INSIDER TIPS FROM MUA EXTRAORDINARE MICKEY CONTRACTOR
Last week I was invited by Mac’s Berit Dottone to Birmingham for a Mac Master Class with Indian makeup artist Mickey Contractor, THE makeup artist within the Indian Fashion scene, Bollywood industry and in advertising.
Mickey has worked as a mua for more than 30 years and has played a huge role in changing the conventional way Indian women used makeup. Mickey prefers a ‘natural’ look and not (as) heavy makeup as the norm has been i India for a long time apparently.
I’ve gathered some of the most useful tips Mickey shared with us:
For a long lasting kohl effect use Mac Fluid line on the WET line of the eyes.
For a long lasting mat skin finish Mickey loves to use Mac ‘Studio fix fluid’ foundation, perfect for a flawless complexion even in hot and humid weather.
If your unlucky and got a pimple that’s bulking out on the skin, you can minimize the apperance of the size by using a little lose powder, as a mat surface appears more flat (at least when seeing it from the front).
To make the lips appear bigger (come on we ALL want that) use a lip liner with your lipstick, but don’t close the center of the bottom lip with the liner. -This is my fave tip I think.
Taking part in the Master class it was great, it was exiting to see how Mickey works and a lot of good questions were asked and answered. Apart from participating in a great Master class I also had a wonderful time with head of PR for Mac cosmetics in Scandinavia Berit Dottone.