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MAC First Look: Y & Kei

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

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

milly face MAC First Look: Milly
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.

milly eyes MAC First Look: Milly
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

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

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

MAC First Look: Richard Chai

chai MAC First Look: Richard Chai
“Graphic and precise – a design that feels new.”
James Kaliardos – Key Artist

chai fac MAC First Look: Richard Chai
Face
MAC Face and Body Foundation was brushed on to the face. A mix of Strobe Cream and Pearl Cream Colour Base was applied to the cheekbones and nose to highlight. Fleur Power Blush was placed high on the cheek for a touch of shimmer and color.

chai eyes MAC First Look: Richard Chai
Eyes
MAC Naked Lunch Eye Shadow was applied from lash line to crease. A line of Phone Number Eye Kohl and Print Eye Shadow was brushed onto the crease and shaded to break up the linear feel. Pale Yellow Eye Pencil was shaded into the inner corner of the eyes. MAC Hollywood Eye Shadow in Kitty was applied on the outer corner of the eyes. Lashes were kept bare.

chai lips MAC First Look: Richard Chai
Lips
To pale down the lips, MAC PRO Lip Erase in Dim was patted on and 3N Lipstick was layered over.

 MAC First Look: Richard Chai

MAC First Look: Monique Lhuillier

ml MAC First Look: Monique Lhuillier
“Marbleizing of three colours – inky blue, rich burgundy and intense purple. Dramatic, but poetic at the same time. The look is a Lolita Lempika painting mixed with a Deborah Turbeville photograph.”
Val Garland – Key Artist

ml face MAC First Look: Monique Lhuillier
Face
MAC Face and Body Foundation was used to prep the skin, followed by Bamboo Crème Colour Base brushed with MAC Brush 188 to lightly shade the cheeks.

ml eye MAC First Look: Monique Lhuillier
Eyes
MAC Smolder Eye Pencil was applied to bottom lash line, as well as inside the water line of the eye. Indigo Eye Pencil was used as a base on the inner and outer corners of the lid, blended up from lash line to brow. Using 239 and 224 Brushes, Blue Pigment was layered on top. MAC Plumed Violet Crème Colour Base was applied to the centre of lid with Brush 272, followed by Violet Pigment layered on top with a 239 Brush. Reflects Blue Pigment was applied to the inner and outer corners of the lid to intensify the colour. Night Moth Eye Pencil was applied to the bottom lash line and blended out with a 239 Brush. Beauty Marked Eye Shadow was pressed into the Night Moth with a 239 Brush to define the eye.

ml lips MAC First Look: Monique Lhuillier
Lips
MAC Night Moth Lip Pencil was applied to the lips and blended with Brush 318.

 MAC First Look: Monique Lhuillier

ANTM and Project Runway Join Forces – So Fierce!

Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model are two of my absolute favorite reality shows. So imagine my delight to learn that there was a strong ANTM showing at the Project Runway finale at New York Fashion Week!

Jaslene Gonzalez, winner of Cycle 8, walked in the Jillian Lewis show. While Danielle Evans, winner of Cycle 6, and Bianca Golden modeled dresses from Chris March’s collection.

antm+at+pr ANTM and Project Runway Join Forces   So Fierce!
I met Bianca later that afternoon, but had no idea why she was there. Now I know.

And bravo to Bravo for employing so many minority models for the Project Runway finale.

If you’re impatient, like me, and can’t wait to see the final collections – click here. Who do you think is going to win? I have some predictions, but I’m anxious to hear your opinions. I know many of you are fans – so talk to me. Don’t be shy. Leave a comment below.

MAC First Look: Badgley Mischka

bm MAC First Look: Badgley Mischka
“Mixture of texture and style – colourful, rich, young and playful.”
Tom Pecheux – Key Artist

bm face MAC First Look: Badgley Mischka
Face
MAC Select Moisturecover was worked into the skin to help hydrate the skin, followed by a dust of Invisible Set Powder to create a soft, matte finish. Salsa Rose and Devil Powder Blushes were brushed high on the cheek bones with MAC Brush 116.

bm eyes MAC First Look: Badgley Mischka
Eyes
MAC Tarnish Eye Kohl and Chocolate Brown Pigment were mixed and applied with Brush 275 onto lid in an almond shape. Copper Pigment and Reflects Gold was layered on top to add a touch of shimmer. MAC Newly Minted Eye Shadow was patted into the inner corner of the eye, followed by Mystery Eye Shadow dusted over the lids to finish the look. Lashes were coated with Zoom Black Mascara.

bm lips MAC First Look: Badgley Mischka
Lips
MAC Wildly Lush Plushglass was applied to the lips.

 MAC First Look: Badgley Mischka

MAC First Look: Rodarte

rodarte MAC First Look: Rodarte
“Japanese horror movies; ethereal, dark and dreamy – transparent, pale skin, hardcore vamp lips, accentuated cheeks and delicate eyes.”
James Kaliardos – Key Artist

rodarte face MAC First Look: Rodarte
Face
Skin was paled down with an application of Face and Body Foundation, followed by White Paintstick. Luna Crème Colour Base was applied with fingers to the bridge of the nose and cupids bow.

rodarte eyes MAC First Look: Rodarte
Eyes
Paintsticks in White and Pink Vivid were applied to the lid, followed by Underage Lipgloss. Fuchsia Pigment was brushed onto the outer corners of the eye and under the lower lash line with Brush 210.

rodarte lips MAC First Look: Rodarte
Lips
Lips were prepped with an application of PRO Lip Erase, then Desire Lipstick was brushed onto the lips.

 MAC First Look: Rodarte

MAC First Look: Benhaz Sarafpour

bs MAC First Look: Benhaz Sarafpour
“It’s a fun season to be bold and get your rocks off as an artist. It’s all about enjoying colour, textures and freedom of expression.”
Gucci Westman – Key Artist

bs face MAC First Look: Benhaz Sarafpour
Face
MAC Select Moistureblend Foundation was blended with a 217 Brush where needed.

bs eyes MAC First Look: Benhaz Sarafpour
Eyes
MAC Canary Yellow and Bitter Eye Shadows were applied with a 252 Brush from lash line to just above the crease and also along the lower lash line. The eye shadows were blended in a round shape, around the eye with a 224 Brush.

bs lips MAC First Look: Benhaz Sarafpour
Lips
MAC Myth Lipstick was applied with fingers.

 MAC First Look: Benhaz Sarafpour

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