Terry Barber, Director of Make-up Artistry of M.A.C, reveals the make-up secret to modern beauty. Trendystyle interviewed the make-up guru backstage at the Ter et Bantine FW 2015 2016 Fashion Show in Milan. Watch the video interview! (or/and read on)
The look, Terry Barber explained, is very extremely natural beauty, almost quite raw, actually quite make-up free, but still quite luxurious. It is literally a very transparent skin, cool in color but soft, with an almost skintone brown stain on the eye and a tiny little gloss on the inner corners. So it has got that element of futurism to it, but it is very natural. This woman is strong, she understands luxury and realizes that she doesn’t have to push her beauty too much. It should always be very effortless, just enough, it is a very sort of chic minimalism.
How to create a transparent skin?
I am actually using a new M.A.C product called Time Check Lotion, which is like a primer that slightly blurs the skin. It softens the whole tone of the skin so you don’t have to use too much base. I think that is the key to modern beauty: not to use too much base…
The make-up look at the Dsquared2 SS 2016 is sexy, healthy and glowing. We interviewed top make-up artist Lucia Pieroni and she explained us how to copy this gorgeous and sultry look that suits every woman. View the video and photos. This is what Lucia Pieroni told us:
‘The eyebrows are quite natural. We are actually painting on lip gloss at the end so that the eyebrows have this kind of a wet look glow to them. They [the models] got Mid-Tone Sepia Cream Color Base softly blended around the eyes which gives you that really beautiful depth. This [Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals] on the lighter girls [Medium Deep] – there is another one for the darker girls [Dark Deep] – goes on the temples, down on the nose, a bit under the nose and all over the body so it makes a beautiful wet look. And this Blonde’s Gold Pigment goes in the inner corner of the eyes.‘
‘MAC Freckletone Lipstick on the lips, just press it on. Then Bronze Shimmer Lipstick on top and a little bit of a clear lip gloss so it is like a honey colored mouth, a slightly see-through mouth. And furthermore loads of Mineralize Skin Finish Bronze all over the face, so that the girls look really beautiful, healthy, glowy, as if they have been surfing all day. They look fabulous.‘
‘And lots of mascara. A little bit clumpy, like they are a little bit wet. Lots in the root so they have that beautiful pointiness to them. And we are spraying Fix Plus on the hands, the arms and the face, just as they go on the catwalk, so they are a little bit of dewy.‘
‘When you put Bronze Shimmer on the body, you put it on top of a moisturizer to stay or just on the bare skin? We put Mineralize Body Moisturizer before. When it is slightly dry, you put the other stuff [Bronze Shimmer] on it so it looks really gorgeous, and golden, bronzy and wet. and then Fix Plus, literally on their hands, arms and face… Some gloss in the eyebrows, so it looks a little bit wet, beautiful and sexy surficals.‘
‘Is the mascara is waterproof? No, that is hell 🙂 In real life maybe yes, but not for the show, that is mean… It never comes off.‘
Eyebrows: Clear Lipglass brushed through the brows for a slightly wet look
For the eyes: Mid-Tone Sepia Cream Color Base and Blonde’s Gold Pigment
For the lips: MAC Freckletone Lipstick, Bronze Shimmer Lipstick (on top of the Freckletone) and Clear Lipglass lip gloss
For the face and body: Mineralize Body Moisturizer (for the body), Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals (face and body)
Backstage at the Salvatore Ferragamo SS 2016 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, learn and read how to copy this strong and feminine 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 rea lly 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 the skin.
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.
Video interview with make-up artist Jessica Nedza (for M.A.C Cosmetics) backstage at the Ermanno Scervino SS2016 fashion 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.
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.
Have you ever thought of making up your eyes with red, wine red, eye shadow? Make-up guru Tom Pecheux challenges every woman who is not shy or too classic, to give it a try…
Trendystyle interviewed make-up artist Tom Pecheux backstage at the Antonio Marras FW 2015 2016 Fashion Show in Milan. His approach to make-up is unique, inspiring and creative. In this video interview Pecheux explains the make-up look he created for Antonio Marras, a designer he respects and admires.
The inspiration for this look a combination of Marie Antoinette, Princes Leia, Versailles and Benedetta Barzini, he explains. But let us not tell you everything. Watch the video interview!
For the eyes: Grand Canyon and She Devil from M·A·C Trend Forecast Fall 15/Lip (available Spring 2015) applied with the 214 Short Shader Brush, starting from the eyelid, blending up and around the crease and finishing under the eye.