MAC Daddy John Stapleton

How does makeup reflect the times we live in? What do lipstick colors and eyebrow shapes have to do with politics? And how does it happen that makeup artists all over the world converge with a common vision by the end of each Fashion Week?

I had the pleasure of talking with the charming, brilliant, and bad-ass MAC Senior Artist John Stapleton about these questions and more.

We talked about Occupy Chic, Amy Winehouse, the vibe backstage at each major city’s Fashion Week, and what makeup trends you need to try this fall (audio interview at the bottom of the page).

He also let us film him at MAC Pro’s Flatiron studio, where he showed us how to achieve an Occupy-inspired look:

And check out the interview here: