M?A?C: Merry & Bright

M?A?C is celebrating the holidays with a shimmering new cosmetics collection. Stepping up its traditional heirloom with a little glitz and glam, the Heirloom Mix collection is a glittery, gift-able line, arriving just in time for Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever fête you may be toasting to. Just don’t procrastinate on your shopping this year. The collection is only available online and in stores through December 18.

M?A?C Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt appeared at Ala Moana December 5 and 6 for weekend-long event in honor of the shiny new line. Gregory schooled us on the inspiration behind the collection, holiday makeup tips and more. 

Q. Inspiration?

The inspiration was based on the traditional cameo jewelry, as well as the sparkle and luster that you see during the holidays. It’s very aristocratic and sophisticated with a definite edge!

Q. Most popular products in the collection?

The lipsticks are all must-haves! Each one is in the red family, ranging from bright pink red, to traditional red, to deep berry red. Something for everyone!

Q. Best application tips?

For the beautiful eyeshadows, which are sparkly pressed pigments, technique is everything. Load up a MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush with the shadow, then spray a fine mist of MAC Fix+, a vitamin spray, to the brush—and watch it glide on over the lids!

Q. Anything to share with readers?

Don’t be afraid of red lips this holiday season! Pair them with a soft, shimmery eye, and have fun with color over the holidays!

Heirloom Mix celebrated the brand’s holiday collection with dazzling dance performances and live, on-stage DJ—surrounded by makeup stations featuring M·A·C Artists—at Ala Moana. Throughout the weekend, guests made appointments with M·A·C Artists and selected holiday gifts from the collection.

The M·A·C Heirloom Mix collection ushers in sophisticated hues for your face, eyes, nails and lips. Encased in limited-edition, sparkling silver packaging, this line screams modern majesty at its finest.


Photos: Eric Faamausili for MAC Cosmetics, courtesy MAC Cosmetics 

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