BEAUTY; Announcing #MACTaraji

Yes you are reading right! Miss Queen of the Empire, Taraji P. Henson is the newest face to collaborate with MAC cosmetics and you already know I am posting this because I saw that eyeshadow and was like YASSSS QUEEEEEEN!!!! Can’t wait for this! Read the full press release and see the products below!

TARAJI P. HENSON HAS WON THE WORLD OVER WITH HER FEARLESS PERFORMANCES, POWERHOUSE CONFIDENCE, AND CHARISMATIC SPARK. FROM HER FLAWLESS SKIN TO THE QUINTESSENTIAL NUDE LIP AND PERFECTLY DEFINED NOIR EYE, HER NAMESAKE M·A·C COLLECTION IS AS FIERCE AS TARAJI HERSELF.

LIPSTICK Strip Me Down deep tone beige (matte) SRP: $17.00 US/$21.00 CAD
MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL Taraji Glow reddish brown SRP: $33.00 US/$38.00 CAD
MINERALIZE SKINFINISH Highlight The Truth soft bronze coral with golden shimmer SRP: $33.00 US/$38.00 CAD
HAUTE & NAUGHTY TOO BLACK LASH black SRP: $23.00 US/$28.00 CAD
PENULTIMATE EYE LINER Rapidblack true black SRP: $21.00 US/$24.00 CAD
BRUSH 187 Duo Fibre Face SRP: $42.00 US/$51.00 CAD

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Behind The Seams; TOM* with M.A.C Cosmetics

images via M.A.C cosmetics

If you know me then you know I have recently been having this growing obsession with MAKEUP! Everything about it from the application to the results just gets me going.. With that said I am sure you could only imagine just how excited I was to find out that M.A.C Cosmetics was going to be TOM* (Toronto Mens Fashion Week’s) official beauty & grooming sponsor for this season WHICH IS SO MAJOR!! I mean hello It’s M.A.C Cosmetics for friggin sakes!!! This season I had the pleasure of hanging out with the talented MAC Cosmetics team and M.A.C Cosmetics Senior Artist Jane McKay for some insight and inspiration from some of TOM*’s star designers.. Before we got into makeup I asked her what the direction/recurring theme may be for the collections and she explained that;

“The trend that I am seeing for men in 2016 is smooth, hydrated, great looking skin. Skincare is essential to protect and hydrate. Primers work to smooth the skin and minimize imperfections. Men are discovering what women have long known to be true, a small amount of makeup may correct and enhance without being visible to the naked eye.”

– Which I obviously loved, because that is what I STARTED wearing make-up for.. Now, yes, I am full tranny, pseudo drag queen extravaganza LOL!!!! BUT!!! I did indeed start because I had severe blemishes and wanted to hide them in a natural looking way… Anyways… Back to the shows…. Some of my favourite key looks for these masculine male models were the dramatic eyes in one show, to natural masculine glows in another to extreme futuristic and almost alien like high metallic shines finished off by what Jane showed me was the perfect icing on the cake, the M.A.C Prep plus Prime plus Fix, finishing spray! Another thing I noticed was there was no shortage of contour, which would be assumed to be a given but HELLO honey #YASSSS to cheek bones!!!! Overall, the M.A.C team really killed it this season and I can’t wait to see what they have in the future! See below for some of my favourite key looks.

Included below is a list of Jane’s must-have male grooming products to achieve this season’s men’s grooming trend. All of which are being used backstage this season at TOM*.

Product name: M·A·C Cosmetics Brows Are It! Big Brow Pencil
Product price: $25.00 CDN

Product name: M·A·C Cosmetics Fast Response Eye Cream
Product price: $38.00 CDN

Product name: M·A·C Cosmetics Prep+Prime Fix+ Spray
Product price: $26.00 CDN

Product name: M·A·C Cosmetics Oil Control Lotion
Product price: $40.00 CDN

Product name: M·A·C Cosmetics Prep+Prime Face Protect SPF50
Product price: $37.00 CDN

Product name: M·A·C Cosmetics Prep+Prime Natural Radiance
Product price: $49.00 CDN

Product name: M·A·C Cosmetics Studio Finish Concealer
Product price: $23.00 CDN

Product name: M·A·C Cosmetics Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Product price: $34.50 CDN

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The Routine

1) Laura Mercier – Radiance Primer ~ 2) Chanel – Les Beiges, Glow Fluid (Shade 50)
3) Chanel – Perfection Lumiere Velvet Make-up Smoothing Cream – 4) MAC – Dark Deep, Bronzer

Ok I am finally deciding to open pandora’s box and share and showcase my make-up products I use every day with you all. It’s not that big of a deal to be honest. It’s quite simple but I have to say that the result is pretty great! I went from having horrible skin growing up to getting compliments nearly any day I go out. Another plus is that I use this regime throughout the year and don’t change to fit seasonal discrepancies. That being said, say hello to my little friends! Maybe I will do a tutorial about how I apply as well! Until then, heres the final proudct.

Bisous!!Xx

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