I am having a MAC (makeup) attack! I was a fan of this Canadian (I bet you didn’t know that), cosmetic line many moons ago when I resided in Toronto. They arrived on the scene in the mid to late 80’s. Jeff actually did some tax work for them when he first became an accountant. I used a great deal of their makeup. It was hip, young and trendy. Later on, when I moved to the States, and fancied myself a more sophisticated consumer, I gravitated towards the top European lines like Chanel, YSL, Guerlain and Armani. My relationship with MAC faded and I rarely frequented their counters. That is until recently; Serena, my 18 year old, uses MAC lipsticks and I soon found myself alongside her at the MAC store in Soho, NY and here in Bloomies and Nordstrom. I decided to do a huge Spring makeup makeover with MAC and chose a bunch of lipsticks, shadows, foundations and cheek colors. I am so delighted with the results. I am fairly adept at makeup application and can attest to the fact that I know my way around a makeup wand; so trust me when I tell you that you should visit the nearest MAC counter without reservation. Some of my friends tell me that MAC is for younger people….NOT TRUE! The makeup artists are knowledgeable, talented and honest. You will not be sold a bag full of items you will never use. You have to learn to use your makeup sparingly but wisely in order to achieve the look with which you are comfortable. Always experiment, because the color can be adjusted or even removed with the wipe of a hand. Here are some of my newest loves.
Use a wide shadow blush when applying this cream eyeshadow (which stays on ALL day by the way!)
Line upper lid with a thin pointy brush when applying gel eyeliner, (which can also be used as a shadow), to achieve the width you desire.
A retro mod pink lipstick completes the look. (MAC, "Snob" Lipstick)
I always use a bit of gloss for shine. (MAC, Mineralize Glass Lipgloss)