Wie mij volgt op twitter en/of instagram heeft gezien dat ik gisteren een date had met Elke Willemen, M.A.C. Senior Make-up Artist en Lyne Desnoyers, Director of Make-up Artistry chez M.A.C. Dansaert, Brussel. Het werd een inspirerende middag…
Yesterday I had a date with Elke Willemen – M.A.C. Senior Make-up Artist – and Lyne Desnoyers – Director of Make-up Artistry – chez M.A.C. Dansaert, Brussels. It was such a very inspiring afternoon…
Lyne Desnoyers picks up a seemingly random piece of make-up and makes magic happen. She created the perfect rush of blood on a model’s face with two shades of lipstick (including Russian Red, I kid you not) and painted on a perfect coat of mascara with an angled eyeliner brush. Thinking outside the make-up box and making make-up look like modern sorcery: now you’re pretty and now, with the right spell and brush, you’re va-va-voom gorgeous – with just a few products, really. While she was creating a look on the model, Lyne explained what she used and why she used it. Bloggers – including Yours Truly – soaked up the information like a sponge, hoping to take it to our own little make-up dresser at home and play a trick on our daily routine: a favorite lippie becomes a cream blush, concealer goes on with a powder puff and mascara shall be painted on with a brush to look as if you’re not really wearing mascara (“Why yes, I’ve got really long lashes”). Because, like Lyne said: we’re all just girls, we like pretty things and playing with make-up.
Elke Willemen created perfect, dewy skin and ladylike brows plus a glossy, transparent eye combined with an ombre red lip. So beautiful. She explained the beauty of worn-in make-up and the growing trend of grunge and nonchalance: street beauty as a part of street style, off-duty models being photographed with only the few remains of show make-up interpreted as the new look.
Such an inspiring afternoon with these ladies, it’s hard to put it in a blog post and share with you all. You’ll see their tips & tricks implemented in my following looks, no worries (and no doubt about it). A trend report for fall/winter is in the making, but for a quickie tip:
the trend of cool, grungy nineties colors: use Quarry, Satin Taupe, Fashion Fix;
new paint pots in the same grungy color family.
So, shall we book an new get-together, hm? : ) #lovedit Merci M.A.C., Lyne & Elke. <3
all pictures by me – do not copy