Hello Sum­mer!

MAC Cos­met­ics launches its Spring Sum­mer 2017 Col­lec­tion at a beach party to re­mem­ber

Philippine Tatler Traveller - - Brand Story - words and pho­tos Mia Bor­romeo

Un­veil­ing its easy, au­then­tic and mod­ern ap­proach to beauty this sea­son, the cos­met­ics gi­ant MAC flew dozens of lo­cal ed­i­tors, beauty ex­perts and per­son­al­i­ties to Cebu for a Spring/Sum­mer 2017 ProTour. The trop­i­cal haven of Shangri-La's Mac­tan Re­sort & Spa was the per­fect set­ting for the twonight get­away with the Los An­ge­les-based MAC Cos­met­ics Di­rec­tor for Makeup Artistry, Gre­gory Arlt, as spe­cial guest.

The glam-filled event kicked off with a cosy wel­come lunch at the Cowrie Cove, where the MAC Philip­pines dy­namo team led by Gen­eral Man­ager Gay Lao Chen and PR ex­ec­u­tive Vanessa Ver­gara out­lined the pro­gramme of ac­tiv­i­ties in store for us.

Af­ter a re­laxed af­ter­noon of sun and sea, ev­ery­one geared up for the evening's main event: the of­fi­cial launch of MAC Cos­met­ics' all-new fra­grance col­lec­tion, Shade­s­cents, in­spired by the brand's most iconic lip­stick shades.

As the sun set over the Mac­tan Chan­nel, paint­ing the sky in daz­zling shades from pink and lilac to gold, cock­tails flowed at the al fresco bar with spe­cial drink con­coc­tions in­spired by the dif­fer­ent Shade­s­cents.

Dusk turned into night and we moved in­doors to the ho­tel's tented Ocean Pavil­ion, which had been beau­ti­fully set with long ta­bles themed ac­cord­ing to each of the six fra­grances. There was the woody flo­ral Lady Dan­ger; the sul­try Ruby Woo (that brings to mind red leather); the sug­ary sweet Candy Yum-Yum; the smoky

and mys­te­ri­ous My Heror­ine; the musky am­ber Creme de Nude; and the sexy Vel­vet Teddy, with its notes of wild honey. A di­vine sit-down din­ner served up a menu cre­atively in­fused with re­gional touches. (Think Mar­cona al­mond gaz­pa­cho with Bo­hol sweet prawn and tomato-date tartare and slow­braised veal cheek in Hunter Val­ley shi­raz foie gras poêlé with grated Visayan ca­cao!) Be­fore dessert was served, the Shade­s­cents am­bas­sadors were pre­sented to the au­di­ence: Tessa Pri­eto-Valdes, Me­gan Young, RB Chanco, Karylle, Bianca Manalo and Stephanie Zu­biri- Crespi. It was time for a MAC pam­per­ing ses­sion the fol­low­ing morn­ing be­fore the SS17 trends pre­sen­ta­tion in the af­ter­noon. The celebrity makeup artist Arlt was in his el­e­ment dis­cussing the sea­son’s fo­cus on sim­ple, un­feigned nat­u­ral beauty. He shared ex­pert tips on how to achieve four key makeup trends: "real" high­light­ing next to noth­ing face colour; "free" which is playful and fun with coloured mas­cara in ex­treme di­men­sion; "wet" which is all about lu­mi­nous, hy­drated skin; and "warm" with its beau­ti­ful golden bronze look. The fun and fab MAC Sping Sum­mer ProTour came to a close with a lovely all-white farewell din­ner un­der the stars.

clock­wise from top With Raul Man­zano at the Wel­come Lunch in Cowrie Cove; per­son­alised wel­come kit; the Shade­s­cents Am­bas­sadors; MyHeroine ta­ble set­ting at the Shade­s­cents launch; MAC's iconic Ruby Woo lip­stick and fra­grance

clock­wise from left Beach setup for the Farewell Din­ner; MAC di­rec­tor for Makeup Artistry, Gre­gory Arlt; colour­ful tent set-up on the grounds of Shangri-La's Mac­tan Re­sort & Spa for MAC Cos­met­ics' SS17 Trends Pre­sen­ta­tion; lovely ladies decked in white...

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