MAC Me Over: Sharon Marcus
Let's take a look at Sharon Marcus; one of MAC's first makeover transformations.....
Reference librarian and Rockville, Maryland native Sharon Marcus surprised herself when she entered the MAC Me Over! contest. Hardly a beauty junkie, she says “I don’t really wear tons of makeup, and I quit dyeing my hair a few years ago. I sent in my photo on a lark.” Still, the 59-year-old isn’t a total novice. Growing up in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, “I was very thin and identified with models like Twiggy. I guess I was inspired to start playing around with makeup then.” She claims that she never thought about aging until she turned 50, when she started to become more conscious of it. “But then I went to my 30th Peary High School reunion and looked around and thought, ‘Hey, we don’t look so bad.’ That’s when I realized that I may be getting older, but I’ve also become more confident.” Besides her weekly belly-dancing class and maintaining a “childlike curiosity about the world” at all times, she swears by the following fountains of youth: “Stay out of the sun, too much alcohol will age you so be moderate, and don’t sleep on your stomach because it smooshes your face into the pillow and can cause wrinkles!”
Making custom birthday cards
“Wild World” by Cat Stevens
Fave MAC Product
Cream Colour Base, R170
Donna Karan and Calvin Klein
Who Would Play You in a Movie?
Top Makeup Tip (you learned from MAC Me Over!)
"It's very important to prepare the skin before applying foundation."
A tie between Vanity Fair, Real Simple and Oprah
Now Smell This, Makeup Alley and Osmoz
"I want to be an example to show women my age that a woman can look her best without having to be 20."
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