MAC Aids Fund Event with Dita Von Teese and Eve.
On Thursday, MAC celebrated the milestone of raising 100 million dollars to help fight HIV and Aids around the world. This money was raised by the sales from MAC Viva Glam lipstick and lipglass.
7.1 million Viva Glam lipsticks have been sold since 1994. The MAC Aids fund supports over 400 organizations each year. The organizations range from selected pediatric HIV/Aids organizations to controversial programs such as needle exchanges for street youth in Russia.
The event drew photographers and press along with some of the most stunning MAC employees in the company.
Eve, Nancy Mahon and Dita Von Teese were on hand to celebrate and promote the event. Nancy Mahon is the Vice President/Executive Director of the MAC Aids Fund. We were able to dish with her after the photographers left. She is proud of how the MAC Aids fund targets issues and areas where no other charity is willing to go. I was impressed with her passion and energy. She is a great asset to the MAC team and the charity world in general.
Dita was magnificent with her Louboutin heels and red lips. Her skin is otherworldly. There is just no words for how stunning it is.
I was just thrilled that I was able to see her in real life. I am a fan of her taste and charm. I was actually kicking myself that I did not wear my Behnaz lipstick and favorite Weiss pin.
Eve was also her usual gorgeous self. Her makeup was flawless and lemming worthy.
I was so transfixed with her lip gloss that I asked my favorite MAC gal to find out the identity of the lippie. She brought over JJ, Eve's personal makeup artist and friend. JJ used Wondershine 3D lipglass to create the most amazing coral-ish lippie ever. She also used Melon pigment as a blush. I was thrilled because I own both products. Now of course....I do not have the gorgeous golden skin tone of Eve but I will still attempt the look.
JJ uses both NC44 and NC 45 Studiotech foundation on Eve.
Michelle from All Lacquered Up asked JJ what spring makeup forecast she had for us.
JJ said that mascara will be heavy,brows will be arched and lips will be berry like.
The paparazzi were ushered in before the event started and set up camp in front of us. It was very hard to get a great shot of the girls. All three of us stood on our tiptoes with our little digital cameras. The standard pap camera are Nikons. Each camera looked like it had survived a war tour. One photographer brought a step ladder to get a better shot. They were fairly respectful and did not overstay their welcome.
The MAC staff were friendly, helpful and gorgeous. Of course all their makeup looks were lemming worthy. I could have spent at least $100 just buying all the lippies. There were beautiful berries and shimmering reds. One SA had the best smoky eye I had ever seen in real life. I just wanted to beg her to tutor me.
I want to thank the amazing MAC staff for letting us be a part of their celebration. It was a blast!
Please consider splurging on the MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks, Lipglasses and Lip Palettes this holiday season. Besides giving you a great lippie look, each cent raised will help someone who is suffering with HIV and Aids.
Also consider purchasing the MAC Kids Helping Kids greeting cards for the holidays. They are fabulous and all proceeds fund selected pediatric HIV/Aids organizations.
Credits: Blogdorf Goodman
Disclosure: This NYC trip was made possible by Total Beauty.