As my friends know I luv MAC cosmetics, use them both professionally and personally. They have a great selection of makeup for all skin types and most importantly all ethnicities making it a one stop shop for my clients and I.
First start with a light weight moisturizer like MAC Studio Moisture Fix, it’s water based and contains Shea Butter and Vitamin E in a time release liposome that nourishes the skin all day long, it’s great for all skin types especially Normal to Dry.
Face:Your best investment is a great looking foundation that can even out the skin tone and texture; MAC Mineralized Satinfinish SPF Foundation for a dewy or satin looking finish or MAC Select SPF 15 for a natural Matte finish.
Eyes: Choose colours that have enough depth to create dimension on the eyes. Mixing textures on the eyes such as a frost texture for your eyelid, and a more matte shade in the crease will give you a truly polished look. Pair these shadows with great brushes and even a beginner can create a perfected look.
If you are a more natural beauty choose colours that are rich, bronze browns or burgundies, remembering that colours that are closest to your skin tone are going to appear more natural because they will have less contrast on the skin. Some suggestions would be MAC eye shadows in Mulch, Mythology or Trax for the lid of the eye. Apply these shades on the entire lid of the eye with a #239 brush. For the crease I would suggest Saddle or Cork eye shadow using the #224 brush starting near the inner corner of your crease and blend out. You can also use eye shadow as eye liner as well! Colours like Sketch, Embark or Carbon make great liner utilizing the #266 brush you can create a long wearing line that gives great definition to the eye and lash line. Add two coats of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes to finish your look.
Cheeks: An absolute must have is MAC Peaches Sheertone blush it’s a soft kiss of colour that looks beautiful on the apple of the cheek. Using a soft domed shaped brush like MAC’s #129 or #109 in a circular motion on the apple of the cheek will help give just the right application.
Lips: There are so many options for lips, especially when the eyes are soft and defined. In order to keep things soft try sheer, glossy or frosted shades of burgundies, browns or soft pinks. Some great options from M.A.C are Oh Baby or C-thru lipglass or Spice it Up lipstick. If you want to make a statement without saying a word a bolder lip colour will do the trick.