Say hello to Pantone’s 2015 Color Of The Year, Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red that enriches our minds, bodies and souls. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
For Autumn/Winter 2014, makeup has become something of a beautiful paradox: it’s about artistry to achieve something that looks essentially un-cosmetic (thanks to ever more sophisticated and subtle makeup formulations and applications). Masking and morphing feels irrelevant this season; a quiet alchemy of product and technique that nonchalantly amplifies what is unique in the face is the new stealth wealth of makeup. “The new luxury is in individuality,” confirms Gordon Espinet.
There is a confident subtlety in all these beauty directions. “There is no absolute formula to how makeup has to look to appear modern now,” says Lyne Desnoyers. “There is a freedom to experiment and a confidence to break away from conventional means of constructing beauty.” Hence nuances of texture (transparent lightness is more important than heavy opacity this season), combined with unpredictable colors (“off” colour is distinctly “on” trend) and non-prescriptive placements form the new technical vocabulary that makes these trends look distinctly fresh and “now”.
Every season, M·A·C Cosmetics brings us its very own trend recap of the hottest runway looks. And for A/W 2013, it is all about makeup that tells a story… less straightforward, more moody, more mysterious and layered with feeling. This is makeup with a life, resonant with elements of the past, the present and the future.
Pantone has just announced the 2013 Color Of The Year to be Emerald, a lush green color that also happens to be the perfect color for the holidays. Learn how to rock it by following these tips below!
Be it a red lip, graphic black eye, or a more masterful brow, Autumn/Winter 2012 brings us a cleansed approach to glamor that is at once timeless yet uncompromisingly modern by virtue of the execution exhibiting an attitude of knowing, womanly strength.
After last season’s toughness and androgyny, Spring/Summer 2012 heralds the revival of an altogether more feminine and sensual approach to makeup.