Just a couple of weeks ago I posted a smokey metallic makeup look that I wore to my husband’s work Christmas party. By the time my work party rolled around, I was ready to mix it up. I wanted to play with some colour and ended up with a very intense, bold and festive makeup look.
What I used to get this look:
- Super Rollers to turn my bone straight hair into soft curly hair
- Fame Lip Enhancing Gloss by Smashbox
- MUFE HD Foundation in shade 118
- Erase Paste concealer/brightener by benefit
- Pink Powder Blush from Too Faced’s Natural Face Palette
- The red eyeshadow portion is made up of one shade: Basic Red Pigment by MAC Cosmetics
- The green eyeshadow portion consists of Kelly, Bio Green and Bottle Green eyeshadows all by MAC Cosmetics
- Brule eyeshadow by MAC as my brow bone highlight
- To finish off my eyeshadow, I used Avon’s silver liquid eye liner all over my eye shadow to glam up the look and make it nice and sparkly for the party
- For eye liner I am using Kat Von D’s tattoo liner in Trooper on the top and for my waterline I used tarte’s skinny smoldereyes pencil in Onyx
- They’re Real! mascara by benefit
- And for my lashes, I knew with a big bright look, I needed big bold lashes – so I went for the biggest ones I own, my “Lacies” by Ardell
How about you, are you being adventurous with your makeup this holiday season?
I really hope you all like this fun makeup look for Christmas! After all there is really only one time of year that this makes any sort of sense at all and that is right now, during the holidays! I’m sure some people would argue that there is no time of year that this look makes any sense haha…but I had a lot of fun with it regardless and I do believe that is the point!! So make sure you remember to have a little fun too. 😉
Thanks for reading!
A few weeks ago I picked up another mineralize eyeshadow from MAC. I loved Fresh & Mint so much, I was aching to get another duo. I ended up falling in love with Sweet & Sour, described by MAC as a Dirty Gold paired with a green and deep blue veining/warm gold.
Keep in mind, these are all hand made, so every one is a little different than the one next to it. So for me, I wanted one that was more green than blue, so I actually went to a couple of stores to find the one I was in love with. But if you aren’t as picky as I am, you don’t have to worry. You won’t hear any regrets from me on this product, I love the colours together and this product lives up to what I’ve come to expect from MAC Cosmetics.
These gorgeous duos retail for $24 CAD or $20 US and give you 2.5g of baked colour goodness. For comparisons sake, in a regular MAC eyeshadow, you receive 1.5g and pay $18 CAD or $15US.
Dry swatch of MAC’s Sweet & Sour:
I think what I love most about their mineralize baked eyeshadows are that they are super easy to apply, work with and blend together. They always seem to just seamlessly form a gorgeous eye with no work at all.
If you want a softer look, use a dry brush. If you want your colours a bit more vibrant, use a wet brush to apply these mineralize eyeshadows. For my look, I used a wet brush.
How to create this look for your eyes:
- Fill in your brows and shape them how you like. I used MAC’s Mystery Eyeshadow for this.
- Apply your primer all over your lid. I used Urban Decay’s Potion Primer.
- Wet your eyeshadow brush and apply the greenish/blueish side all over your lid. (You don’t need to use this MAC duo, any green or blue shimmery shadow will work for this.)
- Wipe your brush off on a kleenex, re-wet your brush and apply the dirty gold throughout your crease and the outer edge of your eye.
- Using an eyeliner brush, apply the dirty gold under your lower lashes as well to bring the look together. (Again, if you don’t have this duo, feel free to use a shimmery gold that you may have from another brand.)
- Line your upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner of your choice. I used Maybelline Master Precise Felt Tip Liquid Liner in Black on my lids and Blacktrack Fluidline by MAC on my waterline.
- For my lashes I used Ardells #102 Demi False Lashes on top and Clinique’s High Impact Mascara on my bottom lashes.
- Viola! Super easy, no blending required with this MAC duo. You simply slap it on and just by having the two colours touch each other, they blend themselves. Fool proof!
For the rest of this look I used the following:
Skin – Makeup Forever’s HD Foundation in shade 118
Lips – Smashbox’s Lip Enhancing Gloss in Fame
Cheeks – powder blush and bronzer from Too Faced’s Natural Face palette
This picture is indoors with flash:
This picture was taken in natural light, no flash:
Do you own any MAC Mineralize shadows? How do you like them?
I promised several weeks ago that I would post some looks using the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV Palette. I’ve been slacking and just finally got to playing with the colours last night. So here is my first concoction:
The main shade I wanted to make sure I incorporated was the deep rich purple, Gravity. Without making the look super dark I went on a hunch and paired it up with some of the neutrals that have a pink undertone. It ended up blending together nicely. What I love most about this look, is that it is still very dramatic drawing focus to the eyes, but not overly dark and heavy looking.