Bright pink is the must-color for spring summer 2016. Make-up artist Lottie tells us more about it. Watch the video and/or read the interview with Lottie and try it out yourself!
‘Today we did a graphic pink eye, two times. So we have a lighter pink underneath the eyes and a sort of fuchsia pink on the top. The clothes are very beautiful. Beautiful and relaxed. So we wanted something that was going to be a little vibrant and a new balance with the neutral palette which is in the show.‘
What did you use for the skin?
‘Our sponsor today is Orlane Paris which is an amazing skin line. We used their Orlane moisturizer [Orlane Super-Moisturizing Light Cream]. So that is why they all are very glowy. And the foundation is also Orlane Paris [Teint Absolu Treatment Foundation]. It is really nice because it still looks like skin. Everyone looks perfect. They have a nice glow.‘
On the cheeks?
On the cheeks we used Anastasia Beverly Hills. It is actually a contour color. And we used Warm Coral.
It this look going to be a trend for next summer?
I hope so. Everybody likes to use color in the summer.
In this video interview Terry Barber, top make-up artist M.A.C, tells us how to create a super chic make-up look:
‘We are doing a color eyeliner, like a bright blue and a bright green, but we don’t want it to look like the 1980 s so we created this really super modern kind of cyber punk shape, very graphic, very square, coming of the corner of the eye. It is not a classic feline flick, it not 1950s.’
‘She is a modern woman, the rest of the face is very minimal. She doesn’t like to wear too much make-up. She likes one accent. So we have done this superskin with M.A.C. Strobecream. It almost looks like she coming out the gym of the spa. This is a woman who enjoys individual style. She is very chic, she likes one element in her make-up but that element be really interesting.’
What can you ‘normal girls’ take from this look?
‘Focus on your skin more than anything. Transparent with a healthy shine and a beautiful glow all-over and then just choose one element. It is very the philosophy of Coco Chanel who always said: ‘Never over accessorize. Always take one accessory off.‘ So it is just one little detail. That is chic.’
Backstage at the Cristiano Burani SS2016 fashion show we interviewed Jabe, make-up artist. Jabe explained us the make-up techniques and textures he used for the gorgeous make-up look he created.
‘For this catwalk show [Cristiano Burani] I wanted a really fresh girl with a Woodstock feeling, a girl that loves to be outside.’
‘So I put some color on the cheeks, really transparent, and I played with only texture, really smooth and transparent for which I used products of Clinique. So I created a really shiny skin. I didn’t use powder at all. Only a little bit of concealer and a little bit of foundation to cover up little imperfections.’
‘For the cheeks and lips I used Chubby Stick [Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm Clinique]. This product is very transparent but gives the skin color at the same time. I like the effect of the lips. In French we say ‘lèvres mordues’ (bitten lips), when the lips show just a little bit of color. It looks really fresh.’
‘The eyebrows are really important. As a texture I used only eye shadow of Clinique, and it is a mix between two browns, to create the perfect color for each girl. So I drew the eyebrow but the texture is really smooth so the balance is really good.’
‘And then I put a touch of black mascara on the top lashes. On the eyelid itself I created a ‘cloud’ of blue. Here I played with three different blues: a light blue, a green blue and a dark blue, and depending on the skin tone of the girl and her outfit I mixed the right tone of blue. And so it looks like a cloud of color on the eyes.’
‘A product I am really crazy about this season is Smart Treatment Oil of Clinique. It is perfect to highlight the skin. I put it on the cheekbones, on the lips and just a touch in the inner corner of the eyes. It is like a touch of light, a kind of romantic. So the skin is very tender but the look is strong.’
‘The skin is everything is season. It is like a canvas. So we have to be careful and we have to play with some different products to respect the skin texture.’
Eugene Souleiman is not just a hair stylist, he is an artist. And a very elegant, polite, sweet person. Every season we meet him and interview him at the Antonio Marras shows, and so we did also for the Spring Summer 2016 collection. A great hair look, and Eugene’s tips and advice to copy this look. Good luck :-)
This is what Eugene told us:
‘I love doing Antonio’s shows and I understand his artisanal ability so I tried to do something more artisanal with the hair too. Something artisanal, something more playful, something very delicate, ornate and precious, but not precious in a uptight serious way, but precious in a very delicate loving gentile way.’
‘The inspiration for me came from Patricia, Antonio’s wife, because she always has interesting beautiful hairstyles. I tried to combine her look with a lot of Renaissance paintings and sculptors from Italy.’
‘So we have very beautiful ornate braids that look very cute and quirky. Very simple. There are no products in the braids, so the hair feels very light. It is soft and light and beautiful. My two daughters love hair like this. It is very playful and light, but at the same time very gorgeous.’
Backstage at the Salvatore Ferragamo ss2016 Show we met and interviewed Diane Kendal. Diane was the key makeup artist and was heading the M.A.C team backstage at the Show. Listen and learn how to copy this simple and elegant makeup look.
This season for Ferragamo we are making the girls a very fresh base with two colors, grease paints [M.A.C Trend Forecast Spring ’16/Eye in the colors ‘On My Watchlist’ and ‘Back in the Swing’] mixed on the contour of the eye, brushed up to the eyebrow. And then we are putting Tenderling Blush right over the lid and up to the browbone too, giving a very strong, defined look to the eye. But it is all very blended so there is no hard lines, with curling lashes.
Tenderling Blush we are just putting on the apple of the cheek to get that really gorgeous fresh overall look and on the lips just some lip balm and a little bit of foundation to take down the color. So the girls look really strong but feminine at the same time.
How to copy the look. Step by step:
Massage Face and Body Foundation M.A.C in the skin to perfect it.
Press Mineralize Concealer in any area that needs more coverage. This make-up look is all about beautiful skin.
Add some Tenderling Blush on the cheek for a fresh look.
Groom your eyebrows. Fill the brows in with a grey color but not too much. Brush them up.
For the eyes use M.A.C Trend Forecast Spring ’16/Eye. Apply ‘On My Watchlist’ (cool grey silver with silver pearl) on the crease and blend in to the brows hair. Apply ‘Back in the Swing’ (orange peach with gold pearl) on top of it. Powder it with Tenderling Blush.
The makeup at the Antonio Marras SS2016 in Milan wan AMAZING. And of course Tom Pecheux, who headed the M.A.C makeup team, was in charge of the makeup look. Watch this video to know more about the makeup, how it was created, how to copy it. Get ready for a true makeup lesson. This is what Tom Pecheux told us:
I did a very playful make-up. It is a kind of surrealistic make-up with a lot of references. The pink has a kind of youthful, dolly feeling. The metallic represents industry, technology. The black dots stand for the surrealism and the lips are more like a grown up person, very feminine.
Antonio is taking us on a long journey. The reference was an Armenian artist. Armenia went through a war and many people had to escape their country. Through this collection Antonio explains that no matter where you are in the world, no matter how much you embrace other cultures, you are born in a place and it is your DNA. And at the end it become a mix of your DNA and all the other cultures you embrace. That is what I express with this make-up.
What can we, ‘normal girls’, take from this make-up?
Everything. It is a fashion show so we have to pass on a message and the message is powerful. But maybe on a regular day you can do this look. You can do it also without the dots, or without the lips and keep only one or two elements of this make-up.
We have to remember that fashion is playful. When it comes to make-up we can do whatever we want. It is a nice way to express who you are. Or how you want to be seen by other people.
And at the end of the day you take a piece of cotton and make-up remover and it is gone. And the day after you can play somebody else. That is what it is about. Do, experiment, try and play, enjoy. Make-up as fashion is a serious business but serious means that you can do it with humor and fun.
Jessica Nedza, makeup artist, headed the MAC makeup team at the Ermanno Scervino SS2016 Show in Milan. Of course we were there, and of course we could not miss the opportunity to talk with Jessica and ask her to tell us more about the makeup look she created for this show:
‘The collection is very romantic with a lot of pastel colors so we wanted to spice it up a little and make the girls a little bit more sexy. So we decided to do very sexy smokey eyes. I am using the Fairy Fair Eye shadow from M.A.C for it.
Then we also have the new kajal eyeliner which is called Squid Twist. We used it to create a bit of a lash line and also inside the eye we put a bit of kajal to create a cat eye.
A part from that we have lots of highlights to make the girls look glamorous and to have a beautiful summery skin. We have a little bit of pastel peach color on the cheek. I used New Romantic from M.A.C.
And the lip is also a new product which is very nice because it is a kind of liquid lip that dries up and becomes matte. It gives this beautiful peachy color and it is called ‘Lady Be Good’. At the end of the day [just before the show] we are going to finish the make-up up with a eye gloss which has this beautiful plum color.’
Additional make-up tips for this beauty look
For the skin blend Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation M.A.C with concealer Studio Finish M.A.C. Add Extra Dimension Eye Shadow Amorous Alloy on the eyelid and highlight the brow bone and eye corner with Extra Dimension A Natural Flirt. Curl the lashes and use black mascara. Cover the eye brows with Studio Finish Concealer.
Backstage at the Costume National Spring Summer 2016 show we saw some of the most beautiful smokey eyes ever. The MAC makeup team did a great job, and we were there to film the detail, the techniques, the final result of this real makeup lesson, a true smokey eyes tutorial.
Lucia Pieroni MAC Makeup Artist, explains the makeup look at the Dsquared2 Show Fall Winter 2015 2016 in Milano
The inspiration for the Dsquared2 FW 2015 2016 catwalk show is: Canadian/Indian (the twin designers Dean and Dan Caten are from Canada).
To match this mood top make-up artist Lucia Pieroni created a healthy look with glowing cheeks. Check out our backstage video interview with the make-up artist. And read below how to proceed:
Lucia Pieroni used Waterweight Foundation M.A.C for the base and Cream Colour Base ‘Premeditated’ is softly blended on the models’ cheeks and nose bridge. The bronzing glow was given by using Mineralize Skin Finish Medium Deep on top of the blush, nose bridge, temples and chin.
The eyebrows were brush up nicely and filled in with eye shadow ‘Brun’ mixed with eye shadow ‘Typographic’ to create a slightly boyish brow.
Blonde Gold Pigment was used with fingers on the upper eyelid from the lash line till brows, very sheer to achieve a nicely bronzed blow.
Lashes were coloured with Haute + Naughty lash ‘Brown’ just on the upper lashes and tweezed into spikes by using the tweezer.
For the lips Lucia Pieroni chose Half and Half Lipstick mixed with Freckletone, padded in a sheer layer and brightened by using Concealer Moisture Cover and Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Medium on top.
The bronzy glow was given by using Mineralize Skin Finish ‘Global glow’ on top of the bronzed areas.
Trendystyle Hong Kong interviewed Keri Blair, Senior Artist M.A.C, backstage at the Roberto Cavalli FW 2015 2016 catwalk show in Milan about the nail look. A must-watch video interview!
What nail look did you create for the Roberto Cavalli FW 2015 2016 catwalk show?
For Roberto Cavalli we created this beautiful fresh, nude, clean, hyper real nail. And to do that detail we added Quite Time Nail Lacquer by M.A.C to Delicate Nail Lacquer by M.A.C and then mixed it with M.A.C Overlacquer inside of the nail polish to create a different texture. So when it goes onto the nail it almost creates a hyper real rubberized texture on the nail and a really beautiful taupe nude. We chose this because there are so many beautiful textures happening in the clothing [in the Roberto Cavalli collection FW 2015 2016]. It is also reflected in the make-up, so we took a moment to create almost a ‘conflict’ or a ‘juxtaposition’ from the make-up into the nail. So it is kind of rubbery, almost matte, but not as matte as it would have been if we would have applied a topcoat over the polish.
What are the colours for next winter (2015 2016)?
I think we are going to see a lot of interesting grey tones, ranging almost in a monochromatic grey scale, from very light and pale till very deep and dark. M.A.C has a new colour coming out, called Snazzy Hound, which will be out in this fall and it is a deep dark just sort of black grey. I think we will see a lot of caramel nudes and also a lot of interesting plays on texture, whether they are really shiny or really matte or sort of somewhere in between, texture of nail will be very important for the fall .
And what about the shapes of the nails?
The architecture of nail for the fall is coming back to a short almost ‘squavole’ shape which is a kind of square on the edge and it is rounded on the sides. It is a really beautiful practical nail. If you like a little bit longer nail, I think almond shape is always the way to go.