MAC’s teen make-up look

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Senior make-up artist for MAC, Michelle-Lee Collins, gives her tips on creating the perfect make-up look if you are new to the make-up scene.

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• Flawless make-up starts with a committed skincare regime. Ensure that you start with the boring stuff to preserve your youthful complexion for as long as possible. A good eye cream, cleanser and moisturiser will set you up for success. Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye, R350, to diffuse dark circles and any puffiness. Green Gel Cleanser, R235, is great to use to wash way all the impurities from the day and inject the skin with moisture. Then lastly Studio Moisture Fix SPF15, R335, to lock in the hydration and block the UV rays.

• Avoid creating a heavy base face. Embrace your naturally radiant skin. Opt for lightweight products like MAC Studio Moisture Tint, R320 or MAC Prep & Prime BB creams, R380, to even out your complexion. Spot correct any imperfections with Pro Longwear concealer, R220. If you struggle with acne avoid trying to conceal wall to wall, just pat concealer over the areas that concern you, and then add a light layer of BB cream / tinted moisturiser over it.

• To matte down the T-Zone or zap any pores, apply Prep & Prime CC Colour Correct, R255. This will also cancel out any additional redness that may live in your skin. Fight the need to powder everywhere.

• Add some colour back into your face with a natural looking satin finish bronzer, nothing excessively sparkly. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish products, R305, are incredible for adding that flush of sunlit colour to the face. Sweep the powder over your eyelids and under the bottom lash line.

• Maximise your lashes by curling them with a lash curler and then pumping up the volume by adding a few coats of in MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash, R215. Make your lashes your statement piece.

• Finish off your masterpiece with a touch of MAC Cream Colour Base, R200, applied to the top of your cheekbones for dewy highlights and a swipe of new MAC Patent Polish, R260, over your lips for translucent juicy lips.

• Last but certainly not least, mist over MAC’s famous FIX+, R220 to boost moisture and therefore prolong the life of your make-up.

• Approach make-up as a natural enhancement, aim to apply make-up in such away that has people mystified by your natural beauty not your make-up application!

Comment below and tell us which of these MAC products you’d most like to own and where your nearest MAC store is. You could stand a chance of going in store and having this look done for free! The winner will be announced on Thursday 12 June.

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Top tips from MAC’s senior make-up artist
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Four steps to an immaculate complexion
Creating your first make-up bag

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  1. WAFIQA ABBAS

    I’ve never curled my lashes yet but I want to try it soon.

    3 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    I need to invest in the spray.
    My make up keeps migrating on to my phone when I make phone calls

    4 years ago •

  1. Sashnee Rambaly

    I want to try these thanks.

    5 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    MAC Products are of good quality and worth the money

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I don’t think MAC’s makeup is expensive when you consider that their quality is top notch, meaning that each product will last you till the very end, until you even consider scraping the corners because it’s so good!

    5 years ago •

  1. Reneiloe Nkambule

    I would like to own the long wear concealer, BB cream,powder, bronzer and the dewy highlights. My nearest Mac store is at The Zone, rosebank (Johannesburg)

    5 years ago •

  1. Amelia David

    I would like to try the MAC Prep & Prime BB cream. Gateway, Durban KZN

    5 years ago •

  1. Nas33ma

    The Mac Pro Longwear Concealer! My nearest MAC store is Pavilion Mall in Durban.

    5 years ago •

  1. Shannon Benjamin

    The Excelent MAC Green Gel cleanser & MAC Studio Moisture Fix they the best.
    Somerset West , Cape Town

    5 years ago •

  1. Lesna Saayman

    MAC Studio Fix Powder, MAC Studio Moisture Tint and Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash
    Nelspruit Mpumalanga

    5 years ago •

  1. Leandri Conradie

    My absolute favorite is the Studio Moisture Fix with SPF15!!! It is just so diverse, from setting your finished look to enhancing any pigment in my eye shadow. Great products all round! My nearest store is Menlyn park store.

    5 years ago •

  1. Khanyisile Swartbooi

    I would love to own the Green Gel Cleanser as well as the Studio Moisture Fix as well as the MAC Studio Moisture Tint for the perfect skin that I need. And the nearest MAC store is in Canal walk. Please pick me need to win for the love of perfect skin.

    5 years ago •

  1. Anna Bussell

    I would love to get my hands on the Pro Longwear concealer and MAC’s famous FIX+ to prolong the life of my make-up. Nearest MAC outlet is in Canal Walk.

    5 years ago •

  1. Tamlyn Jacobus

    Prep & Prime hunny, pores? Aint nobody got time for that. I want porcelain ‘Nicole Kidman’ skin. Flawless from a far and unbelievable up close. Only MAC can do this for me, it’s ah-maze.

    5 years ago •

  1. Adriana Prins

    Pro Longwear concealer, Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash, Closest MAC store is Edgars Tygervalley

    5 years ago •

  1. Roshan

    I love focusing on my eyes so the vibrancy eye primer will be a perfect companion to my routine as well as the Mineralize bronzer, for some needed warmth to my complexion during these chilly months. My nearest store is V&A Waterfront.

    5 years ago •

  1. Melanie Pretorius

    The MAC product(s) that I’d like to own is Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye as I’m struggling with puffiness and dark circles, MAC Studio Moisture Tint as I’d prefer a cover that’s not too heavy but still hides imperfections and MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash as I’m in desperate need of a good mascara. They broke into my apartment a week ago and stole my bag with all my make-up and accessories in so I’m a blank canvas at the moment ;). The nearest MAC is The Zone, Rosebank.

    5 years ago •

  1. Sunuri Subramoney

    I would love to try the Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye Product! My nearest MAC store is in Sandton City :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Nastassje

    I am a student at Stellenbosch University. My favourite product would be the BB cream or Tinted Moisturiser. At my age(19), I believe that natural beauty is the most beautiful. The products that are mentioned by the AMAZING Michelle-Lee Collins are perfect to wear to campus without looking overdone. Every teen should embrace their natural beauty.
    Michelle-Lee I follow you on every social media platform, girl you’re on fire! Thank you MAC and Beauty South Africa. #stayclassy My nearest Mac store is Tygervalley.

    5 years ago •

  1. hulisani

    I would love the Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye to diffuse dark circles and any puffiness. My nearest MAC is in Edgars at Fourways Mall

    5 years ago •

  1. Nicole Sinclair

    So many amazing products but would definitely love the concealer or the satin finish bronzer :) Our nearest MAC is in Durban at the Pavilion!

    5 years ago •

  1. marlene

    I would love to be the winner of the MAC Patent Polish, MAC’s famous FIX+….and my nearest store, stocking MAC, would be an Edgars.

    5 years ago •

  1. Elzanne Lappop

    I would love the Green Gel Cleanser & The Prep & Prime BB cream – I love MAC & I only use their products. I am still saving for the Prep & Prime BB cream! My nearest MAC store is at Foschini in Somerset West at the Somerset West Mall, Cape Town! #WIN #loveMAC #MACgirl

    5 years ago •

  1. Bean

    I like the sound of the MAC Studio Moisture Tint because I’m not a heavy base wearer, so the light formulation would be adequate concealer for me just to even out my complexion. My nearest MAC is at Tygervalley Centre (Edgars)

    5 years ago •

  1. Leigh- Christyn

    I would absolutely love to try MAC Studio Moisture Tint, for a foundation as light as fairy kisses, as well as MAC’s famous FIX – just to seal the perfection with a touch of magic. My nearest Mac store is Sandton City… my own little piece of heaven just around the corner =D

    5 years ago •

  1. Marlaine7

    I would love the Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye, to diffuse dark circles and any puffiness.. My nearest store – Edgars Mooi Rivier Mall Potchefstroom

    5 years ago •

  1. Seshnee Ponnen Pather

    I love love MAC! I would love the Mineral blusher and the MAC Cream colour base :) My nearest MAC store is Sandton City Edgars and the stand alone store as well :)#bestmakeup

    5 years ago •

  1. Kim Flood

    I only ever use (and have done for the past four years now) Mac Myth lipstick. It is fantastic!! Love Mac Products.

    5 years ago •

  1. Verona Oliver

    Pro Longwear concealer would be the product that I would love most to own. I have severe acne scarring that shows itself even when I am looking my very best. I believe that the Pro Longwear concealer may just be the miracle I need. My nearest store is Gateway in Durban :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Jenna Kelly

    Which ONE? It’s hard to narrow that down but I think I could really do with some satin finish bronzer – no tanning with this cold front! Nearest Mac is in Durban at the Pavilion – Edgars.

    5 years ago •

  1. Barbara Sherwood

    I would love to try the Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye and my closest store is Truworths, Cavendish

    5 years ago •

  1. Bivasha Moodley

    It’s not a question of would like to own, more of a do own (need some more of) and would love to bathe in. It would have to be MAC’s FIX+. After makeup or a quick touch up. It’s magic. MAC in Edgars Pavilion, Westville, KZN

    5 years ago •

  1. Telma Farrusco

    I would love to own the Mac Prep+Fine to prep my skin for makeup application and give me that flawless finish with a glow.. My nearest MAC store is at Canal Walk Foschini!Cape Town

    5 years ago •

  1. Elmari Cronje

    I LOVE all these MAC products! Beautiful make up for all beautiful people! I like the MAC Prep & Prime Vibrancy eye, the MAC Mineralizer Bronzer and the MAC Pro Longwear concealer. My nearest store is the MAC store in the V & A Waterfront. xx

    5 years ago •

  1. Sharene Engelbrecht

    I’d like to try the Mac Prep & Prime BB Cream.My nearest store is Grove Mall Edgars.

    5 years ago •

  1. Debbie Roodt

    I would like to try the Pro Longwear Concealer. my nearest store is Edgars, Centurion.

    5 years ago •

  1. Natalea Kerslake

    I use the Mac Zoom Lash Mascara. I would love to win the lash curler. My closest Mac Store is in Sandton City.

    5 years ago •

  1. Alexia Theocharis

    It’s such a difficult choice with such great products from MAC. I spend hours in MAC’s Cavnedish Square Store. I would love to try the Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye. Since starting work I’ve struggled with ensuring my eyes look fresh for the day with no dark circles under them. I don’t wear foundation as I don’t have trouble with it but would still love to have a little confidence boost with fresh faced eyes. For going out I would really adore to try the MAC Studio Moisture Tint because all girls want to look extra special on those nights out. Thanks Beauty SA and MAC xxx

    5 years ago •

  1. merelda

    I absolutely love the bronzer, but since I have it already I would love to try the MAC BB cream and CC colour correct. It’s getting so cold, so these quick skin correction is the best thing that could happen to a late morning! My nearest store is in Eastgate :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Clare

    The lash curler! For extra long, extra curly lashes! My closest MAC store is in Cavendish centre, Truworths :)

    5 years ago •

  1. MissyV23

    I love MAC! I would love to try Prep and Prime Vibrancy Eye. I can never find a good enough product to diminish dark circles. The bronzer sounds like a winner too! My nearest store is Canal Walk.

    5 years ago •

  1. Odile Finotti

    I’ve never used MAC but I would LOVE to own MAC Studio Moisture Tint, Prep & Prime CC Colour Correct, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Cream Colour Base and MAC Patent Polish.
    Nearest MAC store – Canal Walk, Cape Town.

    5 years ago •

  1. Miss Addy M

    I am definitely a huge fan of the BB Cream. I have never quite liked that heavy makeup… I like to keep it light, fresh and not too much on the skin. BB Creams have done wonders for my skin and I have found, on a daily basis, it’s all I need. So the MAC BB Cream would be a great product to use. Nearest MAC store is either Sandton City (Edgars or the MAC Store) or Fourways Mall.

    5 years ago •

  1. seachie

    I would most like to own the Pro Longwear concealer. I will always have a concealer in my handbag to do touch ups on the go and then the MAC base, as what’s a concealer without base to give you full coverage all day long :D My nearest MAC store is in the Pavillion, Durban.

    5 years ago •

  1. Shelley-Ann Grammer

    I love MAC’s famous FIX+, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish products, MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash. My nearest store is Tygervalley.

    5 years ago •

  1. Cindy Byett

    Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye
    Green Gel Cleanser
    Studio Moisture Fix SPF15
    MAC Mineralize Skinfinish products
    MAC’s famous FIX+
    My nearest store is Canal Walk

    5 years ago •

  1. BOTES

    I would love try the MAC Cream Colour Base, #WIN Edgars, Goldfields Mall Welkom, Free State!

    5 years ago •

  1. beautyaddict

    I would love to have the MAC Studio Fix Setting Spray, and the MAC Cream Colour base. My nearest store is the Pavilion branch in Durban.

    5 years ago •

  1. Lizelle Wait

    MAC Studio Moisture Tint – I would love this so much. I love in Mosselbay and nobody sells MAC make-up. I would love this so much, please this would be amazing to win.

    5 years ago •

  1. BOTES

    I would love the MAC Cream Colour Base. I would love to try it! ‪#‎WIN‬!

    5 years ago •

  1. Elize Skriker

    I would really love this product – Prep and Prime Vibrancy eye to diffuse dark circles and any puffiness. As a mummy and stay at home mom, sleep is last on my agenda. Weekends I usually do the whole make up thing, but my eyes – dark rings and puffiness. My daughter says I look evil with black eyes! My closest store is V&A waterfront.

    5 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    I managed to sign on with MAC online. Thanks for the info. I have just browsed through MAC concealer range. I find it so difficult to find the color contrast for my skin. I find it too difficult to buy online. I have to sample the color for the perfect match.

    5 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    I am a little lost. Where would you purchase MAC products besides Edgars.

    5 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Hi Mark. MAC has a several stand alone stores throughout South Africa.

      5 years ago •

  1. dalenee11

    I would like to use the MAC base… because my base is always heavy when I do use it… I really trust MAC products to give me better results.

    5 years ago •

  1. Janine McCabe

    I would like to try the Mac Prep & Prime BB Cream as I like the concept of BB Cream and I have not been able to find a BB cream that works for me. I do believe MAC products are of high standards and will be the perfect brand for me. My nearest MAC store is the Sandton Edgars.

    5 years ago •

  1. Lize-Mari Smith

    I absolutely LOVE to contour my face. It really does give your makeup that extra something. I would really love to own the MAC mineralize skin finish bronzer and also not listed here, but MAC’s highlighter in perfect topping. I’ve seen people rave about these two products so much on blogs and youtube, that i simply need to have them in my life. These products seriously would make THE perfect combination!

    5 years ago •

  1. Kelsey Niehaus

    If I had a choice, I’ll own every MAC product out there! I LOVE MAC! But The products that I would love to try out include the “Prep & Prime CC Colour Correct” as well as the “MAC Prep & Prime BB creams”. I’m very pale (NC15 kind of pale) and tend to have a lot of redness on my face and would love to see if these products will not only fix this and still work on my very dry skin! My nearest MAC store will be the Tygervalley store in Cape Town! Fingers crossed for this amazing prize! :D

    5 years ago •

  1. Ferdous Matthews

    I’d like to try Mac Prep & Prime BB Cream and my nearest store is Canal Walk, Cape Town.

    5 years ago •

  1. Ashleigh Hewitson

    I love natural, soft and clear looking skin but with a bit of redness I really struggle! I would love the MAC BB cream, long wear concealer and the MAC Cream Colour Base for dewy cheeks! Best!! With my Varsity Graduation the week after the winner announcement, I would absolutely LOVE to win!! Having my makeup done with the beautiful natural, dewy skin will make for the most lovely photos to remember this special day! My nearest store is the V&A Waterfront. Thank you!

    5 years ago •

  1. Fatima Bibi Hoosen

    I’ve heard wondeful things about the pro longwear concealer and would love to try that. My nearest MAC store is at The Pavilion

    5 years ago •

  1. tr

    My nearest MAC store is at the Pavillion. I would love to win the Prep and Prime because I have heard only good things about it and would looove to try it out for myself!

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    This article makes me sad, this morning my MAC Studio Fix + Powder compact fell on the floor and the powder smashed into tiny pieces! Anyway, the product I am most fascinated by is the MAC Mineralise Skinfinish. It seems to be the ultimate skin highlighter/illuminator. I guess its off to MAC Gateway to do some shopping! :D

    5 years ago •

  1. Tanusta

    I would love to try MAC Studio Moisture Tint. My skin used to be oily but now I suffer with dry skin. I miss having dewy glowing skin. Pavilion is the nearest for me.

    5 years ago •

  1. Yaseera Khan

    OMW, the Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Product, I have to have that. I feel that Mac Prep & Prime BB cream creates the perfect look. It’s amazing on my skin. I have never had my make up done before by a professional. I would love this opportunity especially with my favourite brand. I hope I win. I’m so excited. Gateway is the closest MAC shop to me.

    5 years ago •

  1. Zeenat Sain

    My nearest store is Gaborone Airport Junction. I would love to try Prep & Prime BB Cream to even out my complexion and MAC’s famous fix to boost hydration for my dry winter skin!

    5 years ago •

  1. Chani Coetzee

    I have the oiliest of oiliest t-panel and nothing seems to be working, so I would really love to try the Prep & Prime CC Colour Correct. Not only will be more confident, but I wouldn’t have to blot my face every time I go to the bathroom.

    5 years ago •

  1. David Groyer

    My nearest Mac store is Cavendish. Mac Pro Longwear Concealer, satin finish bronzer, MAC’s famous fix, Prep and Prime Vibrancy eye are just a few of the products I would love to own.

    5 years ago •

  1. Agherdien

    I would love to own the MAC Studio Moisture Tint. I’m not big fan of using a heavy base but I would like some natural colour and glow to add to my face this winter season. My nearest MAC store is in Port Elizabeth, Walmer Park Shopping Mall. Fingers crossed, I would love to be done up by the amazing MAC artists. I always leave there looking beautiful. :) Make my year BeautySouthAfrica

    5 years ago •

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