MAC BAFTA Masterclass 2012 | Red Carpet Glamour

Last week, I was invited to the M.A.C BAFTA TV Mock-up Suite event held at the luxurious Corinthia Hotel. MAC Cosmetics is the Official Beauty Partner of the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards - 9th year running!, and MAC Senior Artist Cher Webb gave us a ‘camera ready’ beauty masterclass on this year's looks for the red carpet.

Cher created 2 looks for us:

The first look was a day-time glamour with beautiful radiant skin and light peach lips.

She used MAC Face and Body Foundation (one of my favourites) and the new MAC foundation/concealer palettes (coming soon! can't wait!!) to give a very natural-looking flawless base. For the eyesMAC Groundwork paint pot was applied on to the eyelids and lower lash line for some colour. MAC Arena eyeshadow (a shimmery natural peach) was dusted over it and, MAC Pro Longwear eye pencil in Lord It Up (brown) was smudged to the top and bottom lash lines. For the cheeks, a beautiful coral shade, MAC Something Special Cremeblend Blush was buffed high up the apples of the cheeks and MAC Pink Rebel Lustre Drops were added to highlight cheekbones. Lips were filled with Boldly Bare lip pencil and MAC To The Future Pro Longwear Lipcreme (the next product on my wishlist!). The look was finished with MAC Mineralised Skinfinish NaturalFalse Lash Mascara and False lashes.

The second look was the first transitioned into a more sultry chic look with a bold orange lip.

MAC Feline Eye Kohl (now permanent - finally - hurrah!) lined the top and bottom waterlines. MAC Make Your Mark Pro Longwear Eyeshadow was added all over the lids. MAC #3 lashes were added. Lips were lined with MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in What A Blast! and filled with MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Good To Go (must have shade for summer!).

Some notes:
Peach and orange tones are the trend this year! Both the light peach and bright orange lipsticks are must-haves this summer. I also have my eye on Something Special blush.
The MAC Pro Longwear range (as the name implies) offers a lot of long-wearing products. It's great not having to reapply so much especially during important busy occasions.
MAC To The Future Pro Longwear Lipcreme is soo beautiful, especially in person. It brightens up your face!
The ever-recurring limited edition super-black eye pencil, MAC Feline eye kohl, is now permanent!
Primers are important for a smooth application and longer-lasting makeup.
Natural-looking glowy dewy skin is in and super-flattering. I'll leave matte skin for the colder months.

Here are the new MAC foundation/concealer palettes. I actually don't know when these will be available, but I'm so excited for these! 4 palettes, for light to deep skin tones.

For the event, I opted for a simple smokey eye, glittery eyeliner with peach lips and cheeks.

A rare smiling FOTD photo - I'm actually pretty conscious about my teeth up close, hence the lack of these.

I took these photos when I got back home. I was more 'dewy' so I applied some MAC Blot Powder to decrease the shine. Another amazing MAC product!

 Here are the products I used:

MAC Painterly paint pot, MAC Eyeshadows in Vanilla (brow highlight), Ricepaper (lid, lower lash line)
NEW Sleek Makeup Dark Matte Palette (Ink - dark blue, crease)
Etude House Brow Pencil, Maybelline black eye pencil, MAC Avenue fluidline
Soap and Glory Thick and Fast mascara, Kiss False Lashes in KPL03

Makeup Forever HD Foundation, 17 Hide Away Concealer Stick in Fair
MAC Instant Chic blush, Sleek Makeup Peach Shimmer Highlighter, Benefit Hoola bronzer

MAC Jazzed lipstick

Other lovelies in attendance were
FeiSarah, LouiseJenKate

Be sure to follow their blogs! They are fantastic. 

Cher, Our Model, Me

Thank you MAC Cosmetics for inviting me to this wonderful event, and to the lovely Cher Webb hosting this masterclass! 

If you're interested in last year's masterclass, click here!

Livia xx



  1. YOU look FANTASTIC as always and that girl is gorgeous D:

  2. Looks like a great event! I really love how the more natural look came out and I can't wait to see more about those palettes!

  3. you look beautiful and your teeth look fine! love how you did your make up! i'm not very good at it, save for the simple blush and mascara! :)

    xx heidi
    life full of loves

  4. WOWW YOU ARE SO LUCKY!!!!!!! Damn the model looks sooo good! LOVE both looks. I really wanna grab an orange/peace lipstick now!!! Grrr... Totally loving the natural look this year. 8)

  5. I love this look, orange lipstick looks so good !

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