One of my best friends, Ashley, and I spent a much needed girls day this past Saturday at a MAC makeup class led by resident trainer, Cory Hiratzka. Cory’s celeb clientele include one of my faves, Kourtney Kardashian, along with Gulianna Rancic, Kris Jenner, and Pink just to name a few. His work has also graced the runways at New York Fashion Week on the beauties of Monique Lhullier and Christian Siriano.
Needless to say, Cory was ah-mazing not only at painting faces, but also at teaching us how to work his magic. It was so much fun to learn tips and tricks of creating a smokey eye and how to transition from a day to night look without completely starting over. I started using the MAC 170 brush to apply foundation a few weeks ago and to say I am obsessed would be an understatement. It helps my foundation go on so much smoother and I do not feel like I lose any product with application. When we started the class, I told Cory that I am pretty married to eye shadows with a shimmer. I don’t know why I have always gravitated to the shimmer, but yet I always love looks that are more matte on other girls. Cory didn’t fail when he introduced me to Saddle, what is now going to be my staple shadow. It’s matte and the perfect color to build off of. As for lips, my current go to is Yash. It is a fabulous peachy nude and can flow easily from day to night. One of the girls in my office introduced all of us girls to it, and we have affectionately renamed Yash to the Ciaravino Nude since we are all wearing it now.
Enjoy our transformation photo (eek!) and click the collage for links to my favorite products!