Challenge: Felines — Phuong K, Mariah, Alicia, Resha, Kali
Here are the final five looks from this month’s challenge! It’s been a really fun ride to see all of the different looks inspired by felines. Big thanks to everyone who took the time to participate–it wouldn’t have been as awesome without you! I won’t make an official announcement until mid-October, but October’s challenge will be Halloween-related. Again, more on that challenge in a couple of weeks.
Check their looks out!
PHUONG K is a full-time student who loves to blog about makeup in her spare time.
INSPIRATION: “Very sultry, cat-like eyes was the main focus. I tried to combine the typical cat-eye makeup used daily with a little extra outlining for emphasis.” — Phuong K
EYES: She used MAC Rapidblack Penultimate Eyeliner.
LIPS: She wore Too Faced Pillow Talk Glamour Gloss.
FACE: She used MAC Select Coverup NW20.
MARIAH is an animator living in Portland, Oregon who loves makeup like crazy! She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, and it’s good to know it can be put to use with makeup as well as animating! Not makeup related, but you can see her work here.
INSPIRATION: “My look was totally inspired by my cat, Puff! She IS a Russian Blue, so how could I use any other color? She’s fun and cute, but smoky and soft. I tried to convey that using soft grey/blues that were dramatic and fun! She seemed to approve too!” — Mariah
EYES: She used NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, LORAC Evening Star Shadow Trio, MAC Russian Blue Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Liner, MAC Idol Eyes Eyeshadow, MAC Nightfish Fluidline, MAC Wolf Pearlglide Liner, and Dior DiorShow Mascara.
LIPS: She wore MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick.
FACE: She used NYX Plummy Blush, Bare Escentuals Fairly Light Foundation, and Make Up For Ever HD Powder.
ALICIA is a twenty-eight year old Canadian who’s determined to become a makeup artist. She would also love to work as a beauty journalist or in beauty product development. She started her blog to share her journey!
INSPIRATION: “The inspiration for this look were leopard prints. I didn’t want to cover the entire face in spots, so I decided to keep the look more wearable and keep the spots to the eye area. I wanted the face to be heavily contoured making it more animal like. Overall the look is fierce and dangerous just like a leopard.” — Alicia
EYES: She used MAC Painterly Paint Pot, MAC Creme de Miel Eyeshadow, MAC Flip Eyeshadow, Illamasqua Solstice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow, Maybelline Blackest Black Line Stiletto Liquid Liner, Annabelle Green Tease Smudge Liner, Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Liner, Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara, and Ardell #108 False Eyelashes.
LIPS: She wore MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick and MAC Matte Orange Blush.
FACE: She used Chanel Tan de Soleil Bronzer and MAC Eversun Blush.
RESHA is a thirty-year-old self-confessed nerd and beauty blogger from Virginia, who has a serious addiction to lip products. She also has a spoiled Yorkie named Ruben and workas as a web and graphic designer.
INSPIRATION: “I figured everyone else would do something dramatic, so I wanted to do something simple and easy.” — Resha
EYES: She used Urban Decay Primer Potion, NYX Black Bean Jumbo Eye Pencil, NYX Black Eyeshadow, and MAC Lithe Pigment.
LIPS: She wore NYX Nutmeg Lip Liner, Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Bananas Gloss.
KALI is a beauty blogger obsessed with everything beauty, fashion, and crafting. She loves lounging around on lazy afternoons, eating comfort foods, and being around loved ones.
INSPIRATION: “I usually run away from bold looks but I definitely was inspired by the the “fierceness” of last month’s felines. While checking out the Fabulous Felines collection at MAC, I was mainly drawn to the Leopard Luxe because of the gorgeous golds and yellows. I tired thinking of another great color to pair with gold and I automatically though of dark royal blues -which ended up looking almost black. I wanted to play down the rest of my face so I chose a light, peachy orange for the cheeks and a beige nude for my lips.” — Kali
EYES: She used Styli-Style Brown Browliner 24, Pari Beauty Platinum Precious Glow Eye Primer, LORAC SNake Charmer Palette, 120 Eyeshadow Palette, theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow, NARS Night Flight Eyeshadow, MAC Black Russian Pearlglide Eyeliner, Bourjois Noir Bleute Duochrome Eyeliner, Kat Von D Black Metal Love Liquid Liner, and Prestige My Biggest Lashes Mascara.
LIPS: She wore Shiseido Spiced Cream Perfect Rouge Lipstick.
FACE: She used Pari Beauty #52 Balancing Foundation, Pari Beauty #08 Blush, LORAC Spotlight Perfectly Lit Highlighter, and Stila Contouring Trio.