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MAC kicks off new makeup collection with Memorial Day concert


MAC Cosmetics is calling all style warriors, music lovers and beauty junkies. The makeup brand will be hosting a Memorial Day indie music fest at its 3rd Street Promenade store.

The lineup of local bands includes Chelsea Girls, Morganne, Lydia Vance and the Darling Stilettos, who will be decked out in MAC’s newest makeup collection called “Style Warrior” -- a bold color palette of bronze, yellow and purple packaged in metallic containers with tribal graphics.

This event is open to the public. Band performance times and event info on flier above.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Makeup tips to crossdress for success

Who better to get makeup tips than from a drag queen? They are constantly perfecting the art of contouring-thinning out the nose, arching the brow and shading in sky high cheekbones.Kam_1533

There’s no shortage of drag queens on "RuPaul’s Drag Race," the reality show competition that aims to find the man woman enough to fill the famous drag queen’s Size 12 stilettos.  The best part of the show is the sudden death elimination round in which contestants are told to “lip sync for their life” and then to “sashay away” if their performance was the weaker of the two.

Last week’s episode had contestants vying to be MAC cosmetics Viva Glam spokesperson for one day.  Drag queen and L.A. native Ongina won the post.  She kindly shared her favorite makeup secret with us:

“I use M•A•C PRO Shaping Powder in Emphasize under my eyes and in my T-zones.  It brightens your face and gives the perfect glow,”  says Ongina.

Here are a few other tips from Ongina’s fellow contestants:

“My M•A•C favorite is Eye Shadow in Carbon.  This little black eye shadow let’s you shape the eye and create different effects.  To make an eye look more deep-set use M•A•C Brush 228 and apply from the outside corner of the eye to the brow bone.  Start with just a little color and increase as you go so you can control the intensity.”
Nina Flowers

“For killer lips that will last all through a rockin’ night at the club, first line your lips with M•A•C Lip Pencil in Redd and then fill in with Russian Red Lipstick.  For an extra bit of shine that will make heads turn, apply just a hint of Lustreglass in Venetian on top.  It will put the disco balls to shame and add hot loving to your game.”
Tammie Brown

--Melissa Magsaysay

Photo: Winner of the MAC spokesperson competition, Ongina/MAC


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