Went to a makeover for MAC's Venomous Villain collection. It was nice. The MUA didn't speak English very well, and I didn't speak German very well so there are some things that might be lost in translation... but it's all in good fun though, and I love what she did for me. Here's the product she used:
For the eyes:
- Sweet Joy e/s (VV Coll) as brow highlighter, inner eye, and all over base wash
- Kid e/s (Permanent) for the lid
- Carbon e/s (Permanent) for the outer crease, applied lightly with 217
- Penultimate eyeliner.
- Zoomfastblack lash
I like how it all looks except for the penultimate liner. It's shifted as soon as I'm out of the store.
- Darkly My Dear Blush. It's really very pretty on. I don't know if the picture justifies it, because it looks even prettier in person! I already have Notable blush though, which looks very similar so I didn't get it.
- Hover lip pencil
- Pet Me Please lipstick from the Fabulous Feline collectionI love the combination she put on the lips, so I just 'have' to get these two!!
- Studio Fix Fluid in NC42 for my foundation. I like the color match but I didn't get it because MAC Foundations tends to give me breakouts.
- Pro Longwear Concealer in NC42
- Blot Powder in Dark
I got two things from this collection: Coral Crepe paintpot and Made To Order lipstick.
I think Coral Crepe is really pretty. I love the consistency, and I never had coral-ish color for the eyes. Also I can use CC as a blush! And it showed up pretty as well. How cool is that ;). I <3 multitasking products.
Made To Order has this orange brightening effect on my lips and face. I usually don't fall for lipsticks but I've been looking for something that's really summerish looking. My only other lipstick is Viva Glam V.
Other product I tried in store:
Dressmaker, Dressmaker l/s. I can't seem to spread it evenly on my lips. It's slightly paler than Made To Order. The color is nice, I actually like as well but Made To Order is just way better for me.
Fold and Tuck l/g. I tried this on top of Made To Order. It's nice, but the combination is too bright for me. Besides, I'm not looking for lipglasses ;).
Instant Chic blush. Also very pretty! The MUA put this on me as you'll see in the FOTD I'm putting down here. I just thought for me, the color looks kind of similar with Nars Gilda, slightly more pink. But Gilda's consistency is better. I have to think about it... maybe I take the Hipness blush from To The Beach.
The eye colors are a bit faded already. Pic taken in the afternoon.
Eyes: Coral Crepe p/p, Wide-Eyed-Wonder & Fire in Her Eyes (both from Smoke and Mirrors '09 Holiday Palette).
Cheek: MAC Instant Chic blush
Lips: Made To Order l/s
I'm trying to create a look that's special but light, more for morning/daytime occasions. Indonesian weddings are mostly on the extravagant side so the makeup would usually translate as colorful and strong. I'm not the bride but I still want to look special. I want to focus on the eyes, I think I've achieved that with this look. I'm not completely satisfied yet with the lips. Here is the look that I came up with:
- Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #8
- MAC MSFN Medium Dark
- Nars Gilda (blush)
- Nars Albatross (highlighter)
- Art Deco Eyeshadow Base
- Inner corner eyes: Art Deco e/s #11 (eq. to MAC Shroom e/s)
- Lid: MAC Cocomotion Pigment
- Crease: the brown part of MAC Eccentricity MES
- Outer V: MAC Grand Entrance (dark green) from the Warm Scarlett palette
- Upper liner: The Body Shop eye pencil Cactus Green
- Lower liner: The Body Shop eye definer Burnished Amber
- Mascara: Loreal telescopic
Actually, I got this a while ago, but I've been too busy to post it at that time, and it got lost in my folder somehow. I love eyeshadow palettes! I never could finish an eyeshadow color so to have a smaller amount but with more color options? I'll take that!
There were four sets to choose from this collection. I chose this one because I didn't have any smokey eye color set (surprise, surprise!). And the review said it's a warm smokey set, which makes it perfect for me. (Note: I look horribly racoonish in true black and grey).
Here is the palette, pic taken in natural light, indoor:
Here is the swatch on my arm:
The pigmentation is not so great, but I like it better this way. I could layer the color and I don't run the risk of having a too black sweep on my lids ;).
Last picture is me, wearing the black smokey eyes. It is somehow looking a bit purple-ish on me, but I love it :). Let me know what you think!
I went to a MAC makeover at their Makeup Artist Collection launch event at Kadewe, Berlin. This is the result. I love it, love how my complexion looks brighter, my eyes pop, and I also love how the MUA taught me how do the look and she gave me a look that was outside my comfort zone.
Here's what she applied on my face:
- Face: Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 in dark, Select cover up concealer
- Eyes: some Prep+Prime, Powerpoint eye pencil in Tealo, Cocomotion Pigment, Zoom lash mascara, Eye brow: Spiked
- Cheek: Cream highlighter, Notable Blush
- Lip: Obviously Orange Technakohl as lipliner, New Spirit Lipgloss
I basically LOVE everything but since budget is limited, I got just the limited editions for now, which was everything in Bold ;). Except the New Spirit lipgloss, not because it's less great, but because it's very similar to the Queen Bee lipgloss (which I have) from the Honey collection.
So I ended up with one stuff from each collection :). Nothing goes as planned except Notable.
My thoughts (left to right):
187SE: I don't really love it so far. I tried it for foundation and powder and I didn't see much difference. Maybe it was just my amateur technique? No idea, but I'll still try it some more.
168SE: Nothing special so far. It's really a good angled brush IMO. But I have a cheapo angled brush and I don't see much difference.
194SE: Lovin' this concealer brush! It's really good for applying my under eye concealer.
275SE: It's supposed to be an eyeshadow brush? I don't know... it's too big for applying eyeshadow to me. But it's great for applying powder under my eyes after the concealer.
212SE: I don't really use eyeliner (except for pencil ones). I tried it once with eyeshadow. The shape is a bit awkward to me... IDK.
I love the bag that came with it, also with the brush bag :). All and all I think it's definitely worth the purchase. Especially if you're new to MAC brushes (like me). Unfortunately, I can't compare it with the regular sized one since I don't have them.
Which one should I get ;) ?
I decided to get the Eccentricity and 226 Brush from the Mac Colour Craft collection.
The purples in Eccentricity are just so pretty! I found Rich Bronze also looked nice for crease color. Rich gold works alright for the highlight, it's a bit too shimmery for me.
Unfortunately, if I use all four of them together, it looked very glittery! Color wise, it looked great, but it's a bit much for a casual look (for me). It's better for a night out or a more special occasion. For an everyday look, combining two of these with a non shimmer shadow is better.
I'm still trying to get the hang of 226 brush. So far I like it for applying crease color (more than 217) and making an outer V kind of shape.
Here's my swatch for MAC's Colour Craft Mineralize Eye Shadow (Quad): Natural Flare. The copper looked orange, and the yellow orange looked more yellow than orange. Rich gold looked and feels like lots of glitters. Only dirty brown looked like the one in the palette.
All in all, it's still very pretty IMO. But I'm not sure if I want that kind of yellow orange on my lid :-/.