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M.A.C unveils Heirloom Mix

December 23rd, 2014
PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comM.A.C cosmetics introduced its Holiday "Heirloom Mix" collection during an event that took place at Ala Moana Center's Centerstage Dec. 5 and 6.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

M.A.C cosmetics introduced its Holiday "Heirloom Mix" collection during an event that took place at Ala Moana Center's Centerstage Dec. 5 and 6.

M.A.C Cosmetics presented a dazzling mix of performance and makeup artistry during an event that took place Dec. 5 and 6 at Ala Moana Center.

The M.A.C Pro Ala Moana team was there with visiting Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt, who shared some of his tips for holiday radiance.

The Heirloom Mix Collection is all about sophisticated hues for face, eyes, nails and lips, with a touch of sparkle and glitter. And while Arlt said, "I love glitter," he added, "It doesn't have to be extreme to be effective."

A touch of sparkling lip gloss over dramatic red lipstick is a perfect holiday look that can be worn by anyone, and he called a sensual red lipstick "the little black dress of makeup. It looks beautiful and men love it."

Even so, as he travels from coast to coast, he finds many women shy away from such a bold statement.

"If you're afraid of red, start with something lighter, like a stain or sheer red lipgloss."

Most of all, he said, don't be afraid to try new looks and trends as they emerge. "Just remember it's makeup; it comes off."

PHOTOS BY ERIC FAAMUSILI / For MAC CosmeticsDancers wore color from the Heirloom Mix collection during their performances throughout the event.

PHOTOS BY ERIC FAAMUSILI / For MAC Cosmetics

Dancers wore color from the Heirloom Mix collection during their performances throughout the event.

An overview of the stage setup and throng that gathered for the spectacle.

An overview of the stage setup and throng that gathered for the spectacle.

The vision.

The vision.

A sampling of some of the glittering products from the collection:

Quite literally, Heirloom Mix glitter, in "Amethyst."

Quite literally, Heirloom Mix glitter, in "Amethyst," $23.

Heirloom Mix pressed powder highlighter in "Victorian Plum."

Heirloom Mix pressed powder highlighter in "Victorian Plum," $21.

Heirloom Mix Cremesheen Glass lipgloss in "Courting Chic," $22.

Heirloom Mix Cremesheen Glass lipgloss in "Courting Chic," $22.

To view more from the collection, visit http://www.maccosmetics.com.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage appears in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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