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IFTA MAC Pro Trends Masterclass Autumn / Winter 2010…

September 9, 2010

Last night I attended the Irish Film & Television and MAC Pro Trends Masterclass AW2010 in The Morgan Hotel hosted by MAC Senior Artists Lesley Keane and Neil Young.

We were shown a video of four key looks from backstage at the runways of Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010-11 all created by MAC which were:

Cashmink…Nouveau natural: feel good, wearable, achievable, ethereal, warm tones on the skin, healthy glow

Redd-Velvet…Fired-up lips : every shade of red from red-orange to blackened-red

Satin-Eyes…Decadent eyes : romantic, poetic, billowing darkness, eye colour pulled out not up

Voile-Veil…Poetic Shadows : transparent texture like chiffon or silk, luxurious feel, to enhance not transform

All, of course, were stunning and reinforced the idea that really there are no trends any more when it comes to make up as each look was so distinctly different.  We were treated to demos of two of the looks by Lesley and Neil:

Neil created this Glam Goth look, similar to what was seen at the Karl Lagerfeld Ready-To-Wear Autumn/Winter 2010-11 show below:


Created by MAC Senior Artist Neil Young

Karl Lagerfeld Ready-To-Wear Autumn/Winter 2010-11

This look is all about reworking the classics. First Neil used Pros-Aide skin adhesive to block out the eyebrows, but for a more wearable look you could either bleach the brows or run concealer through them.  He then covered them using the new Pro Longwear concealer.  The eyes were a very light wash of blue-green but the main focal point was the stunning red lip which Neil created by first applying Russian Red lipstick and then mixing in a bit of Smoulder Eye Kohl to give more depth to this Glam Goth look.

Here Lesley created a really strong graphic eye seen in the Giambattista Valli Ready-to-Wear A/W 10/11 show at Paris Fashion Week:


Created by MAC Senior Artist Lesley Keane

Giambattista Valli Ready-To-Wear Autumn/Winter 2010-11

To achieve this look, Lesley used the new Pro Longwear Foundation which left a lovely natural highlight on the model’s cheekbones and blanked out the lower lashes with the matching concealer.  The graphic lines were created with the new Pro Acrylic Paints which are face and body liquid paints with intense-sharp colour made from a silicone formula.  Lashes were #1 & #4 stuck together and lips were kept neutral.

Could you or would you try either of these looks? I think I could definitely do my own versions like keep the brows and drop the white line. Let me know what you think!

P.S. I’m dying to try out both the new Pro Longwear foundation and concealer, they had us all sold last night raving about it. Review to follow.


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