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M·A·C Makeup Looks At Paris Fashion Week S/S 2010: Manish Arora, Balmain, and Rick Owens


The good people over at M·A·C were kind enough to share their facecharts from the Spring/Summer 2010 shows during Paris Fashion Week. Today’s facecharts are brought to you by Manish Arora, Balmain, and Rick Owens, whose shows took place on  Thursday, October 1st.

Manish Arora



Once again, a neutral palette with touches of highlight and texture ruled the runway at Manish Arora. Although this time, heavy contouring was added to the cheeks and nose for a futuristic effect. Says M·A·C artist, Kabuki, who created the look, ” Keeping the makeup quite bare, the emphasis is based on pearly skin textures and nude features. I wanted the balance created by the understated makeup and over-the-top face accessory to have a FUTURISTIC feel.”

Eye: M·A·C Pro Water Base Mixing Medium and Pro White Frost Pigment added in a “C” shape to the outer corners of the eyes.

Face: Studio Sculpt Foundation – applied as a base to the face all over and then in darker shades under the cheekbones and down the sides of the nose for contouring. M·A·C Pro Water Base Mixing Medium and Pro White Frost Pigment placed down the center of the nose, on the chin, and over the cupid’s bow of the lips as a highlight.

Lips M·A·C Pro Lip Erase in Dim was used to erase the natural outline and color of the lips. M·A·C Pro Water Base Mixing Medium and Pro White Frost Pigment was then applied to the center of the mouth as a highlight.




” The look is fresh and natural, working each element of the face.”- M·A·C artist, Tom Pecheux

Eye: Face and Body Foundation blended onto eyelids to cancel out any darkness. Plushlash Plushblack Mascara was applied with a 205 Fan Brush to define and separate lashes. Dirty Blonde Eye Brow Pencil and Clear Brow Set was applied to combed up eyebrows for soft definition.

Face: Face and Body Foundation was applied with fingers for a softer, easy look. Sculpt and Shape Powder in Sculpt was buffed into the cheekbones with a 187 Brush.

Lips: Lip Conditioner was patted lightly onto lips.

Out of all the looks, this one wins for its user friendly appeal.  Granted, the face is still finished, but with a LIGHT application. Eyes are DEFINED, but are soft enough to wear every day. Lips stay natural making the overall look minimal and accessible.

Rick Owens



No surprise here when M·A·C artist, Inge Grognard decided to yup! “Erase” lips to block out natural color. This was clearly an ongoing trend during ALL Fashion Week shows. Although it may be too edgy for every day, a good rendition of this is to simply apply foundation all over the face, including the lips. If you’re still hesitant, a strong eye paired with a naked lip works as well.

Eye: M·A·C Pro Black Black Chromaline drawn in a sharp line straight along the lower lash line and drawn out past the outer corner of the eyes to create a graphic elongated triangle at the outer corners of the eye. Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner-layered over the Chromaline to set the liner.

Face: M·A·C Pro Pure White Paint Stick – blended into the skin in a transparent layer becoming most intense on the forehead and into the hairline. M·A·C Pro Porcelain Set Powder– applied to the skin to set the paint stick.

Lips: M·A·C Pro Dim or Pale Lip Erase– applied to the lips to block out natural lip color.

The combination of dark, geometric eyes and pale lips absolutely SCREAMS Rihanna, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga. Its modern edginess fits perfect into their current transformations. Get ready to see endless renditions of this progressive look OFF the runway very soon.

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