Bright lights welcomed Living Barbados magazine and other Caribbean publications to Miami for the Autumn/Winter Trend Presentation by M.A.C Cosmetics. The event kicked off at the chic and trendy 1826 Restaurant & Lounge with a reception and dinner. The following morning the Autumn/Winter Trends presentation took place in an edgy, industrial style art gallery. Director of Travel Retail Americas for M.A.C, Mr Panos  Argyros opened the event and welcomed guests, film footage followed showcasing M.A.C makeup looks from the latest fashion catwalks and then a demonstration by Senior Makeup Artist Gisel Calvillo.

‘Beauty is the new Individuality’ was the catch phrase, finding the strength in a person’s features is highlighted and the true person is revealed making a lady look like the most perfect version of her self. Innocent beauty is revealed through the details, which look simple and effortless, yet effective.

Eyeliner is making a statement this season with shocks of colour on the waterline framing the face and ‘chunky’ lashes on the outer edge of the eye. On the runway metallics were applied as embellishments, like jewelry for the face.

The four trends for this season are OFF COLOUR, STREAMLINE, ON REFLECTION AND UNPROCESSED.

Two of these were demonstrated on models with an emphasis on translating the looks so that we can all create them ourselves at home.

‘OFF COLOUR’ is a perfect trend for Fall with a simple neutral palette for the face and an outstanding bright mouth. There is no emphasis on the brow or the lashes and concealer was used in the crease of the eye. Powder and highlight were used on the face and set with CCM powder, applied, and moved around using a brush on the forehead, around the edges of the nose and under the eyes so the face had a bit of shine. A beautiful strong orange lip against the neutral face added the drama to this look.

‘ON REFLECTION’ started from an unprocessed to a simple smoky eye with silvering eye shadow on top of smudged black eye liner. Matte grey was applied on the lid and textures were blended using both matte and frosted shadows. ‘Lime Ice’, ‘Moth’ and ‘Black Grape’ pressed pigments were used here to make the look more metallic, building on a blended mélange of colours. Lips are left extremely bare with concealer used around the mouth and the bridge of the nose to brighten up the face. Dramatic and sparkly this is perfection for the festive season!

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