Wednesday, February 22, 2017

NARS Beauty Report LFW J.W. Anderson, TOGA, David Koma, Erdem, Christopher Kane, and Isa Arfen


Show: J.W. Anderson AW17
           
“The makeup look this season is young and raw with clean, matte skin.” -Mark Carrasquillo using NARS Cosmetics


FACE: NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Soft Matte Complete Concealer, All Day Luminous Powder Foundation

BROWS: Oural Brow Gel

LIPS: Bianca Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment



Show: TOGA AW17
           
“The collection features classic shapes with different angles and cutouts that create a unique look. To complement this, I kept the makeup natural and clean.” -Sada Ito, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist




FACE: NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Hot Sand Illuminator, Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Radiant Creamy Concealer, Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

BROWS: Oural Brow Gel, Brow Perfector, Matte Eyeshadow (shades Blondie, Bali, Bengali and Coconut Grove depending on hair color), Duo Eyeshadow (shades Pandora and Madrague depending on hair color)

LIPS:

  • NEUTRAL LIPS: Bianca Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment
  • RED LIPS: Gordes Precision Lip Liner (New for Fall 2017, for now try Fanny Audacious Lipstick), Just Push Play Powermatte Lip Pigment (New for Fall 2017, for now try Carmen Audacious Lipstick)
  • BURGUNDY LIPS: Cassis Precision Lip Liner (New for Fall 2017, for now try Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil), Rock With You Powermatte Lip Pigment (New for Fall 2017, for now try Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)



Show: David Koma AW17

“The makeup is minimal and modern. The eyes feature black lines and silver accents inspired by pieces within the collection.” -Andrew Gallimore, NARS UK Makeup Ambassador


FACE: NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment, Radiance Primer, Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder

EYES: Black Valley Eye Paint, Interstellar Eye Paint, Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner

BROWS: Oural Brow Gel

LIPS: Bianca Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment


Show: Erdem AW17

“The makeup look is slightly adolescent and all about beautiful skin and strong, boyish brows.” -Val Garland using NARS Cosmetics





FACE: NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment, NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate, Velvet Matte Foundation Stick (New for Fall 2017, for now try Velvet Matte Skin Tint)

BROWS: Brow Perfector, Brow Defining Cream, Oural Brow Gel

LIPS: Bianca Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment, Instant Line and Pore Perfector



Show: Christopher Kane AW17
           
“The look at Christopher Kane is a masculine approach to pared down beauty. Simple radiant skin with bushy boy brows.” -Lucia Pieroni using NARS Cosmetics



FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate, Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Radiant Creamy Concealer

CHEEKS: Copacabana Illuminator, Copacabana Multiple

EYES: Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (shades Rigel and Antares depending on skin tone)

BROWS: Brow Perfector, Brow Defining Cream, Matte Eyeshadow (shades Bali, Blondie, and Coconut Grove depending on hair color)

LIPS: Bianca Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment


Show: Isa Arfen AW17
           
“We created three makeup looks to complement the collection: an eye look inspired by the skeletal structure in a leaf; a lip look with an up all night vibe; and a neutral look which balances the first two looks.” -Andrew Gallimore, NARS UK Makeup Ambassador




FACE: NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, Sheer Glow Foundation, Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder

EYE LOOK: Danakil Brow Defining Cream, Bali Matte Eyeshadow

BROWS: Oural Brow Gel, Bali Matte Eyeshadow

LIP LOOK: Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment (New for Fall 2017, for now try Carmen Audacious Lipstick

All products, except where noted, are available online at NARS.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Adir Abergel Collaborates with LELET NY


We’ve stated time and again … Adir Abergel is one of our most beloved hairstylists. Adir’s creations for the Red Carpet have never failed to impress, and with that, we were far from surprised to witness stunning creations in the form of hair accessories from the ADIR X LELET NY Mixed Metal Collection that launched this month. The collaborative collection is true to heart with a blending of sculptural design that leaves the pulses racing!

The ADIR X LELET NY Mixed Metal Collection consists of 15 pieces that include headbands, barrettes, combs and hairpins -- all crafted from antiqued 18k gold, antique sterling silver, and antiqued rose gold. We first got a glimpse of the collection on the Red Carpet last month and have been anxiously awaiting the collection’s launch.



The collection war born from a gap in the hair accessories climate. Seeking something truly unique and special, Adir and LELET NY Creative Director Sara Bieler Sasson had a meeting of the creative minds and we see a truly distinctive design collection! Some of the pieces within the collection are one of a kind and all absolutely offer something personal, unique and stunning to a highly neglected area of fashion -- a women’s hair wardrobe.

The ADIR X LELET NY Mixed Metal Collection is available at LELET NY.


Monday, February 20, 2017

What’s New From MAC Cosmetics


Creating your own bespoke eyes will never be easier! MAC Cosmetics has curated well-edited palettes featuring amazing coordinated hues that offer countless combinations of creativity and luxury! All are packaged in pocket-sized compacts for maximum portability. Of course MAC wouldn’t leave us with jut shadow… check out the rest of its luscious offerings!



  • Eye Shadow x 15 ($65US/$85CAD): Warm Neutral - HEY metallic coral (veluxe pearl); WARM BREEZE pastel coral (satin); GINGERSNAP deep rosy pink (frost); DARK BREW deep chocolate with pink pearl (velvet); DANCE IN THE DARK dark brown (matte); BRULE soft creamy beige (satin); VANILLA EXTRACT soft warm yellow beige (frost); HONEY LUST bronze-dipped peach (lustre); AMBER LIGHTS peachy brown with shimmer (frost); SADDLE golden orange brown (matte); LEMON TART metallic gold (veluxe pearl); BUTTERFUDGE dirty mocha with gold pearl (satin); REATIVE COPPER frosted gold (lustre); NWIND dirty olive (veluxe pearl) and DIVINE DECADENCE soft bronze (velvet)
  • Brushes - 212 Flat Definer ($25US/$30CAD): flat-shaped, defines eyes and 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow ($32US/$39CAD): rounded, double-chiseled, paddle-shaped
  • Eye Shadow x 15: In The Flesh - GLAM GOLD coppery yellow gold (satin), COPPERFIELD peachy beige (satin), ELEMENTAL Cool wheat nude (matte), NUTRELLE muted apricot (matte), RUSTIQUE cool pinky beige (matte), NAKED LIGHTS light neutral slate (matte), CUMULUS dirty grey charcoal (frost), BEADED light golden beige (frost), INDISCRETION dirty mauve (lustre), BLACK FACTOR dark chocolate (matte), CAST IRON matte charcoal (matte), SANDSTONE cool grey beige (matte), LUXURY CACHET cool pewter (frost), TEMPTING rich cocoa (lustre), and CARBON black (matte) 
  • Eye Shadow x 9 ($32US/$42CAD): Semi-Sweet Times Nine - DRAWING A BLANC creamy beige (matte), BAMBOO light beige with peach (matte), DANCE IN THE DARK dark brown (matte), OUTRE mustardy-brown (matte), MOCHA MINDED chocolate brown (matte), EVERYONE’S DARLING warm wine burgundy (matte), PINK SIENNA cool neutral pink (matte), PERSUADE mid-tone cool grey brown (matte), and CARBON intense black (matte)
  • Eye Shadow x 9: Solar Glow Times Nine - SUGARED light frosty pink (lustre), MOON ROCK frosty bright white (veluxe pearl), BLACKBERRY muted burgundy-plum brown (matte), LUNAR CYCLE frosty muted teal (frost), COPPER AURA pastel coral (lustre), QUARRY soft muted plum-brown (matte), COSMIC taupe (frost), METALMAUVE soft lilac (frost), and SOOT cool grey (velvet) 
  • Eye Shadow x 9: Red-Hot Times Nine - VANILLA peachy-ivory with reflects (velvet), GET CLOSER muted yellow orange (satin), FROCK TALK blackened cherry (veluxe pearl), FOR YOUR PLEASURE muted neutral pink (matte), CARNAL CHARM bright yellow red (matte), FUCHSIA FURY mid-tone red pink (satin), BIJOU bright blue pink (matte), LOVER IN ME deep royal blue (satin), and SHADOWY LADY blackened plum (matte)
  • Eye Shadow x 9: Tropical Cool Times Nine - FRESH BLADE pale frosted yellow (veluxe pearl), BRIGHT-SIDED canary yellow (satin), LEMON RUSH bright yellow lime green (matte), LADY GREY soft muted grey-green (satin), NEOPRENE GREEN kelly green with pearl (veluxe pearl), SHE’S A MODEL blackened teal with pearl (lustre), LIQUID SKY cerulean blue (matte), BLUE ENVY frosty royal blue (veluxe pearl), and GREY HORIZON deep blue grey (matte) 
  • Eye Shadow x 9: Amber Times Nine - GEORGIA PEACH dirty rose pink (matte), COZY GREY cool grey (matte), CREATIVE COPPER light beige (lustre), CORK muted golden brown (satin), RICEPAPER peachy gold with shimmer (frost), KITTIES pale bronze (frost), AROMATIC matte brown (matte), DON’T TELL sparkly brown (lustre), and PEPPER PLEASE sparkly bronze copper brown (velvet)
  • Eye Shadow x 9:  Burgundy Times Nine - #NOIR deep black brown with gold pearls (velvet), HONEY LUST bronze-dipped peach (lustre), QUARRY soft muted plum brown (matte), ANTIQUED ash brown with bronze (veluxe pearl), STAR VIOLET pinky brown plum (veluxe pearl), HAUX soft muted rosy brown (satin), EMBARK intense reddish brown (matte), SKETCH burgundy with red shimmer (velvet), and POPPYSEED mid-tone mauvey nude (satin) 
  • Lipstick ($17US/$22CAD) - Bi-ceptual nude beige (lustre), Relentlessly Red bright pinkish coral matte (retro matte), Muscu-linity soft brown (lustre), and Testosterone mid-tone rose (lustre)
  • Crystal Glaze Gloss ($22US/$26CAD) - Oh My Lunge! sheer cool baby pink, Nice Cheeks soft peach, Sixxx Pack bubble gum pink, Love Your Body coral pink, Ripped red cherry, and Flex Appeal deep violet
  • M·A·C Studio Stick ($34US/$37CAD) - Soft Side / A Latte Sheen coral/gold, Whiff Of Pink / Softly Does It pink/silver, and Here You Go / All Aflush berry / rose with copper sparkle 
  • Chromagraphic Pencils ($17US/$20CAD) - Primary Yellow bright, clean yellow, Genuine Orange bright orange, Process Magenta matte magenta, Rich Purple dense purple, Marine Ultra bright naval blue, and Landscape Green lush, bright green
  • Mascaras In Extreme Dimension - 3D Black Lash black ($23US/$28CAD – Black), Squat It, Sugar rich cool brown ($19.50US/$24CAD), Well-Toned rich plum purple, Gym Dandy rich denim blue, Hold For 10 bright cobalt blue, Spin & Twist forest green, Sweaty Betty bluish-green, No Pain, No Gain green with slight blue undertone, Cool Down bright violet purple, Feel My Pulse blackened blue-red, Heart Rate’s Rising rich red, Abs Of Steel fuchsia pink, Warm Up orange with reddish undertone, Energized bright yellow, Hottie With A Body bright lime green, Sky Is The Limit pastel bright sky blue, and Muscle Tee pure white 
  • PREP+PRIME FIX+/SIZED TO GO ($12US/$14CAD) – Coconut, Rose, and Lavender

Availability begins on March 2, 2017 in North America at all M∙A∙C locations and online at MAC and in May 2017 Internationally.



Friday, February 17, 2017

MAC Backstage Beauty Report AW17 Marchesa, Michael Kors and Thom Browne




SHOW: MARCHESA

INSPIRATION: “Imperial China with a suggestion of a modern Geisha.” Gucci Westman




FACE: The face was finished to provide an ethereal feeling to skin using MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER FACE AND BODY LOTION to prepare and applying M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER only where needed to perfect. CREAM COLOUR BASE in LUNA applied in a small amount over the upper cheekbones to highlight. LIPSTICK in MEDIA applied with a focus on the front of the cheek, pushed into the skin for a natural flush.

EYES: LIPSTICK in MEDIA was mixed with MIXING MEDIUM MATTE and lightly pushed into the skin as a subtle wash stained around the entire eye. The lashes were curled with M·A·C BOLD & BAD LASH in BOLD, BAD, BLACK (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) and only swept through the upper lash line to accentuate and lift. The brows were groomed with BROW SET in CLEAR, with gaps imperceptibly filled as needed with EYE BROWS in FLING or LINGERING. CREAM COLOUR BASE in LUNA lightly applied through the inner eye to highlight.

LIPS: LIP PENCIL in SPICE used to naturally define the lips. CREAM COLOUR BASE in LUNA touched lightly over the Cupid’s bow of lips to highlight. LIPSTICK in MEDIA softly applied and patted over with LIPGLASS CLEAR, creating a balmy effect on lips to finish.




INSPIRATION: “Clean and minimal, but with strength.”DickPage 

FACE: MINERALIZE TIMECHECK LOTION used to moisturize and provide a smooth, matte finish to skin. M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION softly applied only where needed to even and tone the skin using the 132 DUO FIBRE FOUNDATION BRUSH. M·A·C CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE used as needed for a minimal, flawless look to skin using either the 231 SMALL SHADER or 286 DUO FIBRE TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH to apply. PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER swept through the centre of the face to lightly polish and set. M·A·C STUDIO QUIKTRIK STICK in TIGHT AND TAWNY gently blended under the cheekbone, to enhance the natural shape and contour, using the 132 DUO FIBRE FOUNDATION BRUSH to softly apply.

EYES: The brows were the focus of the look: Brows were brushed up and enhanced with a bit of coloured BROW SET to start. Eye Shadows in ash-colored tones were then used with the 228 MINI SHADER BRUSH to gently strengthen the shape the brow. EYE PENCIL in COFFEE applied through both the upper and lower lash line softly smudged over with MIXING MEDIUM SHINE to diffuse and catch the light. The lashes were well curled to open and naturally lift the eye.

LIPS: LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied to moisturize and condition the lips. LIPSTICK in BRAVE gently pressed onto the lips with fingertips for a barely there finish.






INSPIRATION: “By the herringbone fabric used in the clothing and hair. It’s all about creating a new texture and evolution of makeup as texture.” Aaron de Mey

FACE: M·A·C STUDIO SCULPT SPF 15 Foundation was mixed with ACRYLIC PAINT in PURE WHITE to create a pale, vampire-like skin with a ghostly effect, along with a lightly powdered T-zone to finish.

EYES: Concealer was purposely not applied around the eye to let the natural depth and contour shine through. Grey piping was used in three different colors to create a strengthened, geometric-shaped brow.

LIPS: A lip shape appliqué of herringbone fabric was cut and placed over the lip.


All MAC Cosmetics, except where noted, are currently available online at MAC and in MAC Stores.



Thursday, February 16, 2017

NARS Beauty Report Delpozo AW17


“The makeup look was inspired by the many textures featured in the collection.” -Monica Marmo using NARS Cosmetics at Delpozo AW17 



FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Radiance Primer, Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Copacabana Illuminator, Copacabana Multiple

EYES: Fervor Dual-Intensity Blush, Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

BROWS: Oural Brow Gel

LIPS: Halong Bay Precision Lip Liner (New for Fall 2017, for now try Barbara Audacious Lipstick), Camargue Precision Lip Liner (New for Fall 2017, for now try Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Eyeliner)

All products, except where noted, are availalbe online at NARS and in select retail locations. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MAC Cosmetics Backstage Beauty AW17 Tory Burch


SHOW: Tory Burch

INSPIRATION: “A fresh-faced beauty from Philly.” Diane Kendal

FACE: NEXT TO NOTHING FACE COLOUR (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) lightly blended over the face for a clean, flawless look to skin. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE applied as needed to perfect. NEXT TO NOTHING PRESSED POWDER (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) swept through the centre of the face to softly mattify skin. M·A·C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS CASUAL COLOUR LIP & CHEEK COLOUR X 6: ENHANCE ME IN MARVELOUS (AVAILABLE WINTER 2017) lightly pressed into the cheeks with fingers for a flush. EYE SHADOW in WHITE FROST swept over the upper cheekbones for a luminous highlight to skin.

EYES: M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 17/EYE in FOGGED OVER (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) blended over the entire eyelid. M·A·C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS CREAM SHADOW X 6: GLAMOURIZE ME in REBELLIOUS (AVAILABLE WINTER 2017) blended into the crease and through the lower lash line, using the 217 BLENDING BRUSH. CREME LINER in BLACK applied through the upper lash line to define, using the 210 PRECISE EYE LINER BRUSH. HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH in HAUTE & NAUGHTY BLACK swept through the upper lashes only to lift and define. EYE SHADOW in WHITE FROST lightly pressed into the inner corner of the eye for a soft highlight to skin.

LIPS: LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied to condition and hydrate the lips with minimal shine.


All MAC Cosmetics, except where noted, are currently available online at MAC and in MAC Stores.


MAC Cosmetics Backstage Beauty AW17 Carolina Herrera, Monse, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, and Rosie Assoulin




INSPIRATION: “Diffused and infused smoky eye for a simple beauty.”Diane Kendal

FACE: M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION applied over moisturized skin to perfect as needed, using the 130 SHORT DUO FIBRE BRUSH. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE applied as needed with a subtle touch. BLOT POWDER/LOOSE dusted through the centre of the face to softly mattify skin. POWDER BLUSH PRO PALETTE REFILL PAN in TAUPE blended under the cheekbones to gently contour, using the 168 LARGE ANGLED CONTOUR BRUSH. M∙A∙C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS CASUAL COLOUR LIP& CHEEK PALETTE X 6: ENHANCE ME in MARVELOUS (AVAILABLE WINTER2017) pressed into the apples of cheeks with fingertips for color.

EYES: M∙A∙C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS CREAM SHADOW X 6: GLAMOURIZE ME in REBELLIOUS (AVAILABLE WINTER 2017) gently applied over the eyelid and lower lash line, then blended with a clean 221 MINI TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH to soften the edges for a shadowy effect. M∙A∙C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS CREAM SHADOW X 6: GLAMOURIZE ME in DYNAMIC (AVAILABLE WINTER 2017) applied on the centre of the eyelid using the 239 EYE SHADER BRUSH to blend and diffuse. M∙A∙C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS CREAM SHADOW X 6: GLAMOURIZE ME in GLOWING (AVAILABLE WINTER2017) pressed onto the inner corner to highlight and open the eye, using the 242 SHADER BRUSH. M∙A∙C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS KAJAL CRAYON in FLOURISH ME BEAUTIFUL (AVAILABLE WINTER 2017) applied over the creaminess of REBELLIOUS, DYNAMIC, and GLOWING with the 231 SMALL SHADER BRUSH to build depth through the outer corner of the crease, and the upper and lower lash line for a shadowy intensity to eyes. PRO LONGWEAR FLUIDLINE in BLACKTRACK applied into the lash line in a three quarter length, starting from the outer corner to the inner, using the 210 PRECISE EYE LINER BRUSH. HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH in HAUTE & NAUGHTY BLACK delicately applied with the defining wand to the roots of the upper lashes to imperceptibly accentuate. EYE KOHL in FASCINATING applied in a tiny amount through the waterline to brighten the eye.

LIPS: M∙A∙C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS CASUAL COLOUR LIP & CHEEK PALETTE X6: ENHANCE ME in MARVELOUS (AVAILABLE WINTER 2017) gently blended over the lips, keeping the edges soft to finish.



SHOW: Monse

INSPIRATION: “Deconstructed film noir.”Gucci Westman

FACE: MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER FACE AND BODY LOTION massaged over the face to instantly replenish and provide a super hydration to skin. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE applied as needed with the 193 ANGLED FOUNDATION BRUSH to even and perfect skin. POWDER BLUSH (PRO PALETTE REFILL PAN) in TAUPE blended over the cheeks to naturally sculpt and contour. STROBE CREAM in SILVERLITE applied on the upper cheekbones and down the centre of the nose for a hydrated glow to skin.

EYES: BROW SET in CLEAR combed up through the brows to groom and set. EYE BROWS in FLING or LINGERING were used to fill the brow as needed to balance and perfect. M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 17/EYE in GABARDINE (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) buffed around the eye over the upper and lower lids, using the 217 BLENDING BRUSH to diffuse. M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 17/EYE in FOGGED OVER (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) applied through the inner corner of the eye and lash line. M·A·C METALLIC LIPS in METAL HEAD (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) tapped into the centre of upper eyelid for added dimension, using the 239 EYE SHADER BRUSH. M·A·C BOLD& BAD LASH in BOLD, BAD, BLACK (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) coated through the upper and lower lashes to amplify and define. LIPGLASS CLEAR applied over the upper and lower lids to create the ultimate wet, glossy effect to eyes.

LIPS: LIPSTICK in VERVE pressed into the centre of the lower lip to create a bitten effect to finish.




INSPIRATION: “La jolie de vivre.” -M·A·C PRO TEAM

FACE: NEXT TO NOTHING FACE COLOUR (AVAILABLE SPRING/ SUMMER 2017) lightly applied as needed to even and tone the skin. M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER applied as needed to perfect. NEXT TO NOTHING PRESSED POWDER (AVAILABLE SPRING/ SUMMER 2017) swept over the T-zone to set with precision, keeping a gorgeous, luminous look to skin. M·A·C STUDIO QUIKTRIK STICK in TIGHT AND TAWNY blended through the low planes of the face to contour and contrasted with M·A·C STUDIO QUIKTRIK STICK in SOFTLY DOES IT over the high planes to highlight. M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 17/LIP in KETCHUP! and HEATED ARGUMENT (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER2017) blended together over the cheeks for a flush.

EYES: The makeup was a colorful smiley eye in lilac, coral and turquoise colors, all achieved with a mixture of M·A·C EYE SHADOWS and CHROMACAKE, swept across the eyelid and upward through the crease to accentuate. The following shades of CHROMACAKE were featured: CYAN and PURE WHITE mixed together for a custom sky blue. RICH PURPLE and PURE WHITE mixed together for a BESPOKE LILAC. GENUINE ORANGE and PURE WHITE MIXED together for a custom coral. CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL in PROCESS MAGENTA was applied in unison on every model for a matte, magenta liner through the upper lash line and pressed over with a bright pink pigment to set. The brows were brushed up to lightly groom. M·A·C BOLD & BAD LASH in BOLD, BAD, BLACK (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) blended through the upper lashes to amplify and define.

LIPS: A pared down mouth was created with a bit of concealer and M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 17/LIP in LIFE’S A PEACH (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) pressed into the lips to finish.




INSPIRATION: “Italian magazine photo shoot.” –Diane Kendal

FACE: A beautifully bare appearance was given to each model, with only four models receiving a bit of an eye and cheek. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE strategically applied over the face as needed to even and perfect. FOUR MODELS: CREMEBLEND BLUSH in LADYBLUSH applied on the apples of cheeks for a flush.

EYES: BROW SET in CLEAR used to lightly groom the brows. FOUR MODELS: EYE KOHL in FASCINATING applied through the inner corner of the eye and outer lower lash line to highlight, using the 221 MINI TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH. EYE SHADOW in GESSO and PAINT STICK in PURE WHITE were blended over EYE KOHL in FASCINATING to add an opacity to the white.

LIPS: LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied to condition and hydrate the lips with minimal shine.




INSPIRATION: “A messy, matte red loud, persistent mouth.”James Kaliardos

FACE: The face was moisturized and perfected with a bit of coverage as needed to create a flawless, luminous look to skin. CREAM COLOUR BASE in PEARL applied over the high planes of the face to highlight. The low planes of the face were softly sculpted to enhance the natural contours. M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 17/LIP (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) chosen in shade appropriate tones and applied higher on the cheekbones for a flush.

EYES: M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 17/EYE (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) the entire palette was used to customize colors for each model, applied lightly on the lid with fingertips, with a contour blended through the outside of the eye and crease. The brows were subtly perfected as needed and lightly groomed. The lashes were curled and left beautifully bare and clean without mascara

LIPS: RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in DANCE WITH ME pressed onto the lips in a not-so-perfect application for a lived-in effect, followed with RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in CARNIVOROUS through the centre of lips to finish.

All MAC Cosmetics, except where noted, are currently available online at MAC and in MAC Stores.