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MAC & Frederic Fekkai for Prabal Gurung @ NYFW F/W 2011

Prabal Gurung @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Prabal Gurung @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Prabal Gurung @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

“The look is about capturing the moment when a lovely, young woman is still sweet but on the verge of becoming a witch… It’s romantic, with an edge.” — Tom Pecheux

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Legendary Black Pro Longwear Eyeshadow (Fall 2011) blended through the contour with an emphasis through the inner crease. One of a Kind Lipstick (Summer 2011) shaded over eyelids for a bit of a highlight.
  • Lips: One of a Kind Lipstick (Summer 2011) applied with a light touch over the entire lip.
  • Face: Matchmaster Foundation (Fall 2011) blended over hydrated and perfected skin.

Hair How-to

Frederic Fekkai Lead Stylist Didier Malige was inspired by the aesthetic of the collection, which is vibrant and romantic. Drawing from the Victorian era with a slightly street-wise, savage take – Havisham meets John’s Singer Sargent’s ‘A Parisian Beggar Girl’– the hair mirrors the juxtaposition between precious and casual couture. The look is daring – for the girl that is a risk taker, savvy and is full of texture, yet very romantic.

Didier applied Fekkai Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray heavily throughout dry hair. He then blow dried the front of the hair, forming finger-waves to add a defined shape and frame the face. By securing the front pieces with pins, he was able to hand-dry the rest of the hair to enhance the natural texture. Once dried, he added a little bit of a more exaggerated wave throughout the hair by using a 1 1/4 inch curling iron on random pieces. Lastly, he backcombed the hair to achieve the exact feel of a slightly tousled, intended messy ‘do. The look was secured with Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray to keep it light and airy.

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MAC for Donna Karan @ NYFW F/W 2011

Donna Karan @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Donna Karan @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Donna Karan @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

“Tippi Hedren with a modern twist… It’s an early 50s lip of ‘Pepto’ pink against a caramel, coffee-lacquered eye, with skin highlighted to perfection.” — Charlotte Tilbury

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: MAC PRO Mid-Toned Sepia Cream Colour Base blended with a halo effect around the eyelid and lower lashes. MAC PRO Gloss Texture applied over eyelids for a lacquered effect.
  • Lips: Up the Amp, Fleshpot, and See Sheer lipsticks pre-mixed and blended together for a custom colour pink.
  • Face: Strobe Cream to hydrate and add luminosity to skin. Face & Body foundation applied for a natural finish. Hush cream colour base blended with MAC PRO Gloss Texture and applied high over cheek bones for additional highlights.

MAC for Ohne Titel @ NYFW F/W 2011

Ohne Titel @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Ohne Titel @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Ohne Titel @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

“A bit futuristic and goth… She doesn’t follow trends, she makes them… It’s a sculpted smoky eye that is strong, but not typical, and very multi-dimensional.” — Lisa Butler

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Blase Creme Shadow (Fall 2011) blended through the contour and swept downwards along the outer corner to a distinct point, continuing to wrap below the lower lashes in a straight line. MAC PRO White Full Coverage blended with the shadow and applied over the browbone and center of eyelid for a highlight. Charcoal Brown eyeshadow delicately applied over the grayed contours to give balance and more definition. Smolder eye kohl accentuates the inside inner corner of the top lash line.
  • Lips: Entertain me Glam Glass (Summer 2011) blended through outer corners only.
  • Face: Studio Moisture Fix hydrates skin. Studio Finish Concealer used sparingly to give coverage only where needed.
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MAC for Carolina Herrera @ NYFW F/W 2011

Caroline Herrera @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Carolina Herrera @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Carolina Herrera @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

“It’s all about a really gorgeous face: eyes are defined, cheeks are fresh,and lips are perfectly stained.” — Diane Kendal

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Black Creme Liner applied with a delicate hand over the uper lash lineo nly, with a slight kick at the outer corner. Haute & Naughty Mascara applied over upper lashes only.
  • Lips: Prince Noir lipstick (Fall 2011) patted lightly onto lips for a sheer stain.
  • Face: Face & Body Foundation blended over skin for a natural finish. Studio Careblend Pressed Powder applied over center of the face for a polished effect. Angel Blush blended over the apples of cheeks for a slight flush.

Vena Cava @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011: Makeup Breakdown

Vena Cava @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Vena Cava @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Vena Cava @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

“It’s a bit French and a bit rock ‘n’ roll… greasy, sexy, and cool.  Makeup is the accessory, the perfect jewel… Playful, but chic.” — Christian McCulloch

Makeup How-to:

  • Eyes: A blend of MAC Silver and 3D Silver PRO Glitter and Reflects Purple Duo applied with PRO Shine Mixing Medium over the eyelids and through lower lashes for a smoky, show-stopping effect. Brows groomed upwards with Clear Brow Set.
  • Lips: Subculture Lip Pencil lightly contours lip with Petting Pink Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 for a healthy, natural finish.
  • Face: Select Moisturecover applied sparingly for a natural finish. Strobe Cream for a subtle highlight over cheekbones.

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MAC Wonder Woman Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer

MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer
MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer

MAC Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth

MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a creamy is a deep navy blue. It has a cream finish, but when it dries down, it looks almost like pleather, because it loses a lot of its glossiness. (If you want it shiny, just add a top coat, like Seche Vite). MAC describes this shade as a “navy blue,” which is a fair assessment. Like Obey Me, this shade was plenty pigmented; it was nearly opaque in one coat, though I did two. The formula was equally as impressive as Obey Me with its creaminess and how evenly and smoothly it applied on the nail.

my thoughts on the formula: Historically, MAC doesn’t have a great reputation for their nail lacquers; in fact, some of the feedback I’ve seen on MAC’s nail lacquers mirror Chanel’s! Often interesting and different colors, but many complain of chipping or poor wear. I haven’t experienced this with MAC’s nail lacquers (or Chanel’s). MAC polishes always wear a full week for me, with no chipping, and minor tip wear. Sometimes the formula itself doesn’t lend itself to the most beautiful application, but their creams are most consistent. Spirit of Truth, however, is an exemplary shade from MAC’s polish range.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: This blue will flatter both cool and warm skin tones, because of its deep hue. It is a richly pigmented shade, too, which is always a nice find.

where to buy: MAC

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