Daily delight: introducing M.A.C artist Fred Vellon’s favourite, Lightful

Fred Vellon is one of the hottest talents on the M.A.C Pro Team, and has been working as a make up artist since 1986. His Puerto Rican heritage is betrayed in the passionate approach he has to each and every job, and you know he’s a man that knows his stuff when it comes to Giving Great Face. When asked recently to name his favourite products, the famous Fred V.’s words of wisdom began thus: “Don’t neglect your skin! It all starts with three products I can’t live without. First, cleanse delicately with Lightful Foaming Crème Cleanser then treat with Care Blend Essential Oils. They leave the skin feeling incredibly supple without any tackiness. And my best secret for gorgeous skin: mix Lightful Charged Essence into your foundation for a mannequin-like finish.” Around the same time that I digested this sage advice I was introduced to M.A.C’s Lightful range, which has been around a few years in Asia but hits New Zealand any day now. It’s a skincare range that focuses heavily on luminescence, and is made up of a collection of products that they call “high-beam brightening skincare formulations”, using their exclusively developed Charged Water technology. The range has been repackaged and boosted beyond breakthrough this season with the new infusion of red tourmaline and silk, to shift skin’s receptivity and shake up its energy level.

All new ingredients include green tea anti-free-radical extract, vitamin C for added brightening prowess, and tuberose as protection from dehydration. Other artists who love Lightful include Au Yin Chan, Regional Director, Artist Training Asia Pacific, who says “a few drops of Lightful Charged Essence mixed into a liquid foundation gives added luminosity to the foundation finish while giving the appearance of firmer skin”. Malaysia’s Bee Bee Ng recommends mixing Lightful Hydro-Charged Moisturizer SPF30 with Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation, to create an instant tinted moisturizer that will create “glowing, flawless skin”, whilst another tip is to fill a spray bottle with the Lightful Active Softening Lotion and spritz away to help to minimise pores and reduce redness.


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