A pretty bold move for a MAC n00b like myself to be sporting such lovely, lovely eye makeup. But I had to find out how MAC fafi eyes would look on me. My face lit up like a light bulb when the idea came to me. I ought to let a MAC makeup artist do my eyes over, hence, the MAC fafi Makeover!
As much as I’d like to take all the credit for this creation, I’m afraid all I’ve contributed to this was letting my eyes be the test subject. I’m sure the eye makeup alone is already fabulous but with skin tone and eye shape, I simply had to find out the possibilities available for the MAC fafi eyes.
I bought the MAC fafi eyes 1 eye makeup quad, which they claim is best for everyday wear cuz of the cream, beige, and light pink hues. That’s not saying that it won’t work for nights cuz with a little tweaking, you can have club-ready eye makeup.
Jarwin Mañoza has been a MAC makeup artist for two years now. He was very helpful as I made my choice from the fafi collection. After the purchase, he graciously agreed to the makeover (I told him I wanted to learn how to use the quad the best way possible) and had even patiently answered my questions as he did my makeup.
In brief, here’s what he used to achieve the look seen on the photo above:
Base: Paint Pot, Girl Friendly
Lower Lid: fafi Eyes 1, Pink Venus
Upper Lid (to brow line): fafi Eyes 1, Vanilla
Crease: fafi Eyes 1, Hey
Outer corner: fafi Eyes 1, Howzat
Upper Lashline: Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel
Lower Lashline: Eye-Liner pencil, Blacktrack (outer) and Eye Kohl, Fascinating (inner)
Below Lower Lashline: fafi Eyes 1, Vanilla
Eyebrow: Shadow, Espresso
Final Clean & Blend: Powder Foundation
(The mascara is still the same one I applied that day, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara)
A few makeup tips I got from the mini makeover are:
One, best to use light-toned cream-based makeup before putting on eyeshadow so that the colour will stick and stand out. Two, blending brush (for eye makeup) and an angled brush are two of the most important tools in makeup. Three, you can use the Howzat shade from the fafi eyes quad to transform your daytime makeup into a more dramatic one fit for night outs. Four, blend, blend, and blend!
And if you’re wondering about the rest of the makeup I had on, let me give a quick rundown. Elizabeth Arden Intervene liquid foundation, Elizabeth Arden Duo Bronzing Powder, The Body Shop Cheek Colour, and Shu Uemura Rouge Creme Lipstick.
Thanks to Jarwin for a very fun and educational MAC experience.
Jarwin Manzo (middle), joined by fellow MAC makeup artists Mikee Raymundo (right) and Lyn Credo (left)
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Jarwin also informed me that they’ll be conducting a basic makeup workshop come June. No definite date yet but as soon as I find out, I’ll let you guys know. You can also drop by MAC at the Glorietta 3 Bridgeway, Ayala Center, Makati City for more information.
I reckon Christina’s right. MAC eye shadows are fantastic!
Photo© 2008 Sasha Manuel