The 7th Magazine’s Exclusive Interview with Senior Global Make Up Artist, Mariam Khairallah, of MAC Cosmetics in the A/W’18 Festivity Issue –
Your Instagram page is filled with classic looks! What inspires you to create such iconic makeup trends throughout the seasons? ?
I’ve always been inspired by trends that were born ahead of their time, and so I tend to always create looks that are classical yet so relevant to today’s trends.
What would be your personal go-to look for Autumn/Winter 2018?
For Autumn/Winter 2018, my go to look most definitely would be matching the Matte Warm Brown eye shadow with Dance with Me Liquid Lip Color. So elegant and yet fabulous.
What is the creative process like in preparation for Fashion Week?
Fashion week preps start off for me by ensuring my makeup kit is fully equipped, stocked up and most importantly organized in the most efficient way. I also make sure to double check on all my brushes and skin care products, ensuring I have everything I could possibly need and more given that I would be responsible to bring the designers’ vision of their runway looks to life. Basically, preparing myself for the unexpected.
Of course all pre-show preps fall down to a collaborative process bringing the designer, stylist, hair artist and makeup artist together to bring to life the designer’s story line and collection on the runway as an overall cohesive look. It is usually during the pre-show process that I create the various test looks.
The wave of makeup artistry has taken over in the past few years with digital media, how has social media impacted you?
Social Media has empowered me with the right tools to share my knowledge and expertise with a wider audience, allowing me to also strengthen and establish relationships with the beauty community and anyone who has interest in beauty in general.
What is the best part about your job?
I am extremely passionate and proudly obsessed with my job as it allows me to do what I love most on a daily basis, which is being a makeup artist, whether it is working on editorial photo shoots or being backstage at fashion shows, film festivals and so forth of events.
How do you think MAC Cosmetics will evolve with Makeup?
MAC Cosmetics is the world’s leading professional makeup authority, our backstage artists at fashion weeks around the world are responsible for viral beauty trends, including some of the most iconic looks globally.
MAC’s backstage authority not only allows for incredible artistry but it also gives the artists an opportunity to create looks using all new products especially since MAC is a pioneer in terms of launching new products that suit all markers around the world.
Lastly, in terms of collaborations, MAC always stand out as they collaborate with some of the biggest names in various industries including makeup artists and Hollywood stars.
Tell us about your journey at MAC Cosmetics in becoming the Senior Global Makeup Artist?
Kindly click on this link that entails my entire journey at MAC, from the very beginning.