"Mamma Mia": Behind the scenes with MAC Cosmetics

Knowing me, knowing you, a peek into the makeup world of a very successful musical, where it's all about MAC Cosmetics behind the scenes, that's us, right? And when the musical is "Mamma Mia", featuring all the feel-good-songs of ABBA, the Swedish cult band of the 70s and 80s, even more, right? Now who wants to come backstage?
I do, I do, I do, I do, I do!

MAC Cosmetics Austria invited a couple of bloggers to watch "Mamma Mia" last Thursday at Raimund Theater here in Vienna, and to talk to the makeup artists of the show beforehand. MAC provides the makeup for the cast, hence the access behind the scenes.

So off we went!
Like last year, when MAC took us to "Legally Blonde", we almost all wore black... :o) Mamma Mia! :-)

The other bloggers who were invited were:

 Am I missing anyone?

(okay, the makeup room sign could use a makeover as well...)

The makeup artists as well as the leading actress Ana Milva Gomes (second from left) answered all our questions and gave us an insight into the special requirements of stage makeup as well as the specifics for this show.

Ana even showed us what exactly she uses on stage:

Here's a peek at the many wigs of the show:

... and some of the makeup used:


Voulez-Vous know how the makeup is arranged on stage, behind the big curtain? 

The lipsticks are labelled with the actresses' names so they can switch up their lip color quickly between scenes.

Before the actual show started the MAC PR ladies kindly showed us what's coming this spring:

 I will definitely get my hands on the concealer duo, and if you know me, that would be NW25/NC30!

We also received press samples, so thank you for the makeup (and the music) ;-) MAC!

Mineralize Eyeshadow "Natural Vigor"
Nail Lacquer "Rich Kid Blues"
Lipstick "Light English Red"
Technakohl Liner "Metalhead"

So thanks again MAC Austria for a memorable evening at the theater, it goes down in the book!


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