Friday, September 7th, 2007

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | BACKSTAGE WITH MAC

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2007L.A.M.B.
Face

MAC Face and Body Foundation, a backstage favorite, was applied evenly to skin for a clean, natural finish.

Eyes
In order to create a soft, smoky eye, two graphite shades of MAC Technakohl Eye Liners were blended on upper and lower lash lines. The lighter shade, Gray Print created the intensity and shape, and the darker shade, Steel Point was added sparingly for a deeper definition. To finish off the look, MAC Gloss Texture was applied to the eyelids for the perfect sheen.

Lips
Lips were defined with MAC Lip Pencil in Redd and then blended with Lip Mix in Orange for the perfect pop of coral.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2007Jason Wu
Face
MAC Face and Body Foundation, a backstage favorite, was applied evenly to skin for a clean, natural finish.

Eyes
In order to create a soft, smoky eye, two graphite shades of MAC Technakohl Eye Liners were blended on upper and lower lash lines. The lighter shade, Gray Print created the intensity and shape, and the darker shade, Steel Point was added sparingly for a deeper definition. To finish off the look, MAC Gloss Texture was applied to the eyelids for the perfect sheen.

Lips
Lips were defined with MAC Lip Pencil in Redd and then blended with Lip Mix in Orange for the perfect pop of coral.

More breakdowns from the runway shows…

Nicole Miller

Face
To create a neutral look, but with a little warmth in the cheeks: MAC Face and Body Foundation was first applied lightly to skin and set with MAC Loose Blot Powder. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Powder in Medium Dark was then used to contour the cheeks, MAC Sheertone Blush in Pinch-o-Peach was dusted over cheekbones to highlight.

Eyes
Inner corner painted with MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study; Crease applied with MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork and set with MAC Powder Blush in Emote. Brows were then tinted lightly with MAC eye shadow in Coquette eye shadow. Then, MAC Plush Lash Mascara was swept on top and bottom lashes for a finished look.

Lips
For a sheer but stained lip, MAC Prolong Wear in Saffo was blended lightly with fingers

Badgley Mischka
Tom Pecheux’s vision of the Badgley Mischka girl in spring/summer is, “she likes her time on the beach, and isn’t too bothered when it comes to dressing for evening.” She would toss on a Badgley cocktail dress, maybe swipe her upper lashes with mascara, have a rosy cheek already from the sun – and then pop on a stunning electric fuchsia gloss on her lips – enough to light up a whole room. “We made it for the show,” Pecheux said. Let’s hope MAC will package it this spring so we can all get that strong mouth that looks so great with almost no other makeup.

Preen
James Kaliardos was channeling the safari seventies of Lauren Hutton for the groovy English label Preen. The clothes were going a bit safari too. He used MAC Paint Pots for the eyes – a cream that dries to a powder, in gold and taupe tones. Again, he only wanted mascara on the top lashes, which is seventies-style. For the lips, he tried MAC’s hot new spring colour 4N – a petal-sprigged pinky beige that’s sure to be the new Spice. And sure enough, we spied some glossy highlighter above the cheekbone. Let’s just say it was That Seventies Show.

Face
Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation was matched perfectly to skin tone, applied to center of face and brushed outward. Mineralized Skinfinish Powder was lightly dusted over face to set foundation and MAC Creme Blush in Pleasureful was applied to temples and cheeks.

Eyes
MAC Paint in Bare Canvas was applied to the lids as a base and Antiqued Gold Creme Color Base was applied to center of lid to accent eye. MAC Paint Pot in Architecture was applied to the crease to contour the eye. Brows were pronounced with MAC Brow Pencil in Fling and Plush Lash Mascara was heavily applied on top lashes and applied sparingly to the bottom lashes.

Lips
A neutral lip was created by applying Half ‘n Half Lipstick.

Bill Blass
Some things in the world change and other pleasantly stay the same. The Bill Blass woman will always be a sleek grownup who wears tailored clothes, a well-traveled glow, and travels first class. For spring, Francello Daly added a bit of berry stain to her pout and a little shine on the cheek – and this “undone” look included the requisite brow and lipliner grooming that other designers eschewed for spring.

Face
For a luminous and velvety glow, the face was prepped with Mineralized Foundation. MAC Loose Powder was dusted over foundation to minimize shine. Mineralized Skinfinish Natural was then added lightly to the bridge of the nose to highlight. To emphasize the glow, MAC Sheertone Blush in Springsheen was applied to the apples adding a soft pink, subtle gold highlight.

Eyes
First, MAC Paint in Bamboon was applied as a base. MAC Eye Shadow in Gleam was patted on the inner corner of the eye and MAC Eye shadow in Pink Venus was applied to outer corner of eye for a soft, iridescent sheen. Kohl Pencil in Teddy was worked into the lash line and #35 and #33 MAC Eyelashes were applied. To finish off the look and to create a perfect, feathery effect, MAC Plush Lash mascara was swept onto the top and bottom lashes.

Lips
Lips were lined in Spice, and then a dense application of Hug Me Lipstick created the gorgeous, natural pout moisture-rich lip.

Carlos Miele
Carlos Miele does red hot glamour – slithery gowns and dresses that ooze ooh-la-la when everybody else was doing big volume. So Romy Soleimani added a little brown red gloss to her berry lips, and the blush was a little warmer than the simple contour of other shows. Maybe there was a tiny less mascara than in seasons past in ode to the lighter makeup looks of this season – but not much.

Face
MAC Studio Moisture Fix Lotion was applied all over face, followed by Mineralize Foundation and Touch Stick concealer. MAC Creme Color Base in Fawntastic was mixed with MAC Gloss Texture and applied to cheeks to complete the lightweight satin finish on the skin.

Eyes
For the lids, MAC Creme Color Base in Fawntastic was mixed with MAC Gloss Texture. MAC Plush Lash Mascara in Black was swept onto the lashes to finish the look.

Lips
For a matte, stained lip, MAC Morange Lipstick was mixed with MAC lipglass in Revealing and sheered-out with fingers.

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