Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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MAC @ Rodarte

The Look

M∙A∙C Senior Artist, Chantel Miller designed the Maori-inspired geometric tattoo makeup seen on the runways at the Rodarte Spring/Summer 2010 runway show today. Chantel worked in close collaboration with designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy and key makeup artist James Kaliardos (for M∙A∙C) over the course of 4 weeks to create the full-sleeve, half-sleeve and neck tattoo designs, which are meant to evoke the feeling of a futuristic tribe.

“The idea for the tattoos stemmed from Kate and Laura’s desire to celebrate makeup as art not only for the face, but also for the body in a similar way that Indian culture uses henna. They want women to look at makeup as an accessory for an outfit the way you would a bracelet or a necklace,” said Chantel Miller.

Get the Look

The morning of the show, Chantel, who specializes in body painting, spent 4 intensive hours with a team of 40 artists hand painting the elaborate body art. Each model received a customized combination of the designs depending on which look they were wearing in the show. There were; 4 different full-sleeve, 1 neck and 8 half-sleeve designs. To get the look Chantel recommends trying a combination of the below products. She says, “Application is key to creating a body-art look like this, so the brushes play an essential part.”

  • PRO Micronized Airbrush in Black Black
  • Brush 252
  • Brush 242
  • PRO Mixing Medium/Alcohol Base
  • Liquidlast Liner in Point Black

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7 thoughts on “MAC @ Rodarte + MAC Rodarte Collection Controversy

  1. Lorna

    very tribal looking

  2. Yay Maori-inspired! Go New Zealand!

  3. Amanda

    Really love this! So awesome to see them bringing different walks of life to the runway! From a fellow Maori in New Zealand myself :) Kia ora :)

  4. Alexis

    I am a big Rodarte fan – they will be designing a line for Target too in November – EXCITED!!!

    This look is very cool.

  5. Um

    I’m sorry but as a New Zealander I literally cannot see any Maori inspiration in those designs at all? Please Google Maori tattoo if you want to see actual Maori designs :)

  6. Nav

    I am Sorry .. but these models still look anorexic… with muscle wasting … compensated with extra gym classes .. and wt training .. this is SAD … i cant believe.. the original . i am sooo hurt .. that a company that i loved so much has done this …

    Yea i ignored the Rudeness that i have to put up with at the counters because of my race …. and the cases that i reported they did nothing about it… it seems as if putting people down is their strategy in getting to the top !!

    i have burned all of my mac brushes .. and makeup .. and i dont want to support the viva mac either… because now i feel like its a cover up to hide MAC’s Sins …

    i cant support such Cheaters …

    i rather give the money.. to an aids charity ..
    P.S. only a few of the VIVA glam lip colors are highly pigmented ..
    Most of them are not!! why!!!

    AND then u launch them as sheers .. so it doesn’t look like u used a lot of cheap mixing medium .. and very little pigment!!

    I cried .. u take from our pockets and then slowly stab us back ..