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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

MAC SS13 Trend Report

Sadly I missed the Cape Town Spring/Summer event last week where the key looks were demonstrated as I was on a shoot, but I have all the looks from the shows that Mac created. I have previously blogged about some of the key looks earlier this year as the shows were happening but if you only started following my blog here are the trends. There are 4 main key trends and here are the looks, the thought behind them and the key make up essentials:


Naturally perfected and luminous skin, super polished skin, mineralise moisture foundation has been buffed into skin, concealers used, minimal or no mascara, glowing skin using cream based colours like Shell and Luna, skin identical pigments in around the eye and skin is really hydrated. This look has a boyish beauty feel.

The key products: Mineralise Moisture FoundationSPF 15, Dirty Blonde Brow Gel Creme, Golden Elixir Strobe Cream, Mineralise Foundation/Loose, Poshtone Mineralise Rich Lipstick and Face and Body Lotion.

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Clean popping pastels, modern romance with a fresh look. We are seeing colours like turquoise, lilac, lemon, mint, aqua, peach and apple. The inspiration is taken from seascaps to sunsets. A wash of colour on the lids, flashes of silver and cold metallics, a nod at the 60’s and a rounded eye shape. There is also a new view on the smokey eye with a transparent wash and a metallic sheen.

Key Products:  Wow mustard and Sunshine eyeshadow from Spring 13 Forecast/Eyes, Powder Blush in Poised to add warmth and contour, Lip Conditioner and Silver Pigment.Screen Shot 2013-06-19 at 09.40.52 Screen Shot 2013-06-19 at 09.41.023) SCH-DELIC:

New grade of colour blocking, hyper bright pigments, bold looks with skin that is light and luminescent, use of primary pigments. Graphic statements with a 60’s feel and where organic meets precision.

Key Products: Mac Pro Chromagraphic pencil in Process Magneta, Acrylic Paint in Yellow, Cyan and Process Magneta to give an eye popping edge, Auto-De-Bleu Technakohl Liner to portray the sea blues, Electric Red Pigment and Embrace Me Lip Pencil.

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This trend is all about a gently applied and gleaming approach to bronze which defines SS13’s relationship with tan. The features are brought out in a palette of desert shades, with washes of cream colour adding a more sophisticated monochrome feel. We are seeing bronze with an almost aquatic effect. Golden Honey and beige tones, Sepia tones with blown out browns, buffed skin, a healthy reflective glow and tan relevant shades to accent the eyes and add warmth to the face.

Key products: Must Have Brown Eye Shadow from Spring Forecast/Eyes, Powder Blush in Taupe, Top Soil Eye Shadow Spring Forecast/Eyes, Mineralise Rich Lipstick in Luxe Naturale and Pigment in Golden Plane.

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I love all the looks. The skin that has been created is so beautifully flawless. I am an even bigger lover of Mac Cosmetics. I will definitely be filiming some new video’s on how to create these looks. So stay tuned.

Hope you enjoyed the post. x