M.A.C - SS 12 – Beauty is Back!
M.A.C - SS 12 – Beauty is Back
M.A.C Trend Previews, hosted by the super talented Senior Make-Up guru Amber D, are definitely a highlight of every season.
It’s always great to spend a few hours learning about new and exciting M.A.C products and trends dominating the Northern Hemisphere runways for Spring/Summer 2012.
And yes down under we are going into Autumn/Winter 12 but these trends are the perfect partners to our chillier seasons.
So what do our friends at M.A.C have in-store for us?
ATH-ELITE (Seen on runways at Gareth Pugh, Giambatista Valli and Salvatore Ferragamo)
Clear and fresh skin is near naked but not raw. Complexion is hydrated and all about dewy, sporty and spa fresh.
While the skin glistens brows are defined and full (but not heavy) or think simple eyes with the gesture of eyeliner to add structure and dimension.
Stripped back is the main message; this is a trend for simply great, super desirable skin.
Tools: Prep + Prime Skin Compact, Chomographic Pencil in NC15-NW 25, Shine Mixing Medium, Mineralize Charged Gel Emulsion, Care Blends Essential Oils, Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation, Mineralize Skin Finish/Natural, Fusion Gold Metal-X Cream Eye Shadow, Palladium Metal X-Cream Eye Shadow, Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, Fling Eye Brows, Mink Eye Brows, Beguile Brow Set, Clear Brow Set, Mid-Tone Sepia Cream Colour Base, MAC Pro Gloss Texture Story, Boot Black Liquid Liner, Blacktrack Fluid Liner, Smolder Eye Kohl, Fix+Spray, Lip Conditioner SPF15, Clear Lipglass, Dim Lip Erase, Hush Hush Tendertone Lip Balm SPF 12
NOUV-EAU (Seen on runways at Paul Smith, Issey Miyake and Missoni)
Soft and pretty with a glamorous twist, Nouv-Eau is all about the eye. Lids and lashlines are single toned washes of pastels and delicate watercolours with rubs of charcoal.
Lips and cheeks are kissed in peach, apricot and strawberry with a subtly worn in stained effect and the overall look is romantic and feminine without being to sugary or cute.
Tools: Kid Eye Shadow, Moleskin Eye Shadow, Copper Plate Eye Shadow, Smolder Eye Kohl, Air Force Blue Cream Colour Base, Scene Eye Shadow, Immortal Flower Powder Blush, Lovecloud Powder Blush, Fleur Powder Blush, Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose, Shell Cream Colour Base, Constructivist Paint Pot, Bamboo Cream Colour Base, Scarlet Ibis Lipstick, Burgundy Lip Pencil, Mouth Off Lip Pencil, Lady Danger Lipstick, Flamingo Lipstick, Hot N’Saucy Tendertone Lip Balm
ORE-INSPIRED (Seen on runways at Sass & Bide, Maxmara and Just Cavalli)
Skin is luminous and creamy; earthy and metallic highlights accentuate lips, cheeks and eyes without lending the overall look to be tanned, it’s more about warmth. Matt tones are sidelined for light reflective metallic textures like, creamy copper, rust terracotta and peach tones with a focus on features to create flattering sophistication.
“It’s all about a nude, creamy, luminous look....reddish brown lids and glowy skin.” – Charlotte Tilbury
Tools: Venetian Tarnish Metal-X Cream Shadow, Rusty Metal-X Cream Shadow, Reflects Gold, Constructivist Paint Pot, Teddy eye Kohl, Modern Mandarin Blush, Groundwork Paint Pot, M>A.C PRO Bronze Cream Colour Base, Vintage Coin Metal-X Cream Shadow, Coconutty Lipstick, Cup of Joe Cream Eye Shadow, Coppering Eye Shadow, M.A.C PRO Caramel and Terracotta Studio Finish Skin Corrector, Coquette Eye Shadow, Freckletone Lipstick, Fresh Brew Lipstick
NEO-N (Seen on runways at Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu and Kate Gallagher)
Think striking but not harsh colour. While the statement is all about beauty brights, there is a subtleness. Shades are bold but not stamped on. Skin is plumped and fresh.
“Chaos of colours: All about odd colours and the rest of the face is very clear and fresh. Think smashed up cars...natural elements mixed with metallics.” – Val Garland
Tools: M.A.C PRO Red Lipmix, M.A.C PRO Orange Lipmix, M.A.C Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil, M.A.C Pro Acid Orange Pigment, M.A.C PRO Electric Coral Pigment, M.A.C Chartreuse Pigment, M.A.C Process Magenta Paint Stick, M.A.C PRO Genuine Orange Paint Stick, Marine Ultra Chromographic Pencil, Rich Purple Chomographic Pencil, Florida Cremeblend Blush, Pink Pigeon Lipstick, Flamingo Lipstick
*Imagery courtesy of M.A.C Cosmetics