“The future belongs to those

who believe in the beauty of their

dreams.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

I can still recall that day, almost three years ago, when I sat in my office, working on my brand new blog, thinking how lucky were those influencers who got the opportunity to work with the best of the brands in beauty and fashion. I would look at their lives and would wonder if someday, I too would make it to that stage where a brand as big as MAC Cosmetics would proudly associate with ME.

Fast forward to today, when I get to write about MY stupendous association with MAC Cosmetics!

It all began with a phone call inviting me to attend MACxMickeyContractor, or in simple words, MAC’s second time association with our nation’s own Makeup Guru – Mickey Contractor. After a successful collaboration in 2011, MAC and Mickey Contractor were ready to renew their association with a brand new collection.

Cometh the day, I packed up all my new favourite outfits in a bag and set off for Mumbai with some really cool bloggers and influencers from Delhi.

In my new Madison Skirt and Zara Crop top

After half a day of travelling and an outfit change, we finally arrive at the venue. The setting? A beautiful old bungalow hidden amongst the tightly packed buildings of Kemp’s Corner, lit up against the setting sun.

The MAC team quickly ushered us in and within moments of arriving, we were greeted with the sound of speakers pulsing to the stirring tunes of Kal Ho Na Ho’. The opening act to Mickey’s arrival was a presentation against the song, showcasing some of his exquisite work with the best of the best in Bollywood.

Mickey against the backdrop of his presentation

Upon his arrival, there was a sudden buzz amongst the crowd. Our King of all things beautiful was finally amongst us. Having heard of his name all my life, I was finally coming face to face with Mickey Contractor! Oh I felt hysterical.

In conversation with the man himself

My first impression of Mickey was of a lovely, jovial man, so passionate about his work that it resonated on his face. Upon hearing his story of how he made it this far, I was convinced that my ability to read face and body language was definitely top notch. After that brief session, Mickey finally introduced us to his latest launches (A list of which is shared below).

MAC x MickeyContractor 2.0

Being an expert at glamorising Indian faces in particular, Mickey’s new collection contains a plethora of options suitable for us beautiful ladies. From the lip shades to the eye pencils, his new collection is an amalgamation of all things essential to enhance the beauty of the Indian skin tones. Mickey is a believer of subtle enhancements to highlight just the right parts of a face over painting it new altogether and his new collection is a reflection of just that. To explain this further, he had three models showcase three different looks created using just his new products.

The three models showcasing three different looks

However, the fun wasn’t over yet. Post the discussion with Mickey, we were asked to try on some of the gorgeous makeup from MAC along with the help of some of their own makeup artists. I really enjoyed getting my eyes done up!

Getting my eyes done up

As I was heading out the door, I came face to face with the man of the moment himself and there, THERE was my golden opportunity to talk to someone who I’d secretly considered my Guru. What a wonderful conversationalist he was! Not only did he take out the time to have a conversation with me, he also obliged me with a couple of lovely pictures. Never am I going to forget that very few people get the opportunity to meet someone this influential to them in their lives, and that too, this early on.

One with Mickey

The next day, after a wonderful day spent with some new friends that I made on the way, I came home with a happy heart and a great experience. Thanks to the MAC team, we all got some goodies from Mickey Contractor’s latest collection and I’m having a lot of fun playing around with my new eye pencils and lip colours.

Here’s a list of the launches covered under the new collection –

 

LIPSTICK

Yash – deep neutral (matte)

Mehr – dirty blue pink (matte)

Relentlessly Red –  bright pinkish coral (retro matte)

INR 1500

 

LIP PENCIL

Plum- potent reddened plum

Ruby Woo – very matte vivid blue red

INR 1450

EYE SHADOW

Plumage – dusky peacock (matte)

Embark –   intense reddish brown (matte)

Amber Lights – peachy-brown with shimmer (frost)

Bronze –   golden bronze with shimmer (frost)

INR 1350

IN EXTREME DIMENSION WATERPROOF MASCARA

Dimensional Black – black

INR 1990

7 LASH

INR 1200

 

EYE BROWS

Spiked –   rich brunette

INR 1400

 

POWDER BLUSH

Mocha – soft plum-pink (matte)

INR 1950

 

MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL

Dark Deep–   rich golden bronze

INR 2600

 

STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT DUO

Rich Yellow / Burnt Coral

INR 2050

 

STUDIO CHROMOGRAPHIC PENCIL

NW25/NC30

INR 1400

 

BRUSH

168 Large Angled Contour

INR 2950

 

219 Pencil Brush

INR 2250

 

217 Blending Brush

INR 2950

(Online Only)

 

PRO LONGWEAR FLUIDLINE

Siahi-   deep ocean blue

INR 1400

 

MODERN TWIST KAJAL LINER

Squid–   carbon black

INR 990

 

STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION

NC41

NC43.5

NC44.5

NC46


INR 2450

You can purchase these from your local MAC Cosmetics store post June 16, 2017 (date of collection release).