From reader comments, both on Instagram and on here, I’m very much getting the impression that nude and neutral palettes have had their moment. If there is a woman in the UK without a nude palette, show her to me! In short, we’ve had a naked saturation. I’m genuinely quite thrilled with the MAC Trend Forecast Palettes Spring Summer 2016 because they’re moving the trend on a pace without kissing it goodbye altogether. I mean, we need some cold turkey time, right?
Starting with the eye palette, MAC is merging pearls, olives, wines and greys in creme eye formulas and they’re anything but bland. The pigments on these are going to take some getting used to if you’ve been busy blending blands.
See what I mean? These are as strong on pigment as the lip shades and personally, I find them very exciting. The possiblities! That wine shade (which bizarrely is called Coming Into Season… I can only think that the D team was on naming duties and doesn’t actually know what that means) which is described by MAC as a deep matte fuchsia is going to take some real bravado to wear and yet I cannot wait to get it on my lids. If you spotted on my Instagram that Chanel are bringing Rouge Noir to eyes for Christmas, then you’ll realise that wine eyes (in the best possible sense) are very much about to be a thing.
So, now the lip palette. These are what MAC calls ‘casual colour’ in finish which in my own words means slightly gleamy but not glossy. The palette runs through tomato orange to the palest silver pearl peach colour.
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To me, all these shades are a bit of a challenge! Unlike the eye colours, there is no shade that I feel naturally drawn to, but I don’t think you buy into a MAC Trend Forecast Palette to be safe. They’re all about what’s happening next and not what’s happening now so they’re perfect for the experimentalist but not necessarily for the majority.
So, the MAC Trend Forecast Palettes Spring Summer 2016 launch in September; they’re £35 each. I still have a sumptuous new eye gloss to show you tomorrow.
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