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Taking MAC Cosmetics' AW17 Trends to the Real World

Taking MAC Cosmetics' AW17 Trends to the Real World

Whenever we're presented with runway beauty trends, the question that comes to mind is: How will that translate to real life?

That's because we can't wear gold eyeliner to the office or blue lipstick to a wedding. So we tried to decode MAC Cosmetics' AW17 trends for you (and ourselves) and make it more wearable and relatable.

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MAC Cosmetics

The first trend is Bold, which, for the runways, translates to "a flash of opaque color against fresh, translucent skin and rather little else." Think Candy Pink, Sky Blue and Fanta Orange as eyeliner.

MAC Cosmetics Chromagraphic Pencil in Landscape Green, $17.50

To wear the trend, try MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Landscape Green applied as close to the lashline as possible and smudged to make it look like eyeshadow.

  MAC Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics

The second trend is called Washed, which means not wearing a lot but having something on. When applying your makeup, think of yourself as a girl who just came trekking in Baguio. You look fresh but your cheeks are flushed.

MAC Cosmetics Next to Nothing Face Colour in Dark Plus, $31 (available in 9 shades)

MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Desert Rose, $23

MAC Cosmetics Liptensity Lipstick in Toast and Butter, $21

To wear this trend, use Next to Nothing Face Colour all over your face and Powder Blush in Desert Rose, both from MAC. The lips are flesh toned. Try MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Toast and Butter.

For me, the third trend, called Rouged, is the easiest to wear. Red lipstick is worn smudged using an eyeshadow brush. Or it could be liquid lipstick mixed with a bit of foundation and applied as blush.

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in High Drama, $21 (available in 31 shades)

Try: Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour worn on the cheeks and the lips for a monochromatic statement.

The fourth trend is all about lashes and the eyes. Called Big, it heralds the return of eyeshadow. The graphic lash is also part of the look.

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The MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow and the new Bold & Bad Lash, a double ended mascara for the upper AND lower lashes.

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