Thursday, May 15, 2014

My MAC Makeup Makeover by Kia Foster Blades

One of the reasons I love my blog is the amazing people I get to meet, the events I get to go to and all the opportunities it has afforded over time. One of my definite highlights since starting Love Design has been getting my makeup professionally done by Barbadian makeup artist Kia Foster Blades. Kia is arguably one of the best up and coming makeup artists on the island and it was a pleasure to work with her. Kia transformed me with pieces from the new Alluring Aquatic collection by MAC Makeup along with other MAC products. Learn more about the new Alluring Aquatic collection here and following along below as Kia demonstrates how to apply the fabulous products. 

Pieces from the new Alluring Aquatic collection alongside an "Island Bag"

1. Apply oil control in the T- Zone
2. Apply foundation, working from the middle of the face outwards
3. Apply Pro longwear concealer for dark circles and blemishes
4. Use Prep and PRime Translucent powder to set it all into place. 

To contour the face Kia used the Refined Golden bronzer from the Alluring Aquatic collection and applied this to cheek bones, jawline and a little on the forehead and bridge of the nose. Then to the apple of my cheeks she applied Sea Me Hear Me blush form the Alluring Aquatic collection and finished it off with a touch of highlight using Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle.

Once the face was complete and we were happy with the base, Kia went on to brows; her favourite part! I had never had my brows filled in and was very excited at the transformation. Afterwards she set all the hairs using MAC's new Waterproof brow set in Brown Ebony.

Using neutral browns with hints of gold and pearl eyeshadows, Kia created a very versatile look. 
1. Cover the entire lid with Loreili from the new Alluring Aquatic Collection
2. Use Nylon in the inner corner of the eye and under the brow. 
3. Lightly brush Carbon along the lashline 
4. Apply False Lashes Mascara
5. Enhance the look by adding MAC's single lashes. 

Once the lighter “base” eyeshadows were applied, Kia then began to define the eye by working Cork in the outer corner; blending it inward along the crease and the lid.

Kia applied Enchanted One Lipstick from the new Alluring Aquatic collection  

My talented and stunning makeup artist Kia and I getting some laughs after the transformation was complete. 

Kia and I after my hair and face were complete. See more of Kia's work by visiting her website and by following her on Facebook and Instagram

Some of the new Alluring Aquatic collection from MAC Cosmetics alongside an Island Bag. Photos by Nikola Simpson.

Complete Product Listing - All products by MAC Cosmetics: 

FACE: Oil Control Lotion in the T-Zone, Match Master 1.5 foundation, Prolongwear concealer, Prep and Prime Translucent Loose powder,  Refined Golden Bronzer from Alluring Aquatic collection, Sea me Hear me Blush from collection, Mineralized skin finish – Soft and Gentle. BROWS: Mystery eyeshadow, Waterproof Brow Set in Brown Ebony. EYES: MAC Nylon, Cork, Carbon eye shadow along with Loreili from the Alluring Aquatic collection, Black Track Eyeliner, False Lashes Mascara & single false lashes. LIPS: Enchanted One from the Alluring Aquatic Collection