Friday, September 11, 2015

MAC Cosmetics Backstage Report

SHOW: Desigual SS16

Inspiration: “Williamsburg hipster …Cool, urban, street girls just learning to do their make up.” Gordon Espinet

FACE - Gold Strobe Cream Shade Extension (available winter 2016) blended over the face to moisturize and create radiance, using 197SH Duo Fibre Square Brush (available Spring/Summer 2016) Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation buffed lightly over the face with 197SH Duo Fibre Square Brush (available Spring/Summer 2016) to perfect a soft peachy blush was buffed over the apples of cheeks for a healthy flush

EYES - Brows were lightly filled-in to add depth and shape to the natural brow Faerie Fayre Foiled Shadow (available Spring 2016) buffed onto the eyelids Haute & Naughty Black Lash applied through the upper and lower lashes to define Blacktrack Fluidline drawn in a thin line through the upper lashes with a small wing to lift and extend, using the 266 Small Angle Brush

LIPS - So Chaud or Morange Lipstick blended over lips for a vibrant base What A Blast! Pro Longwear Lip Pencil slightly lighter than the lip shade, to balance and perfect Neo Orange Pigment applied over lipstick for a super matte, neon-orange lip to finish

“A bit 90’s grunge, a bit kawaii, a bit Barcelona girl… this is where art meets craft.” – Keri Blair

NAILS - Actual white and dark rinse denim were used to cover nails, then distressed to appear worn-in, like a favorite pair of jeans. Origami paper manipulated into shapes inspired by collage artists were then used to accent the thumb and ring fingers to finish


Inspiration: “An abstract take on Middle Eastern ceremonial make up, inspired by sun-drenched Moroccan facades.” – Kabuki

FACE - Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion massaged into the face to instantly hydrate and provide radiance Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation blended over skin to even and tone Pro Longwear Concealer applied as needed to perfect Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder swept through the T-zone to polish and set.

EYES - Brows were defined with the appropriate shade of Big Brow Pencil (available Spring/Summer 2016) Chromaline in Process Magenta and Pure White mixed together to create a bright, but light pink on fair complexions, drawn underneath the eye, following the lower lash line Chromaline in Hi-Def Cyan and Marine Ultra mixed together to create a bright, warm blue for deeper complexions, drawn underneath the eye, following the lower lash lineDots were created with stencils, with a larger dot placed the left brow, and a smaller dot on the inner corner of the right eye, using a custom mix of Silver Pigment and M·A·C Pro Gel Mixing Medium

LIPS - Lip Conditioner (Tube) patted into the lips to lightly moisturize and perfect

“Art of craft, understanding co lour theory … how to mix to customize your color palette.” –Keri Blair

NAILS - Each of the following colors were mixed to match the color waves in the collection Vermillion – a mix of M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquers in Shirelle and Morange for a tomato red Magenta – M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquer in Girl About Town Aqua – Pigments in Hi-Def Cyan and Primary Yellow mixed with M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquer in Vestral White Kelly Green – a mix of Pigments in Landscape Green and Hi-Def Cyan with M·A·C Studio Overlacquer White – M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquer in Vestral White Black – M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquer in Nocturnelle

Inspiration: “The collection is inspired by old memories and gardens of Japan.” –Pep Gay

FACE - Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream blended over the eyes to tone and rejuvenate Mineralize Charged Water Face and Body Lotion massaged into skin to lightly nourish and hydrate Prep + Prime Fix+ spritzed over skin for a radiant finish The eye cream was then removed for a clean look M·A·C Studio Face and Body Foundation lightly applied over skin to even and tone M·A·C Studio Conceal and Correct Palette applied through the inner corner of the eye and as needed over the face to perfect Gold Strobe Cream Shade Extension (available Winter 2016) lightly applied with fingertips over the eyelids, upper cheekbones and Cupid’s bow, creating delicate highlights

EYES - Brows were brushed upwards and out to balance and groom Enchanted Forest Foiled Shadow (available spring 2016) applied through the socket of the eye to softly contour, using the 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush Lashes were lightly curled to lift and open the eyes a thin strip of silver foil was applied with Duo Adhesive under the length of the eye for a reflective lift and finish

LIPS - Lip Conditioner (Tube) lightly patted into lips to hydrate and perfect

Products, unless noted, are available online at MAC and MAC Boutiques.

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