Last week was the first ever Denver Fashion Weekend, and I must say it was a roaring success. I just want to take a second to thank the hard working makeup team that I had the pleasure of putting together. It is rare in this industry that many of us makeup artists get to cross paths, as usually when one of us is booked on a job – the others aren’t.  So, it’s always fun when we can get together and see the multitude of different styles and techniques play out.

Becky Lachanzky’s segment started the night off with Alisha. Her look was classic 1970’s.  A look that we have just covered on this very blog, for a refresher click HERE. Becky was assisted by the makeup skills of Charles Morgan.

Stephanie Klasse’s girls were fresh faced, sunshine girls. She mastered the look I was after for this segment with flirty individual lashes, naturally scattered on freckles, and summery bronzed skin.

I tackled the retro girls. We did an exaggerated winged liner, enormous false lashes, Warhol blue eyeshadow, and classic red lips. And it’s amazing just how subtle this look appeared on the runway – that’s one rule to live by … Runway is pretty much all about “go big or go home”. Even the most natural of looks need to be amplified for the stage. Those bright lights paired with a hearty distance between the model and audience requires a bit of a heavier hand.

Heathyrre Kautz knocked her elegant grunge look out of the park. The blackberry stained lips, clean eye, and bold architectural brow really fit with the overall look of the Helmut Lang clothing from Goldyn. Heathyrre was assisted by Tiffany McCray.

And to close off the night, Lillian “Firelily” Marsh gave us full on disco queen fabulosity.  With a softly smoky lavender eye, and coral lip – we were transported to an era gone by – but in such a soft feminine way it fit perfectly with the light as air flowy clothing from Garbarini.

Thanks again ladies for all of your hard work. I am already excited for round two next year.