I’m going to break each section into two parts — eyes and lips/cheeks. There are a lot of products, and I definitely want to focus on each part of the collection, it’s hard to digest so much in just one post. I’m working as fast as I can to get all the photos and swatches up, and I’ll fill in with more dupes as I find them. I am missing a few pieces, and I will update the post and review once I’m able to purchase them.
MAC Fabulous Felines
MAC Fabulous Felines: Sneak Peek
Bloomingdale’s started selling the Fabulous Felines collection (at least in part!) online on Monday, so of course, because I wanted to bring you photos and swatches as soon as humanly possible, I placed an order with express shipping. Bloomingdale’s was missing several items, though (1 blush, 2 lipglasses, 3 lipsticks, 2 liners, 2 pigments), so unfortunately, this is not a full or exhaustive review.
I’m going to try and get everything reviewed and swatched ASAP over the next few hours. I will fill in any missing products when the collection launches officially and I can buy the ones I’m missing then.
Benefit Ms. Behavin’ Lipstick ($18.00 for oz.) is creamy mulberry in their Silky Finish line-up. It’s a reddened berry with dark fuchsia micro-shimmer. It has a very glaze-like finish–it’s got that look of a sheer lipstick, but it’s not that sheer (though it’s not opaque!). There’s a nice natural glossiness to the lipstick as well, so it can be worn alone without looking dry. I find Benefit’s Silky Finish lipsticks are moisturizing, lightweight, and comfortable to wear.
The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.
MAC Venomous Villains Look: Evil Queen
Here’s a look using just the products from the Evil Queen’s portion of Venomous Villains. I wanted to come up with something that utilized that color palette just to show you a possibility of how they’d come together.
While I really like the eyeshadows together, I had trouble pairing the lips using the products from the Evil Queen. Sinister felt a little dark, and it definitely needs a lipgloss on top (it’s a little streaky), but Hot House would have made for a very strong, dramatic look overall, and I wanted something more wearable.
Though I wasn’t keen on pairing corals with such a cool-eyed look, I figured–why not give it a try? Let’s see how it works! Not horrible but not my favorite. Something like Snob or VG Gaga (or any of the numerous limited edition variations thereof) would have worked beautifully–even if topped with Strange Potion.
You will need the following…
- Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (neutral eyeshadow base), MAC Her Alter Image Eyeshadow (pale lilac), MAC Vainglorious Eyeshadow (bronzed burgundy), MAC Vile Violet Eyeshadow (deep, muted grayed purple), Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (highlighter), Urban Decay Ransom 24/7 Liner (iridescent violet), MAC Plushlash Mascara (black)
- Face: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (140), Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (translucent)
- Cheeks: MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder (pale pink)
- Lips: MAC Strange Potion Lipglass (pale pinky coral)
- Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 116 (dense blush brush)
- Substitutes: Her Alter Image = Beautiful Iris; Vainglorious = Star Violet; Vile Violet = Indian Ink; Oh So Fair = Well Dressed; Strange Potion = Wonderstruck
For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Her Alter Image eyeshadow on the inner half of the lid and pull upwards along the inner crease. Lightly blend Vainglorious eyeshadow on the outer half of the lid and into the crease with the 226. Next, apply Vile Violet eyeshadow onto the middle of the lid with the 236, lightly blending onto the outer lid. Blend Trench eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Ransom liner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.
For cheeks, apply Oh So Fair beauty powder on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.
For lips, apply Strange Potion lipglass for a complementing lip.
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