MAC artists reveal secrets to applying makeup like a pro

Posted at 11:39 AM, May 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-23 11:47:06-04

MAC Makeup “How To:”

Trend: Metallic Eyes

Mac Senior Artist Keri Blair suggests blackening a color to make it wearable.

Tip: Brush copper tone onto eyebrows to help frame face

Products: Powerchrome Eye Pencil ($21), Eye Shadow X 4 ($44) and Eye Brows ($16) (Average prices)

Trend: Subtle Cheeks

Mac Senior Artist Luc Bouchard suggests blending pink and orange blush

Tip: Blend pink blush on apple of the cheeks, and orange tone near hairline

Products:: Powder Blush ($23), Bronzing Powder ($25), Fix + ($21), Prep + Prime Skin Smoother ($30) and Mineralize Foundation ($33) (Average prices)

Trend: Statement Lips

Mac Senior Artist Gina Bettelli suggests applying Kiss Me Quick Pro Longwear Lip Pencil all over the lips. Start in the center to establish balance on the top and bottom lips.  Connect the corners and blend all over the center of the lip for a full coverage.  Use MAC #318 Lip Brush to blend edges and perfect the shape. Keep it fiery red and matte or layer on a metallic lipstick to play with a new texture.  Try Caliente Dazzle Lipstick placed on top of the lip pencil for a new take on statement lips!  Soften the intensity with Soft Serenade Lipglass.

Tip: Perfect lip edges an angled brush immersed into a makeup wipe.  This precision brush lifts away smudges and keeps lip shapes looking picture perfect.

Products: Lipstick ($15), Lip Pencil ($15), Lipglass ($15-$20), Wipes ($20), Lip Brush ($20) (Average prices)