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Summer 2015 Trend: Red Lips in Summer?

Fashion shows not only set trends in styles, but also can be a good indicator to predict the styles of makeup that will be in vogue over the season.

If one goes by the Amazon India Fashion Week day 1 look it seems to indicate that red lips are going to be the flavour of the season.

  • Eyes are fuss-free with minimal definition but lots of lashes. 
  • Eyebrows continue to be thick & strong. 
  • The skin is very dewy and well moisturised and contouring of the cheekbones continues. However the contouring on the model above is a lot harsher than I liked. I feel it needs to be bit more subtle. 

If there is one thing I learnt from these looks, it would be the amount of moisturising and prepping the skin is subjected to before applying foundation.

However overall the makeup is not what I expected, to be honest. I'm expecting fashion - wise a revival of the 70s and more specifically the grunge - boho look. I tend to associate messy, smudgy eyeliner with this look a lot more than red lipstick. (And for this reason I loved the Catty frames at Rajesh Pratap's show! so 70s!)

MAC was kind enough to share the face-charts & a step by step breakdown of the makeup for those of you who want to recreate it. I personally find these face-charts with product names very useful, as one can see what the shades look like on Indian skintones & eyes.

Also those of you who wear glasses must scroll down and take a look at the makeup at Rajesh Pratap's show. The models all wore thick-rimmed glasses and the makeup is perfect for when you have such an attention grabbing accessory sitting on your face! Also the clothes on the models are monochromatic in shades of black & white - those of you looking for tips on what makeup to wear with your monochrome outfits - this is look is a good option.

Anju Modi by Sonic Sarwate, Global Senior Artist, M.A.C India.

1.             Start with Studio Moisture Cream, a super-rich creamy moisturizer boosted with skin-nourishing extracts including passion fruit, spinach leaf, green tea, algae, wheat germ and coconut. Moistens, feeds, firms and protects the skin and Promotes a healthy radiance
2.             Next apply the Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
3.             Correct and Conceal using the Pro Concealer and Correct Palette
4.             Set the face by using Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
5.             Use the Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder to highlight the cheeks
6.             Next apply the Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
7.             Apply M.A.C Powder Blush in Mocha on cheeks
8.             Use Folie eye shadow on eyes
9.             Line eyes with Silverstroke Fluidline Eyeliner Gel
10.        Next apply the Fascinating Kohl Pencil
11.        Use Lash No. 4 for added drama
12.        Finish with a coat of Haute & Naughty Mascara on the lashes for extra volume
13.        Use Spiked Eyebrow Pencil on brows

14.        Line lips with a cherry lip pencil and finish it off with Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass

The final look at Anju Modi's show

Rajesh Pratap Singh by Mickey Contractor, Director of Makeup Artistry, M.A.C India.

1.             Start with Fix+, an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. It adds radiance and helps prepare the skin
2.             Next apply the Studio Moisture Cream, a super-rich creamy moisturizer boosted with skin-nourishing extracts including passion fruit, spinach leaf, green tea, algae, wheat germ and coconut. Moistens, feeds, firms and protects the skin and Promotes a healthy radiance.
3.             Correct and Conceal using the Pro Concealer and Correct Palette

4.             Apply M.A.C Powder Blush in Mocha on cheeks
5.             Use Cream Colour Base in Hush on eyes
6.             Next apply the Embark and Ricepaper eye shadow
7.             Apply Blacktrack Fluidline Eyeliner Gel
8.             Use Chromagraphic Pencil in NW25/NC30 to outline and define the eyes
9.             Use Lash No. 4 for added drama
10.        Finish with a coat of 3D in Extra Dimension Mascara on the lashes for extra volume

11.        Line lips with a red lip pencil and finish it off with Russian Red Lipstick


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