Saturday, October 13, 2012

Carine Roitfeld for MAC

I was very excited upon hearing that one of my fashion faves, former Vogue Paris 'Editrix' & Tom Ford collaborator Carine Roitfeld was launching a line for MAC cosmetics. (more on Carine here) Knowing Carine's 'rock chick' sensibilities and favored muted & black palette, her line has not disappointed. 
Colours range from creamy beiges to dark brown & grey blacks, with shade names such as Sahara Dust, Bad Lieutenant, Sandstorm, Carbon, Feline & Bootcamp Bronze, with a blood red nail polish thrown in to liven things up.  
Carine has always favoured a smoky eye, smudged to look "a little bit destroy" she says. "I look a bit rock 'n' roll because of my black eyes, my black clothes... I like to put black on my eyes, but I never put it on very well and I think it looks sexy. When you put it on in the morning it looks better by the evening. It is very wrong to sleep in your makeup but when you wake up the next morning, I think it looks very good." Of course, the range includes Carine's "must have" black eye pencil- in Feline black. "You can do it all if you have a black pencil."
"I know exactly what I like and what I don’t like. I wanted a black pencil, so MAC showed me a bunch of black pencils and I chose the one I liked. I wanted mascara, so we worked on some options and I picked the best one. I wanted an eyelash curler because I curl mine, and they made one for me in black. I find that when you apply individual lashes, the eyes open more, so individual lashes are included, too."
Tropical Nude Translucent Mist lipstick
 Undercover Nude and Underfire Red
"I wanted a bronzer because I think a little shimmer looks nice and some color on the cheeks. I don’t particularly care for color on the lips, so I chose a hydrating nude lipstick. Foundation can be tricky because I don’t think it should look like you’re wearing it. With the light-coverage foundation, I included a big brush to apply it for a subtle effect. For the fingernails, I like just two colors: transparent or French red. In my collection they are called Undercover Nude and Underfire Red." Beauty Counter Blog
Carine & Karl Lagerfeld at her MAC launch
Desert and Jungle Camouflage eye-shadow & creme blusher palettes
 Undercover Nude and Underfire Red Nail lacquer

Good Luck Star
Carine has included little star stencils in her range. "Since I've always wanted a beauty spot like Marilyn Monroe, I added some star stencils that you can fill in with liquid liner. I never had a beauty spot but I think perhaps a star is much more fun." The range has currently all but sold out in Smith & Caughey's, Auckland. Get online to grab some quick!
Carine Roitfeld for MAC

Mac cosmetic
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Nail lacquer

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