Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MAC Pro Class: The "No Makeup" Makeup Look & Haul

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video!  I think a lot of you will find this one super helpful.  I recently took a MAC Pro class on how to achieve the "No-Makeup" Makeup look.  This is great for those of us that want a natural yet enhanced look for ourselves or our clients.

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For those of us who have the MAC Pro membership, we're able to take a class each season on a makeup technique or trend.  You pay $100 which goes into a MAC Gift Card, and you attend the 2 hour class.  Our subject was achieving the "No Makeup" Makeup look.  Our MAC Trainer, Fatima Thomas, was super knowledgeable about how to achieve a flawless look.  This is the kind of image you may see in a commercial for lotion or skincare, where the model looks absolutely he/she was born that way.

We had two models - one Asian female and an African-American male.  It was great to see her work magic on two completely different subjects.

I'm going to share with you a few tips I learned from the class:

-It's very important to prep the face and have a healthy looking canvas
-Moisturizer is key to plump up the skin.
-MAC Lightful Softening Lotion is a great light weight moisturizer which is super light, almost like water.  Men don't mind you applying it on them because it is so light weight.
-Use an exfoliator if you can (it can be hard if you have a model and no sink, but you can definitely do this on yourself)
-For lip scrubs, let the client do it on their own so you don't go too hard on their skin.  No lip scrub?  Use a pack of sugar and some lip moisturizer instead.

-Fatima recommends light weight buildable products on the skin like MAC Face and Body, Studio Sculpt, and Select Cover Up concealer.
-She recommends setting the foundation with Mineralized Skin Finish Natural
-For cheeks, pick a cream blush that matches the actual cheek color
-Use cream colour bases for subtle highlights - pearl, luna, hush, and improper copper should cover all skin tones
-Don't over-conceal for men's makeup, leave a little redness and imperfection to the skin to keep them looking masculine and natural

-Studio Fix Powder in C5 is a great universal bronzer color for many skin tones
-The Pro Sculpt & Shape Powders are great a mimicking natural highlight and contours on the face

-Brow hair has a slick look to it, so use a pencil if you're adding on brush strokes.
-Powder works great for filling in sparse areas
-Recommended MAC eyeshadow colors for brows include: coquette, omega, brun, embark, espresso

-Curl the lashes after mascara to keep the hold.  Let the client blink to release the lash from the curler if it sticks.
-Individual lashes are great for enhancing the eyes without looking too obvious

I hope these tips were helpful!  Make sure to check out the video for a complete review of the class and my haul.  Ciao Bellas!

FTC Disclosure:  All products purchased by me.

Atlanta Makeup Artist


Ms. Viva Glam said...

Great post, very informative. I took the Mac Pro Bridal Makeup class in August and I loved it!

cheeksmua said...

Thank's for sharing what you've learned from the class. I'm working on getting my MAC pro card right now so I can sign up to take a class or two.

Miss Dress Up said...

Thank you for doing this! I'm just getting started and trying to learn on my own so this was very very helpful!

PureBeauty said...

greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat post Beauty!!!!!

Melissa said...

Can you please do a tutorial on the look you have in this "No Make up" video? thanx!

Jenn @ So Very Fabulous said...

Thanks so much for sharing all of those great tips and product recommendations! Very helpful and informative. :)