I used Smoke Signal pigment on lid, Cumulus eyeshadow on inner lid, Thunder eyeshadow on middle of lid, Sketch eyeshadow on outer lid and in crease, Cumulus eyeshadow above crease, Ricepaper eyeshadow on brow, Cumulus eyeshadow on lower lash line, and Raven power kohl on lower lash line. I had Afterdusk blush on cheeks with Emote blush to contour. I wore Brew lipstick with Atmospheric lipglass on my lips.
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I used Silver Fog pigment on lid, Rondelle eyeshadow on inner lid, Waft eyeshadow on middle of lid, Carbon eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Blue Storm eyeshadow on outer lid, Gentle Fume eyeshadow above crease, White Tie eyeshadow on brow, Rondelle eyeshadow on inner lower lash line, Blue Storm eyeshadow on outer lid, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I had Margin blush with Harmony blush to contour on cheeks. I wore Barely Lit lipstick with Bare Truth lipglass on my lips.
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Q: Can you recommend a good MAC lipstick that would give me a nice nude lip? Whenever I try to do a nude lip, it always ends up a little too white, like a zombie or something. I’m looking for a pretty nude lip that will pair well with smokey eyes, but nothing too ghost-like.
A: With nude lips, sometimes the easiest way is to take any nude lipstick but use a lipglass with a bit more pink or peach to pump up the color to the right shade for you. Brew is a great nude to start off with!
Q: Can you tell me how to do that beauty queen/pornstar (lol) eye-makeup where they have a dark color in the crease and their eyes look really defined but still natural? It always looks so pretty and natural on them, but whenever I try to do it, I end up with just a smokey eye. It may be because I don’t have a deep crease. I’m not sure.
A: It might be that they have a deeper crease than you, or they may even fake the depth of their crease by also darkening right above it. Try using a very small brush to create an ultra-defined crease like the 219 and go very slowly. It probably ends up looking more like a smoky eye because it ends up getting too blended. You really won’t want to do much blending if you want it very defined!
Q: Can you recommend a MAC eyeshadow in their permanent line similar in color to coral and one similar in color to Jardin Aires?
A: Oh, wow, I know Goldbit is a great dupe, but that was limited edition as well. A permanent color that might be similar is harder to find, but I would suggest checking out these permanent alternatives: Honesty, Mythology, or Paradisco.
WHERE? I was fortunate enough to be extended an invitation to a dinner party hosted by MAC Cosmetics held at Perbacco in San Francisco, as a sort of kick-off to San Francisco’s Fashion Week.
WHO? Two key artists, Victor Cembellin and Louise Zizzo; along with Allison Greenberg and Heather Park, who work with public relations and the Global Communications department at MAC in New York. As far as guests went, I met several local bloggers and writers, including Donna over at the San Jose Mercury News; Annie, editor of Bellasugar.com; Sheryl, a freelance writer for Glamour.com, Mandy at Los Gatos Weekender, Karen from Makeupandbeautyblog.com, and several other guests (about 12-15 people total).
After checking out how MAC works the backstage aspect of SF Fashion Week, I and fellow beauty blogger Karen, headed out to watch and snap photos of the runway action. As I work on my write-up of backstage with MAC, check out tons and tons of the photos I took of this fall’s runway looks.
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EYES: Bare Canvas paint, Cocomotion, Copperized, Off the Radar, Vanilla pigment, Quarry, Quick Frost, Dipdown f.l, Blacktrack f.l, Ether
CHEEKS: Global Glow to contour, Off the Radar apples, Shimmer Strips Physician’s Formula Sunset Strip cheekbone, Gold Mode on temples
LIPS: Rushmetal, Firespot, Kiss My Face lip balm