He said even as makeup artists and makeup addicts, we have to always inform ourselves about what the latest technologies are when it comes to beauty products. Our environment, weather and demands around is constantly changing so makeup now has to work twice as hard to deliver and adapt to these changes. The lastest technology in MAC's foundations and concealers make this possible for wear that is longer lasting, more lightweight than ever, has flawless natural coverage yet still looks like skin and not a mask.
The foundation session was set at another location at Shangri-la Boracay. With a view like this how can anyone call this work. I would gladly make this my full time job if this was always my view.
Romero was back for another session but this time for a smaller more intimate group. He talked about the importance of skin care and the importance of the type of products you use before you apply your makeup because can alter the final look and finish of your makeup.
Romero said that people have to learn to use a lighter hand when it comes to applying foundation and concealer. He calls it "select coverage", where you apply your foundation or concealer only to the areas that need it and not necessarily to cover your whole face.
"You still want your skin to look like skin" he said. Using the new Pro Longwear Compact Foundation from MAC he recommends applying it with a small fluffy brush like the MAC #109 for precise application yet blendable coverage. MAC's new Pro Longwear Compact foundation promises the same 16-hour wear just like its liquid foundation counterpart but with a more lightweight-wear feeling. The compact also makes it easy for touch ups on the go.
He also mentions that for those that are die-hard lovers of the Studio Fix compact they will love the coverage, wear and lightweight feeling of the Pro Longwear compact alot more. He does not recommend applying this product with a makeup sponge because application may be too heavy and also not with your fingers since the heat and oil from your fingers may also alter the finish look of the makeup.
EXCITING NEW MAKEUP PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES
Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation
Price: Php 2,100
MAC describes their new Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation as providing the same ten-hour wear of their Liquid Pro Longwear Foundation but in a lightweight cream compact perfectly suited for touch-ups on the go. Available in 17 shades, glides on comfortably with a natural matte finish that provides sheer to medium coverage while keeping skin fresh, flawless and leaving it free to breathe.
I wear the shade NC15 mixed with NC20 to get my perfect shade match.
My other favorite products from the Pro Longwear Line.
Face and Body Foundation
Price: Php1,900 for 50ml, Php2,500 for 120ml
MAC's famous Face & Body Foundation is finally available in the country! MAC describes Face & Body Foundation as a water-based, anti-oxidant-rich liquid that goes on smoothly for up to 8 hours of natural-looking wear. Lightweight, soothing and vitamin-rich. I 100% agree and can attest to that claim. This has been my go-to foundation from MAC since I started using MAC products which I believe is already more than a decade! But I would always use my bottle sparingly because it wasnt available locally despite the being 50ml for the smallest bottle! A little definitely goes a long way so I believe from all the foundations MAC offers this one gives you the most bang for your buck. Not only is the wear of MACs Face & Body so long-wearing, natural and lightweight it also photohrpahs beautifully because it has zero SPF and is most suitable for any skin types especially those that are very sensitive and break out easily with other foundations. I highly highly recommend. Even tho the finish is somewhat dewy, people with combincation or oily skin can easily matte down this finish with powder. To achive the beuatiful and natural finish of this foundation without looking like a greaseball, apply powder only on your t-zone. And try MAC's Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone treatment throughout the day to keep shine at bay.
Available shades: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7,N9
I wear a shade N2.
Price: Php 1,150
MAC describes the new Matchmaster Concealer as formulated to enhance the subtleties of your skin tone. Features the same Shade Inteligence Technology as MatchMaster Foudantion SPF 15, utilizing breakthrough pigment technology to create a fully personalized, subtle satin finish. Vitamin E conditions as the concealer reduces the appearance of under eye circles, dark spots, discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles, Packaged in a convenient, portable stick in 8 diverse shades with color-true coverage for up to eight hours.
Available shades: 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0
I wear the shade 1.5
195 Concealer Brush
193 Angled Foundation Brush
Price: Php 2,050
Two new Studio Sculpt products feature innovative formulas for eyes and face, providing expert definition with a runway-worthy finish,Studio Sculpt Defining Powder provides sheer coverage with a barely-there finish, immediately correcting uneven skin tones, leaving skin smooth and sculpted without looking powdery or cakey. Studio Sculpt SuperBlack Lash achives the ultimate in sculpted lashes, now in a deep, rich shade of carbon black.
Available in shades: Light, Light Plus, Medium, Medium Plus, Medium Dark, Medium Deep, Dark and Dark Deep
I wear Light Plus and Medium.
Studio Sculpt SuperBlack Lash
Price: Php 1,000
Cleanse Off Oil
Price: Php 1,550
Apply on dry skin, work product in circular motions all over your face even over your eyes, wash off and then towel dry. Your skin is left feeling and looking clean, oil-free, hydrated and smooth. What more can you ask for. Literally a one-step fool-proof makeup removal process.