Monday, October 19, 2009

limited edition mac dsquared² color collection

Fantastic fashion duo Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared² have teamed up with M·A·C Cosmetics for the
launch of a highly covetable new makeup collection, based on the makeup look from their Fall/Winter 2009
runway show.
“It’s kind of ‘rock-on’ makeup, but it’s effortless and not overly done or perfect,” says Dean Caten.

The DSquared² Fall/Winter 2009 collection was inspired by the new breed of undone glamorous Hollywood starlets such as the Olsen twins and Lindsay Lohan, and features a magnetically dark eye that glistens and transmutes in the light.

“This girl doesn’t spend hours getting ready but she looks amazing, her style is all her own,” says Dan Caten. “Young Hollywood is about that, they don’t need to impress anyone, it’s cooler than being too studied. The same goes with the makeup, it isn’t about being perfect.”

Translating this charmingly wrecked look onto the face, Gordon Espinet and the M·A·C Product Development team have created a range of 10 products designed to be layered together for added throttle.

“This is the kind of makeup that gets better and better the more lived-in and the longer you wear it,” says Espinet.

Here's the details....

Face: Skin is neutral, then given a lived-in glamour with Sculpt and Shape Powders ($21), which are used to
highlight and contour.

Eyes: The central focus of this look is the eyes, blackened and distressed with sensual shimmer. First, Kohl
Power in Feline ($14.50) is used to draw inside the eye line, to give definition and edge. Then a Greasepaint Stick ($17.50) is
used to create shape and density of colour. This is broken with Greasepaint Stick (seen at right) in V and B (V, a violet
shade, is worn on the top lid and Peacock hued B on the bottom), which shoot through the black and gives it the iridescence of a crow’s wing or a scarab beetle. The look is texturized with M·A·C Clear Gloss, “to bring light to hidden things,” says Dan. The eye is wickedly topped with Zoom Fast Black Lash, the blackest of
black mascara.

Lips: To emphasize the magnetic pull of the eyes, lips are kept minimal yet delicious. Colour is first taken out of the lips using Lip Erase ($16) in Dim, a flesh tone balm that neutralizes lip colour, and then added back with Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 ($14.50) in Fuchsia Fix, a breezy, girlish pink shade to keep the look youthful and carefree.

My take?

Love the DSquared² Greasepaint Sticks because they let out my inner child-in-art-class persona.  My fave color V (a fab purple hue) allows helps you deliver the perfect smudgy line on your eyes...and do something different than typical black.

Another fave is the two lippies...Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Fushia Fix and DSquared² Lipstick in Nude Rose ($14 seen above).

Pure perfection in my makeup bag.

Find yours at your local MAC counter or online at while you can...these are limited edition honey.

editor's note: this review includes a product provided to me by a rep from the company. the links provided are not affiliate links...meaning they are links but I am making no money from me on that.


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