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Saturday, September 30, 2017

MAC recently announced its partnership with the Lost Tribe for their 2018 Carnival presentation. MAC Director of Make-up Artistry Romero Jennings worked with Executive Creative Director for the Lost Tribe, Valmiki Maharaj to design the make-up looks for the 2018 costume presentation. As key artist, Jennings led the execution of the make-up looks by a team of certified MAC makeup artists for the official photo shoot of the costumes as well as backstage at the Festival of the Bands on July 15, 2017.

The Lost Tribe represents a growing demand for a more theatrical and inspired take on Carnival. With an eye for fashion, Lost Tribe views Carnival through an artistic and worldly lens while paying homage to the diverse history, culture and people of Trinidad in their designs. The partnership between The Lost Tribe and MAC was therefore a natural fit given MAC's roots as a make-up artistry brand. MAC is at the forefront of fashion trendsetting and honours individuality and self-expression above all else. “Carnival really is about embellishment, bright colours, and having fun,” says Romero. “MAC is known for highly pigmented products and for pushing the envelope when it comes to artistic expression. So working with The Lost Tribe is a perfect fit for MAC.”

The Lost Tribe presentation for 2018 is inspired by an originally scripted romantic tragedy that compels its audience to contemplate the complexity of our most innate desire — to love and be loved. It's the story of seven sisters who fall for a mysterious wanderer and are left with heartache when he wanders on. Set under the native Poui trees in Port of Spain, the tale is symbolic of the Magnificent Seven historic homes along the Savannah.

Under the Dryer introduces the team

Valmiki Maharaj:

Valmiki Maharaj first collaborated with Tribe on their presentation Birds of a Feather in 2008 and has continued as a member of their creative team ever since. In 2015, when The Lost Tribe was created under the TRIBE umbrella, Maharaj was at the helm as their executive creative director. He has made excellence his standard through every venture, both personal and professional. Valmiki has gained a reputation for not only consistently producing beautiful, sought-after Carnival costumes, but for his effervescent spirit and enthusiastic approach to the art of masquerade.

Romero Jennings

With over 25 years at MAC, Romero Jennings has worked with a star-studded list of celebrity clientele in addition to creating make-up for Broadway plays, music videos, and magazines from Vogue to Harper's Bazaar. Jennings also takes part in New York, Milan, Tokyo and Paris Fashion weeks. He has a hands-on approach to his work with an eye for detail. He credits his sensitivity for colour to his background and infancy in Kingston, Jamaica where he says that colours are more saturated than anywhere else he's travelled.

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