"There's an insect influence to the clothes that can be seen in his construction technique and patterns. My inspiration for the makeup came from art nouveau glassware and the shimmering colours on the armored backs of beetles."--Kabuki for MAC Cosmetics
Kabuki applied MAC Select Moisturecover concealer only where needed to perfect the skin. He blended MAC Prep + Prime transparent Finishing Powder over the entire face for a matte finish, and sculpted the cheekbones with MAC Pro Sculpting Powder with a MAC 116 Brush. He highlighted the cheekbone with a selection of MAC Pro Shaping Powders.
Kabuki smudged MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder through the upper and lower lash lines. He mixed MAC Eye Shadow in Freshwater and Deep Truth, and applied around the eye with a MAC 224 Brush to create an oval shape. Kabuki smudged MAC Chromaline in Pro Marine Ultra slightly into the crease of the upper eyelid for depth, and dusted MAC Pigment in Pro Old Gold over the eyelid for an iridescent finish. He generously coated the lashes with MAC Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad, Black
A custom beige lip was mixed with MAC Lipstick in Pro Peachstock and Freshbrew to eliminate the natural pink from lips.