I think we've come to expect that MAC will always be on trend for makeup but they've really hit the nail on the head with all of their neutrals lately. Some people view neutral makeup as a no make up look but that's not true. And it isn't a bland or blah look either. Neutrals are perfect for winter. They are multi dimensional without calling too much attention to themselves.
The released Warm and Cosy the day after Christmas with rich warm neutral colors that made for a very romantic look ready for snuggling in front of the fire drinking hot coca. And then in January they released All Ages, All races, All Sexes, a collection of neutrals so full there are truly perfect colors for everyone. Finally a company that understands that "nude" doesn't mean beige, it's different for everyone!
Released the same day as Warm and Cosy, was winter's counterpart Love Lace. This collections had some lovely frosty pinks and blues. And one strange fellow- a sort of purple, grey, brown eyeshadow that was color and neutral all at once. Add to that the smokey eye pigments from x-mas and I knew I had to wear all these colors.
So my look has been to experiment with doing a smokey eye without relying on the cliche black and grey and silver. You can do an equally lovely, glam smokey eye with browns and a bit of the purple curiosity.
On the eyes: Frosted grey-purple all over lid to crease (Hypnotizing-MAC from Love Lace); chocolate copper-bronze in outer corner and above crease, also used as liner on loxer lashline (Chocolate Brown-MAC from Sexpot pigments); Brown Mascara (Benefit's Bad Gal); Benefit's browzing eyebrow kit in Light.
On the lips: nude lip pencil all over lips (Benefit's Posh); pink brown gloss (Liquer- MAC from All ages, etc).
On the Face: Mac's Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 foundation in NC15; MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder in Light; Benefit's ten powder bronze and highlighter; Benefit's Erase Paste concealer in Light.
And finally, Blissed Out nail polish from the Warm and Cosy collection, a beautiful creamy light beige.
This was fun but I'm still looking forward to bright and brash spring color.