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StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


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Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


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Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


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Fashion Week

MAC First Look: Bill Blass

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bb MAC First Look: Bill Blass
“Sexy, 80s, Glam – rock – power girl.”
Tom Pecheux – Key Artist

bb face MAC First Look: Bill Blass
Face
For matte skin, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation was stippled onto the skin. Cheeks were coloured with a mix of Full Fuchsia and Orange Devil Blush.

bb eyes MAC First Look: Bill Blass
Eyes
MAC Rouge Flambe Pigment was applied to the lids for a pop of plum and shimmer. Smolder Eye Pencil was lined onto the top and bottom lash lines. Carbon Eye Shadow was layered over the liner with an Eye Liner Brush, extending at the ends and winged upwards toward the hairline.

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Lips
The lip was kept very nude and natural with an application of Spice Lip Liner and MAC PRO Lip Erase in Pale.

 MAC First Look: Bill Blass

MAC First Look: Tommy Hilfiger

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“Young, chic, clean and well-mannered. The neatness of Lily Allen.”
Lisa Butler – Key Artist

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Face
MAC Face and Body Foundation was applied with a 190 Brush and Mineralized Skinfinish in Natural was dusted over from center out to create a sheer finish. Cheeks were coloured lightly with Fleur Power Blush.

th eyes MAC First Look: Tommy Hilfiger
Eyes
MAC Blue Storm Eye Shadow was applied with Brush 209 to the top lash line for a soft, bright blue line. Lashes were curled and MAC PRO Lash Mascara was applied to lashes to create dark, separated lashes. Lingering Brow Pencil was softly applied to brows with Brush 311.

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Lips
MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick was brushed on the lips with Brush 194 for a sheer, bright coral stain.

 MAC First Look: Tommy Hilfiger

MAC First Look: Zac Posen

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zac MAC First Look: Zac Posen
“It’s a sexy, mannequin look. Just like the girls have been partying all night.”
Charlotte Tilbury – Key Artist

zac face MAC First Look: Zac Posen
Face
MAC Moisturecover Concealer was applied where needed. Blot Powder Loose was applied to the center of the face with Brush 168.

zac eyes MAC First Look: Zac Posen
Eyes
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder was applied on top and bottom lash lines, around the eyes. Sharkskin Shade Stick mixed with MAC Gloss Texture was applied on lids and crease and extended past the outer corner of the eyes using Brush 217. MAC Zoom Lash Mascara in Black was applied to top and bottom lashes. Brows were combed with Brow Set Clear.

zac lips MAC First Look: Zac Posen
Lips
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil was used to line the lips. MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick was applied to the entire lip, followed by Charred Lipstick placed in the center of the lip and blended with Brush 316.

 MAC First Look: Zac Posen

MAC First Look: Y & Kei

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ykei MAC First Look: Y & Kei
“The inspiration for the show was Strange Beauty; imagine the most beautiful women in the world looking a little sick and tired.”
Gregory Arlt – Key Artist

ykei face MAC First Look: Y & Kei
Face
MAC Face & Body Foundation mixed with Pearl Creme Colour Base was applied to the skin for fresh, dewy, sheer, ethereal skin.

ykei eyes MAC First Look: Y & Kei
Eyes
MAC Cork Eye Shadow was applied under the lower lash line and in the crease. The lower lash line was accentuated with layers of Kid, Cork and Embark Eye Shadows.

ykei lips MAC First Look: Y & Kei
Lips
To maintain bare lips, MAC PRO Lip Erase was patted onto the lips. For a slight gloss, MAC PRO Longwear Gloss Coat was layered on top.

 MAC First Look: Y & Kei

MAC First Look: Milly

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milly MAC First Look: Milly
“A cool French girl drinking a glass of champagne, watching a foreign film or walking downtown. Looking fabulous with little effort.”
Romy Soleimani – Key Artist

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Face
For a silky, clean finish, MAC Studio Fix Foundation was pressed onto skin with brush. Nude Crème Colour Base was applied lightly in the corner of the eyes and on the cheekbones to highlight.

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Eyes
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer was applied where needed. Smolder Eye Pencil was smudged into root of top and bottom lash lines with Eye Liner Brush. Top lashes were curled and both top and bottom were defined with a light coat of Zoom Lash Mascara.

milly lips MAC First Look: Milly
Lips
MAC Desire Lipstick was applied from the center of the lips outward with a Lip brush. The lips were then lightly patted with fingers to create a slight stain.

 MAC First Look: Milly

MAC First Look: Carlos Miele

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miele MAC First Look: Carlos Miele
“Classic, sexy, cool, rocker chick – Kate Moss.”
Christian McColloch – Key Artist

miele face MAC First Look: Carlos Miele
Face
For clean, beautiful, sheer skin, MAC Face and Body Foundation was applied with a brush, followed by a dust of Blot Powder Loose. Melon Pigment was sheered out on the cheeks to highlight.

miele eyes MAC First Look: Carlos Miele
Eyes
To create a smoky eye, MAC Greensmoke Eye Shadow was blended on the lid and applied to the lower lash line. Tealo Powerpoint Eye Pencil lined the upper lash line and Tarnish Eye Kohl was used to colour the water line. MAC Black X Mascara was coated onto the top and bottom lashes.

miele lips MAC First Look: Carlos Miele
Lips
MAC PRO Lip Erase in Dim was patted onto the lips followed by a touch of Fresco Cream Colour Base to create a perfect pale, beige lip.

 MAC First Look: Carlos Miele

MAC First Look: Temperley London

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temperley MAC First Look: Temperley London
“It’s a smoky eye. She’s a 70s woman playing poker.”
Charlotte Tilbury – Key Artist

temperley face MAC First Look: Temperley London
Face
Studio Fix Fluid was applied to the face. Using Brush 116, Matte Bronze was brushed lightly for a soft contouring and hint of colour.

temperley eyes MAC First Look: Temperley London
Eyes
MAC Blackground Paint Pot was applied in the crease and pulled out in a straight line to extend the shape of the eye. Blackground Paint Pot was also blended out on the top lash line. Dark Brown Cream Colour Base was applied to the center of the lid, smudged into the Blackground Paint Pot with Brush 242. The inner corners of the eyes were highlighted with Silver Fog Pigment with Brush 239, as well as layered lightly on the lid. Smolder Eye Pencil was applied to the bottom lash line and smudged with Brush 242. Top lashes were coated with Loud Lash Mascara. Brow Set Clear was used to comb the brows upward.

temperley lips MAC First Look: Temperley London
Lips
MAC PRO Lip Erase was applied to the lips, followed by Lip Conditioner for a light, nude lip.

 MAC First Look: Temperley London