Celebrate your inner beauty this holiday season with tips from M·A·C Senior Artist Victor Cembellin.
Let’s face it: Makeup makes the perfect gift. Packaged in art deco-inspired luxury, M·A·C Stroke of Midnight Eye, Lip & Brush Kits and Nocturnals holiday kits are fantastic choices when shopping during this most decadent time of year.
I always say that good makeup application begins with great brushes! With that in mind, the Stroke of Midnight Mineralize Brush Kit is an absolute holiday must. Lending unparalleled precision and refined professional quality, these four artistry tools (with their own elegant graphic case) perform flawlessly with M·A·C’s wide array of mineral products.
Three-dimensional, highlighted skin was a major trend this past fall/winter 2013 Fashion Week. To achieve the look and create a soft, wintery glow, sweep Iridescent Powder in Sparkling Rosé (from the Stroke of Midnight – Cool Face Palette) across the high point of your cheekbone using the #159 SE brush.
Then, using the Duo Fiber Face Brush #187, erase imperfections with Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. Your perfected complexion will remain lightweight and polished all day long.
And because the holiday season is packed full of celebratory gatherings and late-night outings, use the same Cool face palette to create a sultry, smoky-eyed look, worthy of any occasion. Work the palette’s three featured eye shadows (All Races, Scene and Magic Moor) from the lightest to darkest shades, traveling from under the brow to around the eye. Next, use the 286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush and blend upwards to build up depth and drama.
Last but not least: For the girl that’s got it all—the “M·A·C addict”, as we like to call her—the Nocturnals Pigments & Glitter Set are the perfect “tinsel” to decorate any eye shadow combination! Presented in three uniquely different color ranges, these sets are a sparkly five-shade sampler of M·A·C’s most iconic, high impact colors.
Victor Cembellin uses makeup as a way to reveal the hidden facets of a woman’s personality. Keep up with Victor Cembellin on Twitter.