Last night, I attended the MAC Pro Bridal Makeup Class by MAC’s very own Senior Artist John Stapleton. John has been in the industry for 15 years and has worked in Fashion Week, theater, film, concerts and with celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Kelly Osborne. Read on for some of my favorite tips I picked up from John!
Me with the fabulous MAC Senior Artist John Stapleton
Over the weekend, I attended a MAC Venomous Villain Collection event at Woodfield Mall and got my makeup done by artist Niki Frenztos. Read on for the breakdown!
To show us how powder and liquid products work to contour and highlight, MAC Senior makeup artist Victor C and his partner Dana did two separate demonstrations on our gorgeous models, Angela and Christina.
I am sure most of you have heard of the concept of contouring and highlighting. Sure it may sound simple but when it comes down to actually doing it, it takes a lot more than just practice, which is why I attended my first MAC Pro Master Class, Sculpting The Face, by MAC senior makeup artist Victor Cembellin, to freshen up my skills and to pick up new tips.
Victor defines contouring as “using the principles of light and dark to create/enhance dimension”. Light colors will highlight features, make larger, emphasize and make more prominent, whereas dark colors will shade, create shadow, minimize, reduce/recede features and create the illusion of depth.
Areas To Contour:
* Under the cheekbones
* Jaw line
* Sides of the nose
* Socket of the eye/crease
* Sides of the forehead
* Contours of the body
Areas To Highlight
* Bridge of nose
* Center of the forehead
* High cheekbones
* Under the eyes
* Eyelid/ Brow bone
* Back of the jaw
* Highlights on the body
Below are some of the key tips from Victor:
My girl Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race won the MAC Viva Glam Challenge on Monday’s episode and was crowned MAC Viva Glam Spokesperson for a day (yay!)
In the tradition of charitable giving of past and current MAC Viva Glam Spokespersons, she appeared at the MAC Flatiron Store on Wednesday to help raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. She also presented a $25,000 check on behalf of the MAC Aids Fund to Hetrick-Martin Institute at the Harvey Milk High School, an inclusive voluntary New York City public high school that is open to all students, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or physical abilities.
She sure is looking ferosh in the ad and I am really lovin’ the lip color she’s wearing! I will find out what shade it is and let you ladies know asap!
And remember MAC donates 100% of all proceeds to the Aids/HIV Fund so go and get your Viva Glam Lipstick/Lipglass today!
I just got off the phone with MAC and the Viva Glam Red Party is going to be postponed to Sept 10. See you guys then! =)