Backstage Interview With MAC’s Haritha Shan : Khoon Hooi S/S15

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It’s always nice to get a backstage pass to one of the fashion shows sponsored by MAC and in this case, it was Khoon Hooi’s S/S15 Showcase weeks ago. I know, time flies and this interview with MAC Senior Artist Haritha Shan should have been out ages ago but blog reviews are piling up and I find myself having a backlog despite trying my best to put up as many blog posts as possible in a day. Better late than never, here’s my Q & A session with Haritha Shan backstage at Khoon Hooi S/S15.

What’s the general makeup theme for this show?

The general theme is pastel with a focus on one colour – pastel sky blue. We used sticker liners on all the models, a fabric spray was used to spray on the colour. Acrylic spray would peel off the sticker.

Is blue the “IT” colour of the season?

It was the colour at Elie Saab’s show. When using blue shadows, incorporate it with black. Apply black liner first and then blue on top or black liner smudged with blue shadow.

How would you advise those who are hesitant about using blue eye products?

Blue eye make-up suits all ages, it’s about how you incorporate it into the look. There are different tones of blues. Choose the right tone for your age. A mature person should choose a darker blue like a medium to sea blue.

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What make-up have you used on the models’ cheeks?

Light contouring, no colour for a fresh look. We used Shell and Pearl Cream Colour Base.

What about the lip make-up?

Lips look raw and real as if they are born with pink lips.

How many looks did you create for this show?

Just one look. The stylist referenced pastel pink, orange and blue but we discussed and decided on one colour – blue. Blacktrack eyeliner is added.

What about the complexion make-up?

Most make-up looks now is about raw and effortless skin, keeping make-up as natural as possible. We went with minimal foundation so we used Face and Body Foundation and Studio Careblend Powder. For covering flaws, we used concealer. We did light contouring with Sculpting Powder for natural looking skin.

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