M.A.C trendpresentations are always more than just interesting. They give me inspiration, warmth, the will to take make-up further than I normally do.
So when I can, I try to attend these exclusive get-togethers, to see how my hero make-upartists make trends come alive.
My first finding was that upcoming fall/winter, the overal feeling will be very strong and independent. Powerful women with an own identity prevail. It’s sexyness in a strong, heroic but still romantic way. A little bit of history retranslated: From the dark middle ages, over the roaring thirties, passing by the swinging sixties, to land in the colourful nineties.
Sounds confusing, I know! So to make it more clear for everyone, MAC divided the latest catwalk-looks into 4 trends.
1. Sense + Sensibility
–> Feeling: Soft military / independent / mysterious / tomboy / the thirties
–> Technique: – Keep the skin quite raw, without too much concealer.
– Straight eyebrows.
– Top eyes and lips off with a gloss.
–> Products: a (dark) red lipstick / brow set / glazing prep balm / transparant or mineralize foundation
–> Feeling: Antique eras with modern, edgy twist / tough and soft at the same time.
–> Technique: – Use of deep colours like gold, blue, green, purple, burgundy,…
– Impact on the eyes and/or the lips.
– Lots of blending.
– Dusty, powdery look
–> Products: deep red or cherry lipstick / eyeshadows in gold, blue, green, purple, brown, carbon and burgundy / coffee eye pencil / MAC Pro cream colour base / brow set / gold loose pigment
–> Feeling: Subtle but strong, like tree girls / nature-like
–> Technique: – Very precise, like a blue print
– Lots of contouring in the face for more depth.
– Brow focus.
– Natural lips.
–> Products: Earthy, browny colours / sculpting creams / taupe or peachy blush
–> Feeling: Geometry in the face / 90s style that gets broken / Clever, intelligent makeup which is interesting in detail
–> Technique: – Be really precise, because it’s all about lines and details.
– Make the look even more interesting by deconstructing the obvious lines.
–> Products: Eyeliner! It’s all about the eyeliner!