I wanted to get the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards out the way before we get deep down and dirty in all the hottest makeup trends for Spring 2011. So 'scuse me while we do a few flashbacks to get you up to speed. Doo-Ri Chung's spring collection was a soft blend of whites, vanillas, and baby blues — and the makeup was subtle and perfectly pastel to match. "We decided the makeup would be colourful, but in a washed-out way," lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux explained. In going for a monochromatic look, Pecheux focused on sheer, transparent colour. Models wore only a very light application of MAC Skin & Body foundation, no mascara, and nothing on their eyebrows. But for the eye makeup, he applied five shades of shadow. Vanilla cream shadow was all over the lid, with concealer applied to the inside corners. MAC's Derailed and Ochre shadows were blended on the lid to mute their intensity and on the centre of the lids, a dab of mustard and orange shadows added a hint of colour. To "erase" lips, Pecheux applied the vanilla cream shadow, then put a bit of the mustard shade to the centre of the lips to make them come alive. Right before the show, he added clear gloss to eyelids.
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