23 February 2015
As mentioned in my previous post, here are the 4 make up trends we’ve seen on the runways for Spring and Summer 2015. 🙂 As shown to us by Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics (Romero Jennings), these 4 looks become so much more achievable when we were shown the right products to use and how to use them. So let’s get right to it:
Look 1: Re:View
This look breaks the traditional rules of eye-liner and mascara by deconstructing standard methods to intensify the eye. Keeping that painterly vibe with disconnected eye-liners (as seen at Karolyn Pho) and futuristic sweeps at Ann Demeulemeester (Paris Fashion Week).
The key tip for this look is to think “out” and “up” without putting too much effort into the look.
In this example, Romero showed us how he drew attention to the eyes by replacing eyeshadow with sweeps of eye liner and minimal mascara. This look was achieved using the ‘Studio Sculpt Superblack Lash’ mascara, the 205 mascara fan brush, and the black creme liner.
Look 2: Enlightened
This look is all about that ‘glow’ – colourless but luminous. Think of bathing your skin in light replacing the contours of seasons past. So rather than contouring certain areas, it’s about highlighting others. Although it’s important to avoid looking too greasy by adding some texture by mixing both cremes and powders. An effortless and immediate way to channel the trend is a glossy lid (as seen on our model here).
The key item I really loved in this look was the MAC Mineralize skin finish perfect topping in ‘Lightscapade’ and an eyegloss in lightly tauped. I always love when make up enhances one’s natural glow so this was the look I was most excited about.
Look 3: Free Party
As seen on the runways of Delpozo and Marques’Almeida, this look is a little bit more effortless. I like that it looks ‘lived in’ and almost messy. This is for the playful girl with a carefree spirit. Perfect for festivals this coming year!
This look is all bout mixing – not matching! Being free with the placement and application. Have fun with it!
The essentials for this look are the trend forecast of Spring ’15 – Blue Forecast (Powder Blue) and Super Fresh (Pale Mint) and casual colour in ‘secret admirer’. If you really want the carefree vibe, I would suggest even applying the eyeshadow with just your fingers.
Look 4: “No Makeup”
Saving the best for last. This season’s most prevalent trend – the no makeup look. Even though this looks like the most natural look, it is far from the most effortless. Everyone who has tried this knows that the no-make up look can be much harder than all the rest because you have got to work harder to make it look ‘real’.
Concealer is king – a hydrated finish and minimal powder (as seen at the Balmain show). The winning product that really stood out to me on this trip was the prep & prime ‘skin refine zone’ – it’s like a “liquid powder” according to Romero ‘cause it instantly mattifies any area without having to re-apply another layer of powder! If you try anything from this post, I would highly recommend trying this one out.
It’s pretty cool how technology has transcended into makeup artistry too. The products coming out this year are so smart and just make our lives so much easier. This is definitely a good time to be experimenting with make up. 🙂 Who knows? Maybe I’ll even show you my take on some of these looks. 😉
Let me know what you’d like to see in the comment below!