​kiss and make up in mac’s fall/winter 15 beauty trends

Breathe life into your make up with dark romanticism, bold anarchy and sexy naturalism as MAC break down fall/winter 15's beauty trends.

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May 19 2015, 12:39pm

Simone Rocha fall/winter 15

Beautiful and Damned
This one's all about bringing beauty and anarchy together in big gestures: painterly aspects that look like they were swished across the face in one stroke, with a paintbrush, but were actually intricately drawn. Check out the petrol black lips at GILES, the spray-paint at Vivienne Westwood and most obviously, the St George's cross at Gareth Pugh. "A tough, ball-breaking, unstoppable woman, adorning herself with a statement, not just a make-up," Alex Box says of the Gareth Pugh girl. "She's Joan of Arc, with a look that's as rough and raw as possible, but emblazoned with a St George's cross for a Brittania vibe."

Gareth Pugh fall/winter 15

Strength of Beauty
Every season there's a naturalistic trend and this season combines the done and the undone. Skin is always fresh and softly accentuated with a blush or bronzer, but there are perfected elements like bushy, defined eyebrows or a flick of mascara. It's about defining the face without changing it. Check out the "rich, young, gorgeous California girls, who are sun-kissed and glowing," (thanks Lucia Peroni) at Moschino, the blushing beauts at DSquared2 and the pastel ladies at Holly Fulton.

Moschino fall/winter 15

Love Worn
The "smoky eye" has been used and abused over the years but instead of the grungy, worn-in "make-up from the night before" look, this season's eyeliner is smudged but not messy, and sexy rather than grungy - your eyes can be dirty but your skin has to be clean! See it at Simone Rocha, Marques'Almeida and Ann Demeulemeester.

Simone Rocha fall/winter 15

Red 70s
Less Hollywood glamour and more Woodstock dreamy, red lips this season are all shades other than scarlett - rust, caramel, aubergine, Bordeaux - and they look good on everyone. Check out the stain-lipped Pre-Raphaelite beauties at MSGM, the dark and sexy vampire-alikes at Houghton and the toffee-lipped doll faces at Preen.

MSGM fall/winter 15