“I was always looking for something that I loved… Something that I was meant to pursue… Something I was so passionate about that it was all I ever thought about… And when I found makeup I knew that was it,” says Maria Acibal, a 24 year old traveling MAC Cosmetics make-up artist and founder of Makeup by MLA, explaining her connection and passion for make-up artistry, “It was the constant inspiration I’ve always been looking for.”
From a color palette of warm playful shades that consists of corals, hot fuchsia and an array of pink undertones, Maria seamlessly blends a color scheme which features MAC’s upcoming spring collection entitled “PlayLand”. Observing as she indulges on her latest human canvas she continues to speak of the recent collection stating, “Playland is about bringing out you inner child and allowing yourself to play in vivid colors and textures and let them brighten up your makeup for the spring season.”
Abcial, an artist of four years has been known for creating beauty from an array of beauty products as she carefully experiments within her fashion aesthetic. As a member of the MAC Cosmetics family originally located at Macy’s Concord for the duration of two and half years, she desired a new venture. During an Impact Team meeting a peer of Acibal informed her of an opening at the Pleasanton location. Taking no time to compose herself she immediately sought after Nicole Feliciano, Store Manager at Stoneridge during a local sales meeting as she clearly made her interest known. Going through the process of multiple interviews, May 2013 Acibal was offered a promising position within the MAC Cosmetics family at Stoneridge. She best describes this as one of her biggest blessings in her career.
Taking the advice of Stacy Maki an East Bay Trainer for MAC Cosmetics, Acibal clearly states with passion, “She’s a sensation, and I truly hope I can one day be in her shoes. Her image, artistry, personality, and passion for the brand are remarkable.” Acibcal smiles brushing a strand of hair that has fallen forward as she states, “To be honest, I could easily write a book about how all these MAC artists have inspired me. The greatest thing about MAC is no matter what, there’s inspiration everywhere.”
With an analytical take on beauty as an art form, Acibal can be seen as a muse while she performs in her element. Growing up in a well-rounded family that includes an array of artists, you could easily say it truly runs in the blood stream. “I always knew I was different, and that I was searching for something. I live to be inspired and to inspire others, that is my mission in life.” Carrying out her true inspiration with a career that gives her the strength and the determination to succeed she states, “Makeup Artistry and Fashion is just one way I hope to inspire others.”
It’s not all make-up for Acbial as she is readily known to make people laugh. Whether it’s a comedic take or bad joke, she takes joy in providing others with a laugh or two. Asking her why, she begins to chuckle as she says, “Laughter is the best medicine.”
For more Information on MAC Cosmetics newest collection, go to maccosmetics.com. Interested in booking an appointment, or being tutored by Maria Acibal at MAC? Please contact their Stoneridge location at 925-469-0369.