HOW TORONTO’S TOP MODELS ACHIEVED RUNWAY READY STATUS THANKS TO M.A.C COSMETICS
Story by Jennifer Ng
Runway photos by Mark Binks; face charts provided by M.A.C Cosmetics
We reviewed the clothes, now let’s look at our favourite runway beauty looks from The Collections!
For Spring/Summer 2013, the showing designers worked with M.A.C Cosmetics Senior Artists Melissa Gibson and Jane McKay, and a parade of fresh faced models highlighted the hip, youthful vibe of the garments.
Several designers opted for pops of colour to compliment their collections, and we saw red and orange appear on both lips and eyelids. Groomed brows brought in some structure, while some looks had a touch of liner or contour to give the effect some strength.
Thick black liner gave an otherwise fresh face an edge, and the winged shape of the eye shadow gave this classic smoky eye a hint of futuristic drama. The texture of the skin was understated; not too much highlight, mattifier or contour was used. We also loved the sherbet-coloured nails, filed into a soft, natural curve by the experts from Tips Nail Bar (using M.A.C Nail Lacquers). The curve was also reflected in the brows, which were kept dark and angular.
Products to try: Emphasize your eyes with a mix of M.A.C Eye Shadows in Carbon, Print and Typographic.
Laura Siegel’s earth-toned gauzy garments lent themselves to red-pink shades focused on the eyes. The skin was kept matte, and the red in the makeup gave the models a burnished look that completed the desert theme of the show.
Product to try: Achieve a perfect red-pink accent on eyes using M.A.C Pigment in Fuschia.
Chloé Comme Parris
The face at Chloé Comme Parris was kept fairly neutral with fresh skin glowing through, and an extremely light contour to emphasize the cheeks. A witty twist showed up on the models’ hands; their nails were edged in neon pink, giving a wink of colour.
Product to try: M.A.C’s Studio Finish Concealer will give your skin a flawless base.
Label stepped outside the box with bright orange pops on the lip and cheek, and lower lashes were bare to keep the look editorial. A tawny contour finished off the cheeks, echoing the strength of the models’ arched brows. The models’ skin was strongly highlighted, giving them an extremely dewy look that’s perfect for spring.
Products to try: Play with M.A.C’s Lipmix colours in Orange, White and Crimson for a standout pout.