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I was so excited for this amazing opportunity! I was going to observe the madness behind the scenes!! So I hustled to Lincoln Center in the pouring rain to the Venexiana show, on Saturday Sept, 8th.

The makeup was being done by Mehron, which is a professional makeup line, known for their long-wear, theatrical, highly pigmented products.  They are particularly popular amongst professional dancers.  Did you know that Mehron was the brand featured and used in the movie “Black Swan” with Natalie Portman?  I have tried a few of their products and they are amazing and well priced!

Anyway, the show was keyed by the amazing body painter/makeup artist Dani Fonseca.  Venexiana is known for their rock and roll haute couture vibes, expensive fabrics with an edge and the makeup had to suit!  Typically, from what I have seen, makeup on the runway tends to be fairly simple, very neutral on the lid, occasionally a bright lip, but the idea is to not to compete with the clothes, but Kati Stern, the creator of Venexiana, wanted a bold, smoky eye with standout lashes!

I loved this look!! Dani and her team did an amazing job and I will be wearing a variation of this look during the fall!

Some of the key products used are:

  • Celebre Pro HD Foundation
  • Celebre PRO-HD Loose Mineral Finishing Powder
  • iNtense Pro Pressed Pigments – Graphite, Carbon
  • Black Detailz –  liquid liner
  • Black E.Y.E Liner Pencil
  • Feather E.Y.E Lashes
  • L.I.P. Cream – Zinnia

So here are some pics behind the scenes! Enjoy!

Key artist, Dani Fonseca, applying setting powder. Skin was natural, not a heavy application of foundation, matte finish with shine on the highpoints of the face

First look! Flesh toned inner lid, soft shimmery peach middle lid and navy/grey outer lid and lower lashline

Look at these lashes! These were placed on the upper lashes glued so that they would lie above the natural lashes, lower lashes were a full lash cut into pieces. Peach lip.

Artists at work!

Jenai Chin at work!

Look at all those goodies!!!! Dani’s workstation

New INtense Pro Pressed Powder Pigments from Mehron! Will have some info on this soon!


HD Cheek palette. These are really nice!.

The final look!!

Kati Stern, designer and founder of Venexiana

Mary Ellen Cavallini of Mehron

Here’s a video Dani speaking about the look!


Special thanks to Mehron and Sue for give me this amazing opportunity!! See you next Fashion Week!