ARTIST’S NAME: Luc B., MAC Senior Artist
LOCATION: New York City
ODD HABITS: Humming while doing makeup.
FUN FACTS: If there is a dog in the room, I ignore people in favour of the dog!
Q: What’s so special about Halloween?
A: Halloween is exhilarating makeup time! It’s the time of year when you can let all your alter egos come out! Whether your thing is drag, scary monsters or celebrity impersonations, just have fun!
Q: What are you planning to be for Halloween?
A: I don’t dress up! I just love watching all the action in the streets. I live in the East Village in New York, and the fun part is just watching everybody come out and play. Even if sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s a Halloween look or just a colourful neighbour.
From villainous vamps to dolled-up demons, M∙A∙C Senior Artists Bianca Alexander, Luc Bouchard, Keri Blair, Sandy Joseph and Chantel Miller revel in the ghouls – and glamour – of Halloween
Q: What are the products you most often use during Halloween?
A: I would say I love MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer as a base. That way, you basically have a blank canvas and you can create anything you want. Also, all the MAC Pro Lipmix colours are great if you want very rich, creamy colours that will make a statement. Prep + Prime finishing powder can set anything into place and make it last all night.
Q: What’s the most difficult look you have ever achieved with makeup?
A: Last year, my MAC Halloween video look was some sort of a water creature. It was very challenging for me, because it was about recreating the illusion of movement with shine and shapes.
Q: What is your biggest piece of advice to all MAC fans as they get ready for Halloween?
A: Prepare in advance. Start researching what you want to do so you can gather as much info as possible, and then practice your look at least once. That way you can see what works and what needs to be fixed. Remember, you can always just go to your favourite MAC counter and ask for help.
From villainous vamps to dolled-up demons, M∙A∙C Senior Artists Bianca Alexander, Luc Bouchard, Keri Blair, Sandy Joseph and Chantel Miller revel in the ghouls – and glamour – of Halloween.
Q: Of all the Halloween makeup looks you have ever done, which is your favourite?
A: The last one that I have done is always my favourite!
Watch: Luc Bouchard backstage interview with Marta Walsh at Thuy Spring 2010 Collection in New York City