Palomo Spain’s Fall 2019 collection represents “absolute freedom. The freedom to wear whatever you feel like wearing, and feel incredible and grand and elevated and lifted,” explains Alejandro Gómez Palomo. His runway show featured a diverse cast of openly gay male models, including Jacob Bixenman, Broadway star Isaac Cole Powell, next gen model meets activist Richie Shazam, and Internet sensation Parker Kit Hill. The show also introduced an array of new faces, from Serena Tea to Matthew Later.
MAC’s Global Beauty Director Baltasar González came up with two different looks for Fall 2019 – dots and wings. Although quite simple, the make-up looks deliver a stunning impact. The MAC beauty team painted black polka dots all over the models’ faces to perfectly emulate a polka-dot patterned veil. On other models they drew dramatic, imperfect cat eyes. “It should look a bit organic, and transmit the idea of having doubts,” says González. Martín Plascencia, a stylist on the Moroccanoil Artistic team created elegant, loose waves using Moroccanoil hair products and hair clips to set the waves in place.
Get the Look with Baltasar González’s Ultimate Toolkit:
Start by applying a flawless base using “MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation” and correct any redness or blemishes using “MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette.” Set your foundation with “MAC Blot Powder/Pressed” to create a flawless finish. To contour the face and add depth to the hollows of your cheeks start with “MAC Studio Fix Sculpt and Shape Contour Palette.”
To create the winged eyeliner make-up seen in Palomo Spain’s Fall 2019 show and Trompe L’oeil veil dots he used a small pointed brush and “MAC Chromaline” along with “MAC Alcohol Base Mixing Medium” to emulsify the gel liner making it easier to apply. Don’t overthink the wings – instead of focusing on getting one long, clean line, draw a bunch of dashes and connect the lines. The messier, the better. Begin with the line above the crease, not the upper lash line, and mirror that shape on the lower lash line, going past the inner corners to create a more dramatic effect. The outer edges should go past the eyebrows and be slightly lifted, “but not too elevated. It should look straight but pointing up,” says González.