M.A.C. Pro – New York confidential
Last week I had the chance to visit M.A.C. Pro store in New York city, is strategically located on a second floor on a random building with no signs so regular people is kept off… ha, I mean… the store is meant for stylists and pro’s so… yeah… I bet it would be awkward to have a random girl asking for a mascara… the people working there are most make up artists so they know what they are talking about, and have special products you can’t find in a regular M.A.C. store.
Had the chance to find this place, thanks to a hook up FIT made for us (took a summer class with them… highly recommended)… and we had Senior Make Up Artist, Gina, tellin us all about the brand and career… gotta say, in M.A.C. people are HIGHLY motivated… I was more of a Lancome user… but now I’m definetely testing M.A.C. (so far so good)
Gina talked to us about her prior experiencies in the runway with different designers, and the whole concept and team work backstage to pull a show… having her sharing all this was AMAZING. This is the brand behind most of fashion events over the world.
She did went all graphic on us, and took lovely Whitney, for an example of a makeup inspired in Disaster…
So what she basically did was bring up the eyes with browns and earth colors, and pump up the cheekbones, kept the lips on a very soft pink and used very little mascara… no eyeliner, she only worked shadows.
She gave us a second example, this time with Destiny, this time inspired in summer collection, so what she did was grab colorful eye shadows (pink, blue, etc) and applied it like blush… so brightened up a lot Destiny’s face. It look very playfull ;) very much like Destiny.
Anyway, this a shoot of them together, though you can’t really appreciate Whitney’s eye make up here… oh well… so if you do work in styling or wanna start up with basic make up artist classes… M.A.C. offers a lot of short classes where you not only learn, but also meet all this amazing people that will help you grow from their experiences… gotta mention as well… though the store is mainly for pro’s… any person (that knows where it is) can go shop there… of course, if you are a stylist you do have a discount :)