F is for Five: 5 Spring 2011 Makeup Tips from MAC Senior Artist Melissa Gibson


Hot lips and polished skin rule for Spring 2011, in the spotlight at Diane Von Furstenberg and at Thursday night's pre-fashion-week Spring/Summer 2011 installation by Ashley Rowe (above). In a series of makeup shorts taken backstage, Senior MAC artist Melissa Gibson gives us the low-down on how to work the look in real life.

The Look: Strategic Contrast

Subtle Cream Shadow

Patted Powder

The New Bronzed

The Matte Lip

The lip recipe, by the way, is MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Process Magenta ($17.50), MAC Pro Lipmix in Fuchsia ($18) and MAC Pigment in Red Electric ($23.50). And the headband on Serafina, below right with fellow Elmer Olsen model Rei? Brillo pad.

Fei & Serafina_Elmer Olsen Model Management_at Ashley Rowe SS2011

Designer Ashley Rowe talks about her collection on FashionMagazine.com.

Photo of Fei and Serafina, Jenna Wakani. MAC Pro products are available exclusively at MAC Pro stores; MAC Cosmetics are available via maccosmetics.com Brillo Pads available at drug, grocery and dollar stores. Video shot with FujiFilm FinePix F70 EXR