Monday, September 10th, 2007

MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with BoomBox for London Fashion Week and has sponsored 20 cabs painted in black (of course!) with both BoomBox’s and MAC’s logos in white. In addition, MAC Cosmetics is releasing a very, very limited edition (1200 copies) BoomBox book, which is bound to become an extremely coveted collector’s item — how I wish I could get my hands on a copy!Keep reading for the official press release… Continue reading →

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | MAC COSMETICSDKNY
Face — The face was prepped with Studio Moisture Cream. Select Cover-up Concealer was applied all over face with a focus underneath the eyes, around the nose and on the chin for a flawless finish. Using a MAC #187 Brush, Posey and Laid Back Creme Blushes were applied with a round movement on apples of cheeks for a healthy, beautiful, young flush.
Eyes — MAC Kohl Eye Pencil in Fascinating was applied to the water line and rim of the lower lash line to open up the eyes. MAC Pro Eye Pencil in Light Green was then applied to upper lash line and rubbed out all over lid for a sheer look. Plush Lash Mascara in Brown was coated on the base of the lashes.
Lips — Clear Lipglass was lightly applied for a see-through, conditioned lip.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | MAC COSMETICSBABY PHAT
Face — MAC Studio Stick Foundation was brushed on skin for coverage and dusted with Mineralized Skin Finish Natural for a sheer complexion. MAC Pro Blush in Rhubarb was applied softly to apples of cheeks and layered with Sheertone Shimmer in Sunbasque to highlight.
Eyes — A blend of MAC Creme de Violet and Sushi Flower Eye Shadows were applied to lid and layered with Light Flush Blush and Skin Finish in Warmed all over eye. Kitschmas Pigment was dusted onto the center of lid and Kitschmas Pigment and Copper Pigment was added directly under brow line as highlighter. MAC Smolder Eye Liner was delicately applied to lower lash line and followed with layers of Fiber Rich mascara.
Lips — MAC lipsticks in Pink Nouveau and Up the Amp were applied with a lip brush. Clear Lipglass was layered on top for a plastic, shiny, glamorous lip.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | MAC COSMETICSMALANDRINO
Face — MAC Studio Moisture Fix was applied, followed by Face and Body Foundation for a simple, sheer look. Loose Blot Powder was dusted over t-zone. Cheek bones were blotted with Sheertone Shimmer in Springsheen and highlighted with MAC Shadow in All That Glitters.
Eyes — MAC Eye Shadows in Digit and Shale were blended and applied on lid to create crease. Print Eye Shadow was added around edge of eye. Fascinating Eye Pencil was applied to top and bottom lash lines to brighten the eyes.
Lips — For a sheer-stained look, MAC lipstick in So Chaud was applied with lip brush.

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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.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Day 2 of Fashion Week Spring 2008/Summer 2008 was yesterday, and here is some information from our favorite MAC folks all about the looks they did for various designers! Our very lovely Louise Zizzo mentioned how she worked on the L.A.M.B. look and that it was very mod, very 60s, and that I would love it (and she’s so right!).

Y & Kei
Most seasons, clothing trends work with the makeup trends, each coordinating and flattering the other. Not so Spring ’08; Y& Kei did their modern hippie dresses, but makeup artist Polly Osmond worked against it. Her faces here were shiny on the cheek and brow bones, with taupe shiny gloss on eyes, and no mascara or discernible brow enhancement. The lips had a slightly bitten look courtesy of MAC’s Cafe Matte Lipstick. “We’ve seen so much brow, lash and lip for fall,” Osmond declared, “now it’s time for a return to iridescence. And beiges and browns are classics, not trendy.” Long live no-makeup makeup!

Jason Wu
The nudie movement definitely hit Jason Wu’s spring face – but only the top half. Romy Soleimani did no brows, an iridescent cheek, with just a little grey around the eyes and a little bit of mascara. But it was all about a Big Mouth – a very big mouth. The lips were absolutely matte in the shade of electric pumpkin. Call it The Great Pumpkin effect. If an orange creamsicle froze on your lips, it would look like this.

Nicole Miller
James Kiliardos was having a Twiggy moment for Nicole Miller’s spring show. “I’m feeling Twiggy 1972,” he said, applying mascara on the top and bottom of a model’s eyes – with no liner. While the clothes were chic and contemporary with rushes of goldenrod, the makeup stayed in the pinkberry family, with pale blush high on the cheekbone and a berry stain on the lip. “it’s all about putting a concentration of mascara at the root of the top and bottom of the eye,” he explained, “then you comb it out to the ends.” Welcome back, Twiggy.

L.A.M.B.
Polly Osmond and Gwen Stefani have this in common; a love of ladies from the fifties and sixties. “We both love that smoky vampy eye,” said Osmond, who did Stefani’s makeup for her runway walk, too. So for L.A.M.B. spring, Osmond did what she called a “3-D smoky grey eye” that put charcoal powder at the crease and above the lashes. The face was finished with a very sheer beige lip – and long white shiny fingernails.

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Even though Temptalia.com couldn’t be there in person, New York Fashion Week started yesterday and is now in full swing. Our friends at MAC Cosmetics did not want us to be left out and are sharing with us yesterday’s trend report! Take a look and read about some of the excitement of the kick off of Fashion Week.

Josh Goot
For Aussie-turned-New Yorker Josh Goot’s Azzedine-referenced spring collection, Phillipe Chansel made the makeup disappear. The models’ faces looked absolutely nude — “but that’s because the makeup is really well blended,” he explained. Using MAC’s Micronized Airbrush Foundation without the actual airbrush achieved the look – while MAC Lip Erase took down the lip colour. The cheeks had the most subtle hint of contour and highlight – but the real action was at the nape of the neck. There, Chansel dabbed silver, white, pink, or gold powder patches behind the girls’ high sleek ponytails. “To catch the spotlight as they walk,” was the reason – a new novel placement for makeup? Necks could be the new eyes.

Grey Ant
Makeup artist Tiffany Johnston had an epiphany at Grey Ant’s Spring ’08 show; plastic skin. “It has a little reflection,” she described. “So it’s not dewy – and it’s not matte, either.” Using a tiny amount of neutral lip gel and cheek highlight, she then obliterated her near-natural look with doll eyes straight out of a Keene painting; one set of models had blacked out eyes; the other electric blue. “I cut off the false lashes at the end and packaged mascara on, creating a feeling of paper mache,” she described. All in all, the spring look at Grey Ant was about texture – a mix of real and fake – and virtually no colour.

Band of Outsiders
Band of Outsiders appropriately nautical spring show aboard a ship at Chelsea Piers inspired makeup artist Romy Soleimani to break out the navy eyeliner. Ships ahoy! Indigo is always a sure sign of spring. The actual base makeup was carefully applied and this season’s first trend we’ve spotted; pale pale contouring of cheeks, for that ravenously hollow but still healthy look, worked well with naval chic.

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Start saving up your money, ladies!! There’s been some speculative and preliminary information released about the upcoming Holiday 2007 collections (including a very, very limited and couture fragrance priced at $60!). Here are several shots from a video about MAC fall/winter runway trends.

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