Simplicity with a forward thinking freshness
Guardian Lifestyles Editor
Published: May 11, 2013
Ease and edge become one for spring and summer as the key beauty notion is one of simplicity, with a forward thinking freshness to it.
A sense of ease embodies a confident air of effortlessness (perfection looks a little crass and clichéd right now). With the edge it’s all about the nuances. Those details that drive makeup into a place that feels relevant to the dominant directions fashion is taking for the spring and summer according to the recent M.A.C spring/summer trends.
As such, the ingenuity in this season’s artistry is the ability to obliquely reference the past without paying literal homage to it results in a season that feels entirely forward thinking.
In its spring/summer trends, M.A.C has once again defined four looks that are the hot for the warmer months — Sig-nature, Nu-ance, Pur-itan and Sci-chedlic.
Sig-Nature is naturally perfected, luminous skin.
Nu-ance is a languid wash of color that takes in shades of highly pigmented pastels from turquoise and lemon through to silver and translucently dark metallics.
Puri-tan is a monochromatic Bedouin bronze, blurred on the eyes and bone structure.
Sci-chedilic is an easy “graphicism” of purist color blocked on lids or lips.
The four trends are a sense of unforced femininity.
There’s a delicacy to beauty this season. The idea is of fluidity and a move away from hard lines is key.
“Makeup is all about trying something new and having fun with it,” said M.A.C Pro Senior Artist Gisel Calvillo of the season’s new looks.
“Sig-nature is all about that glowing skin. It’s all about highlighting … contouring the face … kind of creating a little more dimension and making skin almost as primary and the feature focus just as eyes or lips could be. It’s almost like that spa-like skin,” said Calvillo. “Light washes of color that kind of reminds me of when spring is coming out. You’re starting to see elements of color, from seascapes to landscapes. We’re talking about almost that soft pistachio green to like sea foam kind of colors — the aquatic blues, lavenders, pinks, peaches and it’s all about creating a bit of a reflection, more of a metallic finish either on the eyes or the highlight, having more dimension on the skin, eyes and lips.”
In the Pur-itan trend, it’s all about the bronzing girl who traveled to Saint-Tropez.
“It’s all about using bronze, earth tone metallics, coppers, chocolate brown and caramels all over the skin as both contour on the cheek bones, temple and eyes, and then also using the same bronzy, glittery metallic-like colors on the lips,” said the makeup artist.
The 60s inspiration called Psychadelic is all about the liners, bold lips and about color.
“It’s more of a free-spirited kind of girl who again is not afraid to make any kind of statement with her makeup,” said Calvillo. “Her makeup being her primary accessory — having her eyes or her lips really stand out in kind of a bold way.”
As spring transcends into summer, Calvillo says makeup is all about trying something new and having fun with it which can be seen in another collection they have called All About Orange which showcases pops of the color.
“There were certain colors people felt didn’t look good on them or that they had to stay away from, but now we’re seeing kind of what people would shy away from is what’s coming back in and it’s not only trendy, but it’s something that’s giving people that confidence to try it themselves. At the end of the day, it’s all about trying something new and coming in getting a new look for yourself,” said Calvillo.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 11 May 2013 14:46|