I’ve literally just rushed home from the kick off of London Fashion Week where I was backstage with MAC for the Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W15 show. For some reason, it was much more frenetic than usual with Terry Barber at the helm making everything look just right.
The above is the MAC Face Chart for the show, where everything happened on the eyes and nowhere else, giving a softened graphic look that used colour and deep smokes to make them stand out. Gone are the clunky graphics of last season, and instead, a soft pink was used to take away the edge. Backstage is where the make-up artists get to try out new products for size – to give them a real work-out before they ever make it to counter for you and me to buy. Although they weren’t used in this show, the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick is really something if love that super-matte look on your lips.
I’ll say ahead of time that you won’t see these on counter much before June of this year, and I’m not flagging up the names because many of the brand new NPD from MAC starts with a working name which bears no resemblance to the name it ends up with.
So here’s how the Jean-Pierre Braganza look turned out – very natural skin (a little bit ghostly, actually) and then the lines.
The MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick starts off looking wet and glossy, but as you can see from the swatch they dry so fast to an absolutely flat matte. There is a TON of pigment in these.
It’s always mayhem backstage and far from having new product samples all neat and ready, we have to wait for one of the artists to be finished on all the models before someone kindly gives up their kit for us to have a nosy through! So, my pictures aren’t amazing but they do reflect the slim-time chance we have to actually see the stuff, never mind get them actually swatched. It’s always very exciting, and you’re so conscious of trying not to get in anyone’s way!
I’ve got some more MAC newbies coming up in the next post!
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