Valeria F is a backstage artist for Mac. Here is an excerpt from her interview.
Why do you love working for MAC?
M·A·C gives me the freedom to experiment, travel, work with super-talented friends, soak up exciting backstage atmospheres, make people happy with my Artistry, and, of course, I’m passionate about supporting the M·A·C AIDS FUND.
What products/looks are you seeing on the streets, and in clubs, markets, etc. where you live?
I believe most women want to highlight their inner beauty so they look unique and feel comfortable in their own skin. What makes my job so rewarding is that Russian women are naturally stunning & they have the courage to experiment with colour! Muscovite women love wearing Lady Danger with Fluidline in Blacktrack.
Do you have a signature look? What products or shades do you use?
I love complex shades and to create new colours by mixing existing shades. I always try to develop a unique makeup look for each person. I adore smoky eyes in different colours like Copperplate eye shadow and deep-deep red lips in Viva Glam I.
What was the first MAC product you fell in love with and why?
Oh, it was so long ago. It was probably Pink Opal Pigment…you can mix it with everything.
What are your go-to MAC products, when creating a look and why?
I am ADDICTED to M·A·C Eye Kohl pencils in Teddy and Prunella!
What products or shades best transform a look from day to night in one easy application?
Bright lips ALWAYS do the trick! Try a bright, bold & modern Lipstick like Pink Nouveau or Fusion Pink. Apply it with a finger very lightly (on lips and cheeks) for a sheer, semi-transparent look or with a brush for a look that’s rich and dense.