A Clever Californian Philosophy

Smart girls and even smarter new products at Alberta Ferretti


By Bella Blissett

Dig out your satchels and pack up your pencil cases - because amidst the serene surroundings of the Plaza-based backstage area for Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, make-up artist Lucia Pieroni envisaged "young Californian intellectuals who were fresh out of college".

With a passing nod to a 1970s Ali McGraw, this look was all about the brow. An innocent, full brow that had never been subjected to the pointy pincer of a tweezer.

So new, its packaging is still in the early test stages, MAC's forthcoming Brow Powder Pencil filled in gaps for a strong, straight, bushy look.

When it comes to creating Spring Summer 2013's sun kissed glow, MAC have clearly been doing more extra homework. A new Bronze Strobe Liquid Lotion will be added to its existing light-reflecting line. Topped with the previously unseen Poised and Taupe Shape Powder Blushes in a confident swipe from one cheekbone to the other, catching the bridge of the nose en route, plus a curtain of side swept hair bobbi-pinned in place over one ear and the Californian preppster just went straight to the top of our new beauty season class.

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