MAC Cosmetics Casts Its Vote on White House Makeup Trends

It’s the beginning of September, and all eyes are on New York Fashion Week and the upcoming Presidential Elections. So, this season MAC Cosmetics is bringing Election Day to New York Fashion Week. As the leading makeup authority and official makeup sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009, MAC Cosmetics is backstage at over 85 shows, creating and defining the beauty looks for the upcoming season. And with Election Day fast approaching and the nation’s focus on a change in leadership, MAC uses the backstage at Fashion Week as its platform to weigh in on what they envision the key White House beauty trends to be for some of Washington’s top female contenders. November 4th is just around the corner, so MAC. takes its first beauty poll backstage and let’s the fashionistas decide.

“Washington power women are in the spotlight and have to look and feel their best not only in person, but also on television. In a world of High Definition television that shows every facial imperfection, makeup has to be flawless and refined, which can be incredibly challenging”, says Gordon Espinet, Vice President of Makeup Artistry, MAC Cosmetics Worldwide. “Red Lipstick is a great option as it commands attention and communicates a desire to be taken seriously. Blotting Powder is a must especially under hot lights as it keeps oil at bay and prevents shine. Mascara opens and defines the eyes, and MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is an essential as it gives a smooth, even finish without a cakey look.”

MAC’s talented Senior Artists created various beauty looks they feel will appeal to the women who are immersed in this hot political season and that can easily take them from a debate to an evening gala – no matter what skin tone or hair colour you have – MAC has colours that will help make you look like the belle of the ball.

Regardless of which candidate wins on Election Day, we have to appreciate the fact that it is a turning point in not only our countries’ political history, but also world history and MAC is inspired by all of the women and men who are a part of it.

My favorites: Day Look #2 and Night Look #2! What are yours?

Get breakdowns and see seven more looks inspired by election season!

Day Look 1

Face:

  • Foundation – Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
  • Concealer – Studio Finish SPF 35

Eyes:

  • Brows – Eye Brows in Lingering
  • Brow Highlight – Eye Shadow in Grain
  • Eyelid – Eye Shadow in Naked Lunch
  • Crease – Eye Shadow in Shale and Blackberry
  • Liner – Eye Shadow in Shale and Blackberry
  • Mascara – PRO Lash in Black

Cheeks

  • Powder – Select Sheer/Loose and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Blush – Bronzing in Matte Bronze and Powder Blush in Tenderling

Lips

  • Pencil – Lip Pencil in Auburn and Mahogany
  • Lipstick – Lipstick in Brick-O-La
  • Finish – Tinted Lipglass in Major Minor

Night Look 1

Face

  • Foundation – Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
  • Concealer – Select Moisturecover

Eyes

  • Brows – Eye Brows in Lingering
  • Brow Highlight – Eye Shadow in Grain
  • Eyelid – Eye Shadow in Grain and Dazzlelight
  • Crease – Eye Shadow in Quarry and Blackberry
  • Liner – Eye Shadow in Signed, Sealed and Fluidline in Blacktrack
  • Mascara – PRO Lash in Black

Cheeks

  • Powder – Select Sheer/Loose and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Blush – Powder Blush in Blooming

Lips

  • Primer
  • Pencil – Lip Pencil in Plum Lipstick – Lipstick in Plumful
  • Finish – Viva Glam VI Tinted Lipglass

Day Look 2

Face

  • Foundation – Face and Body
  • Concealer – Studio Finish SPF 35

Eyes

  • Brows – Fling and Brow Gel
  • Brow Highlight – Eye Shadow in Grain
  • Eyelid – Eye Shadow in Phloof and Grain
  • Crease – Eye Shadow in Samoa Silk and Tete-A-Tint
  • Liner – Fluidline in Dipdown and Eye Shadow in Brown Down
  • Mascara – Pro Lash in Coal Black

Cheeks

  • Powder – Select Sheer/Loose and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Blush – Well-Dressed and Bronzing in Matte Bronze

Lips

  • Pencil-Plum and Cremestick Liner in BeurreLipstick – Lama

Night Look 2

Face

  • Foundation – Face and Body
  • Concealer – Studio Finish SPF 35

Eyes

  • Brows – Fling
  • Brow Highlight – Eye Shadow Phloof!
  • Eyelid – Eye Shadow in Haux, Embark and Jest
  • Crease – Eye Shadow in Haux, Deep Damson and Sketch
  • Liner – Fluidline in Blacktrack
  • Mascara – Zoom Lash in Zoom Black

Cheeks

  • Powder – Select Sheer/Loose and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Blush – Blushbaby and Bronzing in Matte Bronze

Lips

  • Pencil – Burgundy
  • Lipstick – New York Apple
  • Finish – Lipglass in Prrr

Day Look 3

Face

  • Foundation – Face and Body
  • Concealer – Studio Finish SPF 35

Eyes

  • Brows – Fling
  • Brow Highlight – Eye Shadow in Grain
  • Eyelid – Shaping Powder in Accentuate
  • Crease – Eye Shadow in Corduroy and Sculpting Powder in Bone Beige
  • Liner -Eye Shadow in Graphology
  • Mascara – Pro Lash in Coal Black

Cheeks

  • Powder – Select Sheer/Loose and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Blush – Well-Dressed and Bronzing in Matte Bronze

Lips

  • Pencil – Spice
  • Lipstick – Skew
  • Finish – Lustreglass in Wonderstruck

Night Look 3

Face

  • Foundation – Face and Body
  • Concealer – Studio Finish SPF 35

Eyes

  • Brows – Fling
  • Brow Highlight – Eye Shadow in Grain
  • Eyelid – Eye Shadow in Vanilla and Vapour
  • Crease – Eye Shadow in Sketch and Shale
  • Liner – Fluidline in Macroviolet
  • Mascara – Zoom Lash in Zoom Black

Cheeks

  • Powder – Select Sheer/Loose and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Blush – Well-Dressed and Medium/Dark Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Lips

  • Pencil – Plum
  • Lipstick – Snob
  • Finish – Lipglass Viva Glam VI

Day Look 4

Face

  • Foundation – Face and Body
  • Concealer – Studio Finish SPF 35

Eyes

  • Brows – Spiked and Brow Gel
  • Brow Highlight – Eye Shadow in Honesty
  • Eyelid – Eye Shadow in Texture and Soba
  • Crease – Eye Shadow in Sketch and Orange and Blush in Raizin
  • Liner – Fluidline in Blacktrack and Eye Shadow in Embark
  • Mascara – Pro Lash in Coal Black

Cheeks

  • Powder – Select Sheer/ Loose and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Blush – Raizin and Eye Shadow in Orange

Lips

  • Penci – Cremestick Liner in Cushy
  • Lipstick -Hug Me
  • Finish – Lustreglass

Night Look 4

Face

  • Foundation – Face and Body
  • Concealer – Studio Finish SPF 35

Eyes

  • Brows – Spiked and Brow Gel
  • Brow Highlight – Concealer in NW40
  • Eyelid – Eye Shadow in Sable
  • Crease – Eye Shadow in Sketch and Orange
  • Liner – Fluidline in Blacktrack and Eye Shadow in Sketch
  • Mascara – Zoom Lash in Zoom Black

Cheeks

  • Powder – Select Sheer/Loose and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Blush – Raizin and Eye Shadow in Orange

Lips

  • Pencil – Mahogany
  • Lipstick – Spice It Up!
  • Finish – Lustreglass