My skin may have a sunny disposition — i.e., I’m warm toned — but sometimes I like playing it cool with cool-toned grays, browns and blues like the ones I’m wearing here.
I’m wearing the new MAC Enchanted Eve Eye and Face Palette/Cool ($49.50), one of the two eye and face palettes in the MAC holiday 2015 collection.
Despite seeming like a strange combo, cool tones don’t have to clash with warm-toned skin. Sometimes I think they look really cool! 🙂
This look didn’t take long, either. I used my trusty iPhone timer trick. I set it for 25 minutes, and then I committed to mostly sticking to the colors in the palette, because it has eyeshadows, a blush, two lipsticks and a highlighter, so most of what I needed was right there (yay for convenience!).
All I had to add was foundation, powder, concealer, mascara, a blue liner (MAC Metalhead, BTW) and a neutral matte brown transition shade (I went with MAC Cork), which I used to soften the transition between the cool gray matte on my brow bone and the frosty brownish gray on my lids.
I’m also glad I tried using Passing Fancy, the soft pearlescent orangey coral Cream Colour Base (a cream highlighter) that comes with the palette, as an eyeshadow base. I think it really enriched the frosty brownish gray eyeshadow.
Try it sometime, because those Cream Colour Bases are surprisingly versatile. They’re aren’t just good face highlighters.
I also tried mixing the two lipsticks together — creamy, plummy satin Rebel and mid-toned nude mauve Feed the Sense — and ended up really liking how it turned out. 🙂
Lastly, if you’re considering this palette (FYI, it shows up October 22 at MAC counters, stores and online), do yourself a favor and save the included brush for dire emergencies only, because it’s scratchier than a tiger’s tongue!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,