By Nadine Kam
M.A.C brought its "Divine Night" Holiday collection to Ala Moana Center's Centerstage, complete with disco performances. — Photos courtesy M.A.C
M.A.C debuted its glam "Divine Night" Holiday collection in a big way, bringing models, dancers and a disco diva to Ala Moana Center in the spirit of Studio 54 and honoring the late fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. The illustrator's work frequently graced the pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Interview.
A person who may not have been to the center recently, commented on Facebook about the setup, saying, "OMG, Ala Moana has gone so chic," but it was all M.A.C's doing as they created a club vibe to Centerstage.
Events took place over three days, Dec. 20 to 22, with M.A.C artists including John Stapleton, M.A.C. Cosmetics Senior Artist, available to help anyone with their holiday look.
I was able to catch up with Stapleton back stage, where artists were preparing models for the stage, and he was able to share some tips for holiday sparkle, with some real practical tips for women who don't want to go overboard, or others who never wear makeup but just want to amp up a bit.
He reaffirmed that less can be more when it comes for real-way makeup, and when it comes to going out at night, what you really want are products that help light you up in the most flattering way possible.
For those who don't want to juggle a lot of products, I asked for a short list of must-haves. His New Year's Eve recommendations:
M.A.C's Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Powder: For prep with built-in sheen.
Strobe Cream: With one stroke across the cheeks, you add a pearly opalescence that varies with the way light hits the skin.
Divine Night Mineralize Blush: A '70s-style glam look would not be complete without contouring, but the new contouring is achieved with color ranging from the coral pink of "Lured to Love" to the violet pearl of "Lavish Living."
Divine Night lipstick: Create the strong, bold look of the N.O.W. era with such colors as "Prepare for Pleasure" or "Private Party." Going bolder on the lip allows you to lighten up around the eyes by simply highlighting your peepers with eye liner and a good mascara.
Nadine Kam photos
The effect of M.A.C's Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Powder, and Strobe Cream could be seen on male models' bodies. After prepping, models were patted down with a light dusting of M.A.C Pigment in "Old Gold" for an overall glow.
Models were made up following the Divine Night face chart below.
One step closer to show time!