Isn’t the Winter Olympics cool? I’m a big fan of the figure skaters. All that grace and power on ice, and they do it with such panache, too. I, on the other hand, don’t. I’m a mess on skates. On a good day I’ll stand; on a great day I’ll move forward, but I don’t think I’ve ever stopped or turned without crashing into something.
Maybe I just need one of those sparkly, over-the-top costumes… That could be what I’m missing — spandex and sequins.
If you caught the men’s short competition last night, you probably saw three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir tear it up on the ice. The boy’s one of the most entertaining (and downright sassy) skaters I’ve seen in a long time. Tabs doesn’t always support Johnny’s costume decisions, but he absolutely loved last night’s black spandex outfit with the pink tassel (at the top). Seriously, Johnny, two paws way up!
Not only does Johnny shine on skates, but he’s also a MAC fan and makeup maven. We traded emails before the games, and he was nice enough to share a few makeup tips.
What are your top three tricks to getting your skin looking flawless on camera?
1) Conceal everything you donâ€™t want the world to notice, like blemishes or dark circles, with an amazing concealer like Cle de Peau or MAC concealers.Â 2) Blot away your shine and oil with MAC’s Blot Powder and Bronzing Powders.Â 3) Take care of your skin.Â If your skin feels beautiful and healthy, it will look beautiful and healthy.
What’s a makeup lesson you learned the hard way?
When I first started wearing makeup to perform I learned that you need to apply bronzer very evenly.Â You canâ€™t go out with a mocha face, latte neck and custard ears. I saw a photo of myself and was horrified; needless to say, I never made that mistake again.Â For men, the important thing is to look like yourself but one hundred times better with the help of makeup… it defeats the purpose when everyone can see how much youâ€™ve got caked on.
What are your three favorite MAC products to use before a performance?
Thanks, Johnny, and good luck in the free skating event tomorrow!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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