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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

I love attending the Mac trend workshops with Michelle Lee because its the one event that really covers the key makeup trends from fashion week and some of the key products used to create the magic. Its a revealing season with lots of feminity and beauty, a cleanse in makeup Β where its all about light, luminosity and lifestyle according to Michelle Lee SA’s pro senior makeup artist.

The Mac SS15 trend workshop covered 4 key makeup trends as well as key items like the Mineralise skin finish in Global Glow that was used to create the light from within on the skin. The Superslick liquid liner was a key texture fro the graphic eye and the Trend forecast Spring 15 lip and cheek palette for lips and flushes on the cheek.

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MAC SS15 4The key trends covered in the workshop starting from top left Review, Enlightened, Free Party and No makeup.MAC SS15 LooksReview:

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Its all about lining and lashing, lifting the eyes, 60’s and 70’s inspired, clumpy lashes, a pink flush on the cheeks and the new nude ballerina pink for the lips. The eyes are either cut at the eye, exaggerated, its all about texture whether it be super slick, glossy, matt or satin but its all about black. The liner is futuristic where it lifts the eye especially seen in shows like Kate Spade at NY fashion week, where the liner manipulates the eye creating a shape for all eye shapes. There is also the illusion of a shadow liner as seen in Salvatore Ferragamo or the rounded liner with the soft feminine edges.

Features are manipulated but are also effortless with key products like the no 7 lashes, the superslick high lacquer liner and layers of In Dimension mascara. Lashes were inspired from the 60’s and 70’s with a more is more vibe.


enlightenedmac ss15 13Its all about lighting the face, layering textures, ombre shine and glossy textures. In shows like Peter Pilotto shine was focused on the centre of the face where light was created against a matt canvas. In Prabal Gurung light was on the highest points of the face like the cheek bonbones to create that youthful glow. Textures like shine, cream and powdered pearl with eye gloss lightly tauped is a must have for the season. Its all about effortless placing of products such as the glossy lid and clear shine on the skin.

Products like Strobe cream were used under the eye area to create luminosity, global glow mineralise skin finish in key areas, gloss on the lids and clear gloss on the lips over a matt texture.

Free Party:free partymac ss15 14This trend is all about festival makeup, with bright pops of colour, freedom of makeup and all about placing and blending. Its all about makeup that conjures the free spirit by a way of a rainbow gathering. Against the clean and raw skin makeup artists used colour as a precious detail with key colours such as clear water blues, sea foam greens, coral and shell pinks, sherbet and ice cream pastels with a touch of glitter. In shows like Holly Futon the trend is more subtle with colour placed in the waterline. In Stella Jean it was all about golds and bronze’s and lips the product is pressed and blurred at the edges.

No Makeup:no makeupMAC SS15 15Its much harder to create the no makeup look than it is to create a smokey eye, there is a technique to this trend where serious attention to detail is needed. Its about flushes on there cheeks, freckles, its a warmed up version of enlightened with a hint of summer. Skincare is absolutely key for this trend with magic mix of Fix +, softening solution and care blend oils used to create amazing looking skin. Clear gloss is a key product for lips as it magnifies the natural shape of the lip as well as Prep and Prime highlighting pen to make subtle corrections to the skin but not to take away from the skin.

Cream colour base is key for this trend using reds, orange, apricot and peach to warm up the skin. Rich Coral is a key favourite of Michelle-Lee’s used on the low points of the cheeks, on the temples, lips, collar bone, shoulders and hands. Brow pencils were used to enhance the freckles, a clear gloss on the centre of the lips for that plumping effect.


I am giving away the Trend Forecast Spring 15 Lip and Cheek palette as I already have one in my kit. So if you want to win this gorgeous gift then here’s what you need to do:

1) Tell me why you should win.

2) Put your answer in the comments box.

3) You have to be an SA resident.

I will announce the winner next week Friday 22nd 2015.

Shahnaz x







  • 16 May 2015
    Dominique Solomon

    I am the biggest MAC fan, I just love their lippies!! I love what they’re doing introducing the no make-up make-up trend. I love make-up so much! But I don’t like overdoing it, so I hope to perfect this look with the right MAC products one day!

  • 16 May 2015
    Nabeelah Croeser

    I’d love to try a new look for this season, and this would be a great starting point for my make up kit!

  • 16 May 2015

    I follow your blog and is a huge fan πŸ™‚ I would really love to win as i feel Mac is must have to any makeup kit and not forgetting mine too. That palette is really gorgeous with lovely shades

  • 16 May 2015

    All these looks are great! I’ve always loved makeup but have always played it safe when it came to colour. For years i wore the same old faithful brown shade, but this year have decided to be a bit more adventurous. Love the vast variety from mac with regards to colour, formula and all round prettiness, not to mention the “back to mac” programme. Would love to add this palette to my slowly growing lippie collection πŸ™‚

  • 17 May 2015
    depashni marie

    I love your blog…I would love to win so I can experiment with new colours and combinations

  • 18 May 2015
    Nicola Meyer

    I would love to own some MAC makeup and this is a beautiful palette

  • 19 May 2015

    First I love your Blog and I’m falling inlove with the New Mac collection absolutely stunning.

    But why should I win is I would love to have the Trend forecast Spring 15 lip and cheek palette stunning colours and I would love to have stunning lips and flushed cheeks this year, every Mac collection is stunning and this is one of those indeed. I love using colour on my lips they fun and I wish I could be given the chance to try the Beautiful Trend forecast Spring 15 lip and cheek palette.

    So FIngerscrossed I am hoping and wishing to be your LUCKY WINNER πŸ™‚

  • 19 May 2015
    Kelsey Niehaus

    I would absolutely just DIE for this amazing giveaway! I so need this beauties in my life! I mean after all, who doesn’t love MAC?!

    If I was lucky enough to win this, I’ll definitely make good use of these! I seriously love makeup! Like insanely so! That in itself should be reason enough why I deserve to win πŸ˜‰

    Also, all those shades look like it will be great on me too πŸ˜‰ I’m super pale like the beautiful ladies in the above pictures, so if it can look great on them, surely it will look great on me too? πŸ™‚ And that lip palette in particular is so gorgeous! — and it’s all colours I’ve never worn before too. And I’ve always wanted to try MAC’s liquid liner too

    Liked and shared this competition on FB. I commented there too! πŸ˜‰

    FINGERS and TOES CROSSED! Praying that Lady Luck is on my side to win this! πŸ˜‰

  • 19 May 2015
    Kelsey Niehaus

    I deserve to win this AMAZING hamper as I’ve been practicing really hard to draw Winged Eyeliner perfectly! πŸ˜‰ Really hope to win this amazing hamper! Would LOVE to learn how to draw winged eyeliner with MAC’s liquid eyeliner!

    Pretty please with MAC glitter pigment on top πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› #DieHardMACFan #INeedThis #FingersCrossed #CantWaitForFriday

  • 20 May 2015

    I’m a student currently studying health and wellness which includes skin care and am an avid lover of make-up. I always try to use makeup with best and purest ingredients because I am so aware of what I put on my and others’ skin – this gets quite expensive as it’s always the premium brands who use the highest quality ingredients. MAC is definitely a brand that comits to high standards and is such a pleasure to work with. I would LOVE to win such a beautiful palate of on-trend lip colours especially since I know what good quality it will be!

  • 20 May 2015
    Danica van der Nest

    Hello Shahnaz πŸ™‚

    I would absolutely love to win this gorgeous palette!
    As a new makeup artist I am really trying to build up my small kit…on a student’s budget. This beautiful palette would be an amazing addition to my tiny kit and I would be forever grateful πŸ˜‰
    I really need more professional brands in my kit, but they are so pricey that it’s proving difficult.

    I am a huge fan of your blog and love reading your tips and tricks πŸ™‚
    Thank you for sharing your passion.

    Danica xx

  • 21 May 2015

    I should win this amazing MAC Lip and cheek palette as I’ve been spamming your FB post and this blog post the most πŸ˜‰ I seriously LOVE MAC products and I don’t own any lip and cheek colours like that so I would just DIE from happiness if I were lucky enough to win that palette! Pretty please with MAC Glitter sprinkles on top πŸ˜‰

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