While most Fashion Week makeup artists base their inspiration from the collection, pulling stories from threads and fabrics to create a beauty look that reflects the designer’s vision, Pablo Rodriguez from MAC was faced with a different dilemma.
For the Central St. Martins MA show in London Fashion Week, Rodriquez had to create a single look for the collections of 16 designers. It’s not easy to deliver a cohesive look responsible for weaving together a multitude of perspectives for the MA Fashion Show that has an international profile with an unparalleled record for sending the best professional talent into the industry.
We had the chance to speak to him on taking on this opportunity.
It’s more a challenge than an inspiration to do a look that will fit all of the designers. It’s 16 different designers doing collections that have nothing to do with each other. It’s a bit difficult to find something that would be good for everyone. We didn’t go natural. We just went for a look. Basically, we are using a silver pigment from MAC called Platinum. We really packed it on all the way up to the eyebrow so it looks really silver. Then we used a MAC mascara that is bright blue on the top lashes and the eyebrows. When you see it from far away it looks almost quite alien. When you see all that reflection, it looks almost quite heavy. Everything else is super clean.
See below for the full breakdown of the look and the products used:
Skin: Full coverage, flawless matte finish using Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
Eye: Platinum Pigment pressed and buffed over the prep and prime 24-hour eye base
Brows: Brushed through with hold for 10 in Zoom Lash mascara in Blue Charge
Lashes: top lashed combed from root to tip with hold for 10 inZoom Lash mascara in Blue Charge