MAC | SS09 Trend
“The new accessory: makeup. And even though the manifestations – and impact may vary – all play their part. Consider colour as noise. Crank it up. Or make it barely audible. But this season, let’s hear you.” – MAC
MAC has debuted their take on trend for spring and summer 09. From soft and subtle, to strong and bold, there is inspiration for all of us. I am so excited to see the first bits of spring this month and am looking to these MAC trends to help shake off my winter blahs.
The looks have been broken down into five general trends: Black to Earth, Artifice, Revolutionary Nature, Tendertone and Hydraluminous. MAC gives us the look, essence and feel of each trend:
BLACK TO EARTH
Forget perfection. Eyes go messy, totally mussed, in shimmering boot polish black and blatantly applied mineral blues. This look is about melted liners, smudged shadows, creamy textures, and eyes punked in gloss. Bad is good.
Don’t look now. Unconventional is in. Bizarre is beautiful and helps creates the more striking looks of the season. Key: Faultlessly fake lashes, and big, over-sculpted, red lips. Artifice isn’t real. It’s fun. Flaunt it!
Meet the modern sauvage. She’s sensual, sculpted, naturally good-looking. Her strengths: her features. Real or created-they’re pulled out in earthy washes of bronze, buff, brown for a look of supernatural handsome.
The medium: tender tones, leached out shades, ice-cream scoops of colour. All applied playfully-as if this were your first makeup ever. What’s key, the colour contrasts and how fresh they appear – as a sheer wash, a fabulous cloud of fairy dust…
This season’s take on played down makeup is less about colour than light texture and looking fresh. Think pearl highlights, abundant gloss, but more importantly, consider where’s its applied, unexpectedly on cheeks, brows, lids…
TIP: This is a perfect time to pick up pro items that are featured in these looks, as they are conveniently available on the MACCosmetics.com site. Make sure to check out Violetta Pro lipstick and Atlantic Blue Pro eyeshadow.
For further details on products used and how to acheive each look, visit: MACCosmetics.com