MAC Spring/Summer 2012 Trend : Ore-Inspired


The third of MAC’s Spring/Summer 2012 Trends is perfect for summer as it’s about tan shades for eyes. lips and cheeks. This gives complexion a healthy, sun-kissed look with a focus on highlighted cheekbones.

Ore-Inspired is not about a desert tan, rather it’s less about warming up the complexion itself and more about using tan-relevant and tan-related shades to accentuate the lips, cheeks and eyes.

Palette-wise, think metallic, creamy copper, rust, terracotta and peach and sideline anything thats traditionally flat, matte and brown-based. An element of reflection and heat is the key update to make on tan tones for Spring/Summer 2012. “Tan shades with a metallic edge have a preciousness and sophistication,” confirms Lyne Desnoyers. “Their inherent light-reflective nature ensures that they never draw lines on the face in the same way as flat colour, making them appear immediately chic and flattering,”

The focus is on the features, yet the skin is still the ultimate canvas for these looks. Go easy on base and build in an athletic bone structure with metallic highlights that create what Terry Barber is calling ‘Olympian cheekbones.’ “Now cheekbones are very beautiful and not so masculine as we’ve seen in the past. We’re using a lot of Metal-X in Fusion Gold or Cream Colour Base in Shell on top of them – an extreme highlight takes away the need to contour,” he explains.

Add something of a burnished eye or an earth or sand toned lip and you’re good to go: wisely warm and not a hint of WAG.

Here are just a few looks that reflect the Ore-Inspired Trend.

Designer : Basso & Brooke

Makeup Artist : Mel Arter


Luna Cream Colour Base – blended over the entire eyelid

M.A.C PRO Pure White Paint Stick – applied through the outer corners of eyelids

Fusion Gold Metal-X Cream Eye Shadow – highlights the inner tear ducts

Select Moisturecover – blended through the brows to camouflage natural depth and tone


Lip Conditioner SPF 15 – hydrates and perfects lips with a natural finish


Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 – hydrates and provides a light natural coverage to skin, applied with 190 Foundation Brush

Select Moisturecover – applied and blended with 224 tapered Blending Brush only where needed

Fusion Gold Metal-X Cream Eye Shadow – blended over cheekbones


Designer : Donna Karan New York

Makeup Artist : Charlotte Tilbury


Luna Cream Colour Base – lightly applied to the eyes with fingers above bare lashes

Hodgepodge Lip Pencil – used to create freckles just under the eyes


Bittersweet Pro Longwear Lip Pencil – defines the lip line with a bit of a pointed bow

M.A.C PRO Full Chocolate Lipstick – applied to the lips with 231 Small Shader Brush


Mineralize Charged Water Face and Body Lotion – hydrates and prepares skin

Face and Body Foundation – applied in tones matching the chest in order to warm up the skin

Select Cover-Lip Concealer – lightly applied only where needed to even skintone

M.A.C PRO Mid-Tone Sepia Cream Colour Base – applied with 168 Large Angled Contour Brush under the cheekbones for a soft contour

Luna Cream Colour Base – applied to upper cheekbones for a highlight


Designer : Diane Von Furstenberg

Makeup Artist : James Kaliardos


Omega Eye Shadow – lightly blended through the inner and outer corners on the eyes with 252 Large Shader Brush

M.A.C PRO Pure White and M.A.C Primary Yellow Paint Sticks – mixed together and blended over the centre of eyelids with fingers to highlight

Gesso Small Eye Shadow – blended over the centre of the eyelids to set Haute & Naughty Lash – lightly applied over curled lashes


Lip Conditioner SPF 15 – applied lightly to lips and blotted away to reduce any shine


Complete Comfort Creme – massaged into skin to hydrate and perfect moisture balance, paying special attention to dry areas

Face and Body Foundation – lightly applied with 190 Brush only where needed to even skintone

M.A.C PRO Pure White and M.A.C Primary Yellow Paint Sticks – blended together to highlight the planes of the face

M.A.C PRO Basic Red, Genuine Orange and Pure White Paint Sticks – mixed and applied over cheeks for a soft, fresh glow

M.A.C PRO Deep Brown Paint Stick – lightly blended under the cheekbones to contour


Designer : Emilio Pucci

Makeup Artist : Lisa Butler


Smolder Eye Kohl – applied throught the upper lashline, waterline and lower lashline, with extra depth at the imner and outer corner of eyes

Blitz and Glitz Fluidline – smudged through Smolder Eye kohl around lashes

Venetian Tarnish Metal-X Cream Shadow – applied over the upper and lower eyelids with fingers, careful not to over blend

Zoomblack Zoom Lash – applied through both upper and lower lashes to define

Hush, Hush Tendertone Lip Balm SPF 12 (Shop MAC Cook MAC Collection) – dabbed over eyelids during line-up at first looks

Brows are left natural


Hush, Hush Tendertone Lip Balm SPF 12 – blended over lips for a subtle nude with shime


Face and Body Foundation – lightly applied to even siintone

Select Moisturecover – applied where needed to perfect


Designer : Hussein Chalayan

Makeup Artist : Lucia Pieroni


Coffee Eye Pencil – applied through both upper and lower waterline to define

Constructivist Paint Pot – blended around the eyes to create a non-defined round shape, leaving the centre of eyelids more intense

Clear Brow Set – used to groom and brush brows upwards

Lashes are curled and left bare


Hue and Myth Lipstick – blended and tapped nto lips for a pale nude finish


Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation – blended over hydrated skin to even skintone

Select Moisturecover – applied only where needed to perfect

Note : All images provided by MAC Malaysia PR and information regarding the trends and looks have been derived from MAC’s Spring/Summer 2012 Trends Book.