Autumn / Winter 2014 make-up trends from MAC

Thursday, 26 February 2015

MAC is known for setting the make-up trends each season, and Autumn / Winter 2014 is no different. This season, it’s all about individuality, and finding looks and products that are best for YOU. Think lots of light and clean complexions teamed with contrasting colours and eye-catching eyebrows.


Off Colour
This trend draws inspiration from all things organic. Think shades of rust, ochre, mushroom and taupe; basically all the shades that are found in nature. These are unconventional colours, but don’t be afraid to play around with them – when paired with a clean complexion they make a bold statement.


With focus on lined eyes and striking eyebrows, this trend plays on linear, horizontal and gestural elements. Brows have a fluffy texture and no heavy sculpting, and eyes are lined in all shapes and colours. There’s also a big focus on mascara – the more layers the better!


On Reflection
This trend is all about clean, luminous skin and light-reflective tones. Emphasis is put on areas of the face where light would naturally fall, and these areas are exaggerated. Golds, coppers and rusts dominate this trend.


With Unprocessed, you have a very subtle trend. The main and only focus is the skin, not just on the face, but on the body as a whole. The same texture that’s created on the skin is carried onto the arms, chest, hands and other exposed areas. “Cover just as much as you need to,” says Michelle Lee Collins, MAC Senior Make-Up Artist.

Are you brave enough to try any of these looks?

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MAC Spring / Summer 2014 trends
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Top tips from MAC’s senior make-up artist
Summer looks from MAC

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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    The unprocessed look is the best.

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I’d have to choose the ‘off colour’ look on the left. Love the strong lip with everything else being clean and basic.

    4 years ago •

  1. Liza Leimlehner

    I love the middle models lippies in the “On Reflection” look book.

    4 years ago •

  1. Zakiyyah Jogi

    The streamlined look has got to be my favourite as it focuses on the eyes. You can never go wrong with mascara and some eyeliner.

    4 years ago •

  1. Kwena Meso

    I can’t seem to decide which look I love more, but I like the unprocessed more than the second look, which has to be off colour. It is too gorgeous!

    4 years ago •

  1. Chantelle Thompson

    The middle picture of the streamlined looks like it could be very pretty but not too keen on the others.

    4 years ago •

  1. Siobhan Hughes

    Not entirely sure whether any of these are trends for me, but they seem really cool for runway looks.

    4 years ago •

  1. Zanele Mondi

    I will be trying the On Reflection look. I like the copper and gold looks as they look more natural on me.

    4 years ago •

  1. Janneke Gerber

    I love that they are doing away with the clown-like eyebrow trend. The clear complexions are gorgeous, but some of the drawn in lines around the eyes are just too weird to wear in public.

    4 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I love the blue streamlined look.

    4 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    I’m an unprocessed person, cover as much as you need to!

    4 years ago •

  1. Rashmee Bagirathi

    Some of these trends are simply not wearable.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sandra Phoma

    My favorite has to be ‘unprocessed’. I am the queen of subtlety!

    4 years ago •

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