As designers deepen their fascination with all things architectural, from Raf Simmons’ structural dresses for Jil Sander to the futuristic, constructed “pod” shoes that we saw at Balenciaga, so too goes the modern face.
The collection by MAC Cosmetics to pay hommage to the trends of Fashion Week spotlights steely colors: a true ode to the strength of woman.
The geometry of the eyes is exquisite and important, and shades of graphic, graphite grey with a bluish sheen, or the concrete tones of a skyscraper — these are all voices of the current season.
Lips are dark and seductive, and nude. MAC Cosmetics also has a fragrance that’s part of this collection called Asphalt Flower which has glossy violet and iris petals cast in a sheen of vanilla and patchouli.
MAC Cosmetics Fashion Week 2009 Trend Collection
Fragrance: Asphalt Flower ($20)
Top notes of violet, Violet, Ylang; Middle notes of Iris, Heliotrope and Dry Down notes of Olibanum, Patchouli, Vanilla
Lipstick ($14 each)
Red Full-Stop Bright neon coral (Lustre)
Hipster Burgundy with frost (Frost)
Faultlessly F/W Blackened blue violet (Amplified)
Our Pick Cement taupe grey (Satin)
Lipglass ($14 each)
So This Season Deep blue violet (Cream)
Runway Fave Grey tone neutral with high pearl (Frost)
New Berry Deep plum (Cream)
Eye Shadow Quad ($36)
Tone: Grey Dirty Grey (Satin)
Walt Dark smoky blue grey (Frost)
A Warmer White Pale green grey (Satin)
The Right Smoke Rich blue with white pearl (Frost)
The MAC Fashion Week 2009 trend collection launches in North America on September 17th, 2009.
– Charu Suri