Backstage at Max Mara Spring 2012

Makeup artists aimed for a sporty urban look at Max Mara.

Backstage at Max Mara spring 2012

Backstage at Max Mara spring 2012

Photo By Delphine Achard

For the sporty urban look at Max Mara, the face was primed with MAC Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation, liberally brushed with MAC Prep Prime Transparent Finishing Powder for a sporty shimmer. Cheeks — in MAC Powder Blush in Holographic Orange and Peach — were fully covered. Eyelids and cheekbones were highlighted with MAC Tendertones in Hush Hush (available in 2012 worldwide). Lips went gloss-free with MAC Lip Erase, a type of nude concealer.

“Nothing on the eyelid except a little caramel gold gloss — also on the bone structure to create a sweaty look,” said makeup artist Tom Pecheux.

“We’ve got dreadlocks backstage — it’s urban sporty but still chic,” said stylist Luigi Murenu, citing Bo Derek’s iconic hairstyle from “10.” The tightly twisted locks of hair were created with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Hairspray and Spray Volumnizer.