Visiting the M.A.C Pro store on James St is a makeup aficionados paradise. Counters are filled with a rainbow selection of beauty tools and treats, from lipstick shades with cult followings to the next big thing in the beauty industry.
Hayley is a professional makeup artist and THE person when it comes to artistry application and product know-how. If you’ve ever taken part in a M.A.C masterclass or have been taught tricks in-store by staff, it is Hayley who helps create these tips.
We chatted with Hayley about all things M.A.C, her favourite products and more… Read on to be glamorously inspired.
Tell us about your role at M.A.C.
I am currently the Sales and Education Executive for QLD Central. My role is very diverse and I get to influence many different departments; from artistry training, customer experience, operations and H.R. functions. The highlight of my job is being surrounded by creative and passionate individuals and loyal customers.
As a trained makeup artisan, describe your creative process?
I love to have a clear picture of what the final look and feel of the makeup needs to be and then I work backwards! It doesn’t matter if you are working with a client or collaborating with a designer/photographer/stylist, the makeup should ultimately be polished, beautiful and enhance the overall look. Taking inspiration from interesting colour combinations and experimenting with the latest products always brings about a flurry of creativity!
Can you tell us about an exciting project you’ve worked on at M.A.C?
I am very lucky to have experienced so many incredible highlights as an artist and leader at M.A.C! Travelling to Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto for leadership meetings were all ‘pinch me’ moments. Participating in Sydney fashion week multiple times, assisting with photo shoots and getting messy with body painting events are all up there as career highlights.
When it comes to everyday makeup, what are your essentials?
I love to keep my skin looking natural and radiant (but still perfect!) with groomed brows and glowing cheeks. I love to incorporate washes of colour on the eyes, cheeks and lips to mix it up and interpret current trends.
My everyday essentials from M.A.C are:
- Face and Body Foundation (your skin but better)
- Essential Oils under my makeup and patted on to the cheeks for a fresh hydrated finish
- Fix+ Magic Radiance Spray to help hydrate skin before makeup and during the day
- Shape and Shade Brow Tint (desert island product!)
- Powder Kiss Lipstick in ‘Mull it Over’ washed over the lips, cheeks and eyes
What do you love most about what you do?
I love the diversity of my role and that no two weeks ever look the same! This really keeps me on my toes and always connected to our incredible customers, the inspiring artists and my developing leaders. I have been with M.A.C Cosmetics since 2007 and it’s a privilege to have grown and evolved with the brand over these years. I have created life-long friendships and a second family.
August 27, 2020