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MAC Autumn/Winter 2010 Milan Style Report

Here we go to Milan for the MAC Cosmetics style report! Wish we were there in person! Still seeing the black smokey eye and vivid red lip present as the predominant look for Fall 2010.


“It’s the Helmet Newton strong woman circa 1982. She’s tough and strong…but beautifully feminine.” — Gordon Espinet

EYES: Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil – lining the inner rim and outer lash lines to create a dark focal point on the face.

Carbon Eye Shadow– blended over Feline with brush #266, elongated in an outward, upward angle. Russian Blue Eye Shadow – blended into socket and over the Feline/Carbon line to create a softened, shadowed shape. Contrast Eye Shadow and Reflects Purple Duo Glitter -brushed onto eyelids with brush #239. Crystal Avalanche Eye Shadow -brushed onto brow bone to finish.
Opulash Mascara (Available Summer 2010) in Bad, Bad Black-applied to the lashes

SKIN: Face and Body Foundation set with Blot Powder – to create a light, transparent, matte finish on the skin. Taupe Powder Blush- used to contour the cheekbone.

LIP: Cherry Lip Pencil-drawn all over the lips. Good to Go Lipstick-layered over the pencil


“Its that late 50’s early 60’s girl looking sexy in her leopard skin coat. She’s a bit minxy…a bit foxy, with a Brigitte Bardot lip and a feline eye that’s smoked out” – Charlotte Tilbury

EYES: Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline– applied thinly and close to top lashes and in waterline of eye with a thicker line along the bottom lash line.

Dipdown and Blacktrack Fluidline– pre-mixed and smudged over Feline, using brush #209.
Opulash Mascara (Available Summer 2010) in Bad, Bad Black-applied to lower lashes.

SKIN:Studio Sculpt Foundation-applied as a base. Mineralize Skinfinish and Invisible Set Powder-applied to the center of the face.

Lip Pencil in Oak– to line the lips. Till Tomorrow PRO Longwear Lipcreme- blended into the lips.


“Its a monochromatic palette of beige, nude and gray. Inspired by nakedness and nature, the girls are ethereal but not too fairy-like. They’ve got an edge. A 1950’s/Jennifer Connelly inspired brow takes the focus” – Lucia Pieroni

EYES: Copper Plate– blended along the outer corners of upper lids and from the middle of the lash line outwards on bottom-very faded. Eye Shadows in Copperplate and Typographic– brushed up and through the top line of the brow to elongate and exaggerate. No mascara, lashes curled.

SKIN: Strobe Cream– to prep the skin for a raw, nude, creamy look. Select Moisture Cover Concealer– used only where needed. Invisible Set Powder-used on center of face.

LIP: Lipsticks in Siss and Myth-blended and patted on top with finger.


“It’s a handsome early Eighties look, very Opium den eyes, shaded and softly smoked so they just look shadowed”- Charlotte Tilbury

EYES: Eye Pencil in Earthline- around the top and bottom lashes, very blended. Eye Shadow in Copperplate– on top of the liner, blended Sculpt Powders in Sculpt and Shadowy– in a square shape, super blown out. Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad Black- top lashes only.
No brows- to keep it feeling modern.

FACE: Studio Sculpt Foundation-for a perfect, fresh finish. Sculpting Powder in Shadowy and Sculpt– brushed under cheekbones to contour. Mineralize All-Over Lotion – touched onto the tops of the cheekbones to highlight.

LIP: Lip Conditioner-patted onto lips.


“The Pucci woman’s evolved into a strong, luxurious, effortlessly groomed creature. It’s accessible, and street-y with a rubbed in khaki eye and peachy skin and lip” – Lisa Butler

EYES: Eye Pencil in Lichen- rubbed into the bottom lash line.
Opulash in Bad, Bad Black- applied to top and bottom lashes.
Brows were groomed.

FACE: Face and Body Foundation– massaged into the skin “for very clean skin.”  Mineralize Skin Finish Natural– to set foundation. Lilicent Blushcreme-applied “to warm the cheeks, high on the cheekbones.”

LIP: Lilicent Blushcreme -dabbed on the lips.


“The girl is a beauty- no big statement, just fresh and naturally gorgeous in camel and honey tones. She’s chic, elegant and proper” – Tom Pecheux

EYES: Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder in Medium Dark– dusted over the lids. Eye Kohl in Prunella– traced along the upper lash line very finely and softly smudged. Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad Black- for the top lashes. Pro Lash Mascara in Charcoal Brown– on lower lashes.

SKIN: Face and Body Foundation-applied as a base. Studio Sculpt Concealer-where needed. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder in Medium Dark– to contour the cheekbone with a 119 brush.

LIP: Lipstick in To Pamper (Available Fall 2010)- applied from the tube and patted in with the fingers.


“She’s a little bit Scottish, a little Masai, a little punk” – Lucia Pieroni

EYE: Eye Shadow in Flourishing-washed from lashline to brow with a 225 brush for a very soft veil of colour.

SKIN: Studio Sculpt Foundation– applied as a base. Studio Sculpt Concealer-where needed. Prep and Prime Loose Powder-all over the face, for a matte skin. Mineralize Blush in Utterly Game-lightly touched over the high cheekbones with a 168 brush.

LIP: Lip Pencil in Spice-drawn into the centre of the mouth and diffused with a 219 brush. Eye Shadow in Brown Script-patted on top, for a matte copper toned mouth.


EYE: Eye Shadow in Concrete or Coquette– very softly around the eye for the slightest shaded effect.
No mascara. Brow Set in Clear– brushed upwards.

SKIN: Strobe Cream – on the high planes of the face. Moisturecover Concealer with Invisible Set Powder– where needed.

LIPS: Eye Pencil in Ebony– to line and balance the deep lip. Lipsticks in Cyber and Hang-Up– blended together to form an aubergine shade, brushed onto the lip blending in the liner. Matte Texture– applied over the top to erase shine.

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I am Krista, the author of I started a career as a pro makeup artist in 2001 for Benefit Cosmetics in the San Francisco bay area, and transitioned in 2006 to pursue jobs in the Silicon Valley. I am currently working as an editor in the media industry, where I contribute to original content that includes beauty articles. I am occasionally doing freelance makeup jobs, but spend most of my time working on improving my health and wellbeing. I have Hashimoto's and PCOS, and plan on contributing articles that touch on these areas, as well as weight loss and Paleo Diet recipes.

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