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Mac spring / summer 2011 Trends- Part 2

Pop Classic


Think a burst of colour...

Pushing the limits...


mac- ss11- jeremy-scott- pop classic


Fashion on acid...

The glamour of a ‘Red lip’ with an edgier vibe...


mac- ss11- Diane Von Furstenburg- pop classic


A treatment of Neon to oranges, pinks and magentas...

Beautiful balance of a ‘pop’ of colour placed on a discreetly prepared canvas to avoid the makeup appearing ‘theatrical’. For example leaving out mascara or brows and keeping the skin clean and natural...


mac- ss11- MANISH ARORA- pop classic


Taking a classic look like a precise lip and turning up the intensity by using super saturated block colour.


I worked on the Giles show representing MAC where Miranda Joyce was the key make up artist.

Here's what we used.


mac- ss11 - Giles- face chart


  • Face and Body Foundation – where needed, fresh skin is so important so this look stays modern.


  • MAC Pro Gold Glitter – over the lids, packed on tight at the lash line, applied onto mixing medium lash with a 242 brush.
  • MAC Pro Turquoise or Pro Pink Glitter – applied in the same way all around the gold and up into the brows, applied in a “C” shape beneath the eyes in a free and arty, not perfect, style.
  • Plushblack Plush Lash Mascara – several coats on top and bottom lashes
  • Brows bleached if necessary.



  • Lady Danger Lipstick – softly applied.
  • Clear Lipglass – for a full-on vinyl finish.

mac-ss11-Giles- pop classic



“It’s Bohemian and arty rather that draggy or overly retro – there’s definitely a sense of real decadence and fun behind makeup this season” – Miranda Joyce

The Kit

  • M•A•C Gloss
  • Magenta Lip Pencil
  • Cherry Lip Pencil
  • Crimson PRO Lip Mix
  • Orange PRO Lip Mix
  • Chrome Yellow Eye Shadow
  • 316 lip brush
  • Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil
  • Magenta Madness Pigment
  • Morange Lipstick
  • Lady Danger Lipstick
  • Sushi flower Eye Shadow
  • Waveline Fluidline
  • PRO Turquoise Glitter
  • PRO Pink Glitter

I did a lesson with Natalie Jane Mitchell for make-up students at Swindon college on the trends. In this post It includes bits from what we covered with them in our hand-out.


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