The Magic of MAC Makeup Artist Kabuki in Auckland
I was extremely lucky to be able to watch the magic of Kabuki come to life at the MAC Pro Britomart store. The international make-up artist Kabuki recently visited New Zealand and did several media events showcasing the new colour collection and demonstrating it on models.
Make-Up Art Cosmetics
The name MAC itself is, of course, an acronym for Make-Up Art Cosmetics, and the brand brought professional-level make-up to the marketplace years ago and still is a leader in its field of pushing the boundaries in make-up artistry from the fashion week runway, to the magazine editorial, to the street.
Collections from 3 legends
Three legends in the world of professional makeup – Diane Kendal, James Kaliardos, and Kabuki – have participated in a collaboration with MAC to release their own individual colour collections representing their signature styles, both in colour, and in packaging bearing their actual signatures.
See the range
“Makeup is fun when you keep finding out different ways of using it” says Kabuki. “I want people to have what they need to bring out their own personality and their own sense of style.”
“I think that makeup should be a clue to who you are inside. When you can bring out someone’s authentic self, that’s what makes them beautiful.”
It’s this constant desire to experiment that makes him a maestro of colour and application and I find this inspiring to us all, especially when we can so easily get stuck in a rut of comfort zone makeup consisting of a smoky neutral eye and a deep rose lip like I do! Instead, let’s try different ways of using makeup, and take some risks with bold colour.
The Britomart Auckland event
Below are images from the instore meet and greet + makeup demo from the makeup master himself.
Photo credit: Olivia Hemus for M.A.C Cosmetics.
Photography Olivia Hemus for MAC
7th February 2017
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