MAC LFW masterclass

I mentioned in my London Fashion Week post that I went along to the MAC masterclass and here are the pics of the amazing demonstration by MAC Lead Senior MUA Pablo Rodriguez who talked us through how to recreate an amazing look from the Paris catwalk shows.

First up, let’s cover the important things… food pictures and a bit of mac product p*rn… a few snaps of the products that were on display at the MAC bloggers bar. Before I get into showing you the pics from the masterclass…


Yum. Breakfast.





A snap shot of Pablo’s kit. I love that combination of eyeshadow shades in the palette.

To start the masterclass we were shown this amazing video of the upcoming trends, with commentary from top make-up artists who created the looks on the catwalk. The look being created by Pablo on the day is a dramatic smokey eye with contouring, slightly warmed brows and nude glossy lips.


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Pablo showed us how he used the mascara wand to create a speckled effect around the eye. So it looked messy, but controlled messy. On the eyes it was a combination of paint pot and acrylic pain to give it a contrasting texture effect of glossy and slightly more matte.

The addition of warmed up brows, and a flush of blusher really keeps the look on the rock chick side of things rather than on the slightly paler/washed out dramatic look. The slightly muddy cream colour that was used for contouring was really impressive, never a colour I would have looked at personally but it looked amazing as a contour.


The finished look. Not necessarily one for the supermarket, but amazing to watch it be created and can definitely be toned down to a smokey eye with a nude lip!


After the event I got to check out the latest launch range ‘Shop Mac, Cook Mac’. It wasn’t one that had grabbed my attention until I saw it in person. But two products jumped out at me – the tender tone lip balms. I’ve heard amazing things but never tried – these smell amazing. I need either the red or the peachy shimmer in my life.

The other product that caught my eye was the eyeshadow quad with the shimmering taupe/purple. I was lucky to receive this in a goody bag so will use/photo/swatch and get up on the blog asap.




I was a guest of mac at the event. 


  1. February 24, 2012 / 8:14 am

    I like this rock chick look. Fantastic demonstration.

    • February 24, 2012 / 1:27 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it – love how he used a mixture of textures.

  2. Emma
    February 24, 2012 / 8:17 am

    That is so exciting…..The black winged eye is really intense. I bet you got loads of tips and tricks from just watching him.

    Emma x.x.x

  3. February 24, 2012 / 9:06 am

    Wish I could do that look on myself, but I would literally have black all over my face 🙂 xx

    • February 24, 2012 / 1:29 pm

      Me too! If I tried it I think I’d look like I’d been in a fight… but amazing to see it created!

  4. Dreams That Glitter xoxo
    February 24, 2012 / 9:16 am

    Love this look, it reminds me of the Cheryl Cole Parachute make up!


  5. February 24, 2012 / 11:22 am

    Such a gorgeous dramatic look! Love all the MAC make up, imagine having that all,
    Shanne Xx

    • February 24, 2012 / 1:29 pm

      I know, there’s something about rows of bright coloured make-up that just looks amazing!

  6. Anonymous
    March 2, 2012 / 9:48 am

    Can you tell us the name of the cream blush used? x

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