Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Last chance to submit your Warrior Woman look!

We want to see YOU transform into a “Warrior Woman!” Challenge yourself by recreating or creating your own straight-from-scratch look that fits the theme “Warrior Women.” Submit your entry (or entries!) by May 24th to be included in this makeup challenge. Please submit all entries to [email protected]! :)

Submission Guidelines

  • You do NOT have to use MAC products. You can use any and all makeup, brands, products, etc. that you wish to achieve your look.
  • Minimum of one photo required (either close-up or full-face); maximum of five photos will be used (but feel free to send more over if you want us to pick and choose)
  • Photos must be a minimum of 500px wide and should reflect color accuracy and little to no blurriness
  • Include a text description of the products used to achieve the look

Photo-taking Tips

  • Find a simple background, like a solid color wall
  • Take more photos rather than less — you can always delete the ones that didn’t work
    out
  • Macro mode for close-up photography is key
  • Try layering a tissue over your flash if photos are overexposed
  • Stand near a window for softer, more flattering light
  • Use a tripod to keep photos sharp if your camera has shutterlag

I’m really eager to see your entries! So start getting fierce and send those babies in :) Check out these face charts for inspiration or pick one to recreate!

STYLE WARRIOR

Eyes: Groom brows by applying Clear Brow Set. Highlight browbone with Bright Future Eye Shadow and a 275 Small Angled Brush. With a 275 Small Angled Brush apply Bright Future Eye Shadow to the lid. Add depth to the crease of the eye by using Bright Future Eye Shadow and a 275 Small Angled Brush. With a heavy hand use a 219 Pencil Brush and Blacktrack Fluidline to line the lower lashline. Apply a light coat of Plushblack Plush Lash to lashes.

Cheeks: Blend Eversun Beauty Powder Blush over the apple of cheeks using a 116 Blush Brush.

Lips: Define lips with Nightmoth Lip Pencil and follow through by using 316 Lip Brush to shade Lipstick in Tribalist. Finish with a glossy coat of Style Warrior Lipglass.

FIERCE & FABULOUS

Eyes: Lightly groom brows by applying Fling Eye Brows. Add a touch of highlight to the browbone with White Frost Eye Shadow and a 275 Small Angled Brush. Apply Bright Future Eye Shadow to the inner portion of the lid using a 272 Small Shader Brush. Use 224 Tapered Blending Brush to shade the inner portion of the crease with Bright Future Eye Shadow. Draw a thin line through the upper lashline with Blacktrack Fluidline using a 219 Pencil Brush. With a 228 Mini Shader Brush line the outer lower lashline using Bright Future Eye Shadow. Coat top lashes with Zoomblack Zoom Lash.

Cheeks: Emphasize the cheek contour with a dusting of On A Mission Beauty Powder Blush with 116 Blush Brush.

Lips: Line lips with Pink Treat Cremestick Liner. Fill in using Purple Rite Lipstick and a 316 Lip Brush. Complete the look with Fierce & Fabulous Lipglass.

GOLD REBEL

Eyes: Define and groom brows with Fling Eye Brows and Clear Brow Set. Use 275 Small Angled Brush to blend Bright Future Eye Shadow under brows for a soft highlight. Blend Bright Future and Vibrant Grape Eye Shadows to the outer corner of the lid using a 213 Fluff Brush. Add depth to the crease of the eye by using Vibrant Grape Eye Shadow and a 213 Fluff Brush. With a 228 Mini Shader Brush line the whole lower lashline using Vibrant Grape Eye Shadow. Prep lashes with Prep + Prime Lash followed by Coal Black Pro Lash.

Cheeks: Colour cheeks with Eversun Beauty Powder Blush.

Lips: Line the outer lips with Summerfruit Cremestick Liner. Fill in with Brave New Bronze Lipstick using a 316 Lip Brush. Top off look with Gold Rebel Lipglass.

SUNSATIONAL

Eyes: Tidy up brows using Girl Boy Brow Set. Pat Scatterrays with a 239 Eye Shading Brush to lid. Blend Bronzescape Solar Bits followed by Tempting Eye Shadow using a 224 Tapered Blending Brush to the crease of the eye. Line the upper lashline using Blacktrack Fluidline and a 210 Eye Liner Brush. Using a 219 Pencil Brush line the lower lashline with Vibrant Grape Eye Shadow. Prep lashes with Prep+ Prime Lash followed by several coats of Coal Black Pro Lash.

Cheeks: Give a slight contour to the cheeks by sweeping Eversun Beauty Powder Blush under cheekbones.

Lips: Provide balance to the lips with Subculture Lip Pencil. Complete the look by using 316 Lip Brush to apply Sunsational Lipstick and a final application of Liberated Lipglass.

TRIBALIST

Eyes: Keep brows natural with a light definition of Fling and Lingering Eye Brows. Use a 239 Eye Shading Brush to blend Bronzescape Solar Bits through the inner and outer eyelid. Continue to shade through the inner and outer corners of the crease of the eye with Soft Force Eye Shadow using a 239 Eye Shading Brush. Line the lower lashline with Bronzescape Solar Bits and a 228 Mini Shader Brush. Amp lashes with Coal Black Pro Lash.

Cheeks: Apply On A Mission Beauty Powder Blush with a 116 Blush Brush, blending evenly across cheekbones and temples.

Lips: Use Plum Lip Pencil to fill in lips. Layer on Tribalist Lipstick using a 316 Lip Brush and
Fierce & Fabulous Lipglass.

LIBERATED

Eyes: Darken brows using Lingering Eye Brows. Use 194 Concealer Brush and Hush Cream Colour Base all over the eyelid, and then set with Vibrant Grape Eye Shadow on the inner and outer lid only with 242 Shader Brush. Create more definition to the crease with Night Manoeuvres Eye Shadow applying to the inner and outer portion using a 217 Blending Brush. Apply a thin line of Rapid Black Penultimate Eye Liner to the upper lashline. Blend Night Manoeuvres Eye Shadow using a 219 Pencil Brush to the lower lashline followed by Prunella Eye Kohl and a 231 Small Shader Brush. Layer on multiple coats of Zoomblack Zoom Lash.

Cheeks: Use 168 Large Angled Contour Brush to give a soft contour to cheeks with a light dusting of On A Mission Beauty Powder.

Lips: Add a slight fullness to lips with Subculture Lip Pencil. Finish with Liberated Lipglass for a glossy effect.

BRAVE NEW BRONZE

Eyes: Keep brows natural with Lingering Eye Brows. Pat browbone with Bare Study Paint Pot and a 212 Flat Definer Brush. With a 239 Shading Brush apply Soft Force Eye Shadow to the inner and centre of the lid. Add more depth to the crease with Scatterrays and Impassioned Solar Bits in the outer portion with a 224 Tapered Blending Brush. Line the upper lashline with Ebony Eye Pencil and a 210 Eye Liner Brush. Using a 228 Mini Shader Brush to line the inner and centre lower lashline with Soft Force Eye Shadow. Slather several coats to the upper and lower lashes with Black X Mascara X.

Cheeks: Apply a dusting of On A Mission Beauty Powder Blush to the cheeks using a 129 Blush Brush.

Lips: Start by lining the lips with Creme Sherry Cremestick Liner. Fill in lips using Brave New Bronze Lipstick and top off with Clear Lipglass.

NIGHT MANOEUVRES

Eyes: Groom brows with Girl Boy Brow Set. Highlight browbone using a 242 Shader Brush with Scatterrays and Impassioned Solar Bits. Use 213 Fluff Brush blending Tempting Eye Shadow to the inner and outer lid of the eye. Create definition to the eye by applying Night Manoeuvres Eye Shadow to the inner and outer portion of the crease with a 224 Tapered Blending Brush. Line upper lashline with Point Black Liquidlast Liner and a 209 Eyeliner Brush. Using a 228 Mini Shader Brush line the lower lashline with Teddy Eye Kohl. Coat lashes with Black X Mascara.

Cheeks: Colour cheeks with On A Mission Beauty Powder Blush using a 168 Large Angled Contour Brush.

Lips: Line lips with Creme Sherry Cremestick Liner. Complete the look by using Brush 316 to apply Brave New Bronze Lipstick and a final application of Style Warrior Lipglass.

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