'Make-Up Artist' Magazine's Backstage Look at the 2012 Fall Make-up Trends
All photos by Melissa MacGillivray
Posted: Wednesday March 14, 2012
When Make-Up Artist magazine visited the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s 2012 fall shows in New York, the prominent make-up trend was a lack of make-up. Artists often used no foundation, no mascara, no blush and no lipstick. Most color was focused on the eyes.
See highlights from the shows below. And for more fashion week coverage, read Issue 95 of Make-Up Artist magazine, on newsstands now.
Designer: Cushnie et Ochs When: 1:13 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 Where: Milk Studios Make-up Artist: Charlotte Tilbury for M.A.C. Details: Contrasting forces of what Tilbury called "purity and sexiness" inspired the look. Wet-looking hair, "more-than-dewy" skin and smudgy brown liner all the way around the eye using M.A.C. Pro Paint Sticks in Deep Brown and Black and M.A.C. Eye Kohl in Teddy were the key elements here. Cheekbones were contoured with M.A.C. Pro Sculpting Cream in Copper Beach (available autumn/winter 2012) and skin was perfected using M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation; blush wasn't used. Lips were covered in a sheer wash of foundation for a bare, muted effect.
Designer: Doo.Ri When: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 Where: Eyebeam Make-up Artist: Tom Pecheux for M.A.C. Details: No specific woman inspired this look, but Pecheux listed the neutral tones of the collection, plus the sleek hair and leather headbands the models wore, as guides. "We tried strong make-up, but that was making the girls old. And we wanted to keep that freshness," he said. M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Gesso created a "halo of white" around the eyes and M.A.C. Powder Blush in Breezy, a very soft pink, was placed on the eyelids from the crease up to the brow. Lashes were curled, but mascara wasn't used. Gesso was also used high on the cheekbones, and M.A.C. Powder Blush in Cubic was used to create a rosy flush low on the cheeks. M.A.C. Lipstick in Hazy Lilac, a soft pink (available autumn/winter 2012), was applied and blotted down with Gesso.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.