IMBB Exclusive : MAC Autumn Winter Makeup Trends 2011

IMBB Exclusive : MAC Autumn Winter Makeup Trends 2011

imbb Exclusive : mac Autumn winter trends

Backstage MAC supports more than 150 fashion shows at London, Milan, and Paris. Hundreds of images are clicked that time. Later makeup artists go through all those images and decide the trends for the upcoming season. This year IMBB is the official media partner for MAC in India for bringing the latest trends of the season to you . It is a two series post. The first series includes the 4 major trends set by MAC and as seen on the runway. The second post will include the Top 10 makeup trends that you cannot afford to miss this season.;)

I have literally lived through these images, trends, product details, and makeup details in past few days. I hope you enjoy the post and find these useful. 🙂

The trends presentation took place in Dubai by Vimi Joshi – MAC Senior Makeup Artist, Middle East and India. She sets trends, works at the most happening shows around and even re-creates the stunning looks for the already set out trends.  There are 4 major trends this year for A/ W 2011 – Ambre Gris , Modernist, Disco Tech, Tough Love. Vimi recreated looks for all the 4 trends and took us through each and every trend to help us understand the thought behind every look.

Here is Vimi Joshi taking us through the presentation. 

Vimi Joshi on stage

Btw in above pic, that’s me sitting on right in front row. 😛 

The photographs below are in the form of slide shows.The images are big in size so it may take a little time for them to download. But hang on there, you won’t be disappointed. I promise. 🙂 

1. Amber Gris

This trend is about softly blended natural looking makeup – no edges, no harsh lines, and soft stains. Just creamy flawless expensive looking skin with more artistically driven motive than simply looking “fresh” or “romantic”. Feel and create this look using your fingers more than the brushes. It’s about enhancing your personality, playing with colors that are already present in your skin tone and invoking your mood.

The transparent looking skin for Balmain’s show, perfectly stained lips for Caroline Harerra’s show, artistically blended edgeless eyeshadows for Kenzo’s show or the soft caramel looking lips for Rodarte. It’s all a part of Ambre Gris. Time to bring your rust, and lavender lipsticks, soft khaki eye liners and creamy highlighters in play. 

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Key products used for the Amber Gris Look


  • Soba Eyeshadow
  • Crystal Eyeshadow
  • Khaki Cream Color Base
  • Groundwork Paint Pot
  • Indigo Eye Pencil
  • Smoked Ruby Mineralize Eyeshadow (launching with MAC Semi Precious Collection)
  • Golden glaze Mineralize Eyeshadow (launching with MAC Semi Precious Collection)
  • Weathered Pro Longwear Eyeshadow (launched internationally)
  • Sweet Satisfaction Pro Longwear Eyeshadow (launched internationally)
  • Bordeauxline Powerpoint Eye Pencil
  • Accentuate Sculpting Cream
  • Cheek Powder Blush
  • Pearl Cream Color Base
  • Photo Lipstick
  • Cork Lip Pencil
  • One of a kind lipstick (launching with MAC Semi Precious Collection)
  • Currant Lip Pencil
  • Beet Lip Pencil

2. Disco Tech

Two things define the disco tech trend – beautiful skin and injecting the color on skin in an untraditional manner.

Dark eyes paired with opulent mouth. Too much pigment or too much gloss is never enough for this trend. A completely limitless creative approach to color and texture. All put together seamless rather than heavy. “It’s the idea of “done” ….but very well done…” Terry Barber

The fierce red eyes (J.P Braganza), colorful polka dots on face (Louise gray), the futuristic broken eyeliner (Manish Arora) or grafitti’d face (Vivian Westwood Red label). They all make the Disco Tech. Let your creativity flow in more modern, seamless way this fall winter. 

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Key Makeup products for Disco Tech Trend

Eyes :

  • Chromagraphic Pencils in Hi Def Cyan, primary Yellow, Basic Red, Pure White, Landscape Green, Genuine Orange, Marine Ultra (launched internationally already)
  • Cherry Lip Pencil
  • Marine Ultra Pigment
  • MAC PRO Burgundy Lipmix
  • 36 Lash
  • Prolongwear Eyeshadow in Plush (launched internationally already)
Face :
  • Old Gold Metal Pigment
  • MAC PRO Gold Glitter
  • Electric Coral Pigment
  • MAC PRO pIgments in Neon Shades
Lips :
  • MAC PRO Fuchsia, MAC PRO Orange Lipmix
  • Ruby Woo Lipstick
  • MAC Gloss
  • Clear Lipglass

3. Tough Love

The hard, honed look at androgynous makeup, stamped-on red lips and fiercely tunes eyes that’s making boy-girl power and attitude about more than raw skin and bare lashes.

“It’s the spirit of Charlotte Rampling and Kate Moss, Not so much in how they do their makeup, but more in their attitude of raw sexiness. they are not afraid. ” Lisa Butler

The full on matte red lips (Giles), the 60s classic contemporary smokey eyes with classic edge (Moschino), a no makeup purist look (R.Krakoff), heavy contour (Altuzarra) define the Tough Love look. Dark black eyeshadows, matte red lipstick, nude lipstick, sculpting powder are the tings for this trend. It’s about girls looking like pretty looking boys.

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Eyes :

  • Lingering and Fling Eye brows
  • Mineralize Eyeshadow in Blue Sheen (launching with MAC Semi Precious Collection)
  • Mineralize Eyeshadow in Smoked Ruby (launching with MAC Semi Precious Collection)
  • Mineralize Eyeshadow in Dark Indulgence (launching with MAC Semi Precious Collection)
  • Black Penultimate Eyeliner
  • Clear Brow Set
  • NC 15/ NW Chromagraphic Pencil
  • Dark brown Cream Color Base
  • Mid Tone Sepia Cream Color Base
Face :
  • Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
  • Invisible Set Powder
  • Prep + prime Highlighters
  • White Face and Body Foundation
  • MAC PRO Taupe Powder Blush
  • MAC Pro Taupe Sculpt Sculpting Powder
  • MAC Pro Bone Beige Sculpting Powder
  • MAC Gloss
  • Lip Conditioner SPF 15
  • Clear Lipglass
  • Dim Lip Erase
  • Runway Red Lipstick ( MAC Mac Me Over Collection)

4. Modernist :

The inspiration of this look is from 60s retro makeup but in a more modern way. Light foundations, highlighters, sheer powders, lots and lots of gloss (on eyes, cheeks, lips..) and feathery eye lashes.

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  • Haute and Naughty Lash
  • Lingering and fling Eye Brows
  • Smolder Eye Kohl
  • Fascinating Eye kohl
  • Complete Comfort Cream
  • Care Blend Essential Oils
  • Matchmaker SPF 15 foundation ( already launched internationally)
  • Select Cover up Concealer
  • MAC gloss
  • MAC PRO Shine Mixing Medium
  • Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15
  • MAC PRO Sculpting Powder
  • Pearl Cream Color Base
  • Luna Cream Color Base
  • Seaside Cream Color Base (MAC Me Over Collection, review HERE)
  • Peachstock Lipstick
  • Freckletone Lipstick
  • Iliicit Lipstick
  • Have to Have It Lip Pencil (launching soon)

So, which trend appeals the most to you? 🙂

This is lovely Vimi Joshi working backstage on the models.

Vimi Joshi working backstage

All Trends re-created by Vimi Joshi.  l-r disco tech, amber gris, modernist,  tough love

Models - all trends

Four quick tips by Vimi Joshi for this season:

  1. Work those lashes
  2. Work those brows
  3. Get red lips
  4. Follow the trends..but not literally. Add your own personal touch to your makeup.

Also Read :
Live from Kempinski Hotel, Dubai for MAC Cosmetics
Spring Summer Makeup Trends 2011 by MAC Vimi Joshi
MAC Spring Summer Makeup Trends 2011


128 thoughts on “IMBB Exclusive : MAC Autumn Winter Makeup Trends 2011

  1. pics are still downloading but b4 tht i just wated to congratulate u again for this exclusive event Rati :pompom: :yahoo: n yss.. i can c u in the front row.. :toothygrin: 😛

  2. Hey, nice article!
    Congrats on IMBB becoming the media partner! :toothygrin:
    Unrelated question: If I don’t get the automated response for sending an article, does that mean that you haven’t received it…because I sent an article twice and still no response…could you please confirm if you’ve received it? 😉

    1. Hi Manu, comments are not for confirmation of emails 🙂 by the way, please let me know if you can see the slideshow… we would like to see it operating smoothly. 🙂

  3. Awesome Rati… the trends are all unique and can be adapted well….
    Im so checking them once more…. Im definitely trying out at least 2 of them.. hheheh

    1. n yess.. the lipsticks shades used in the Disco tech trend r sooo luvly.. i personally am a fan of dark shades n they r all sooo fab… :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

    2. n also using lipglosses on the eyes as shadows is just so o unique..well a lighter hand version of the same can make one sooooo out of the lott kinds.. 😉 😉 :yahoo: :yahoo:

  4. Amber Gris and Modernist – tho I don’t know if I could personally carry off that makeup….but it’s nice to see these trends and pick and choose and adapt na. And I liked the makeup Vimi Joshi is wearing…dark lips.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        1. radhika, she is so awesome with makeup i cant even tell you. whenever i meet her i keep staring at her makeup, it looks so simple bt i dnt think i’d ever be able to create the kind of luminous skin the way she creates. is like super!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

          1. I habbb to ask you something…me mail you 😛 And ya she awesome naa…you remember that black smokey eye with gold pigment you had posted na…video 😀 😀 me can just watch her brush movements naaaa 😀 😀 😀

  5. I can see the images… they are loading a wee bit slow but I can see them and navigate through the slides too! but i dont have any other sites open so the entire bandwidth is here!

    1. oh greatt then!! actually i wanted to keep the pics biggy only coz makeup is so clear clear na.. bt now am relieved :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. Way to goooooooooooooooooooo Rati :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
    SO, now I know why you were going to take a break after Tuesday :whistle:

        1. Oh Nupuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr… have such slow net connection haaan there. Here tho we have fast fast naaa…I was thinking what is this downloading :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

            1. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :preen:

            2. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
              i can seeeeeeeeeee nowwwww eebbrythingggggggg wowoowowoww :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

              1. u knw image 12 in amber griss… my maybellline spiced cinnamon same to same like dis :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                1. You see properly…wait 10 slow naaa…maybe colour will change after some downloading :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

                  1. b/w me now looking for a volunteer on whom i can practice tough love types makeup….. i think u ll b beshttttttttttttt for it………. :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure:

                    1. i come to benagaloooorooooooooooo faaar u :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
                      :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

        1. Yeshhhhhhhhhhhhhh…sabne dekh liaasabne dekh liaasabne dekh liaasabne dekh liaasabne dekh liaasabne dekh liaasabne dekh liaa :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

          1. aur maine bhi dekh liaaaa
            :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  7. dikh gaye .. 🙂 :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: lovely…and all seem so wearable..except for few..

  8. The androgynous trend reminds me of the recent Lisa Elridge video on the same. But the look she created on herself was so strong that she could have easily passed off as a boy.. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
    I liked Disco Tech and Modernist the best. The colorblocking in eyeliner can be very wearable if done with subtle colors … :yahoo: :yahoo:

  9. this all is sooooo goood rati :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  10. i can relate wid amber gris typ makeup rati… :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
    baaki sab thoda dhinchak n artistry type naa…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  11. the disco tech girl (the one in blue ) looks very inspired by the Dior fall theme for 2011 :tongue: …nevertheless, they all look great…and many congratulations for being the official partner. :yahoo:

  12. the pictures took some time downloading but worth the wait :waytogo: :waytogo:
    congrats Rati and Sanjeev once again :yahoo: :yahoo: this looks like a great opportunity and you definitely deserve it 🙂
    i liked modernist 🙂 and the disco tech ones looked fun :toothygrin:
    vimi joshi’s interpretation are all good 🙂

    1. glad ramya!! :)) I guess i wil start wearing glosses now after seeing modernist. 😀 Loved that little retro, little modern look. :))

      :thanks: :thanks:

  13. Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiii….I am proud of youuuuuuuuuu…………and its such a wonderful and great achievement….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  14. morning Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii….I am just waiting for them to download fully….. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: me very excited :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

  15. Congratulations once again on being the official media partner of MAC this year! :clap: :pompom: :teddy:
    And I like Tough Love and lil’ bits n pieces of Disco Tech and Amber Girls. :teeth :teeth :specs: :specs:
    And the wait was sooo worth the reward! The pictures are just soo awesome! :makeup: :makeup:

  16. Wow….I sawwwwww…amazing pics Rati…I liked the Amber Gris ones…..very normal and pretty………….and the disco blue look is just too awesome :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

      1. He he….tough love wali…thodi abnormal se hi…par phir bhi….most of them are normal and amazing :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  17. Rati…what is the accentuate sculpting cream…………. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: all the amber gris looks have used this particular cream na…… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. I want it Rati…because I saw all the amber gris models are looking amazing…main bhi sculpting cream lagake waise hi dikhoongi :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:

  18. Amazing pics!!! :woot: And congratulations once again!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  19. wow amazing coverage Rati! Amber gris and modernist yahoo :yes: ….tough love is too tough for us :toothygrin:
    liked their dresses in the lats pic. :pompom: :pompom:
    No probs downloading.
    maja aaya! Good job.

  20. Amazing Rati.. and congos for being the Oficial media parter.. Although some of the looks are like eww… :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: .. but i do like most of them .. amber girls is awesum and i do like the lipppies in the modernist look.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :woot: :woot: ..

    1. actually no poo, on runway makeup artists get a chance to show their creativity that cant be adapted in real life. al part of the creative process. :))

      i alos liked the modernist look. :))

  21. Rati!!! Congos!!!! I am loving the tough love eye makeup sooo ssoo nyc and Disco tech bhi mast hai!!! :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  22. well congratulations again guys..way to make a trip to hyderabad soon too..I love the modernist the best..the glow on the cheeks and the sculpted look always excites me..

  23. love all Vimi Joshi look but most i love Disco Tech look -created by Vimi Joshi……….. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :preen:

  24. Rati, this is FAB!!!!!!!!
    I loved modernist… And Amber girls too.
    Vimi Joshi’s makeup looks so GOOD!! :woot:
    I’m just loving the pics…
    Congratulations dear!

  25. Congrats Rati… this is a fantastic milestone for IMBB… i felt amber gris was most apt to wear in real life… others are more apt for on screen / runway / celeb appearances… how was your personal experience at the event? how did you dress? err, have you already done a post on this?

  26. congozzzzzzzzz rati…… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: I’m soooooo gonna try to recreate some of the disco tech looks and share it here I loved them the mossssssshhhhhhhhhhtttttttttt :love: :love: :love: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. i knew you’d love dico tech sireesha. it is totally a makeup artist’s creative thing. I esp loved the second last all blended metallic colorful look. it’s seamlessly done. :)) :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. Totally….. but there nude style is truly art…. what beautiful skin they hav producdd….flawless :makeup: rati… tutorials cor flawless :worship: skin plz :worship:

  27. congo Rati :clap: :clap: :pompom: :pompom: ab mujhe pata chala why you said on friday that u have super busy schedule till tuesday n no weekend plans for u….. ahem ahem…..very nice job done, loved the pics and the style.

  28. ALL of ’em great creations from the artist eye!!! :worship:
    For me they are moods defined…
    Amber Girls – Sensual (slightly uptight too :p)
    Disco Tech – Gay (as in fun extroverted)
    tough Love – Speculative (as it should be? ;))
    Modernist – Introspective (illusive too)

    oh Tough Love’s statement neckpiece (the silver chain) – lowwing it!
    :thumbsup: to you Rati!

  29. Just wow…Congrats Rati for a being a part of such a event…!!! You must have had a wonderful time at the presentation and I guess a hard time putting all of this article together…Thank you soo much..

  30. a bit late still congratulations to u Rati n Sanjeev for being the official media partner this yr. :yahoo: :yahoo: really enjoyed the looks. love amber girls and modernist d most.m still learning bt ‘ll definitely try to incorporate some of these. 😉 :makeup: :makeup: IMBB rocks :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

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