Milan Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week was no exception as MAC was there to create some of the most stunning beauty looks of the season. Over at Missoni, MAC makeup artist, Lucia Pieroni’s beauty vision involved “cool girls in their boyfriend’s coats, at the bus stop at six in the morning…” For their take on the sexy, rocker look, Lucia first moisturized the models’ skin, then used Studio Finish concealer and blended as needed to create a more natural, breathable look. For a slight luminosity, she used Pearl Cream color base with the fingers and blended over the cheekbones, browbone and the bridge of the nose. For the eyes, she used Blacktrack Fluidline and drew a thin line from the outer corner of the eye to the outer corner of the pupil into a soft square shape. She then drew a line on the upper and lower lashline, carefully leaving a small gap between the upper and lower lash around the outer corner. Using MAC’s 217 blending brush, Lucia then added Carbon eye shadow over the Blacktrack and below the eyes for a perfectly imperfect look. For more drama, she cut up 7 Lash and filled the outer corners of the upper lash. She then used Haute and Naughty black Mascara through the outer upper and lower lashes, and layered for a doll-like look. She curled and finished the eyes by rimming the waterline with MAC NC15/NW 20 Chromagraphic pencil. Lucia kept the lips simple and natural by dabbing Viva Glam 2 lipstick with her fingers. To finish, Lucia tamed the eyebrows with MAC’s Clear Brow Set.
Makeup artist extraordinaire Tom Pecheux was seen backstage at Marni creating a-cool-London-girl-with-a-bit-of-a-rough-edge look on the models to compliment Marni’s sporty theme. For the show, Tom blended MAC’s Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 into the models’ skin to create an even tone and flawless finish. He then added Siss lipstick (which will be available in the fall) under their cheekbones and through the temples to contour. He also used Breaking Ground cream color base (hitting MAC shelves in fall 2014) over the high planes to create highlights and padded Myself lipstick (also available in the fall) to the apples of their cheeks to a bit of warmth. He then swept the t-zone to control shine with Blot Powder. Again, using Breaking Ground cream color base, Tom swept the eyelids and applied over the models’ cupid’s bow for a more natural look with subtle highlights. He finished off the look with Myself lipstick and pressed it into the lip for a nude finish.
At Dsquared2’s presentation, make up guru Gordon Espinet’s beauty look for the show was “a subtle beauty…with a touch of madness.” To achieve a matte look, Gordon sprayed Fix + over models’ faces, then applied Studio Moisture Cream to moisturize their skin. He then used Face and Body foundation and blended it into the skin to create evenness as well as Studio Finish concealer as needed to eliminate redness. Gordon then used Prep + Prime transparent finishing powder using a powder puff to set foundation leaving skin with a matte finish. To contour under cheekbones, he then used a mixture of MAC Pro Deep Brown Paint stick with Au Nature cream color base (out in the fall). To add a bit of luminosity, Fix + was once again used to refresh and radiate. For highlight, Gordon then applied Pearl cream color base over the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow and the chin. Gordon kept the eyes and lips natural and elegant with both products available in the fall. Again using Au Nature cream color base, Gordon swept it over eyelids for a wash of color and applied Dusty Mauve lipstick all over lips for a cool-toned look.
Aside from doing the Marni, Missoni, and Dsquared2 shows, MAC was also present Salvatore Ferragamo’s fashion show. For Salvatore Ferragamo, Diane Kendal went for a more bold, beautiful look. Like Lucia, Diane started with Studio Finish concealer and used as needed. To set, she used Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing powder using 190 foundation brush along with their 187 Stripling face brush/Small duo Fibre brush alternately for a polished finish. To softly contour models’ cheekbones, she lightly blended underneath with MAC Pro Taupe powder blush and finished with Fun Ending powder blush (available in the fall) over cheeks for a natural flush. For eyes, she used 239 Eye Shader brush through the crease and blended outwards and up to brows with Natural Wilderness eye shadow (also available fall 2014). Artificial Earth eye shadow was applied over lids and finished with Snowed In Technakohl liner through the waterline (both hitting stores in the fall). Diane then patted Myself lipstick into lips and used a foundation brush to sweep over and finish. To pull the look together, Diane curled the lashes and groomed and set the brows.
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