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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.


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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

MAC Daily Face Report AW16 February 15



Show: Carolina Herrera AW16


Inspiration: “Classic beauty.” Diane Kendal

Face: The face was strategically concealed as needed, keeping skin looking fresh and natural. Powder Blush in Blushbaby and Mineralize Pinwheel in Transformer (available Autumn/Winter 2016) swept over the cheeks for a multi-dimensional blush.

Eyes: Brows were brushed upwards and lightly groomed. Eye Pencil in Coffee buffed through the crease and under the eyes to contour. Eye Shadow in Mulch brushed over Eye Pencil in Coffee to add depth and dimension. Foiled Shadow in Joy Toy blended over the eyelid and into the crease for a soft, smoky diffusion over eyes. Creme Liner in Black applied tight and thin through the upper lash line. Haute & Naughty Lash in Black swept through the upper lashes only to lift and define

Lips: Lipstick in Fun Happens from M·A·C Trend Forecast Fall 16/LIP (available Autumn/Winter 2016) mixed with a bit of concealer and applied over the lips to finish.

Nails: M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquer in Delicate and Skin mixed together and applied for a sheer, custom nude on nails. M·A·C Studio Overlacquer topped over the nails for a high-gloss finish. Deeply jewelled purple tones were solely used on two models: M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquer in Rain of Flowers and Rebel were applied respectively on both the hands and feet, creating a monochromatic silhouette to finish.


Show: Jeremy Scott AW16

Inspiration: “Cowgirls in space, Pin-Up girls with a pop twist.” -Kabuki

Face: Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation applied in a sheer layer over the face to create a fresh, young appearance to skin. M·A·C Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer applied as needed to perfect.

Eyes: The brows were combed upwards and set into place with a glue stick and then filled as needed with eye shadow to balance and perfect. Mixing Medium Shine was then applied over brows for a plasticized effect. M·A·C Pro Acrylic Paint in Hi-Def Cyan, Primary Yellow and Pure White mixed to create a custom blue eye liner and swept through the arch of the eyelid to define. Lashes were curled and followed with 7 Lash, trimmed in half and applied through the outer corner of the eye. Haute & Naughty Lash in Black applied to combine 7 Lash with the natural lashes to lift and perfect. Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in On the Hunt applied with a bit of a wing-tip through the outer corner of the upper lash line. A crystal-studded silver star was applied as a beauty mark under the right eye to tie in the themes of the American West, pin-up glamour and outer space.

Lips: Lipstick in Candy Yum-Yum applied over the lips for a fuchsia with deeper complexions.


Show: Rag & Bone AW16

Inspiration: “Individuality, looking the best in their own way, a best version of themselves.”Gucci Westman

Face: M·A·C Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer applied as needed to even and perfect skin. M·A·C Studio QuikTrik Stick in Softly Does It (available Autumn/Winter 2016) blended over the upper cheekbones to highlight. Cream Colour Base in Mid-Tone Sepia blended under cheekbones to contour. Blot Powder swept over the face to polish and control shine.

Eyes: Eye Shadow in Wedge blended with Powder Blush in Sincere and swept over the upper and lower eyelids to accentuate the eyes. Eye Pencil in Coffee applied through the lower eyelid and lash line, smudged into “nothing” to slightly enhance the eye. Lashes were curled for a natural lift to eyes.

Lips: Lip Conditioner (Tube) applied to nourish and condition the lips, then blotted to eliminate shine. Lip Erase in Dim and Pale blended over the lips to mute the natural colour to finish.



Show: Rosie Assoulin AW16

Inspiration: “Whimsy of glitter applied in a youthful manner.” James Kaliardos

Face: M·A·C Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation blended over the face to even, tone and perfect skin. M·A·C Studio QuikTrik Stick in Here You Go (available Autumn/Winter 2016) blended through the centre of the nose, upper cheekbones and brow bone to highlight. M·A·C Studio QuikTrik Stick in Tight and Tawny (available Autumn/Winter 2016) applied to contour down the sides of the nose Does It (available Autumn/Winter 2016) patted with fingers across and under cheekbones. M·A·C Studio QuikTrik Stick in All Aflush and Softly the front of the face for a sun-kissed effect to skin. 

Eyes: The brows were perfected and groomed as needed. Haute & Naughty Lash in Black swept through the upper lashes only to lift and define. Each model received a different combination of the following M·A·C Glitters: Copper Sparkle, Pink, Gold, 3D Brass Gold, 3D Lavender, 3D Pink, 3D Silver, Reflects Purple Duo and Reflects Transparent Teal, applied through the lower eyelid with a focus through the inner corner and centre of the eye, adapted for each different eye shape for many varying looks.

Lips: Lipstick in Peachstock patted over lips to mute the natural tone and impart a bit of colour to finish.


Show: Thom Browne AW16

Inspiration: “Pastel-hued, roaring 20s inspired Tim Burton character.”Sil Bruinsma

Face: Mineralize Charged Water Face and Body Lotion applied over the face to instantly hydrate, soften and smooth. Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation and M·A·C Pro Studio Face and Body Foundation in White blended together and applied generously over the face with a 193 Brush to brighten, clarify and perfect skin. Powder Blush in Lovecloud dusted over the apples of cheeks for a pinky flush with a 138 Brush.

Eyes: Lipmix in Black, Blue, Magenta and White mixed together for a powdery blue colour and buffed around the eyes with a 217 Brush in a cloud formation. Eye Kohl in Fascinating mixed with Chromagraphic Pencil in Hi-Def Cyan and applied through the waterline for a seamless blue around the eye. M·A·C Pro Pastel Studio Fix in Shivering White blended around the edges of the eye to diffuse.

Lips: The lips were neutralized with a bit of foundation and followed with an application of Lipstick in Crème Cup. Lipglass in Saint Germain glossed over the lips for a cool, pinky finish.


Show: Zac Posen AW16

Inspiration: “Inspired by natural, diverse beauty.” –Diane Kendal

Face: The skin was perfected with sheer coverage, looking beautifully natural and real. Powder Blush in Taupe (fair skin tones) or M·A·C Studio Conceal and Correct Palette/Dark in NW55 (deeper skin tones) blended under cheekbones for a soft contour. Powder Blush in Cubic (fair skin tones only) blended over the apples of cheeks for a flush of colour. M·A·C Studio QuikTrik Stick in Softly Does It (available Autumn/Winter 2016) applied over the upper cheekbones to highlight.

Eyes: The brows were slightly defined, following their natural shape and tone. Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline applied through the outer half of the eyelid and pulled outwards to elongate the eye. Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline was also wrapped under the eye and pulled toward the centre to define. Eye Shadow in Carbon applied over Eye Kohl in Feline to set. Lashes were curled and swept through with Haute & Naughty Lash in Black to lift and define. Eye Shadow in Sable (for fair skin tones) or Shadowy Sculpting Powder Pro Palette (for deeper skin tones) pulled through the crease of the eye to contour, following the shape of the eye liner applied through the outer corner of the eye.

Lips: Lipstick in Sheer Madness (available Autumn/Winter 2016) used on fair skin tones and applied for a sheer nude on lips. For deeper skin tones, Lip Pencil in Chestnut was used to define the lips with an application of Lipstick in In My Fashion (available Autumn/Winter 2016) and Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in High Drama to finish.


Nails: “A polychromatic, dimensional black nail.”Keri Blair
M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquer in Nocturnelle mixed with M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquer in Mean & Green applied in two coats over nails, topped with M·A·C Studio Overlacquer for a high-gloss finish. M·A·C Studio Nail Lacquer in Skin applied on fairer skin tones in two coats and topped with M·A·C Studio Overlacquer for a glossy look to nails.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

MAC Cosmetics NYFW Backstage Report


Check out all the looks from Carolina Herrera, Jeremy Scott, Libertine, Rag & Bone, Thom Browne, Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka, and Oscar de la Renta NYFE Spring/Summer 2016!