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MAC x Rick Baker Collection Face Charts for Holiday 2013

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). Comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.

Look 1

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lips: Currant Lip Pencil: used to line the lips

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MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

Look 2

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lips: Pure White Chromagraphic Pencil: used to fill in lips. Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: used to add the “teeth.”

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

Look 3

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.”

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I’m Latina myself and grew up with a lot of Mexicans (there are nowhere near as many Venezuelans in LA!), and I’ve never heard any one of them complain about the appropriation of calaveras for Halloween costumes. I do wonder if any of the artists who use Mexican imagery in their work have even celebrated Día de los Muertos aside from drinking Coronas and eating tortilla chips with salsa in a continuation of a Halloween party.
There are lots of cultures that celebrate days of the dead, but I don’t know if any of them have calaveras like Mexico. It’s certainly a lot more acceptable than the people who paint themselves up as redfaced Indians or blackfaced rappers.

I’ve heard many people complain about the cultural appropriation of the sugar skull makeup during the Halloween season, as many people who try to mimic the makeup don’t even know where it comes from, they only see as “cool skull makeup.” That said, how can we assume the sugar skull tutorial listed here wouldn’t or couldn’t be used by people celebrating Dia de los Muertos in earnest? Those genuine looks don’t create themselves.

Well, being of Irish descent, I’ve never bemoaned everyone else celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (or, those not Roman Catholic…).

Also, how many in the US who participate in Halloween festivities even know how/why “Trick-or-Treating” came about, or even the reason for costumes/disguises, yet revel *anyway*?

Admittedly, I am not of Mexican-descent, but I can’t see how those who are can/should be any more “offended” than those of Irish-descent when it comes to the aforementioned Holidays. Perhaps you can try looking at it as “outsiders” trying to learn & embrace something new, and be *proud*? It used to be we were all about assimilating, and sharing our cultures, but when I read comments like this, it seems there are still those who are simply not open-minded enough to allow others in.

Please, Xamyx, google the term “cultural appropriation” and spend 5-10 minutes educating yourself on this important issue before budding in with “Well, being of Irish descent…”. That way you would understand why that is *not* the same thing. I mean this sincerely because your reply is one of the most token responses that people who speak up against cultural appropriation receive and the difference between C.A. and the experience of Irish-Americans has been discussed and explained at length.

…How does cultural appropriation NOT apply to Irish culture? Has tumblr decided that Irish culture can’t be appropriated for some reason? Because Irish people have been treated badly for a very, very, very long time, and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by dressing up as a leprechaun is at least adding insult to injury.

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