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M·A·C Showcases Heirloom Mix Collection

Getting my two daughters out the door for school everyday is a huge feat. But, how about having time to get myself ready? A few years ago, I decided to do something unheard of in the crazy, busy world of motherhood…I began wearing makeup in the morning. Not a ton of makeup, but a little bit of eye makeup, lip gloss, powder and bronzer. And miraculously, I felt amazing. Most importantly, this small act of self-care caused an internal change that improved my mood and confidence.


I recently had the opportunity to spend time with the beauty experts at M·A·C Cosmetics during the launch of their Heirloom Mix collection at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. This dazzling and sophisticated preview event kicked off a weekend-long extravaganza of makeup demonstrations and incredible live entertainment.

M·A·C Cosmetics Senior Artist Cynthia Rivas, was on hand to talk with me about how moms can “up their beauty game” when it comes to cosmetics and confidence.

My MAC makeup demonstration begins!

My M·A·C makeup demonstration.

First, it was no surprise that Rivas believes that beauty starts from within. “As long as you feel beautiful and confident that is most important,” explained Rivas.

As many moms can be “stuck in a rut,” she encourages boldness by stepping out of our comfort zones. “Be adventurous and change it (makeup) up with trendy textures and colors,” she added.

Lastly, she points out that makeup is about the details. “I see people wearing the wrong foundation shade, which is either too light, or too dark. Keep in mind that your skin tone changes over the seasons,” she said.

Posing after my makeover with MAC Senior Makeup Artist Cynthia Rivas.

Posing after my makeover with M·A·C Cosmetics Senior Makeup Artist Cynthia Rivas.

According to M·A·C, the new Heirloom Mix collection strikes an heir of sophistication this holiday season with striking hues for face, eyes, nails and lips . Decadently encased in limited-edition refined black packaging collaged with silver sparkles, this is modern majesty at its very finest.

So, for those non-make-up wearing moms, dab on a bit of makeup on during the week, I promise you’ll feel beautiful – inside and out.

Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls, and wife of a hunky husband who works in the action sports industry. For the past 15 years, Kristal has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a professional communicator. Follow her journey at Clearly Kristal or on Facebook and Twitter.
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