Beauty Master Class: Senior Artist Jane McKay picks her all-time ten favourite MAC products. One of my favourite aspects of editing BEAUTY the guide is the opportunity to interview really interesting people. And at the top of my list are the MAC Senior Artists. Melissa Gibson, Caitlin Callahan and Jane McKay are three of the most passionate, talented and knowledgeable artists I’ve met. Not only do they work across Canada with VIPs, top fashion photographers and style magazines, but they actually travel to New York, Paris, Milan and London where they work backstage during Fashion Week. They work on the models that showcase the season’s top collections. So when it comes to runway trends, they are there where they start.
I interviewed Jane and asked her to share her favourite MAC products. These are the items and shades that she goes back to time and again.
MAC Senior Artist Jane McKay
Who: MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist Jane McKay
Where: Based in Toronto, McKay works backstage during fashion week in Paris, Milan and New York on some of the biggest designer shows.
What: Her all-time ten favourite MAC items
- Strobe Cream
“I love it as a light-reflecting moisturizer on fair-to-mid skin tones. It evens the complexion and helps create a glow.”
- Select Moisture Cover Concealer
“This formula is fantastic for sheer-to-medium coverage. I almost always use it under the eyes as it never looks heavy.”
- Mineralize Skin Finish Powder
“I like to call this a modern Studio Fix. It provides a sheer-to-medium coverage that can be used alone or on top of foundation.”
- Fix + Spray
“This is a super-hydrating, lightweight moisturizer for underneath or on top of makeup. It helps take away the dry appearance that powders sometime leave on the skin.”
- Haught N’ Naughty Mascara
“I love the versatility of the wand. I can create a minimal lash or a really full, thick lash by alternating the simple ‘wiper system’.”
- Russian Red Lipstick
“It’s my favourite go-to red. I can sheer it down to look like a crimson stain or build it up to look opaque and dramatic.”
- Powersurge Kohl Eye Pencil
“It’s the perfect tarnished gold. I use it all the time to frame under the eyes. It never looks heavy.”
- Revealing Lipglass
“I consider this shade a mid-tone warm beige. It looks fabulous on all skin tones and especially good on dark complexions.”
- Dainty Blush
“For me, this is the ideal mid-tone pink/peach. It’s a slightly light reflective blush. Very pretty.”
- Omega Eye Shadow
“I use this ash blond neutral shade to fill in brows. It also works well as a soft contour shade.”
carolAugust 9, 2015 at 9:48 pm
I like mac lipglass, it gives you that sexy pouty look ?
Nicole BertramJuly 22, 2015 at 8:38 pm
I love MAC’s lipsticks!
BlushstopshereJuly 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm
I love Dainty Blush! It is so flattering and looks great with whatever makeup I’m wearing.
Crissy LondickJuly 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm
This combo of colors are outstanding. From foundation to eyeliner to lipstick. I love the eye shadow, blush and lipstick!
Elizabeth MillerJuly 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm
With Jane picking these they have got to be outstanding
September DeeJuly 22, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Oooooh that Russian Red lipstick!
Diana D.July 22, 2015 at 11:24 am
Omega eyeshadow is one of my staples, as well from MAC!
Julie PrasadJuly 22, 2015 at 10:39 am
Love this stobe cream
Muriel MichaelJuly 22, 2015 at 7:47 am
All Mac products are excellent purchases.
nikki morrisJuly 22, 2015 at 7:45 am
i love fix+. its my go to because i have dry skin, and its a dream and i wont live without it lol but ive never tried their mineralize skin finish and i always hear its so great, thats it i gotta get one now!!! <3 this article
Nerrisha AliJuly 22, 2015 at 7:22 am
I love mac
hilda whincupJuly 22, 2015 at 7:13 am