Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the in-store event at MAC KLCC for the upcoming musical in Malaysia, The Secret Life of Nora, where Tiara Jacquelina, will be playing the lead role of Nora.
The Secret Life of Nora
So just a quick summary of this musical set in a fantastical version of the 1960s. It's about Nora, a Malaysian prima donna who unknowingly becomes a spy and saves the lives of thousands of women. She falls in love with Roger, an international agent who helps her in her transformations from a stage Drama Queen to a skilled undercover spy. Nora's roller coaster of a journey is one of high adventure, love, comedic moments as well as tears, deception, self-doubt and ultimately, self-empowerment. *from Press Release
As MAC Cosmetics is the official Makeup Sponsor for this musical, the event last month was focusing more on the makeup of the cast of this musical, more importantly, the different looks that will be worn by Nora during the show. There will be 3 main looks to be worn by Nora (played by Tiara Jacquelina), created by a group of MAC Cosmetics makeup artists, led by Senior Artist, Haritha Shan. MAC has also put together a range of makeup colours for consumers who want to emulate NORA as a spy, NORA as the stage Prima Donna and NORA as her natural self taking inspiration from the 1960s in which the story of NORA is set in. I will feature the face charts of these looks and the makeup products in another post on interview with Haritha Shan, MAC Senior Artist.
Tiara Jacquelina, looking so elegant, giving an introduction on her upcoming musical, The Secret Life of Nora
At the event, I conducted a short interview with Tiara Jacquelina, who will be playing the lead role of NORA, and also the President of Enfiniti Vision Media, the company which produces this musical.
According to Tiara, this is the 4th collaboration between Enfiniti Vision Media and MAC Cosmetics. Previously, MAC had been the Official Makeup Sponsor for the award-winning musical, Puteri Gunung Ledang, and P. Ramlee, The Musical, also produced by Enfiniti Vision Media.
Interview with Tiara Jacquelina, who is so warm and friendly :)
Tiara herself, is a big fan of MAC Cosmetics, having used MAC since 1995! She shared with me that she still owns some of the older MAC products which have long been discontinued. Not only does Tiara use MAC makeup for theatre and films, but she uses them all the time, on a daily basis, as all the MAC products are so versatile, with a great variety of colours which can take her from day to night. Besides, she added, MAC foundation is very suitable for her skin and complexion and for her long hours of work, it doesn't cake and last a long time.
For the NORA musical, Tiara has been assigned a MAC Makeup Artist, Shahrom, who will be working on her makeup throughout the duration of the musical, starting on 29th September 2011 (this Thursday) till 16th October 2011. And I happened to know Shahrom personally, as a friend, and he is an awesome and creative makeup artist, as are all the other MAC Makeup Artists that I know.
So, for more information on The Secret Life of Nora musical, tickets, etc, you can visit their Facebook page and Tiara's Facebook page.
More photos from the in-store event at MAC KLCC last month.......
Tiara Jacquelina, having her makeup done by MAC Makeup Artist, Shahrom (top and below)
The many faces of NORA
L to R: Models/cast wearing the look of NORA the Prima Donna, NORA the Spy, Tiara herself, and NORA her natural self
Tiara Jacquelina, cast and some of the MAC Makeup Artists
Far left: Tiara's husband, Dato' Seri Mohd Effendi Norwawi
Tiara Jacquelina and her supportive Hubby, Dato' Seri Mohd Effendi Norwawi
Tiara Jacquelina and me
Stay tuned for more makeup looks of NORA!