Pretty Peek: MAC Rick Baker Tuesday 22 October, 2013
Legendary special-effects makeup artist Rick Baker is sharing his monster-making magic with you in the form of a MAC makeup collaboration, as well as three exclusive looks with how-to’s for Halloween diehards.
I think I’ve decided on what I want to dress up as for Halloween—a cat. Yeah, that’s nothing too witty or out-of-left-field, but I got the cutest ears at Henri Bendel, I have a furry coat that looks like a gorilla (but could easily double for a kitty, I think), and I own tons of makeup. Tons of it. Enough to transform me into a cat.
Speaking of makeup for All Hallow’s Eve, MAC has partnered with legendary special-effects makeup artist Rick Baker on a line of Halloween-approved makeup. He’s won multiple Oscars for his film makeup magic, so I think he knows a thing or two about transforming normal people into works of art.
To celebrate the MAC Rick Baker line, of course the maestro had to create three exclusive looks…
…beginning with the Bride of Frankenstein. I’m digging the bolt earrings; nice touch.
Items needed to give you that “just got electrocuted and need my man” look:
For the Bride’s Face…
White Face and Body Foundation: applied to the face using a 190 Brush
Mylar Eye Shadow: used to set the skin and on cheekbones to highlight
Omega Eye Shadow: used to contour the cheekbones
Currant and Brick Lip Pencils with Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: used together to create stitches and staples on face
For the Bride’s Eyes…
Omega Eye Shadow: used in the crease and under the lash line
Brun Eye Shadow: applied in the crease to create dimension
Bitter Eye Shadow: applied on the lid, inner crease and brow bone
Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil: applied at top of lash line and in waterline, using the 209 Brush to buff and smudge
Club Eye Shadow: applied using the 252 Brush on top of the pencil and winged out into the crease
Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: lined along the top lash line and to add a wing at the end of the eye
48 Lash: applied to top lash line
For the Bride’s Lips…
Currant Lip Pencil: used to line the lips
Cyber Lipstick: applied to fill in the lips
Here’s Rick’s take on Day of the Dead makeup. Naturally, it’s 1,000 times better than what I created.
Items needed to give you that “listen, my skull is made of sugar…what do you want from me?” look:
For the Day of the Dead’s Face:
Pure White Chromacake: to cover the entire face area
Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil: to fill in the nose area
Basic Red Acrylic Paint: used to fill spider’s body on centre of forehead, add colour to rose petals on chin, and to colour flower shape around eyes
Pure White Chromagraphic Pencil: to highlight the spider’s back
Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: to draw legs and outline of spider, create spider’s web, scrolls on both sides of the web and mouth, and outline the teardrop
Hi-Def Cyan Chromagraphic Pencil: to add teardrop to the cheek
Pure White Acrylic PAINT : to create highlight inside the tear drop
Dusty Purple Eye Shadow: applied to create depth under cheekbones
For the Day of the Dead’s Eyes:
Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil: used to sketch around orbital bone and line inside the eye
Lime Eye Shadow: applied to eyelid using 242 Brush
Moss Eye Shadow: applied a small amount on the eyelid
Carbon Eye Shadow: used a 266 Brush to outline circles around the eye, shade under them.
Eyelid kept bare, filled sketched-out orbital area using 266 Brush
Deep Purple Eye Shadow: applied to the orbital area
Landscape green acrylic paint: to outline flower shape around eyes and fill in rose leaves
Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: used to finely line the upper eyelid
Haute & Naughty Lash: used to coat upper and lower lashes
44 Lash: applied on upper lash line
For the Day of the Dead’s Lips:
Pure White Chromagraphic Pencil: used to fill in lips
Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: used to add the “teeth”
And finally, the Zombie makeup look, which is really for the highly adept DIY makeup maestro. Look at those side teeth!
Items needed to give you that “brains, brains, BRAINS!” look (you know zombies have a one-track mind):
For the Zombie’s Face:
DIRT MONSTER FX: drip from the hairline, spattering across the face using a 204 Brush
Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil: applied to sketch in under eye bags
Black Black Paintstick: used to shade both sides of the neck and around the jawline
Pure White Paintstick: applied using 242 Brush to fill in lines on forehead, cheekbone, nose, anywhere flesh is exposed
Invisible Set Powder: applied all over the face
Pure White Chromacake: applied using the 189 Brush to stipple texture over the face
Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: added a few drips directly from the bottle to accentuate the black line-work (nasal folds, forehead lines, under-eye bags)
For the Zombie’s Eyes:
Black Black Paintstick: shaded under the eye with a 244 Brush
Pure White Paintstick: applied to the eyelid using 244 Brush
Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil: used to line inside the eye
For the Zombie’s Lips:
Pure White Chromagraphic Pencil: used to fill in the “teeth”
Pure White Acrylic Paint: added to “teeth” to bring more dimension
Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: used to add details to “teeth”
The MAC Rick Baker collection is 19 products in all, which include two eye shadow palettes (seen above) and oodles of fun Acrylic Paint (four, to be exact, also pictured above). Visit maccosmetics.com now to put the final touches on your Halloween makeup!
What are you going to be for Halloween? Sound off in the comments!