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NYFW SS12 Make-up Looks

M.A.C Cosmetics takes us through the key beauty looks from New York Fashion Week SS12 that closed last night.

M.A.C head make-up artists including Tom Pecheux, Charlotte Tilbury and James Kaliardos worked on shows such as Jason Wu, Peter Som, Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Donna Karan, Jeremy Scott and Proenza Schouler. The results can be seen below with application tips and product recommendations.

Jason Wu

“Fifties and nineties pop art… inspired by the artist KAWS” – Diane Kendal

FACE
Studio Finish Concealer — perfects skin only where needed
Blot Powder/Pressed — applied over the center of the face for a polished effect
Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder — dusted above cheekbones, over bridge of nose, and inner corners of the lower lashes for a highlight
Cubic Powder Blush — blended over the lower apples of cheeks with 129 Brush

EYE
Blacktrack Fluidline — applied with 210 Brush with precision through the upper lashline only with a minute extension on the outer corners
M·A·C Pro Gloss Texture — dabbled over eyelids for a soft sheen

LIP
Redd Lip Pencil — contours and defines the lip
Scarlet Ibis Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) — applied over the entire lip
M·A·C Pro Acid Orange Pigment — patted over the lips with 219 Brush to finish

Peter Som

“Flavour of the sixties with a banana purple eye… Make-up in a cool, playful way.” – Tom Pecheux

FACE
M·A·C Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pro Pallette — blended over natural looking skin to emphasize contours
Fleur Power Powder Blush and Peaches Sheertone Blush — blended together and softly dusted over the apples of cheeks with 129 Brush for a flush

EYE
Young Venus In Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) — dusted over the eyelids with 242 Brush for a soft highlight
Fig. 1 Eye Shadow and M·A·C Pro Indian Ink Small Eye Shadow Pro Pallette — blended together with 219 Brush to define the crease with a hard, rounded contour
M·A·C Pro Rich Purple Chromagraphic Pencil — applied through the lower lashline to define
Coal Black Pro Lash Mascara — applied over upper and lower lashes

LIP
Innocence, Beware! Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) — rubbed into lips for a natural glossy stain

Alexander Wang

“Urban nineties…” – Diane Kendal

FACE
Select Moisturecover — blended over well-moisturized skin with fingers only where needed to perfect skin

EYE
Smolder Eye Kohl — applied to the upper lashline and blended upwards from both the inner and outer corners with 239 Brush,
leaving the middle of the eyelid bare. Excess product left on the brush is then diffused through the lower lashline
Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15 — applied on a cotton swab and used to remove a bit of liner through the lower lashes before
re-applying Smolder Eye Kohl and blending once again
Black Cremestick Liner — applied as a thin line through the upper lashline with 210 Brush, and then rolled onto the root of the lashes.
Excess product left on the brush also accentuates the lower lashes
M·A·C Pro Gloss Texture — applied on the centre of the eyelid to finish the eye

LIP
Hydrated, but natural

Altuzarra

“Elizabeth Taylor at the gym…” – Tom Pecheux

FACE
Select Cover-Up — applied to even skintone and create a flawless effect
Select Sheer/Loose Powder — pressed into skin with 150 Brush to set and provide a clean, matte finish

EYE
Smolder Eye Kohl and Carbon Eye Shadow — layered and used with 266 Brush to shape and define a very strong, yet feminine eyebrow
M·A·C Pro Gloss Texture — lightly applied with 252 Brush over the eyelids for a dewy finish

LIP
Hydrated and natural

Prabal Gurung

“The art of Araki… The lip is an orchid bursting from within.” – Charlotte Tilbury

FACE
Studio Moisture Cream — hydrates and illuminates skin
Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation — lightly buffed into skin to perfect
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder — applied through the middle of the face for a polished effect
Luna Cream Colour Base — blended in a “C” shape around the temple and eye area to highlight
M·A·C Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pro Pallette — blended through lower planes and temples to contour

EYE
Young Venus In Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) — blended over the eyelids as a base and highlight
Warm Thunder In Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) — applied through the crease and pulled outwards to elongate
Strobe Cream — a dot applied over the eye shadow for a subtle shine

LIP
M·A·C Pro Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil — slightly overdrawn with a blunted tip to achieve the look of just kissed lips
M·A·C Pro Black, Burgundy, and Fuchsia Lipmix — mixed together and applied through the centre of the lip for more impact

Diane von Furstenberg

Africa as a new beginning… Africa today.” – James Kaliardos

FACE
Complete Comfort Crème — massaged into skin to hydrate and perfect moisture balance, paying special attention to dry areas
Face & Body Foundation — lightly applied with 190 Brush only where needed to even skintone
M·A·C Pro Pure White and Primary Yellow Paintstick — blended together to highlight the planes of the face
M·A·C Pro Basic Red, Genuine Orange, and Pure White Paintsticks — mixed and applied over cheeks for a soft, fresh glow
M·A·C Pro Deep Brown Paintstick — lightly blended under the cheekbones to contour

EYE
Omega Eye Shadow — lightly blended through the inner and outer corners of the eyes with 252 Brush
M·A·C Pro Pure White and M·A·C Primary Yellow Paintsticks — mixed together and blended over the center of eyelids with fingers to highlight
Gesso Eye Shadow — blended over the center of the eyelids to set
Haute & Naughty Black Mascara — lightly applied over curled lashes

LIP
Lip Conditioner SPF 15 — applied lightly to lips and blotted away to reduce any shine

Zac Posen

“A late 1960’s black and white fashion photo from Harper’s Bazaar by James Moore featuring extremly long eyelashes.” – Kabuki

FACE
Mineralize Charged Water Moisturizer (available Spring/Summer 2012) — hydrates and illuminates skin
Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation — lightly applied to even skintone
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Foundation — chosen in the appropriate shades to softly contour the face

EYE
Untitled Paint — blended over the eyelid as a base
M·A·C Pro Black Black, Deep Brown, and Rich Purple Chroma Cakes — applied through the crease with 219 Brush and through the outer corner lower lashline as liner
Wisteria Cream Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) — blended over Chroma Cake application through the crease with 219 Brush
Blacktrack Fluidline — applied through the root of curled lashes to define
2 and 7 Lashes — blended and stacked over upper lashes
Optimum Black Opulash Mascara — applied through the lower lashes

LIP
M·A·C Pro Orange, Red, Yellow, White Lipmix — blended and customized to create a pastel, peach matte lip

Carolina Herrera

“A fresh Spring/Summer look” – Diane Kendal

FACE
Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 — applied with 190 Foundation Brush to lightly hydrate and even skintone
Select Cover-Up — applied with 190 Foundation Brush only where needed
M·A·C Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pro Palette — used with 129 Powder Blush Brush to apply a contour under cheekbones
Blushbaby Sheertone Blush — gently blended downwards on the cheeks into the Sculpt contour
Modern Mandarin Powder Blush (available Spring/Summer 2012) — lightly dusted over the apples of cheeks with 129 Powder Blush Brush
Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder — dusted over the high planes of the cheek to highlight

EYE
M·A·C Pro Deep Brown Paintstick — applied with 242 Shader Brush over the eyelid and blended upwards
with a clean 217 Blending Brush to diffuse the edges
Blacktrack Fluidline — used with 209 Eyeliner Brush through the upper lashline between the lashes while lifting the eyelid, assuring that the inner corner of the eyes are not neglected

LIP
Ultra Darling Sheen Supreme Lipstick — applied over the entire lip with 316 Lip Brush/Covered
Dish It Up Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) — applied through the centre of the lip
Preferred Pink Trend Lipstick Palette (available Spring/Summer 2012) — applied with finger to finish the lip with a hint of shine

Donna Karan

“A sporty, sexy eighties Yasmin Le Bon” – Charlotte Tilbury

FACE
Charged Water Face & Body Lotion (available Spring/Summer 2012) — hydrates and prepares skin
Face & Body Foundation — applied in tones matching the chest in order to warm up the skin
Select Cover-Up — lightly applied only where needed to even skintone
M·A·C Pro Mid-Tone Sepia Cream Colour Base — applied with 168 Large Angled Contour Brush under the cheekbones for a soft contour
Luna Cream Colour Base — applied to upper cheekbones for a highlight

EYE
Luna Cream Colour Base — lightly applied to the eyes with fingers above bare lashes
Hodgepodge Lip Pencil — used to create freckles just under the eyes

LIP
Bittersweet Pro Longwear Lip Pencil — defines the lip line with a bit of a pointed bow
M·A·C Pro Full Chocolate and Most Mocha Lipsticks — mixed together and applied to the lips with 231 Small Shader Brush

Ohne Titel

“Light-hearted, elegant make-up… playful” – Lisa Butler

FACE
Prep + Prime Skin — blended over the entire face to perfect and smooth skin
Studio Finish Concealer — applied with 242 Shader Brush only where needed to even and brighten skintone

EYE
Espresso and Brun Eye Shadows — used to warm and sculpt eyebrows that have been brushed outwards with 205 Mascara Fan Brush
Graphblack Technakohl Eye Liner — applied between the lashes and blended out with 316 Lip Brush/Covered
Phone Number Eye Kohl and M·A·C Pro Root Cream Colour Base — blended together and used with 228 Mini Shader Brush to softly accentuate the eyes
Clear Brow Set — lightly defines the lashes

LIP
Pearl Cream Colour Base and M·A·C Pro Nude Cream Colour Base — blended together and tapped on the lips to block out natural colour and create a soft, luminous finish

Jeremy Scott

“Daisy Duke goes to Paradise City” – Val Garland

FACE
Charged Water Face & Body Lotion (available Spring/Summer 2012) — hydrates and perfects skin
Face & Body Foundation — applied lightly to even skintone
Studio Finish Concealer — applied as needed to perfect
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Foundation — blended over “hot spots” through the middle of the face
Preferred Pink and Fully Ripe Lip Quad Palette (available Spring/Summer 2012) — blended on the cheeks for a doll-like shape
Immortal Flower Powder Blush (available Spring/Summer 2012) — dusted over the cheeks to set
Cork and Burgundy Lip Pencils and Coffee Eye Pencil — applied to the cheeks to create freckles, alternating tones to give depth and dimension

EYE
M·A·C Pro Black Crème Liner — applied on the upper eyelid with a slightly winged tip, thicker in the center, and very tight to the inner corner of the eye.
Additionally applied straight across the lower eyelid, leaving a space between the lower lashes and line
Coffee Eye Pencil — applied with 266 Small Angle Brush through the socket and blended with 219 Pencil Brush
Dazzlelight Eye Shadow — applied with intensity through the inner corner to highlight with 219 Pencil Brush
43 Lash — applied over the upper lashes
Zoomblack Mascara — blended through the upper lashes and 43 Lash
Haute & Naughtly Black Mascara — applied to the lower lashes, powdered with translucent powder, then re-applied once again for a “Dusty Springfield” effect

LIP
In Synch Lip Pencil — blended over the entire lip
Enchantee Kissable Lip Colour (available Spring/Summer 2012) — applied over the lip to finish

Proenza Schouler

“Combination of Belluschi architecture and cars in the fifties” – Diane Kendal

FACE
Pro Longwear Concealer — applied with a sheer application as foundation
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder — applied through the centre of the face for a polished effect
M·A·C Pro Bone Beige Sculpting Powder Pro Palette — blended softly under the cheekbones to contour
Immortal Flower and Lovecloud Powder Blush (available Spring/Summer 2012) — mixed together and applied on the cheeks with 129 Powder Blush for a flush

EYE
Brows were naturally sculpted and squared off against bare eyelids

LIP
Lip Conditioner SPF 15 — hydrates and perfects the lip

The Blonds

“Think Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress and Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie” – Kabuki

FACE
Mineralize Charged Water Face & Body Lotion (available Spring/Summer 2012) — applied with fingers to hydrate and smooth skin
Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation — applied with fingers to achieve a medium-full coverage and natural matte finish to skin
Select Cover-Up — chosen in a lighter shade and blended down the nose and under the eyes with 195 Concealer Brush for a highlight
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder — dusted all over the entire face with 116 Blush Brush to set
M·A·C Pro Shadester Sculpting Powder Pro Palette — blended under cheekbones and over temples to contour with 116 Blush Brush
Immortal Flower Powder Blush (available Spring/Summer 2012) — blended over the apples of cheeks with 168 Large Angled Contour Brush for a flush

EYE
Untitled Paint — blended onto the eyelid as a base and highlight with 195 Concealer Brush
Blacktrack Fluidline — a thick line was drawn on the upper lashline, through the crease, winged upwards, and lined underneath
the eye with both the 266 Small Angle Brush and 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush
M·A·C Pro Shadester Sculpting Powder Pro Palette — applied with 224 Tapered Blending Brush to contour the inner crease and down
the sides of the nose to accentuate the entire shape of eye
36 Lash — trimmed and stacked on the outer corners of the eyes
Optimum Black Opulash Mascara — applied through the upper lashes
Lingering Brow and Duck Powerpoint Eye Pencil — blended together to define and sculpt the brows

LIP
Flamingo Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) — blended over the entire lip from the bullet
Stripdown Lip Pencil — applied to define and enhance the fullness of lips

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