Whenever we get a chance to talk to a local or international makeup artist, the tips we ask for aren’t necessarily about red carpet appearances as much as what would work best for you and us. It’s not necessarily about high-octane glamour, or looking like the celebrity of your dreams because we prefer instead to help you look at the products you own in a different light or to change up your makeup routine in a way that makes sense for you.
Here, Anton Zimin, M.A.C Cosmetic’s Senior Artistry Manager shares his dos, don’ts, and much more.
DO what you like as makeup is all about you! Follow your favourite accounts on social media to find how-to videos that work for you and build your own collection of hero products.
DON’T be too heavy with the contour. Instead, refresh your look with a sheer but glowy cream blush, that gives a natural and healthy look that’s very trendy now.
TRY M.A.C Cosmetic’s new Studio Radiance Serum-Powered Foundation ($76)! You will love the glowing, radiant look it gives and also, how it plumps the skin up.
STOP your search for the best skincare as the Hyper Real SerumizerTM Skin Balancing Hydration Serum ($96) is the best go-to with all the immediate and long-lasting hydration you need.
SKIP baking and layering products over the skin. Look fresh and natural with a cream-to-powder highlighter in a shade of light gold tones to achieve the best radiant results on your skin.
BUILD your confidence with Fix+ Stay Over ($50), which will lock in your makeup for 24 hours. Just spray it all over your face after makeup and that’s it, locked!
KEEP your skin matte all day with a multi-tasking powder foundation by making sure it’s one that sets liquid makeup with sheer to medium coverage when used with a brush or full if you use a sponge on prepped skin.
ONE SWIPE of the Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick ($42) will make your lips beautiful and hydrated. The lipstick comes in so many shades from from pinks, and peaches, to bold rich ones.
STIPPLE a foundation onto the face as a concealer instead for a beautiful look that wears for longer. But make sure you prep the skin with a hydrating primer first.
MAKE your makeup wishes come true with in-store makeup services! Sometimes, the experts really do know best!