Carven-backstagebeauty-ss15Asian-’60s mod at Carven Spring 2015. Runway image, Imaxtree.

From a
natural, blushed-cheek beauty to a psychedelic-inspired sporty goddess; those were two beauty muse extremes that I encountered during my backstage adventures with M.A.C Cosmetics artists during Paris Fashion Week. First stop was Carven. The fashions were ‘60s racing-inspired mod silhouettes accented with Japanese Edo-style prints and lettering. The beauty story echoed this duality, according to M.A.C artist Nina Haveskamp. “The collection is Japan meets Saint Germain. This girl is a little bourgeois. She’s just in from driving around in her sports car. She’s very fresh; she’s excited—she’s healthy.” In terms of makeup, the Asian influences from the collection were reflected in the eyebrow Haveskamp created for the blond girls. “It’s a shorter
eyebrow than the European, and it’s done with a brush, so it is very loose. And the blush? “Yes, it has a bit of a raisin colour so it’s sort of a Sunday morning, woke up one-hour ago kind of thing,” she laughs. (Hmm, it’s Sunday morning and I don’t look anything like this.)
Beauty deets: M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 was used to cover redness and Force of Nature SS 15 to give a hint of colour around the eye. The lashes were only curled and Brow Set clear gel applied to add a little shine. The cheeks were a combo of Hang Up Verve and Mixing Medium Shine. For the lips; Ample Pink Plush Glass on fair skin and Deelight Creme Sheen on darker skin.
For a completely OTT beauty look, find out what M.A.C artists did for Manish Arora.