Apparently, this year’s V Festival was off the hook with the most exquisite and not to mention expensive stars in music at the moment. Unfortunately I wasnt able to attend, did you? If not, as a treat to us both, I managed to snag some backstage make up tips from a few M.A.C professionals on how to get the celeb’s favourite festival make up looks down to a T!
Alexandra Burke by Neil Young (MAC Senior Artist)
Skin: M·A·C Studio Finish Foundation in NW45 over the face to perfect skin and Powder Blush in Mocha to add a glow to the cheeks.
Eyes: M·A·C Blacktrack Fluid Line swept across the top lash line to create a winged eye effect. M·A·C Zoom Lash Mascara coated the lashes and M·A·C # 7 Lashes were applied to create a fuller, thicker lash.
Lips:M·A·C Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass to give a glossy finished look.
Pixie Lott by Dean Rudd (MAC Pro Trainer)
Skin:M·A·C Cleansing wipes to cleanse the skin. M·A·C Face & Body Foundation in C3 with M·A·C and Studio Finish Concealer in NC25 to perfect skin. M·A·C Strobe Cream to brighten. Cheeks were defined with M·A·C Lush-Light Bronzer.
Eyes: M·A·C Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure on the base of the lid and Eye Shadows in Legendary Black and Outré used to create a soft Smokey Eye. M·A·C Feline Eye Pencil used along the lash line and underneath to give depth and M·A·C Zoom Lash Mascara used to coat the top and bottom lashes. M·A·C #7 Lashes to create a fuller lash.
Lips: M·A·C Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in What a blast and Full Speed Ahead Lipglass.
Pixie also opted for a Daisy design on her face which was created using M·A·C Pro White and Yellow Chromographic Pencils and then outlined in Impeccable Brown Pencil in Taupe.
I personally love Dionne’s look – So mature without making her look too old. Its just right for a trip to V!
Dionne Bromfield by Caroline Donnelly (MAC Senior Artist)
Skin: M·A·C Studio Moisture Fix SPF15 was used all over the skin to hydrate. M·A·C Pro Longwear Concealer applied as foundation where needed. M·A·C Prep + Prime Transparent finishing Powder pressed applied to set the base. M·A·C Pink Swoon Blusher applied to the cheekbones for a rosy flush of colour.
Eyes: M·A·C Eye Brows in Spiked to fill in the brows (THIS IS MY MUST HAVE PRODUCT!!!) M·A·C Samoa Silk Eye Shadow to highlight the brow bone. M·A·C Blacktrack Fluid Line applied all over the eye lid and on the bottom lash line and blended. M·A·C Reflects Glitter in Very Pink applied on the lid and M·A·C Reflects Turquoise applied underneath the eye.
Lips: M·A·C Pink Nouveau Lipstick applied to fill the lips. M·A·C Magenta Madness Pigment gently patted on top for a velvet finish.
I love MAC Cosmetics Make Up. Dont you? Its actually the best brand of make up I have come across so far in terms of pigments for women of colour for a start and is great for many skin types (as far as I am aware) so please do try their products out. I can almost guarantee you’ll be hooked!