Tutorial: Colorful Green Eyes
Here’s a tutorial for this look! This is actually a pretty simple and straight-forward look. You’re really only using four colors, including highlighter!
You will need the following…
- Eyes: MAC Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral base), Make Up For Ever #171 Eyeshadow (shimmery chartreuse), Make Up For Ever #91 Eyeshadow (matte bright medium green), Make Up For Ever #53 Eyeshadow (shimmery forest green), Make Up For Ever #101 Eyeshadow (sheer, yellow-gold shimmer), Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 12L (deep teal-green), Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara (black)
- Cheeks: Make Up For Ever #5 Blush (matte coral-orange), Make Up For Ever #153 Blush (shimmery peachy-gold)
- Lips: YSL Peach Passion Rouge Volupte Lipstick (peachy-coral), MAC Liberated lipglass (pale gold-yellow)
- Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 116 (dense blush brush), 165 (highlighting brush)
Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply MAC Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, pack #171 eyeshadow on using the 239. On the outer lid and crease, apply #91 eyeshadow with the 226. Increase intensity by packing on more of #75 eyeshadow with the 239. Darken crease with #53 eyeshadow using the 219, and then blend out with the 226. Sweep #101 eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight with the 217. Smudge lower lash line with #171 eyeshadow with the 214 brush, pressing into lower lashes. Finish with 12L Aqua Eyes on on the lower lash line using the 208. Apply Aqua Smoky Lash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with #5 Blush using the 129, then highlight with #153 with the 165. Apply YSL Peach Passion Rouge Volupte lipstick to lips, and then top with MAC Liberated lipglass for color and shine.
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Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadows for Fall 2009
Metallic Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow
- Chrome Patina
- Starry Purple
- Brown Metal
- Antique Gold
- Starry Night
- Black Pearl
Availability: September 2009.
Bobbi Brown Ivy League Collection for Fall 2009
Creamy Eye Pencil
- Brown Plum
- Coral Pink
- Raisin Berry
- Dusty Nude
- Wild Rose
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
- Golden Leaf Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
- Bash Metallic Eye Shadow
Availability: August 2009.
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Beauty Basics: MAC Face Brushes
Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Face Brushes.
Focus On: MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush
MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush ($34.00) is a flat-topped, circula brush with a blend of goat and synthetic fibres. This is a smaller version of the larger and pricier 187. Both brushes are ideal for softer, more controlled application that allows you to build-up color and intensity through layers rather than diffusing color from the get-go. I actually prefer the 188 for creamy blushes and highlighters, because the small size allows me to apply it exactly where I want it and nowhere else. I can then use the blush to blend it outwards if necessary, but I never apply or have too much when I use this brush.
If you’re on a budget, I’d probably recommend the 188 over the 187, just because it is about eight dollars cheaper, and I think they’re both incredibly useful. However, the 188 is smaller, so it allows you to do things the 187 can’t. You can do many (if not all) the things the 187 can do with the 188–just some things might take you a minute or two longer (e.g. foundation), because it is a bit smaller.
How do you like to use this brush?
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Don’t miss out on the Make Up For Ever coverage!
Chanel Venice Collection for Fall 2009
As a city built on water, Venice was a source of great intrigue for Gabrielle Chanel. She saw it as simultaneously dramatic and fragile – qualities she herself possessed. With the imagination of the CHANEL Makeup Studio, Venice comes to life in a palette reflective of the city’s shimmering facades and mosaics, and the sparkling aquatic colours of its lagoons. As seen in the runway looks created by Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, at the 2009/10 Cruise Collection show, held on the beaches of Venice, Italy, rich sienna and deep rose tones, and dusky greys and greens combine for a modern look that can be softened for day or emboldened come evening.
Eye Gloss ($65.00) (Limited Edition)
- Luminous cream quadra eyeshadow in pearl, gold, black, red-black
Les 4 Ombres / Quadra Eyeshadow ($56.00)
- Murano Moss, pink, seafoam, green shimmer
Irreelle Duo / Silky Eyeshadow Duo ($40.00)
Poudre Douce / Soft Pressed Powder ($50.00)
Jouse Contraste / Powder Blush ($42.00)
Les Tissages de Chanel / Blush Duo Tweed Effect ($45.00)
- Tweed Sienna Earthy Bronze
Rouge Allure / Luminous Satin Lip Colour ($30.00)
- Instinctive Pink nude
- Comedia Rose
- Intuitive Pink brown
- Amusing Rosewood
- Captive Brown
- Clandestine Brick
Levres Scintillantes / Glossimer ($27.00)
- Arlequin Gold
- Courtisane Pink
Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($23.00)
- Intermezzo White pearl
- Gondola Maroon shimmer
Le Crayon Levres / Precision Lip Definer ($28.00)
Le Crayon Sourcils / Precision Brow Definer ($28.00)
- Blond Clair Blonde
- Cendre Noir Black
Availability: July 2009 at CHANEL boutiques, department and specialty stores, and on Chanel.com.
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