I had the privilege of sharing the MAC forum with a few of my fellow beauty fanatics. One of my favorite artists, Bianca Alexander, gave us the scoop on what went down backstage. The picture to the left is a close up of the MAC booth, plasma TV's and sketches of the looks beneath.
Polished, beautiful skin is at the forefront. "Candlelit" skin with a beautiful sheen is the way to go. This can be achieved with Face and Body Foundation.
Strong eyelashes are key! (Try the new lashes MAC has debuted at your local counter or store, they were designed by lash expert Christina Smith. She has custom made lashes for just about every celebrity.)
Mineralized SkinFinish Natural is used to sunkissed, sexy skin. It snuck in and took the place of bronzer! (Speaking of which, I saw tons of this being used on Kim Kardashian at GlamBlush)
For this Fall, Bianca says that black eyeliner is still a hit. You can't go wrong with black liner, be it pencil, creme or shadow. (Ever since I saw The Devil Wears Prada , I have been a sucker for liquid liner. Liquidlast liner is so long lasting that you need an oil-based remover to take it off!)
The million dollar question, what would be a great set of shadows for brown skinned sistas?? Bianca suggests Bronze all over the lid for a metallic shade, Bamboo as a subtle highlight, Embark for a plumish/brown crease (Charcoal Brown for lighter skin) and Carbon to line. Perfect.
Interested in how the trends come about?? She explained that backstage is literally where it all happens. The directors work alongside the designers to get ideas for the show. Makeup and hair tests are done before the show to make sure the whole bit works, and thus, a trend is born. A few months later, those products end up at MAC counters and stores for us to wear!
There is a bit of the scoop, more to come!!!