My Blog

Filter by



Mac spring/ summer 2011 Trends- Part 1

I worked as part of the Mac team for London fashion week S/S 2011.

Mac separated what was done on the catwalks into 4 key make- up trends.

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

We weren’t representing MAC for this lesson but this is how we translated the trends.


Mac spring/ summer 2011 Trends

Being brave with makeup, creative and contemporary with classic references. Minimalistic, but striking. Avant Garde but ‘pretty’. Striking but discreetly placed.

Makeup this season is technically bold and daring!

Raw Fined

raw fined images

Raw Fined is this season’s natural make-up. It’s miles apart from the previous androgynous, washed-out beauty we’ve seen in the past.

It uses contrasting textures to make this a modern and multi-faceted look. Contouring with matte and pulling out gloss accents

Beautifully understated makeup...

Touches of light to the skin..... The makeup changes as the model walks through the light....

The textures should tell a story on the skin......Builds texture on the skin rather than building shade...

Maximise the minimal.... Elegant beauty with a slightly edgier vibe...

Contemporary futuristic!

“I’m wiping the foundation off the lids and cheekbones so that the natural skin stain comes through – its deconstructed construction” – Alex Box

The Kit

  • Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15
  • Care Blends Essential Oils
  • Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
  • Face & Body
  • Select Moisturecover Concealer
  • Swell Baby Eye Shadow (available 2011)
  • Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Luna Cream Colour Base
  • Clear Brow Set
  • PRO Sculpting Powder in Sculpt
  • PRO Lip Erase in Dim
  • Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder/Loose
  • M•A•C Gloss
  • NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil
  • Hush Cream Colour Base
  • Lip Conditioner
  • Fascinating Eye Kohl
  • Gesso Eye Shadow

Next 3 trends will be discussed in upcoming posts - be sure to come back soon!


I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

I bow down humbly in the presence of such grenatess.

The forum is a britgehr place thanks to your posts. Thanks!

Leave a replay to Corey Saidi Cancel reply

Please correct form