Michele Magnani, MAC Cosmetics’ lead makeup designer, spills the details on the look for Stella Jean’s show at Milan Fashion Week. Check it out!
Can you talk a little bit about the make up you designed for the Stella Jean show?
Michele Magnani: The makeup for this show is very fresh, and it represents the new woman. The inspiration for this collection is African masks meet the traditional Italian police men. Nowadays, there is the global situation in Europe, many people pass through Italy to get to other places and because of that there is a fusion of cultures. The make up is inspired by this journey.
What products from MAC did you use?
Michele Magnani: I used the Water Weight Foundation for the skin. This foundation is very light and creamy and gives a fresh effect on the skin. The most important part is the eyes because I used a little purple color but also the eye gloss on top. This combination gives us a clean, sexy, but at the same time modern eye. The mascara is also important. The mascara represents our culture, the Italian culture. Every woman in Italy wears mascara and we use a lot but not in perfect application but rather a more clumpy way.
What did you use for the cheeks?
Michele Magnani: We didn’t use any blush for this look but we used the “Softly Doesn’t Hit” highlighter on the cheekbone and on top the MAC Mineralized Powder. For the lips I topped it off by using an onion color. This look is very simple and fresh and it also represents the new generation of women. I didn’t want to put a lot of color but play more with different textures. I think this generation is less about color and more about texture.
You can get this look at a local MAC Cosmetics store near you.
All photos are by the editor.