As artistic director of cult favorite beauty line Shu Uemura, Gina Brooke is one of the industry’s most well-known and sought-after makeup artists. Brooke created looks for three of Madonna’s world tours, as well as countless magazine features and ad campaigns—recent standouts include the super-sexy W shoot that introduced the world to Madge’s new boy toy, Jesus Luz, and the hotter-than-hot David Beckham/Armani campaign.

Brooke recently checked in with us to share her top beauty picks for the season. “When it comes to fall trends, rich earth tones and deep golds come to mind,” she says. “I find inspiration from French Impressionists to the media to bakery confections—the inspirations are endless!”


“Especially the Farfallina lashes ($29), which I created for Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Bar’s 2009 collection, Lashes in Nature.” And try Shu Uemura Primal Mix eyelashes ($25). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100




We like Shiseido’s Luminizing Satin eye color in Solaris, Serpent and Fresco ($25 each). Sephora, 721 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0904






Our picks: Rich, Dark, Delicious and Beyond Jealous by Jin Soon Choi for M.A.C. Cosmetics ($12 each). M.A.C. counters citywide






“In Purple, Navy, Turquoise, and Bright Yellow. My favorite colors for fall.” Shu Uemura Limited Edition Painting liner in TK ($30). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100


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