Some Tips from Mickey Contractor, Director of Makeup Artistry India in his own words:
- Both the shades from the Double ended Concealer are to be mixed together at the back of your hand or on the palette and then used. (Check video for demo)
- If you want to conceal the reddishness on your face, just mix the yellow ( flesh) from the Duo concealer in your regular foundation.
- Jaan and Vivah from the Athma Eyeshadow quad are layering eye shadows. Mix the colours in the palette and create your own.
- Folie is my favourite eyeshadow.
- Duo corrector is my most favourite product from the collection.
- To create the perfect skin, generously moisturise your skin irrespective of weather or skin type. Then layer the foundation with a foundation brush (most imp.). Then pat a dry wedge sponge all over the foundation. Then lightly dust the coordinating shade of loose powder or Prep & Prime transparent powder all over your face.
- In MAC & Mickey Contractor Collection Visuals I have used Studio Fix Fluid foundations from my own collection. I have kept a mix of nude and colours in my collection so there is everything for everyone . There are various textures from matte to shine so you can take your pick.
- My favourite 5 products from MAC are Blacktrack Fluidline, Select Moisture Cover Concealer (as of now Double ended concealer from my own collection). Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Plum & Cork Lip Pencils, Folie Eyeshadow
- With correct placement, quantity& correct choice of colours you can make most colours work for you.
- My favourite blush for lighter skin tone are dame + mocha; medium – gingerly, sincerely, mocha, pinch me, sur; dusky – all blush for medium skintones + love rush, razin. Gana is a highlighter and would work on all skintones.
- The collection hold a very special place in my heart. I have lived this collection for past two years . It’s a makeup artist’s dream come true.
- My collection inspiration has come from the real Indian women who visit the stores .
Only half of my face is done here –
I was especially invited to meet Mickey Contractor and interview him. It was a pleasure and honour. I spent almost whole of my evening taking to him , learning from him and i hope to see him again soon. :))
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Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
you lucky lucky woman…you actually went under the magicians brush… :waytogo: I simply LOVE the look and you look like a diva yourself… :victory:
Thank you, Rajol. :)) Do try to meet him tomorrow. btw did you pick anything from the collection yet? 🙂
No I am going in tomorrow, will meet him and pick up stuff from the collection. I am so super thrilled :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo:
enjoy yourself. :yahoo: :yahoo:
😯 😯 :woot: :woot: speechless….
I thought the video might be of someone else, the way you made for Vimi joshi..but :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: U looking soooo cuuute..and MCCCCC!!!!! :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:
we were waiting for some customer to come because he wanted to demonstrate his concealer application especially on someone who had dark circles. But then there were issues whether the customer would let us shoot or not so Mickey asked if I would want to get my makeup done by him. I toh jumped at the opportunity :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Asked if???? OMG…yaaaaaaaaaaaa….heheheee…whats to ask and whats if…..heheheee you loooking supercute Rati…
I knowww :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Radhika, go meet him seriously. :))
I got tears in my eyes watching the video :weep: ..I am so overwhelmed!!
though I’ve already met you…..but still you have such warm friendly face…I feel like hugging you!! 😀 😀 😀 😀
Awwww!!! *tightt hugss* :hugleft:
wowie :woot: :woot:
rati, you lucky girl!!!
I am. *touchwood* but why dint you come?
Kuhu, what else… 🙂 she clung to me and i cudn’t get her…. sigh… 🙁
Rati, the video stops playing at 1:46… have tried thrice now…. anyone else facing same issue?
hey no anks…its working fine at my end !!! check it at youtube if u facing prob here
I watched it till the end, Anks..no probs ?:)
awww!!he is in delhi today also, at promenade. If you want you can go today as well. 🙂
finally saw it…. what brushwork…. like an artist working on his canvas….. in all you tube vids that i have seen, the brushwork is very diff…. no wonder he is what he is!
I agree. 🙂 Everyone noticed that. :)))
Fluidlines can be used for tightlining?
they are waterline safe, radhika. :))
You had written use Yash as a base..he put a lipstick as a base on your eye..or did I just not understand properly ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) (am dreading a repeat of the sharpener post now :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: )
it does say that…and thats whta the SA told me when i visited her too…use YASH as base !!!!
Okay..and what brush did he use for smudging the fluidline? I should have written down the rest of my questions 😐 😐 😐 😐
He was mainly using MAC 217, 219 and 239
he was showing how you can use your products for multiple things and you dont have to buy zillion things . :))
he is so much like me in this..I also get loads of my stuff to multi task for me!! !! O:) :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense:
no he did use Yash as a base on my eyelids. All the MUAs and I were in awe with him. :hypnotized: And btw my makeup stayed till 12 at night. :jaiho:
I try with lipstick too 😀 😀 😀 :happydance:
know what Rati..even I was thinking…Yash is just such a perfect match with my skin tone..he he..I can very well use it as eyeshadow base and concealer too!! 😛 😛 😛
Cali ab toh you can try na.. Mickey Contractor approved. 😀 😀
Try with a matte lipstick. 😀 😀
yup yup..I actually wrote this in my post on Yash…but was wondering if people start making fun..he he he..now I think I can publish that!! phew!! 😛 😛
arre wah! kya tip hai!!
Now after watching the video and reading the tips..I feel like revisiting the store and buy everything!! 😛 😛 😛 😛
It was actually happening . 😀 People were getting makeup done by him and were buying things instantly. On one occasion he was asking a customer ” you dont blame me for empting your pockets no? ” 😀 😀 😀
he he he…he is coming here tomorrow ….I want so much to go and meet him..sigh! I might just go, stare at him, feel completely lost about what he said and what products he talk about and then come back!! 😐 😐 😐
Go meet him, seriously. 😀 😀
Thank you, Scarlett. :))
wow rati….. i don’t know wat to say…. u r really very passionate abt makeup :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: and u look fabulous :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
Thanks, Ramya. :))
Hi Rati…..m soooo happy for u :kissblow: and super happy to c u in this video…. :woot:
Thankoo Anshu. :)) I was super happy myself. :yahoo: :yahoo:
this is absolute great rati…….love the way everything has come so perfect….golumolu…u looking so pretty pretty…. :-* :-*
Golu moluu.. 😐 .okay since i am super happy, I maaf karo you. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:
:aajanachle: :aajanachle: i am relooking at the video – and i know am going to keep doing that for a long time :woot: :woot:
I have watched it a couple of time myself. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
you looking so awed and smug at the same time in the 1min 46sec i watched…. almost like “wait till i post this on imbb…. all the girls will be so green”
Its working fine here Anks!!
awww!! may be some other time. :))
Why did my comment go under moderation? 🙁
he he.. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :-*
wow ratiji… Really grt…no words to say..
I am also very happy :))
WOOOOOOOOOW! u so lucky….. u met MC and got ur make up done by him???? :woot: :woot: :woot: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:
looooking too good….lucky girl!
bt one thing please… i still cant figure out how did you get this opportunity?? ?:) :suspense: :suspense:
Mee, I you can also get lucky by meeting him at the store. :)) Here are the details : https://makeupandbeauty.com/meet-mac-mickey-contractor/
CRAAAAAAAAPPPPPPP :thunder: :thunder:
M working till 7 today :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Mee, you can always suddenly develop a ‘fainting spell’ in office. 😉
Wow! I’m so J! But really you got to spend the whole evening with him and have him do your makeup! what more can one ask :yahoo:
I know..can’t ask for anything more. I am still not over with it. :toothygrin:
I start the video and wait for one girl with black black smokey eye to appear behind Rati… Smokey eyes like :panda:
yeahhhh 😯 I too saw her..she reminds me of Magica!!! 😛 😛 😛
Oh yeah !!!She looks so dangerous!!!
ya even i saw her…she was lookin horrid :panda: :panda:
luckyyyy uuu rati !! fab… :)) :))
Thank you, Bhumika. 🙂
Rati! You are looking so cute & bubbly, the khushi of meeting him & getting your make up done by him shows on your face!
I could see the way you were observing his makeup tricks & making a note of what he was using & all!
Thank you, Uzma. I really learnt a lot last evening. :))
lucky u rati !! u look like a doll !! seein d video really delivers joy n happiness of seein u .. HHEHEHEEHE… though havent met u .. but i m sure we r alike in terms of nature.. happy n bubbly al d time … LOL LOL :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
geeeeeeee.. I was really happy , Rids. Really cant put it in words. 😀 😀 😀
wow wow wow :)) :)) :))
u look soooo pretty! :-* :-* :heart:
He moves his brushes in such an artistic manner – there’s so much style 🙂
Congratulations on getting your makeup done by him – it’s so subtle yet beautiful.
That’s what I also noticed after watching the video. :)) Thank you. :))
thats what I noticed too! When he started applying the blacktrack fluidline, it looked like a master painter at work! And using YASH as eye base- brilliant!!
Thanks for the vid Rati! Its so great that u got to meet him 🙂
I think he was in bombay also yesterday or day before. You should I have gone and met him. :))
He is awesome. :))
Palladium is soooo far from my place plus I had some assignments to do 🙁 I guess with all the bheed bhaad to meet him I wouldnt have got a chance!
But thanks for putting up this post!!
May be some other time. :))
Wowviiiiiieeeeeeeee Had to commnt after seeing that video…m supperrrrr busy today..but keep on peepin for new posts :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ….U lukin tooo sweet Rati :rose: …Shud call u Lucky Rati…hehe…BTW i like ur version of smokey eyes bettr :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
Farha, I wanted to learn his style of smokey eyes because no matter how much I stare at the pics, i cannot make it out. geee I am toh in love with his version :inlove:
Rati, u r really bad :hunterwali: when i’m going to get answer of my mail :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:
I’ll reply today for sure, Prachi. I got busy. Sorry. 🙁
ok plzzzzzzzzzz reply and yes u can put it here on IMBB :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
I’ll do that.
:rose: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :heart: :heart: :rose:
Hey you are looking very smart in this look….and its not looking as if “a lot of make up is applied”
he didnt use too much makeup. :))
NO he has…….I meant its not looking gaudy types 🙂
hey today i found colorbar product at a shop near my place :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: now i’m going to search for another brands on shops at my place…. I’m going to purchase colorbar after few days… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
happy shopping :yahoo: :yahoo:
OMG ! i just the video. no wonder he is a genius with smokey eyes. he works so quicky na:)
yeah sarah and his brush stores are just awesome. :))
i feel like a proud mother watching u getting made up by him :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
aawww!!! That’s a very cute comment, Ansh. :-*
wow ratii :woot: :woot:
he’s so awesomeee :bravo:
Ahh none of these hi-fi mua’s ever come here 🙁
me tooo want a makeover!!!
He is coming to Dubai, Insiya. Chekc it out at the stores in your area. :))
whattttttttttttttttttttttt?micky contracter make up!rati!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
his signature eye is :woot:
i mean the whole look!
and yash on u is brilliant!
mujko bhi sath le jateee!!!lol
RATI GETS HER MAKE UP DONE BY MICKY CONTRACTER :jiggy1:
you should have come, Tommy. It was an open for all event. :))
Rati, i’d found colorbar time plus compact powder at my place. i’d like shade beige there as it was the lightest shade and they dont have suede . but at site beige is a dark shade.
link to page
I didnt get you Prachi. ?:)
i’m trying to say that since the two shades are so different should i pick what i am getting.. will it be a genuine one
I suggest that you try it before picking. May be take your own brush or sponge at the store to try it out. 🙂
ok :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: is it a good compact
I watched this video thrice….seriously….like so amazed by his precision and so quickly he did the look….awesomeeee :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
You looking so pretty pretty….like a gudiya :-* :-* :-* :-*
And I also did your siahi fluidline look today when I went shopping….got many compliments……will mail the piccy to u at night :-*
gee cant wait for you piccy. 😀 😀
Thankoo, Jinal. I was toh highly amused. 😀 😀 :d
yeah I can imagine that :woot:
I was like wish I could too get my make-up done by him too :worship:
but when he was here….the mall is so far and I had work work :((
You really look like a celebrity here…..seriously. :-* :rose: :rose:
Thank both of you for this, Rati :-* :-*
It was a pleasure, Tatjana. I hope you are doing fine now. :-*
Ankita I’ll be posting the photos myself..
sent u a mail rati.. plz chk & reply.. 🙂
Oh wow…u r so lucky Rati & u so deserve this…….I love how he multi tasked with the lipstick. I no longer need any painterly pot……hehehe. I love Yash…..isn’t it a lighter version of Asphrodite Blush ?
& u know what,I can’t stop looking at the video………u look so so pretty 🙂
Thank you, Monika. yes you can really multi task with matte lipsticks. I think it’s only him who could give such tips. :)) THank you. I have watched the video myself so many times. :))
Hy, u didn’t comment on Asphrodite Blush ?
I don;t like this….I am not even jealous….I am not there….I died….he did makeup for you as if he was doing it for a superstar……….and you two very friendly friendly and between when he gave you mirror to checkup your look, you preening like a peacock….like a queeny peacock……where is rads….we two dukhiyari behens……. :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:
h he he h e..was was super amused to see me so amused. 😀 😀 😀
Jomol I am going to ignore her for a month..maybe 2 months… :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:
😐 😐 😐
for the very first time on this blog i m doing this….:hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:
…this is me beating myself for not going to select city mall on sunday and missing this great opportunity…..why did i do this to myself…..?//why?????????????????
and rati u r very very lucky…..
You should have come, Shilpa. :))
jale pe namak mat chidko rati doo…..plz say some nice words to me…..pleeeeeeeeezzzzz……make me feel better…..whwre is the smiley fr crying face…..i m crying……. but i loved your look…..truly …..
mickey contractor makeup classes nahi chalate kya…..??
WOW!!Nice Nice! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
You look so happy! 😉
I was super happy. 😀 😀
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i always keep wondering how do people in india become mac artists!!!??? i mean there is no mac pro academy and there is no mac pro store either in india no!!! enlighten me plzzzz… ?:) ?:) ?:) :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
hey sireesha….i am also wondering about same….rati must be having answers……
They apply to MAC and pick up jobs, Sireesha. I think all of them have some or the other makeup degree / certification. They work as makeup artists at stores and then move up n the ladder. Mickey contractor is a makeup artist from past 32 years. And he is not exactly the MAC makeup artist. He’s is an independent makeup artist with whom MAC has associated with.
oh..k..but how do they apply to mac?
I have no idea about that sireesha. I am sorry. :((
wow…. luckyy u…. cool nice simple make up… 😛 thumbsup :bravo:
Thank you. :))
but you know rati….the woman walkiung behind you with that eye makeup was like scary ……..why didnt Mickey contractor kill her :spank: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller:
he he he I am sure he must have said something but not infront of everyone. 😀 😀 rest everyone at the store had decent muted makeup for a change, only because mickey was visiting. 😆
Congratulations!!! You make us really proud 🙂 It feels like u r representing us! Looking lovely…
thank you, Urmi. :))
Rati -= wowwwww lovely yaa- so lucky to have makeup done by the maestro himself- m watching the video for the 3rd time now…
loved ur look and ure soo beautiful.. muahhhhh
Thank you, bee. :))
Hes explained everything so well na 🙂
m going to use the guidelines now..
wow!!! This is great! :woot:
:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
oye lucky lucky oye…. 🙂 :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Rati…….. 😉 😉 😉 😉 nice..
Thank you, zeeba. :))
ahhh woowwww.. touchwood u super lucky!!! :-* :-* :-*
i also do that trick for removing extra mascara :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
rati i loved ur look evn before the makeup!! ur hair and simple loops…u looked rocking!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
and i like the background music of the video! carefully selected..adds that weight since its mickeys… :waytogo: :waytogo:
me soo sad i cudnt go to the store whn he was in mumbai..was caught up for fittings in colg :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:
Oh!! I wore my siahi fluidline look. 😀 😀 I removed my makeup. :))
may be you could meet him some other time. I so wish he keeps coming up with collections. :yelo:
Wow, Rati, looking lovely, such a neat smokey-eyes look. Congratulations !!
Thank you, Sabrina. 🙂
Rati, you been receiving all my mails ??
I got both of them. 🙂
OK that’s great. I’ll be calling you FOR SURE tomorrow evening, will you be free?
just call me any time sabrina. :-*
You know you look so cute (pl. don’t mind)….Mickey looks like an artist painting a canvas..Was that a formal interview?
Thanks, rajeshwari. Yup, it was a formal interview. 🙂
Wowwww Mickey Contractor did make up for you – wowwwwww !!!
Yippiieeee!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
:happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
Wow this is simply awesommmmmmmme! :bravo: I just love “Yash”
me too, vinitha. :))
:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :happydance: :happydance: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :dance: :dance: My blog came back :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: And thankoooo Sanjeev and thankooo Rati :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :toothygrin:
Oh I was wondering I cannot open ur blog, I thought itwas blocked by our office firewall or something 😛
:happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
hi, cn i learn makeup course frm makeup artist name shalini vashist,plz enlighten me ?:) ?:)
hi rati,i’ve asked u ques regarding make up on june 17,bt u didn’t reply me yet……..