On Friday I went backstage at the Risto Bimbiloski S/S 2011 show at EXIT ART. TEMPTU were sponsoring the show and invited me along to see the makeup artists at work.
Head makeup artist for the show Max Delorme talked me through the look and explained the concept behind it.
After speaking with Risto about the inspiration for the collection coming from the moon. Max created a romantic, ethereal, futuristic look which he described as a "robot women", An almost super human combination.
For the skin Max used TEMPTU airbrush foundation to create a light, youthful, flawless effect. He also used it on the lips to blank them out and then set it with TEMPTU Retouch powder in translucent.
For the eyes Max used TEMPTU blush in 'blushing coral' (a favourite of mine) all over the lids. It was a messy deconstructed look on top which he toped off with Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream to add a glossy, metallic finish almost like a glowing sunset.
To contrast with that he used a dot of MAC liquid last liner in 'aqualine' underneath the eye. With blue and orange being opposites on the colour spectrum it added a quirky almost alien look to the models, as if they had just landed from the moon.
To complete the look Max added a combination of MAC blushes to the Temple area to add depth and dimension to the face.
After Max Talked the TEMPTU PRO team through how to create the look they got to work on preparing the models for the runway.
Preparations for the show were surprisingly relaxed and everything went to plan. The show began on time even when two models arrived just minutes before it began.
Here are some shots of the makeup artists work stations. I always find it very intriguing what products they use backstage so here is a glimpse.
Notice the MUJI fine stem cotton buds that I love so much, An essential for any makeup artist backstage for fixing mistakes.
So that is just a little sneak peek of the action backstage at the Risto show. I will have full footage of the runway show and my interview with Max up on YouTube soon.
(All photos copyright of Richie Nickel)