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Runway Beauty: Dolll Look at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015

September 14th, 2014

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Inspired by a “doll with a sick mind”, the focus at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015 consisted of a faux lash in the center of the eyes, pink lips with a sheer nail.

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015 runway beauty
Makeup: Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics
: Michelle Saunders for essie

Pecheux polished the skin with Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer for a porcelain effect. He added Must Have Melon and Go Guava from the MAC Trend Forecast Spring ’15 (Lip and Cheek) for a flush of color over the tops of the cheeks. After curling the lashes, he cut up Lash 3 and placed them through the center of the upper lashes. Next, he added Haughty and Naughty Lash over the faux lashes and the center of the lower lashes for a doll-like effect. To finish, he pressed Spring Sensation from the MAC Trend Forecast Spring ’15 (Lip and Cheek) onto the lips and blended the color towards the edges.

On both the hands and feet, Saunders created a delicate, feminine nail by using essie spaghetti strap. The sheer pink hue, reminiscent of rosy cheeks, completed the overall look.

Doll makeup look at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015

Backstage makeup by MAC at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015

Sheer pink manicure by essie at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015

Images: Courtesy of essie and Sonny Vandervelde /

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Face Of The Day: 20s Inspired Flapper Smoky Eyes + Bow Lips

June 11th, 2013

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With the launch of the movie The Great Gatsby, I wanted to try my very own 20s makeup look. I chose a smoldering smoky eye in shades of purple, black and gold and paired it with a signature ’20s bow lip in red.

20s Flapper Makeup Face Of The Day
'20s inspired smoky eye with red bow lips

Products Used
* Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in #117 – applied wet as needed
* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer in #350 Apricot Beige – on the inner corners as a corrector
* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer in #325 Natural Beige – under the eyes
* MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme in Dirty Blonde – on brows
* NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
* NARS Strada Eyeshadow – on the inner and outer 1/3 of the eye
* Lunasol Vivid Clear Eyes Eyeshadow in 05 Pink Beige Collection – top left color to highlight the center of the lid
* NARS Night Breed Eyeshadow – on the outer 1/3 of the eye and blended up onto the crease
* NARS Strada and Night Breed Eyeshadows – lower eye
* NARS Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – lower inner corner
* NARS Abyssinia Eyeshadow – brow bone
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack – along upper lash line and slightly winged out
* Maybelline the Rocket Volum’Express Mascara in Very Black – on upper lashes and heavily on lower lashes
* Makeup For Life Lashes in #Diva – upper lashes
* NARS Copacabana Illuminator – down the nose
* NARS Seduction Blush – along the cheekbones
* MAC Lipliner in Cherry
* MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick

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Makeup Tutorial: How To Foil Eyeshadow

April 22nd, 2013

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Looking for a way to REALLY make your eye makeup pop and last? Try foiling, a popular technique that involves applying eyeshadow wet to create a shiny, foil-like effect.

How To Foil Eyeshadow makeup tutorial

Applying pigments dry vs wet with mixing medium

Foiling How To
Before you foil, check to see if your eyeshadow can be used wet. Foiling a shadow that cannot be used wet will ruin its texture and leave behind a hard spot. All pigments and loose eyeshadows can be used wet.

Step 1. Add a drop or two of mixing medium to your brush. I am a huge fan of MAC Water-based Mixing Medium but water, saline eye drops or even a makeup setting spray will work just as great. Make sure your brush is damp – not soaking wet.

Step 2. Dip the brush directly into the eyeshadow. If you are using a pigment or loose eyeshadow, pick up product that is stuck onto the inside of the lid to avoid getting too much product.

Step 3. Tap off excess and apply directly onto the eyes in a patting motion. Repeat this step until you have achieved the intensity you want.

Step 4. Once the color has dried off completely, blend off the edges. Feel free to add in other colors as desired.

Extra Tips On Foiling
* Don’t own any pigments or shadows that can be used wet? Just wet the brush after you have dipped it into the shadow.

* Foiling works under and over dry shadows. In the look above, I applied MAC Blonde’s Gold Pigment wet on the lid then blended MAC Sweet Sienna Pigment dry on the outer corner and up the crease before using MAC Deep Blue Green Pigment wet as a liner.

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Rihanna Hearts MAC Makeup Collaboration

February 22nd, 2013

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The next celebrity to team up with MAC Cosmetics is none but the gorgeous and bold Rihanna. “I’ve been using MAC on tour for such a long time it was a natural fit for me. I have always loved makeup and I always said that if I do it, I want to do it with a credible brand”. said the singer.

Rihanna x MAC Makeup Collaboration
The line will consist of four “RiRi <3 MAC” collections. Debuting May 4 in conjunction with Rihanna’s “Diamonds” tour at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the first will be a new lipstick called Riri Woo, which was inspired by Rihanna’s favorite MAC red lipstick Ruby Woo. Followed by a summer collection with two additional lipsticks, Lustre Drops and blush, a fall collection with lipsticks, lip gloss, eyeshadows, false lashes and a holiday collection with more items.

Are you excited about the collaboration?

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Runway Beauty: Gothic Makeup at Jean Pierre Braganza Fall 2013

February 20th, 2013

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At Jean Pierre Braganza A/W 2013, MAC makeup artist Terry Barber created a “gothic but gorgeous” look with dramatic eyes and nude lips.

Jean Pierre Braganza Fall 2013 makeup face chart by MAC

* Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser – to cleanse, nourish and revive skin.
* Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel – massaged into skin to instantly hydrate and illuminate.
* Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation (available Spring/Summer 2013) – blended into hydrated and primed skin for a flawless finish.
* Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – swept over skin to set and polish.

* Oil Slick Back from Fall 13 Forecast/Eyes (available Fall/Winter 2013) – blended through the socket and blown out into an oval/cigar shape.
* Eat, Love Eyeshadow (available Fall/Winter 2013) and Typographic Eyeshadow – blended over Oil Slick Black for more depth.
* Lucky In Love Pigment and Sex & The Oyster Eyeshadow (available Fall/Winter 2013) – blended over the eyelid to show more intensity through the center.
* MAC Pro Pure White Chromagraphic pencil –
applied through the waterline and inner corner of the eye for a brightening effect.
* Extreme Dimension Mascara (available Spring/Summer 2013) – applied through the upper and lower lashes to define.
* Clear Brow Set – brushed through brows to lightly define and groom.

* MAC Pro Pale Lip Erase – pressed into lips for a sheer, pale nude.

Gothic Makeup at Jean Pierre Braganza Fall 2013
Jean Pierre Braganza Fall 2013

Images: Imaxtree.

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