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MAC 2011 Spring & Summer Trend Report

Fashion week…already? Yup, fashion week blazed past us like a ball of fire, and I am busy catching up on reading about stuff we’ll be wearing in about 6 months.

Ruffian Spring 2011

Ruffian Spring 2011 Look“She’s an American ex-pat adapting to the French culture. It’s a neutral palette but the gold makes it glamorous” – James Kaliardos

Get the look:


  • Pearl Cream Colour Base – blended over the eyelids
  • Centre Stage Mega Metal Shadow (available 2011) and M·A·C PRO Rose Gold Metal Pigment – blended through the crease of the eye and winged out toward the temples
  • Golden Lemon Pigment – placed in the center of the lid, and smudged onto the inner and outer corners of the eyes
  • I Get No Kick Eye Kohl (available 2011) – drawn onto the lower water lines of the eye lids
  • #33 Lashes – applied to top lashes only and blended with Plushblack Plush Lash Mascara


  • Lady Blush Blushcreme – blended high on the cheeks
  • Refined Deeper Bronze Bronzing Powder – applied to the temples and the cheeks as a contour
  • Golden Lemon Pigment – touched onto cheekbones as a highlight


  • M·A·C PRO Dim Lip Erase – toning down the natural color of the lips
  • So Vain Kissable Lipcolour (available 2011)– blended over Lip Erase with a lip brush

From – James Kaliardos for M.A.C. called upon Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Hutton to create the makeup, and told us that he predicts gold as a big color for Spring 2011. “The collection is based on a woman who has traveled, in particular the French Foreign Legion, so the hair Is a fresh summer look, but still giving the look of a woman who has been working — while still maintaining the sex appeal,” Neil Moodie for Bumble & Bumble told StyleList. The idea was to make the hair look “A little bit wet, like she’s just come out of the desert.” For nails, Amanda Fontanarossa for CND created the monogram moon look, a mixing of two shades topped off with a dark moon and Ruffian monogram.

ruffianchristians-005Kaliardos says that the makeup is a look Michelle Obama wears, and that the average woman can wear it everyday quite easily. For face and body start with Select Moisture Cover and go next for the Lady Blush, placed high on the cheeks with some Refined Deep Bronze on the temples and cheeks. With the eyes, go for a layered effect, starting with Pearl OCB all over, then move onto Centre Stage and Rose Gold pigments. Black Plus #33 lashes were applied to the models lashes, but Kaliardos recommends using individual lashes to easily attain the look at home. For the lips, start with Dim Liperase followed by So Vein Kissable Lip Color, applied with a lip blush. Overall, James suggests using a peachy/pinky color on the lips, and for darker skin tones, skew the lip color with more brown.

Vena Cava Spring 2011


“The look is full glamour-Michelle Pfeiffer from Scarface 1983.” – Christian McCulloch

Get the look:


  • Contrast, Prussian and Shadowy Lady Eye Shadows – blended together and pulled out from the center of the eye along the crease and lower lash lines for a blue gray smoky eye
  • Dalliance Mega Metal Shadow

(available 2011)– to highlight the inner corners of the eyelids

  • Dangerous Cuvee Paint Pot (available 2011) – blended together on the center of the eyelids
  • Haute and Naughty Lash in Black – Two coats applied to both the upper and lower lashes

FACEVena Cava Spring 2011

  • M·A·C PRO Cherche Blushcreme and M·A·C PRO Shadester Sculpting Powder – contouring just beneath he cheek bones


  • Subculture Lip Pencil – filling in the lips
  • Morange Lipstick – patted over the liner for an orangey red stain
  • Subculture Lip Pencil – filling in the lips

From The Brooklyn-based design duo of Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock gave their team leads Halston ads as inspiration for the glamorous beauty look that tied into the strong colors of their Spring 2011 clothing collection.

venacava2Since hair was to be pushed back off the face, McCulloch used vibrant colors that reminded him of Michelle Pfiefer’s look in the 1983 movie ScarFace, which focused on a strong smoky eye, sculpted and contoured cheekbones, and a burst of color on the lips. “Instead of a red lip, I went with a bright peach — it looks younger and fresher, even with all the makeup. Anytime you use a red or brown-based lip with a full face of color, you’ll look older,” McCulloch told StyleList.

The only natural feature was the eyebrows, which McCulloch said kept the look youthful as well. “You have to leave something alone, and nothing looks as young as an untouched, fuller eyebrow.”

Given the task of creating a bun updo, Gibson said that the texture he added made the look modern. “I didn’t want to do a boring ballerina bun, I wanted to make it more interesting than that. Back-combing the hair for texture and adding a twisted scarf makes it so much more fun,” said Gibson.

NAILS venacava4

All products by Butter London. Apply three coats of the creamy espresso Yummy Mummy to short press-on nails, and then paint a half-moon of Jack Black above the bottom cuticle. “Painting on press-on nails allows you to take your time drawing on your art, which will come out so much better than trying to do it on your own nails,” says Creme


Peter Som Spring 2011

petersom_9_10“We took the iconic 60’s eyeliner but made it fresh by doing it in yellow instead of classic black.” – Tom Pecheux

Get the look:


  • M·A·C PRO Primary Yellow Chromaline – brushed on in a precise 60’s shape without the outer corner wing


  • Face and Body Foundation – applied to even out the skin tone in a sheer way
  • Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – to softly sculpt the face and replace the dimension lost when foundation was applied


  • So Vain Kissable Lipcolour (available 2011) – patted onto the the lips

peter-som-spring From A very sexy, ’60s-inspired collection, complete with mini lengths and shift dresses in bright hues of yellow, reddish-orange, turquoise, and khaki, was the direction for Peter Som’s Spring 2011 collection.

Tom Pecheux, who has been working with Som for a few seasons, lauded the designer as “one of the few who isn’t afraid to play with color, to mix the color, and to add to the color patterns that are playful, young, and fun.” Last season, Pecheux went with a vampy, dark lip (which became one of Fall 2010’s top beauty trends); for Spring 2011, however, he wanted to update the popularity of eyeliner from the ’60s in a fresh, new color: yellow. Pecheux avoided mascara so as not to compete with the yellow eyeliner, drawn outward to echo the shape of a banana. It wasn’t one particular piece, but rather the entire collection’s silhouette, that inspired Pecheux for the makeup. Of the hair, Laurent Philippon of Bumble & Bumble told StyleList that because “the clothes are very structured and strong, I wanted to move it from sophistication to bring an element of truth.” In this case, the truth lay in long, tousled layers.

MAKEUP: Pecheux first used Mineralize Skin Finish to softly sculpt the face. On eyes, he mixed MAC Pro Acrylic Paint with MAC Pro Chromaline in Super Yellow and applied them in a thick, banana-shape line across the lids. Lips looked naturally luscious in a newly reformulated So Vain Kissable long-wearing lip color. “We do fashion shows, so we have to create a statement. So in real life, perhaps do your black eyeliner with a yellow shimmery shadow, or a yellow eyelid lined with some black. There’s always a way to take your everyday routine and make it more playful,” Pecheux said.

peter-som-fashion HAIR: Depending on the hair type, Philippon used either Bumble & Bumble Prep or Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray — the former to take naturally wavy or color-treated hair down a notch and the latter to give more of a beachy texture. With heavy hair, he simply braided it for a slight wave effect. To do this at home with more delicate hair, use a diffuser and Surf Spray; otherwise, work in the prep spray to reduce curls and frizz to a minimum.

NAILS: Khaki-color nail polish keeps being reinforced as the next “it” color, as we saw backstage at Peter Som. For toes, Zoya custom-blended a muddied light brown with green undertones, comprised of new Angel and Shawn shades. For fingernails, the look was more of a nude, using Maya or Amanda. To mix your own for this look, dump out half the Shawn bottle (a greenish hue), then add Angel to it, rolling in your palm, never shaking, to blend.

Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2011costellotagliapietra_9_10

“A modern Mia Farrow from the movie The Great Gatsby  which was set in the 1920’s.” –  Lisa Butler

Get the look:


  • Root Cream Colour Base – diffused over the eyelids from lash line to brows.
  • Coal Black Pro Lash Mascara – applied to top and bottom lashes


  • Brit Wit Blushcreme and Vintage Rose Cream Colour Base

– blended onto the cheeks for a translucent natural flush


  • Brit Wit Blushcrème and Vintage Rose Cream Colour Base – thickened with concealer patted onto the lips

costello-tagliapietra-sprin From : New York-based design duo Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra have developed a cult following with their unique designs that play with texture and silhouette. And for their Spring 2011 collection, lead makeup artist Lisa Butler drew inspiration from Mia Farrow in “The Great Gatsby.”

To mimic Farrow’s ’20s luminosity, Butler mixed cream colors with heavy moisturizers using a large brush to create a soft halo.

MAKEUP: Start with a bare face and blend in foundation where needed. Brush on Cream Color Base in Root from the lash line into the brows and underneath the eyes for a shadow effect. Coat mascara on the middle of the eyelashes. Apply a touch of Blushcreme in Brit Wit onto the cheeks and tone down the redness in the lips with Lip Erase.

What do you think of these looks from MAC for Spring 2011? Would you wear these? Which look is your favorite? Comment below to share you thoughts! More of these fashion weeks to come soon!