Dear Perpetually Late Self (yes, I am talking to myself),
What is it with you and clocks!? Why are you always running behind? Seriously, why can’t you ever get from point A to B on time? It’s a mystery that I don’t even know if the universe understands…
(#realtalk: I suspect that it might have something to do with time management, which isn’t exactly your strong suit… But I’m not about to tell you that. Oh, hell no. I value my life and sanity too much, so I’ll continue to pretend it’s due to cosmic forces out of our control.)
But I do appreciate that you’re working on it. Your decision to do a full face in 15 minutes today with the new MAC Divine Night holiday collection was a brilliant idea.
Snaps, man. At least you’re trying.
Minutes 14:59-9:00 — Eyes
OK, I can see why you chose to start with the Mineralize Eye Shadows from this collection. Each one has two shades, so they’re like a ready-to-wear duo in every pan.
Good choice going with the bronze and pink Exquisite Ego. Bravo. Because the colors are neutrals, even if you do a slap-dash job applying them, people probably won’t even notice your mistakes. I’d do the same thing.
And I applaud your decision to use a flat shader brush like the MAC 239, since it helps reduce fallout. I like that you patted the lighter color all over your lids, and then swished the darker color along your lash line for a sparkly kick, without having to spend forever and a day blending.
I also liked how you lined your lower lash line with Orpheus Kohl Power Pencil, and then smudged it with the same MAC 239. The little extra definition it added to the look made it clear that you at least tried.
Oh, and you managed to find a few seconds to do your brows and lashes, too? Nice!
Minutes 8:59-2:00 — Face
I know it nearly killed you to skip bronzer today, but when you’re pressed for time, it’s all about the basics — products like foundation, under-eye concealer concealer, face powder and blush.
Totes approve of your choice of Lured to Love Mineralize Blush, by the way.
First, it’s the least frosty of the three blushes in the Divine Night collection, so you know your pores be like, “Hey, boo, HAAAY!”
Plus, the light coral pink color doesn’t need a ton of blending.
Minutes 1:59-0 — Lips
OK, since the rest of the look is so minimal, I think you made the right call by going with sheer red Prepare for Pleasure Cremesheen Glass.
I think the look needed some brightening up, and sheer, bright glosses like this one are good for that. Oh, and because it’s not too potently pigmented, you were able to skip lip liner.
The MAC Divine Night holiday collection is available now at MAC counters and also online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,