Tough Chic @ BCBG Max Azria AW14



Uptown boyish beauty & a banging eye for @BCBGMAXAZRIA. @TheValGarland's all about blending. #NYFW #MACbackstage

With this tweet, MAC explained BCBG Max Azria beauty look for FW 2014. Val Garland, lead artist for the MAC Cosmetics pro team, created something young and a bit androgynous to keep the girls very real. The models’ complexions were fresh thanks to a sheer layer of Face And Body Foundation and a hint of Cream Colour Base in Shell on the cheekbones and lips (which were made matte with Mixing Medium, a colorless wax-based emollient). The focus was on the eyes: wide-opened, smoky and wine coloured. To achieve this gaze Val applied MAC Vino Lip liner on the crease of the eye and blended it into the socket with brush n.224. She then worked the berry-hued eyeshadow named Organic (to be released later on this year in the trend eye palette) to deepen the color. Eventually the brows were brushed with the clear brow set.

The hair, cured by Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble, was swept over the forehead, one side tucked behind the ear and the other under the hair in the back. It was very New Yorker, Philippon didn’t want a hairdresser hairstyle, like there was no need to take much effort to look cool and stylish. To hold the style in place he created a little braid at the neck and then texturized the hair with curling iron and Bumble and Bumble Prep to give some separation and texture. 

For the nails OPI was in charge.


Uptown boyish beauty & a banging eye for @BCBGMAXAZRIA. @TheValGarland's all about blending. #NYFW #MACbackstage.

Ecco come, con un tweet, MAC ha spiegato il beauty look portato in passerella da BCBG Max Azria per il prossimo inverno. 

In charge al make-up c’era Val Garland che ha voluto creare qualcosa di fresco e leggermente androgino, per far apparire le modelle come ragazze con i piedi per terra. Il focus è, quindi, stato concentrato sugli occhi: tinti di vinaccia, sfumati ad arte e attenti. Per ottenere questo sguardo Val ha sottolineato la piega dell’occhio con la matita per labbra Vino che ha poi sfumato nell’orbita con il pennello n.224. Per rafforzare il colore ha usato l’ombretto Organic che farà parte della trend palette del prossimo inverno (sarà infatti disponibile più avanti). Per quanto riguarda i visi, la carnagione delle modelle è stata tenuta fresh grazie a un leggero velo di Face And Body Foundation e a un tocco di Cream Colour Base su guance e labbra a cui è stato poi dato un finish matte grazie al  Mixing Medium, un emolliente a base di cera. In ultimo le sopracciglia sono state pettinate con il Clear Brow Set.

Decisamente newyorkese nello stile l’hairstyle, curato da Laurent Philippon per Bumble and Bumble, parlava di semplicità, di come essere cool e stylish anche con poco sforzo.


Regram from @ValGarland 

New Mac trend palette


The hair

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Regram from @bcbgmaxazria

The Nails