Zac Posen's old-school silhouettes brought back glamour to spring collections. Plunging and sweetheart necklines, squared shoulders, and cinched waists in luxurious fabrics contrast the casual notions of spring ready-to-wear fashion.
MAC makeup artist Kabuki took cues from late photographer James Moore's '60s black and white fashion photography in Harper's Bazaar. "It featured extremely long eyelashes," said Kabuki. He first hydrated the skin with MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisturizer (available Spring/Summer 2012). Then, he lightly applied MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation to even out the skin, and contoured with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Foundation. He blended MAC Paint in Untitled over the eyelid as a base, and applied MAC Chroma Cakes in Pro Black Black, Deep Brown, and Rich Purple through the crease and lower lash line with a MAC 219 Brush. Kabuki then blended MAC Cream Eye Shadow in Wisteria (available Spring/Summer 2012) over the MAC Chroma Cake. Kabuki defined the root of the lashes with MAC Fluidline in Blactrack. He applied MAC 2 and 7 lashes over the upper lashes, and coated MAC Opulash Mascara in Optimum Black through the lower lashes. MAC Lipmix in Pro Orange, Red, Yellow, White to create a customized matte peach lip.
"The nail look at Zac Posen is inspired by the romantic silks and chiffons used in the collection," said Essie manicurist, Elle. Start by painting the entire nail with Essie Nail Polish in Demure Vixen, an iridescent cocoa mauve. After the base coat dries, apple a single layer of Essie Nail Polish in Au Natural, a sheer neutral sandy shade. The combination of the two shades creates a cool glass-like effect. Set with Essie Good to Go! Fast Drying Top Coat.
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