Last Thursday, right before the snow and my bubonic plague hit, I headed uptown to fete my favorite hostess with the mostest, Hilary Pereira of Mermaids and Martinis fame at the Fifth Avenune MAC store.  The place was packed as I can’t see any better combination: mermaids + martinis + makeup.  Guests were gifted copies of Hilary’s book and complimentary makeup touch ups.  My life was changed with the introduction of MAC’s new Mineralize Rich Lipstick in a pucker worthy plum.  Champagne and hors d’oeuvres were passed throughout the crowd by almost offensively attractive waiters, but the real treat awaited those who roamed to the back of the party- a DIY martini bar.  Typically applying makeup under the influence would be a poor decision, but fortunately for us, we had the professionals from MAC to keep us coloring inside the lines.

Fins up.