I love the beauty look that Sam Bryant for M.A.C. Cosmetics created for the Carven Spring 2013 show. For his collection, Guillaume Henry was inspired by old sepia-toned photographs of British colonial settlers in India, which came across not only in the clothes, but on the elegantly flushed faces of the models. With a soft stone palette, though reminiscent of a fresh Spring, I think this would be a really pretty alternative for getting done up for the holidays while everyone goes for the festive colors and sparkle. Mariko used this look for our story with Courtney (even better because Courtney walked in the Carven show) and M.A.C. sent me the complete set of makeup used so I was able to see how it’s done. It’s very easy to put together for a special occasion and the simplicity is key – Sam Bryant likened the blush to sweeping your hand over your cheek when it is hot out. No fancy brushes needed, the eye shadow and blush can be applied with your fingertips for a sheer wash of warm color.
Use M.A.C. Richly Honed Sculpting Cream on the eyes in one wash across the lid. For a small pop of depth, add a tiny amount of M.A.C. Vino Lip Pencil buffed in at the lash line. Apply a dab of M.A.C. Gloss Texture over the lid. Brush eyebrows and finish with a swipe of your favorite mascara to lashes.
Use M.A.C. Brit Wit Cream Blush contoured under the cheekbones for a natural flush.
Use M.A.C. Tea Petal Cream Blush applied with fingers to the center of the mouth.