. Very sheer blush if at all and soft pale and sometimes nude lips. I believe that the smokey eye is one of the most classic and easily applied looks. If studied and using the right brushes and products many of these looks could be easily accomplished with a little time and practice. It is also important to always remember to maintain balance. When doing a very heavy eye it is better to leave everything else almost naked. Adding a bit of soft color where needed and leaving the rest to your eyes.