Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NZ Fashion Festival - Mac seminar (trends)

"Just because you want to be glamorous, don't be a sheep about your eye makeup."






Another year marches on, bringing with it little highlights like the New Zealand Fashion Festival.
We missed last years events, and after hearing about how great the Mac Technique Seminars
I had to grab a ticket this year.




The whole event was very well organised, with big screens set up so you could see exactly how the looks came together.

The four trends this seminar was on were called 'Ath-elite', 'Ore-inspired', 'Neo-n', and Nouv'eau' all brought together into either an editorial or everyday look.

Each goody bag (more on that later) also came with a folder with face charts and information about each trend.


The Neo-n editorial look in the making


My favourite trend was probably the Neo-n. "Neoprene" colour against fresh athletic skin. 
For outside photo shoots they said it was best to concentrate on one area of colour,
whether it be lips or eyes as a single focus.





Finished everyday look



One product that took my eye was the soon to be released in NZ 'Shop Mac Cook Mac' limited edition  cremeblend blusher. Something I'll have to check out when it reaches our stores



And yes finally the goody bag. The mac seminars are quite well known for these 
and I've gotta say it contributed to some of the motivation to skip a lecture to go. 
Each bag came with a $50 voucher plus a opulash mascara and lip product.

I managed to luck out with a pro longwear lipcreme in 'dress it up'. 
A colour that I have immediately fallen in love with, score!


Overall the fashion festival seminars are a fantastically organised and enjoyable event, we came home with new knowledge (and personally confidence to try) some of the new makeup trends of this year.

There's still another seminar on Friday you can still grab tickets to,
 and I'm looking forwards to attending the Collections 4 show tomorrow!



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26 comments:

  1. love these pictures :)

    thank you so much for your visit, I'm following*

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  2. So pretty! All the shots looks so fun and stylish! Love the pink lipstick too!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  3. lovely pictures!
    By the way, i awarded you with a Versatile Blog award. For more infos check my blog
    THE CHIC AND CHEAP BLOG

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  4. Looks like a blast...and I def need to get some Mac lipstick too.

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  5. Love these photos!

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  6. What a great experience!!! I love MAC.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  7. Really cool images!

    Love your blog. Stop by anytime!
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    Jillian

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  8. Mac has the best promotional advertising for their make up and current colors.
    thanks for dropping by.

    xx
    selvia

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  9. hahaha love the quote ;)
    xx

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  10. The pictures are fantastic! Want a MAC goodie bag as well ;) lol

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  11. Woow that blue lipstick! Such beautiful make-up!

    xo
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  12. wow this sounds soo amazing! so lucky you got to go!!! :D

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  13. Mac really is the best
    these photos gave me some great new ideas
    maybe I'll experiment with some make up more

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  14. Was so excited to see the beauty looks created by MAC for New Zealand's Fashion Festival.

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  15. the lips look really great!

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  16. sounds loke alot of fun especially the blue lipstick

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  17. Oh wow Mac event!!! Looks fun to me :)
    Thank you for your lovely comment dear :)
    New post is up <3

    Love
    Akanksha

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  18. love MAC

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  19. Cool and glam event of Mac! Really Amazing

    Thanks for your lovely comment :-)

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    A chic kiss ;-)

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  20. Oh wow! that sounds like a cool event!! I love the blue fake eye lashes.. I wish I was good at putting on make up I would like to be more adventurous..

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  21. this is awesome! that blue lipstick is so rad.

    PS: I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog!

    XX
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