Hourglass For Imitation of Christ Spring 2012. Create The Look

I am happy to share the look that was created by Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke for the Imitation of Christ Spring 2012 runway show which took a place on the 8th September at the W Hotel at Union Square.

“The theme of the show was a super-chic wedding party and designer Tara Subkoff orchestrated the affair to seem like a lighthearted walk down the aisle. To accompany the distinctly romantic and playful mood, Brooke devised a look that showcased flawless skin, vivid eyes and pale lips. “It’s about clean, beautiful and memorable makeup—it is a wedding after all,” says Brooke. “This look is timeless, it’s never going to go out of style.”

Even the inspirations testified to the classic motif: Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun (1951), Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief (1955), and Catherine Deneuve in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a 1964 French musical.”

Here are the products that were used:

  •  Each model was prepped with a new Primer Serum, launching in Summer 2012, which treats your skin as it prepares it for makeup. It is a silky, luxurious oil blend that glides on to create a retexturized surface for foundation, hydrates the complexion and triggers a sensory experience with a host of fragrant essential oils. Suitable for all skin types. Formulated with 28 beneficial ingredients (14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich oils and 4 vitamins).

  • Models with oily complexions were sporting Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, launching Spring 2012. The advanced new makeup base delivers an exquisitely matte finish that lasts all day—without the need for touchups. In addition, the foundation uses clinical levels of two anti-aging ingredients to visibly improves the skin’s texture and help create a more youthful-looking visage.



Start with Primer Serum to create a moisturized canvas for makeup. Follow with Illusion Tinted Moisturizer, or Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, and apply with No. 2 Foundation brush. Conceal dark circles or blemishes with Hidden Corrective Concealer.


Apply Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Lagoon (blue), Dune (gold) or Prism (silver) on the lid and blend with fingers. Follow with a subtle application of Script Precision Liner to enhance the lash line. Follow with Film Noir Mascara to define the lashes and finish with a glossy topcoat of Film Noir Lash Lacquer.


Apply Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush to the apples of the cheeks and blend with the fingers. Highlight cheeks with Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light.


Apply Aura Sheer Lip Stain in Flush to lips.

You can read my Hourglass reviews by clicking here.

5 thoughts on “Hourglass For Imitation of Christ Spring 2012. Create The Look”

  1. Hi Marina 🙂
    Wow thank you for posting this! Being the big fan I am of Hourglass cosmetics & having oily skin I really look forward to trying the Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, but why do I have to wait till Spring 2012! Ugh! Lol, oh well, in the meantime I will be trying out some items from Becca Cosmetics. Going thru your postings on Becca, you’ve seriously made me create a whole wish list of things I would love to purchase based on your reviews! Next week I’ll be in Las Vegas & was super excited to find a store there that carries the whole line! I’m afraid I’ll be doing some serious damage to my bank account. Hopefully I will win some of that $$$ back on the slot machines, lol
    Again, thank you Marina for all the work you put into your beautiful blog! Have a great weekend!
    Take care, Naomi from LA, California 😉

    1. Hi Naomi,
      Thank you very much for yet another sweet comment, such comments from my readers is one of the reason why I love sharing about makeup!
      As for BECCA, the only product that I would not recommend (from those that I’ve tried) – Line + Illuminate Pencils.
      I have great news, I will have interviews with Creative Director of both BECCA and Hourglass in the Fall magazine which should be out very soon! Hope you will like it 🙂

      1. Ooh, thanks for the heads up on letting me know about the interviews! I’m sure I will definitely enjoy reading it. How exciting for you to have the opportunity to interview them! Haha, another reason to love your blog! 😉

    1. I haven’t seen Flush in real life but I think that it’s an accurate photo. The thing is that you can make the colour more or less intense depending on the application.

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