MAC Autumn Winter 2015 Trends



To present MAC Autumn Winter 2015 Trends, MAC Director of Makeup Artistry James Molloy is back in town. This season, it’s all about makeup that’s strong, creative, dynamic and polarizing. Makeup is polarized between dark anarchy and light romance. The challenge is how to play with tough and tender beauty in one makeup.

MAC Autumn Winter 2015 Trends – there is no unanimous aesthetic vein


Trend #1 – Beautiful And Damned

This is about Goth, punk, dark, edgy and spiritual makeup. Blacks and reds are the dominant colours in trend. Go for blackened red or plum for lips and darker eye shadows. Keep brush strokes a little imperfect. Don’t think of trend as scary and dark, think of it as scary and sophisticated. There’s an Egyptian/Inca/tribal element to this trend. use Blacktrack Fluidline on eyes and keep the rest of the face bare using Studio Waterweight Foundation (available in September 2015).

The Essentials

1. Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil

Blackest of black kohl formula

2. Black Chromaline

Pigmented and long-wear gel liner formula

3. Beg For It Into The Well Eye Shadow

Wet/dry Carbon black shadow liner

4. Extreme Dimension in Black Lash

High volume, high definition carbon black mascara

5. Media Lipstick

Chic blackened red

6. Spiked Eye Brows

Universal charcoal brown eyebrow pencil

7. White Face and Body Foundation

Porcelain luminescence in the iconic face and body formula


Trend #2 – Strength Of Beauty

Thick, full brows are one of the things that make a woman feel empowered. Keep the skin natural and matte letting freckles show through. Prep skin with Lightful Softening Lotion and Mineralize Timecheck Lotion. If you prep skin right, you don’t need too much powder. Use Studio Waterweight Foundation for radiance, stipple skin if you want to build coverage. Apply Prep + Prime Powder.

The Essentials

1. Dark Golden Mineralize Skin Finish Natural

Universal honey-toned bronzer

2. Vintage Selection Pro Longwear Paint Pot

A dewy, tea-stained cream shadow

3. Studio Sculpt Defining Powder

Soft focus, ultra lightweight gel powder

4. Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass

An elegant, light pink, lip-plumping shine

5. MAC Studio Waterweight SPF30/PA++ Foundation

Akin to a second skin, luminous natural matte coverage

6. Clear Brow Set

The classic, instant brow grooming tool

7. Just A Wisp Mineralize Blush

For a soft, feminine flush


Trend #3 – Love Worn

Love Worn shows the romanticism of makeup. There’s a soft focus on face with taupe grey on eyes and broken liner. Apply lots of mascara keeping cheeks natural with barely there makeup.

The Essentials

1. Ebony Eye Pencil

Blendable, soft slate-black

2. Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pot

Creates a natural, mink-grey smokiness

3. MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette

The indispensable tool for the subtlest correction

4. Prep + Prime Lip

A smart, matte lip perfector

5. Mineralize Timecheck Lotion

The ultimate skin veil, for the smoothest canvas

6. Groundwork Pro Longwear Paint Pot

An invisible but eye-brightening cream “real shadow”


Trend #3 – Red 70s

An orange red lipstick is fresh and youthful on a woman with barely anything else on the face. An ochre tone on eyes makes the whites of the eyes look really bright. On the model, James used the Warm 15 Shadow Palette, Brow Set, Veluxe A Trois palette and Dangerous Matte Lipstick.

The Essentials

1. Caramel and Terracotta Prep + Prime CC Correcting SPF30/PA++

Correctors used as shadows for rich 70s suede tones

2. Chili Lipstick

Sophisticated, timeless terracotta

3. High Drama MAC Retro Matte Liquid

A rich oxblood

4. Clear Lipglass

A shot of high vinyl in a tube

5. Dance With Me MAC Retro Matte Lipstick

Classic cherry red

6. Uninterrupted Pro Longwear Eye Shadow

Bohemian Mustard Brown

7. Mahogany and Auburn Lip Pencils

For a precise, sculpted lip, in classic tones


  1. The bi-annual MAC Trend presentations are a very good guide to what new items to expect from MAC and we are very lucky indeed to have the presentation done by a MAC Director of Makeup Artistry!