Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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.

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