M.A.C unveils Heirloom Mix
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."
A sampling of some of the glittering products from the collection:
To view more from the collection, visit http://www.maccosmetics.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.