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Florid Dresses and Faces with Moroccanoil and M·A·C at Marchesa | Backstage Beauty

You can always count on Marchesa for a display of unadulterated formal femininity. Like a waft of perfume, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s elegant gowns slink down the runway each season offering a display of extreme glamour. Soon after each collection debuts, the same dresses drape over Hollywood’s leading ladies on red carpets around the world.

Marchesa Fall 2017

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For the shows, the beauty must never compete, but cannot be so subtle as to seem casual next to the evening gowns. To create the stunning hair and makeup that complemented Fall 2017’s Chinese-inspired sheaths, Marchesa turned to Moroccanoil and M·A·C.

MOROCCANOIL at Marchesa Fall 2017

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Video: Futuristic White Liner by M·A·C at Proenza Schouler | Backstage Beauty

Want a new way to cheat a fresh, youthful face? Yes, we do. Lucky for us, our Nordstrom National Beauty Director Marynell Maddox went backstage at the Fall 2017 Proenza Schouler show to see how M·A·C artists were making the models so radiant. Turns out the trick is a new technique using white eyeliner!

Backstage with MAC at Proenza Schouler Fall 2017

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Eyeliner Fit for a Czarina by M·A·C at kate spade new york | Backstage Beauty

A rebellious spirit ran through the beauty at kate spade new york’s show in the Russian Tea Room. Although historic change is often not pretty, the makeup by M·A·C most certainly was. Imbued with a regal air, M·A·C’s fierce eyes and revolutionary red lips seemed defiant and aristocratic—as if to conjure both the royal court and its coup.

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The collection was inspired by the brazen female entertainers of the 1920s Louise Brooks and Josephine Baker, and so the show had a performative and Parisian air. M·A·C complemented these women’s independent streaks with cat-eyed stares, while Deborah Lippmann provided ruby nails that sparkled like crown jewels.

MAC for kate spade new york Fall 2017

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Two Valentine’s Day Date-Night Looks (One Naughty, One Sweet) from M•A•C Artist Victor Cembellin

Just in time for romance and exclusive to Nordstrom, M•A•C has released four Looks in a Box that provide all the makeup you need to create a completely stunning face—on your already gorgeous canvas.

Each kit contains a lipstick, cream base, mascara, eyeliner, two eyeshadows and a blush. But each prescribes a unique colorway and application process to achieve a distinct style. “These are colors that work harmoniously together,” says senior M•A•C artist Victor Cembellin. “Cosmetics departments can be overstimulating. We wanted to pare that down for somebody who wanted a personal makeup shopper to tell them what they need.”

The looks are titled “Be a Little Naughty,” “Be Sweet & Dreamy,” “Be Cool” and “Be an Original.” In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we asked Victor how to perfectly construct “Be a Little Naughty” and “Be Sweet & Dreamy,” two mood-setting options for date night—one with a matte red lip, the other with a nude lip. He added some extra M•A•C products to really amp up the effect, but both styles can be done with the Look in a Box products alone.

Here are his face charts and step-by-step instructions to get these sex-kitten and angelic looks.

Be a Little Naughty

MAC Be a Little Naughty Look in a Box

Just add lingerie and bubbles.

DO IT UP FOR YOUR DATE: HERE’S HOW

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Ceremonial Stares are the Coolest Spring Look from MAC at Tome | Backstage Beauty

If you’ve been itching to try Nigerian-American artist Laolu Senbajo’s body art from Bey’s “Sorry” video, but can’t quite seem to make the intensely emotive paint patterns work for your every day, M•A•C‘s makeup at Tome spring 2017 might be the gateway look. Refreshingly, the unique beauty of women of different ages, sizes and ethnicities was on display during Tome’s show. That continued down to the natural beauty of the models, but with a happy burst of white as an unexpected accent around the eyes. It is almost a visual interpretation of “smizing.” We spotted model Irina Kravchenko on the street still wearing the look, and we couldn’t blame her a bit.

MAC and Aveda backstage at TOMEPhotos by Masha Maltsava

The makeup was inspired by a Dinka (a tribe in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan) ceremonial paint. Lead M•A•C artist Diane Kendal let the models’ individual beauty shine through but added feathery brushstrokes along the sides of the eyes.

Aveda artists followed the tendencies of each woman’s hair, accentuating natural waves, curls and texture with select products.

MAC and Aveda backstage at TOME

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Tanya Taylor’s Island Holiday, Plus How to Get MAC’s Fresh-From-Vacation Look | Backstage Beauty

Tanya Taylor is feeling refreshed after a spate of vacations this summer that included trips to Capri and Cuba. But these were working vacations. The talented designer always paints her own prints, this time she did so while taking botanical inspiration from her travels. Her intensely textured and artisan-inspired spring 2017 collection not only features these flamboyant florals but also prismatic embroidery, sequins and palm-leaf perforations. While these are clothes that grab attention, they are also just lovely and fun—or how a vacation should be.

Tanya Taylor Spring 2017

Photos by Masha Maltsava

M•A•C makeup artists furthered the holiday theme of Tanya Taylor’s collection by creating dreamy, beach beauty with luxurious skin and a flushed cheek using palettes from their Spring ’17 Trend Forecast collection. Even if you can’t take off to a tropical island now, you can look like you just returned from sunning with this simple makeup how-to.

HOW TO GET THE FRESH-FROM-VACATION LOOK

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Seriously Glam at Cushnie et Ochs with M·A·C, Christian Louboutin Nails & MOROCCANOIL | Backstage Beauty

Sometimes only va-va-voom beauty will do. Cushnie et Ochs’s very sexy Spring 2017 collection featured thigh-high slits, vertiginous necklines and cinched waists in Miami Vice flamingo pinks and stark whites. Only shiny bombshell locks, perfectly manicured long nails and bold lips could possibly further the overt glamour of the looks on the runway.

Backstage at Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2017

Photos by Masha Maltsava

Cushnie et Ochs couldn’t have found better beauty partners to accomplish their high-wattage glamour than MOROCCANOIL for the models’ glowing manes, Christian Louboutin for the nude French-tipped nails and M·A·C for an inventive, two-toned cherry lip. Because first you get the clothes, then you get the makeup, then you get the power—that seemed to be the label’s playbook for spring.

Backstage at Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2017

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Glossy Lips & Starry-Eyed Nights in Morocco with M·A·C at kate spade new york | Backstage Beauty

Backstage kate spade new york with MAC

Photos by Masha Maltsava

Taking their inspiration from kate spade new york’s carefully woven motif of Morocco, M·A·C artists gave the girls backstage a lightly humid glow on their eyelids and lips reminiscent of the balmy nights in the desert country. Spicy blushes and dusting powders contributed to the sensory-rich flavor of the show’s conjured atmosphere.

Backstage with MAC at Kate Spade

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New Now in Beauty: Fall Collections, Troll Dolls and Goat Milk

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Let us catch you up on a handful of our favorite new things in the world of beauty at Nordstrom. From NARS’s covetable fall collection to Bobbi Brown’s handpicked favorites in one super-portable palette, here are six of the best new things out there right now.

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New Now in Beauty: Lips, Lashes, Le Labo and More

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Let us catch you up on a handful of our favorite newest things in the world of beauty at Nordstrom. From Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips to luxury fragrance at Le Labo labs, here are six of the best new things out there right now.

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