The recent #MACLOVESLISA live discussion was an eye-opening event that made a lot of people sit up and open their makeup kits again. Panelists Inka Magnaye, RB Chanco, Izumi Nagai and Angel Dei found that they’ve been passing time and having fun with makeup more than ever in the last few months. To make themselves feel better or to conquer the day ahead, they gushed on everything makeup and beauty.
But they didn’t just talk about makeup tips and tricks, they also talked about MAC’s newest global ambassador, Lisa of Blackpink, and how her journey as a K-pop idol and fashion and beauty icon inspired them. Taking a page out of their book, here are the makeup looks you can do for your holiday celebrations, as inspired by the best and newest product from MAC Cosmetics. Don’t worry about not having the right MAC Cosmetics products right now—SM Shopmag is giving away P6,000 worth of makeup to two winners so stick around, try these makeup looks and who knows? You might just be rocking this year’s holidays with a face full of MAC.
Black eyeliner will always be a classic but if 2020’s taught us anything, it’s that we can do more. Why not an additional line of glitter? Lisa’s version has silver glitter accentuating her iconic wing, but if you want a sparkly pop of color, the shades Catch My Snowdrift and Lit My Sparkler in the Rocket to Fame eyeshadow palette can give you that.
Use a thin brush to follow the shape of your eyeliner and for an even more pigmented line, don’t forget to prime both your eye and the brush you’re using. Be warned though, it takes a lot of practice to nail a sparkly liner so be prepared with patience, makeup remover and numerous cotton swabs.
Get that glow, girl
During your holiday video calls, glowing and dewy skin can help show how happy you are that the year is about to end. The secret to glowing skin is looking hydrated so better make sure you have the right moisturizer and setting spray.
For that extra glow, you can use MAC’s Extra Dimension Skin Finish to highlight the top of your cheekbones, your brow bone and the tip of your nose. Go out of your comfort zone and explore other shades such as Soft Frost for a bright white highlight or Whisper of Gilt for a more sunkissed approach.
Glowing isn’t restricted to your cheekbones; your eyes can also do with a bit more shine. MAC’s Dazzleshow Liquid is a liquid eyeshadow that doesn’t need a lot of training to apply. You can dab a small amount on your eyelids and diffuse it with your finger to help the eyeshadow blend in a bit more naturally.
Unflattering lighting is everyone’s video call enemy. But a good primer and foundation combo can banish unwanted spotlight on the parts of your face that are just a little bit too shiny. We can’t help it if our skin gets too oily sometimes so MAC’s Prep+Prime Fix + spray can come in handy to set makeup and to refresh your skin, too.
For your intimate al fresco lunch and dinner parties, going for a clean, no-frills look is best. The Studio Fix Fluid’s matte finish and shine-controlling element can help when it gets a bit too hot for your liking. Let’s face it: the Philippines is no snowy holiday destination so makeup under the sun can get runny fast.
Bold and smudge-proof
Re-applying makeup after a hearty Noche Buena meal or a few hours of non-stop virtual partying can get troublesome after a while so spare yourself the effort by using smudge-proof and transfer-proof products.
MAC’s Powder Kiss lipsticks come in matte and soft-focus finishes. Although they’re matte, the weightless formula is never drying to the lips. The good thing about smudge-proof lipstick is you can go with bold colors like a warm bright red or a deep plum without worrying about the product leaving marks on your food and spreading outside of your lip liner.
A lasting blush is also helpful in giving life to your makeup. The Glow Play Blush is a buildable formula that’s perfect for a drunk blush look or rosy cheeks. The blush is multi-use so it’s great for when you want a monochromatic color story for your holiday look.
These holiday looks are at the tips of your fingers with just one or two (or maybe even more) MAC Cosmetics products. They’re also not just limited to these holidays—if there’s anything that quarantine taught us, it’s that we can wear makeup whenever and wherever we are.
If you’re already inspired to start dressing up for the holidays, MAC Cosmetics and SM Shopmag will be giving away P6,000 worth of makeup products to one lucky winner who’ll share which of the four looks they want to try. Act fast and comment down below which look you’ll be wearing to which Christmas celebration. You can also share this article on Facebook with the hashtags #AllYouNeed and #MACxSMShopmag for an additional entry to the giveaway. You have December 7 until December 23 to think up your entries before we announce the winner on December 24, so get those makeup brushes and keyboards ready.