MAC Cosmetics Spring/Summer 2012 Preview
Fashion week…great and lovely event, but as I always say.. I am NOT ready to see this stuff yet. The wacky and creative looks for next year might shock you (As one of the new MAC collections did!) because of the very liberal use of color.. lots of colors… everywhere. Check it out and please leave a comment to let me know what you think!
Fashion Week in Paris :
“Electricity, Lightening…illusions of ‘is it a liner, or not?’ Models look like new born babies.” – Alex Box
Clear piece of plastic is added to the brow using double-sided tape, positioned to appear as floating eye liner.
Lip Conditioner SPF 15 – applied over lips to hydrate and perfect.
Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser (available Spring 2012) – applied to cleanse, refresh, and invigorate skin .
Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15 – hydrates and prepares skin
Krista Says: I think I used to cut out fake eyebrows and lips and tape them to my face in pre-school. Interesting idea, but not something I’d wear on a normal day. I will have to say that the eyeliner really does go awesome with that cyber dress!
Fashion Week in Milan:
DSQUARED2 – LOOK 1 ROCK
“Festival girls who have been bonking in tents in between acts.” – Charlotte Tilbury
M·A·C Pro Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil – applied all around the eyes, and then smudged outwards with fingertips
Blooz Kohl Pencil blended with M·A·C Pro Shine Mixing Medium – blended over the entire eyelid
M·A·C Pro Gloss Texture – applied over Blooz Kohl Pencil blended with Shine Mixing Medium
for a glossy finish.
False Lashes Mascara – defines lashes.
Cup of Joe Cream Eye Shadow, Trend Palette (available Spring/Summer 2012) – pressed onto lips with fingers.
C5 Face and Body Foundation – applied with fingers to warm up skin
Pro Longwear Concealer – applied only where needed to perfect
M·A·C Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pro Palette – blended under cheekbones for a warm contour.
Krista Says: I’ve always been a big fan of the sexy oil-slicked lids, but only for editorial work, NOT running out in public. It looks like I had gone to the gym with full makeup on!
“Light and Ethereal Makeup…Nineties Inspired. Christy Turlington, Versace.” – Lottie Stannard
Lashes are curled.
Fusion Gold Metal X Cream Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) – blended over the entire eyelid up to brows for a high metallic effect.
M·A·C Pro Taupe Powder Blush Pro Palette – lightly blended through the crease and lower lashline to create a soft depth and contour
M·A·C Pro Shine Mixing Medium – dabbed over the eyelids and crease of the eye with fingertips.
Zoom Lash Mascara Zoomblack – defines the upper lashline.
Brows are minimally shaded to perfect.
Oak Lip Pencil – softly defines and contours the lip.
Woo Me Kissable Lipcolour (available Spring/Summer 2012) – blended over the entire lip.
Clear Lipglass – applied to the centre of the lip to finish.
Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15 – hydrates and prepares skin.
Face and Body Foundation – applied over the entire face to even skintone.
Select Moisturecover – applied only where needed to perfect.
Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder – applied through the centre of the face to polish
Fusion Gold Metal X Cream Shadow(available Spring/Summer 2012) – blended over upper cheekbones and bow of lip to highlight.
Something Special Cremeblend Blush – applied over the middle of cheeks and blended downwards.
Immortal Flower Powder Blush (available Spring/Summer 2012) – blended over Something Special for a flush.
Krista Says: Hmm.. for trying to embrace the spirit of the 90′s, namely Christy Turlington, I think the makeup needs to be a bit more defined. The makeup for this show was very soft, in my opinion… NOT reminiscent of the 90s! I do like the blush shade and the eyeshadow shade for this look, but I would go a little heavier on the lips.
“Cognac, tan leather…to complement the collection.”-Tom Pecheux
Brows are shaded to create dimension using 219 Pencil Brush. M·A·C Pro Caramel and Terracotta Studio Finish Skin Corrector – mixed and applied as eyeliner above upper lashline for a tan leather effect.
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – sets Studio Finish Skin Corrector.
Fascinating Eye Kohl – applied through the waterline and buffed outwards through the lower lashes.
“Inspired by the collection: Eighties Madonna, lingerie, lace, very feminine. Gypsy feeling.” -Lisa Butler
Smolder Eye Kohl – applied through the upper lashline, waterline and lower lashline, with extra depth at the inner and outer corner of eyes. Blitz & Glitz Fluidline – smudged through Smolder Eye Kohl around lashes.
Venetian Tarnish Metal X Cream Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) – applied over the upper and lower eyelids with fingers, careful not to over blend.
Zoom Lash Mascara Zoomblack – applied through both upper and lower lashes to define.
Hush Hush Tendertone Lip Balm (available Spring/Summer 2012) – dabbed over eyelids during line-up at first looks Brows are left natural.
Hush Hush Tendertone Lip Balm (available Spring/Summer 2012) – blended over lips for a subtle nude with shine.
Face and Body Foundation – lightly applied to even skintone
Select Moisturecover – applied where needed to perfect.
Krista Says: I love this glam look! The gold metal cream shadow is something I am looking forward to next year.
“It’s a flashback to the 90’s. Khaki powdered eyes, flat retro matte lips, complemented by modern monochrome shadows.” -Terry Barber
M·A·C Pro Deep Brown Paintstick and Moleskin Eye Shadow – patted over the eyelids with fingers.
Kid Eye Shadow and M·A·C Pro Invisible Set Powder – blended together over the eyes with 224 Tapered Blending Brush.
M·A·C Pro Pale Lip Erase – softly blended over the lips.
Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation – applied with fingers to even skintone and perfect
M·A·C Pro Taupe Powder Blush Pro Palette – blended in an angle under cheekbones
116 Blush Brush. Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation/Loose – applied through the centre of the face with 116 Blush Brush.
Krista Says: I notice the 90s trend with the copper eyeshadow blended up to the brow (no highlight)… and I do recall a short-lived trend with the muted lips.. but did I think it was pretty back then? Not really. Then again, I was still a teenager.
Fashion Week in London:
HOUSE OF HOLLAND
“This is England Punk.” – Lucia Pica
M·A·C Pro Basic Red Chroma Cake and M·A·C Pro Genuine Orange Chromaline – mixed and applied over the eyelid.
Studio Finish SPF 35Concealer – patted over the eyelid to diffuse the Chromaline and Chroma Cake application on lids. M·A·C Pro Shine Mixing Medium – applied over the eyelids to add texture to finish. Smolder Kohl Pencil – applied through the lower lashline to define.
Blacktrack Fluidline – drawn through the lower lashes for more intensity
Carbon Eye Shadow – used to set liner application through lower lashes
Blot Powder/Pressed – applied underneath the eyes to set and maintain
M·A·C Pro Shine Mixing Medium – applied over the entire lip
Strobe Cream – blended over the entire face to hydrate and illuminate
Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer – applied only where needed to perfect
M·A·C Pro Shine Mixing Medium – applied to the forehead, bridge of nose, and over cheekbones to create humidity to the skin.
Krista Says: I always look terrible when I have that much black liner on the bottom and nothing on the top… call me crazy, but this look reminds me of Kristen Stewart. I really do love the muted shades of the Chroma Cakes on the lids.
“Warhol Images. Courtney Love. Elizabeth Taylor. PJ Harvey.” – Fiorrie White
M·A·C Pro Cyan and Pure White Paint Stick – mixed together and blended over the eyelids up to the brows .
M·A·C Pro Basic Red and Magenta Paint Stick – mixed together and applied through eyebrows and upper lashes as liner.
M·A·C Pro Basic Red, Magenta and Pure White Paint Stick – mixed together and applied over the entire lip.
Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation – applied to even skintone and provide a flawless finish to skin.
Select Moisturecover – applied where needed to perfect .
Careblend Pressed Powder – sets foundation and imparts a smooth finish to skin .
M·A·C Pro Genuine Orange and Primary Yellow Paint Stick – mixed together and patted onto the cheeks for a doll-like effect.
Krista Says: I really have NO WORDS for this one. I love Warhol, Courtney and Liz.. but trying to look like all of them at the same time is not really my cup o’ tea. I don’t even see this look as being wearable, not even for Halloween or a party.. it just doesn’t look right. I love the lip shade though..
“Fifties and Nineties Pop Art… inspired by the artist KAWS.” – Diane Kendal
Blacktrack Fluidline– applied with 210 Eye Liner Brush with precision through the upper lashline with only a minute extension on the outer corners M·A·C Pro Gloss Texture– dabbled over eyelids for a soft sheen.
Redd Lip Pencil– contours and defines the lip
Scarlet Ibis Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) – applied over the entire lip M·A·C Pro Acid Orange Pigment– patted over the lips with 219 Pencil Brushto finish.
Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer – perfects skin only where needed .
Blot Powder/Pressed– applied over the centre of the face for a polished effect .
Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder– dusted above cheekbones, over bridge of nose and inner corners of the lower lashes for a highlight .
Cubic Powder Blush– blended over the lower apples of cheeks with 129 Powder/Blush Brush.
Krista Says: I love the lip… my perfect orange-based red.
Fashion Week in New York:
“Think Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress and Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie.” – Kabuki
Untitled Paint – blended onto the eyelid as a base and highlight with 195 Concealer Brush.
Blacktrack Fluidline – a thick line was drawn on the upper lashline, through the crease, winged upwards, and lined underneath the eye with both the 266 Small Angle Brush and 210 Eye Liner Brush.
M·A·C Pro Shadester Sculpting Powder Pro Palette – applied with 224 Tapered Blending Brush to contour the inner crease and down the sides of the nose to accentuate the entire shape of eye.
36 Lash – trimmed and stacked on the outer corners of the eyes.
Optimum Black Opulash Mascara – applied through the upper lashes.
Lingering Brow and Duck Powerpoint Eye Pencil – blended together to define and sculpt the brows.
Flamingo Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) – blended over the entire lip from the bullet
Stripdown Lip Pencil – applied to define and enhance the fullness of lips
Mineralize Charged Water Face & Body Lotion (available Spring/Summer 2012) – applied with fingers to hydrate and smoothe skin. Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation – applied with fingers to achieve a medium-full coverage and natural matte finish to skin.
Select Cover-Up – chosen in a lighter shade and blended down the nose and under the eyes with
195 Concealer Brush for a highlight. Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – dusted over the entire face with 116 Blush Brush to set. M·A·C Pro Shadester Sculpting Powder Pro Palette – blended under cheekbones and over temples to contour with Blush Brush. Immortal Flower Powder Blush (available Spring/Summer 2012) – blended over the apples of cheeks with
168 Large Angled Contour Brush for a flush.
Krista Says: Wooooo! I love the eyeliner so flipping much. I’m trying that look this weekend!
That was the last of my favorite and most un-favorite looks from the MAC backstage beauty set at Fashion Week 2012. What did you guys think of these looks? Pick your favorites and comment below!