MAC A/W 09 Trend: New Romantics

The concept:

Balanced, beautiful, elegant and perfect. Beauty that’s the epitome of all that’s chic and grown up, you can’t help but want to emulate.

Quotes:

Gordon Espinet “Think airbrushed…there’s definitely more of a focus on beauty this season then about thinking outside of the box: it’s the idea of exaggerating human beauty…more like an Irving Penn face in which the lighting is exaggerated to emphasize the face.”

Kenzo

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Charlotte Tilbury “I want the girls to feel fresh, like garden nymphs running through the forests..a high crimson pink flush on the cheek, a little doll-like..”

Products

Cheeks:

Cremeblushes in Laid Back + Posey “applied with fingers high on the cheekbones”

Paintstick in Red “high on the cheekbone, blending down into a muted blush’

Eyes:

Zoomlash Mascara in Lofty Brown “to the roots only”

Brow Set in Clear

Lips:

Paint Stick in Red + Lip Conditioner “for a naturally pigmented lip”

Moschino Cheap & Chic

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Charlotte Tilbury “I want the girls to look young…fresh with a punky edge”

Products

Eyes:

Clear lipglass “swept from lid to brow”

Skin:

Studio Sculpt SPF 15 foundation for “fresh natural skin”

Lips:

Lip Pencil in Night Moth “applied to the centre of the lips and blended out to give mouth a dark stain with soft diffused edges”

Marni

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Tom Pecheux “It’s inspired by the black and gold antique feel necklaces that the girls are wearing. I simply wanted to pick up on the eyes with this one gesture. There’s no contour, there’s no lip – I wanted the girls to have skin that looks like fine porcelain, almost translucent. It’s recession makeup, focusing on just one part of the face.”

Products

Eyes:

Pigment in Rose Gold “brushed over the lower lashline, lids and up through the brows, with a focus on the tearducts. Brush Gloss Texture up through the eyebrows so that the gold pigment sticks to them as it’s swept up from the lids and faded out towards the brow”

Skin:

Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation + Face & Body Foundation “for a porcelain finish”

Invisible Set Powder

Lips:

Lip Erase in Dim “patted onto the mouth so that they completely match the skin tone. I wanted no lip so the eyes really shine.”