Here is a breakdown of my latest profile pic as requested. I am wearing bronze smoky eye with bronzed cheek and bare lips.
The Originals collection, which will launch tomorrow (December 19th), is basically a repromotion of MAC’s limited edition, discontinued and existing pro products that we all LOVED. All products are reformulated with a new texture to give you that extra twist. I’m so psyched about the new eyeshadows and glitter!
Kitschmas – Light airy shimmering pink/mauve pearl (Frost)
Violet – Vivid bright violet-purple (Frost)
Melon – Soft bright golden peach (Frost)
Golden Olive – High frosted green/gold (Frost)
Steel Blue – Rich deep turquoise green blue shone with small pearl particle (PRO)
Reflect Glitter Blackened red – Sparkling burgundy
Very pink – Sparkling fuchsia pink
Transparent teal – Sparkling white with turquoise
Antique gold – Sparkling taupe
Sandy B. – Light shell pink (Frost)
Rozz Revival – Watermelon reddish pink (L)
Chintz on Hintz -Sheer mid-tone yellow brick (L)
Russian Red – Intense bluish-red (Matte)
Twig Twig – Neutral brown plum (L)
Supersequin – Plummy pink with silver pearlized pigments (L)
Nouveau-Frou – Beigey grey pink with white pearlized pigments(L)
Retrofluid – Sheer deep plum with gold and red pearlized pigments (L)
Back to Del Rio – Deep brown red (L)
Utter Pervette – Soft pastel pink (L)
C-Thru – Soft peached-beige with shimmer(C)
Full on Lust – Neutral brown pink (C)
Avarice – Mid-tone yellow red with soft red pearlized pigments (C)
Real Desire – Deep plum with red pearlized pigments (F)
Nico Now – Mid-tone grey purple with mulitcoloured pearlized pigments (F)
Looks From The Collection
There are some interesting looks from this collection. My favorites are Full On Lust and C-Thru.
Colour the cheeks with Raizin Powder Blush using a 168 Brush. For additional colour apply Blackened Red Reflects Glitter with a 109 Brush lightly on the cheeks and temples.
Use Smoothberry Cremestick Liner to fill in the lips. Layer on Rozz Revival Lipstick using the 316 Brush followed by Avarice Tinted Lipglass.
Apply to the apples of the cheeks Strada Powder Blush with a 116 Brush.
Line lips with Cherry Lip Pencil. Finish off the look with a touch of Russian Red Lipstick using a 318 Brush.
Full On Lust
Dust Strada Powder Blush on the apples of the cheeks.
Line lips with Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner. Fill in with Twig-Twig Lipstick using a 316 Brush. Top it all off with Full On Lust Tinted Lipglass.
Give cheeks a little colour with Buff Powder Blush using a 129 Brush, and with
a 168 Brush sweep Antique Gold Reflects Glitter on the cheekbones.
Line Lips with Subculture Lip Pencil and apply Sandy B Lipstick with a 316 Brush. Followed by a few dabs of C-Thru Tinted Lipglass.
“Are You A M·A·C Original?” National Contest
M·A·C Cosmetics announced the “Are You A M·A·C Original?” contest to launch their new limited edition collection The Originals. The contest is a celebration of one’s individuality and originality—qualities intrinsic to the M·A·C brand. Launching nationally through the M·A·C website (www.maccosmetics.com), the contest will also run regionally in 6 key cities across the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston.
National Contest – How to Enter
To enter the “Are You A M·A·C Original?” contest on a national level, consumers can visit www.maccosmetics.com beginning December 26th to submit a picture of themselves wearing their favorite M·A·C products, along with 50 words on what makes them a M·A·C Original. The winner will be determined by votes online. The winner will receive a $1,000 M·A·C gift card and the complete Originals collection.
Regional Contest – How to Enter
On a regional level, M·A·C will hold the “Are You A M·A·C Original” Contest in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston on the weekend of January 4th-6th. M·A·C customers can visit designated M·A·C locations for a complimentary makeup application and get a professional photograph taken. Customers can then enter to be the MAC Original winner of the city and will also be automatically entered into the national contest. The regional winner will receive a $250 M·A·C gift card, the complete Originals collection and a story in a local publication.
For contest rules and regulations, please visit MAC Cosmetics.
Here is the latest dish on the A-Mei collection. For those of you who are not familiar with her, she’s a Taiwanese singer and she’s pretty big in Asia.
With the million different kinds of mascaras out there, it can be difficult to make a pick. So read on to find out more about what’s available and what they do.
* Thickening/Voluminizing formulas are great for those who have skimpy lashes. I adore L’oreal’s Voluminous and Maybelline’s Volum Express for maximum volume.
* Lengthening formulas are great for those with thick lashes but want a little length. Pick one with a “precision brush” for maximum length and definition. L’oreal’s Clean Definition Telescopic Mascara is my all-time favorite.
* Curling mascaras claim to lift your lashes and maintain the curl. Personally I find this a gimmick – all you need is a good eyelash curler.
* Color mascaras are fun if you want a different look. While some of them come in crazy colors to make your eyes pop, most come in muted colors meaning you can wear them during the day without screaming crazy lashes.
Navy blue – makes the whites of your eyes appear brighter
Burgundy – great for a natural look and makes green eyes pop
Brown – great for those who find black too “harsh”
* Clear mascaras are only good if you want a natural look. All they do is add a *little* definition – no volume or length. You can also use them to tame your unruly eyebrows.
* Waterproof formulas are great for those who:
1) have sensitive eyes
2) sweat a lot or live in humid places
3) will come into contact with water
I do not recommend wearing waterproof mascaras on a daily basis because I find them more drying than regular formulas and harder to remove.
So what mascara is the best? Personally I find that using different formulas together works a lot better than using one that claims to do everything (and yes that means wearing more than one mascara at the same time). For me, I like using Rimmel’s Lash Maxxx with L’oreal’s Voluminous on top for long, thick lashes. Color-wise, no matter what hair/eye color you have, I would suggest black. I know some people find it harsh but to me, nothing beats dark, fluttering lashes.
Read my mascara reviews to see what other mascaras I recommend.
Mascara is the one product I can’t live without so below is 5 quick steps you can apply it like a pro.