M.A.C. – carine roitfeld
Carine Roitfeld, at fifty-seven, is stunning. I mean, stop the bus, rockstar sort of stunning. And now after thirty years in fashion, and nearly ten years at the helm of French Vogue, the influential style maven is now turning her hand to both a new magazine (the bi-annual CR Fashion Book)and a collaboration with M.A.C. So we get an up close look on how to achieve her look. With her signature smokey eyes, the collection has dark eye shadows, strong brow colors and just the one neutral lipstick ($42), Tropical Mist. It also includes the full face kit with four eyeshadows and a creme blend blush($115) – in two colourways. With just two nail lacquers ($28) – Undercover Nude and the fabulous Underfire Red – it is a tight collection that can take you through both day and night.There are other pieces besides – foundation, concealer, mascara, brow set and even the most beautiful lash curler in matt black. All the packaging is slick and simple in matt black as well.The collection will be available for only six weeks from M.A.C. Britomart or M.A.C. Smith & Caugheys, both Auckland City and Newmarket from 1st October. I have already been in today and bought the two pieces I want (full face kit in Desert Camoflague and the Underfire Red Nail Lacquer) and they are expecting to sell out of the range quickly as there are only limited numbers available. As always the M.A.C. girls were incredibly helpful showing me a number of ways to use the kit I have chosen.