MAC Studio Moisture Fix was applied to the skin and MAC Select Moisturecover was pressed on top. Sculpt and Shape Powder was brushed onto the face for carved-out looking features and a polished, perfect complexion.
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MAC Moisturelush Cream was applied to the skin and Face and Body Foundation was then layered on top. Blot Powder Loose was dusted over face where needed and Sculpting Powder in Sculpt was brushed onto cheeks to contour. Loose Beauty Powder in Daisy Dust was dusted over cheekbones to highlight.
MAC Sketch Eye Shadow was blended all over eyelid to create a soft shape. MAC Blue Brown Pigment was applied to the outer eyelid and Reflects in Blackened Red was layered over. Old Gold Pigment was applied to the center and inner corners of the eye and Reflects Antiqued Gold was layered on top. Blooz Eye Kohl was blended out onto top and bottom lash lines. Deep Blue-Green Pigment was layered on top inner lash line and bottom lash line and Reflects Purely Purple was layered over top, outer lash line.
Skin was concealed with Select Cover-up in appropriate shades. Mineralized Skinfinish Natural was applied with 129 Brush. MAC Blushcreme in Sweet William was touched over high planes of cheekbones using fingers and MAC Pink Swoon Powder Blush was lightly dusted on top.
MAC Eye Shadow in Hand Written was buffed onto lids and bottom lash line using 224 Brush. Reflects Glitter in Antiqued Gold was pressed onto lids and bottom lash line as a second layer with 242 Brush.
MAC Blot Powder Loose was lightly applied over skin.
MAC Eye Shadow in Taupe was applied with a 239 Brush to outer portion of eyelid and just under the eye to create a shadow. Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe was brushed onto the middle of the crease. Eye Shadow in Forgery was dusted on to the cheek, arch of the brow, inner corner of the eye and the bridge of the nose to highlight.
I enjoyed my first Fashion Week experience more than I can say. But obviously, I couldn’t attend every runway show. Luckily, MAC Trendspot provides a glimpse behind the scenes at the Fall 2008 collections, where they joined the most renowned international makeup artists creating next season’s hot looks.
MAC’s backstage support of fashion is unparalleled. Each season, their participation in the world’s key fashion weeks brings them together with leading-edge designers and international top makeup artists to evolve the looks that become next season’s beauty trends.
This past Friday, I returned to New York for another dose of Fashion Week. I just couldn’t stay away. This time, I got the skinny on Carmen Marc Valvo’s Fall 2008 Ready To Wear collection.
I spoke to Lead Makeup Artist, Tom Pecheux, about his inspiration for the makeup look. He told me he was inspired by the collection, which was based on lingerie. “There is a sensuality about the collection, so I didn’t want to go too sexy for the makeup – or else it might look too boudoir,” he said. “Emphasis on a strong, perfect mouth keeps it couture.”
Foundation was natural and matte, eyes were defined with a simple swipe of mascara, and models wore no blush. Pecheux explained, “The essence of the look is ‘sophisticated woman with a touch of masculinity.’”
The vibrant lip was achieved by lining the mouth and filling in lips with MAC Magenta Lip Pencil. The finishing touch was a dab of MAC Russian Red Lipstick in the center of lips. It was a sporty, modern take on the classic red mouth.
My BFF Victor was there, and he offered a little insight to trends for Fall. “Fall 2008 will be a big lip season. You’re going to see an emphasis on technically astute lips. We’re moving away from women haphazardly swiping at their mouths with a tube of lipstick. Women are going to have to wake up a couple minutes early to replicate this look. And for all of those ladies who have misplaced their lip pencils, it’s time to go out and purchase a new one.”
Models’ hair was smoothed into a sleek low ponytail and separated into two sections. Each piece was braided; then the two plaits were intertwined and pinned at the nape of the neck. To finish off the look, stylists applied a generous helping of Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Gel – for a glass-like effect.
CND artists were also on hand (pun intended), painting models’ nails in Clearly Pink, a creamy neutral that compliments all skin tones.
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