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We ask MAC’s Michelle-Lee Collins to give us step-by-step instructions for this season’s top make-up trends, as seen on the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town runway

The show: AFI Next Generation

The look: LIGHT FX

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Sculpting the face with light. All things white and moonlit seem relevant this summer

  1. Start this liner with your eyes open and draw in your subtle flick from the corner of the eye upwards towards your temple. Then connect this line to your upper lash line.
  2. Lightly groom brows and add a few coats of mascara to your top lashes.
  3. Keep the rest of the face unstated with some light contouring
  4. This look is runway to real-way with ease
  5. Use MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating, R195, MAC Eye shadow in Gesso, R195, MAC #208  Angle Brush, R230

The show: Selfi/Daniel Margaux

The look: LIGHT FX

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  1. Start by lining your top lash line. Use your lash line as the guide for the shape of your top floating liner.
  2. The top liner needs to be drawn just above the crease of your eye so that it is visible with your eyes open.
  3. Add a fluffy natural lash to create depth along your upper lash line  or simply add a few coats of mascara if you are blessed with naturally voluptuous lashes.
  4. Experiment with different colours using this liner technique. Pulling it back to black makes  this liner  less prominent and bold.
  5. Use Brush - MAC #208 Angle Brush, R230, MAC Fluid Lines, R200 and Paint Pots, R220 to execute this look for their long wearing qualities and MAC #33 Lashes, R150 are a must try for a realist looking, fake lash look.

The show: Shana

The look: DAY-GLOW

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Summer lit in earthy tones; teamed with tangerines, peaches and oranges to enhance your lips.

  1. Wash woodwinked eye shadow, R195, over your top eyelid using a #217 Blending Brush, R280.
  2. Sweep Texture eye shadow, R195, through the crease of your eye and under your lower lashes creating a circular shape around the eye.
  3. Using Techna Kohl liner in Graph Black, R195, draw a fine stroke across your lash line. Hugging your upper lash line, don’t create a flick.
  4. Curl your lashes and coat with Zoom Fast Lash Mascara, R200.
  5. Colour lips in with a moisture rich sensuous orange, like Lady Danger, R195.

The show: Spilt Milk



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Soft washes of colour is the new nude palette.

  1. To create this particular colour we combined Prolongwear Concealer and a Pigment.
  2. Apply the eye shadow all around the eye.
  3. To capture the mood of this eye, drop the shadow quite low under your lower lashes.
  4. Opt for highlights that capture moonlight on the skin – white, opalescent toned highlighters

Tips to translate the trend into everyday wear?

  1. Keep the technique simple. One shade translucently wrapped all around your eyes, set against a natural skin is perfection.
  2. Use MAC Tailored Grey Paint Pot, Parfait eye shadow and Crystal Avalanche Eye shadow to highlight.

The show: Leigh Schubert

The look: NEW EYE-DEAL

All things eyes, liner and lashes - modernised. Fifties liner without the flick, twiggy sixties lashes set against a nude eyelid or nineties, effortless smokey eyes.


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  1. Apply a cool, brown eye shadow like MAC’s Espresso, R195, over your entire eye lid and under your lower lashes using eye blending brush MAC #217, R280.
  2. On the ball of your eye, pat on a flash of gold or bronze. MAC Eye shadow in Amber lights, R195, is a great bronzey/gold tone.
  3. Using a longwearing black eye liner like MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, R200 - draw a line across your upper lash line, extend and perfect with a MAC #208 Angle Brush, R230.
  4. Keep brows naturally groomed.
  5. To translate the trend into everyday wear simply shorten the liner extension, remove the Asian dot and you're ready to go.



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