Late last night, outside in a field under the light of the full moon (or was it the lamp on the nightstand by my bed?), I brought a frosted, deep plum lipstick from the MAC Nudes & Metallics collection up to my lips and thought, “On my list of favorite supernatural things…turning into a vampire ranks way down near the bottom.”
There’s the whole blood thing, the vampire politics, the aversions to garlic and ultraviolet light, the blood…
It just seems so very, very depressing.
But I guess if I weren’t given a choice in the matter and suddenly found myself turned into a vampire, I wouldn’t be taking my style cues from the squeaky clean Cullens up in Forks. Hell, no! I’d go the Underworld route (mostly because of the interesting makeup potential).
Picture it: dark eyes, dark lips and chiseled cheeks. Frosted deep reds, browns, berries and purples.
Seductive meets sumptuous meets scary, like the nine pieces from the MAC Metallics collection, one of two sub-collections from the limited edition Nudes & Metallics release, available now exclusively at MAC Pro stores.
Clad in any mix of Metallic’s four lipsticks, four eye shadows and its solitary blush, you’ll be so ready to pursue your prey. As you confronted him/her/them (whatevs, you’re hungry!) in a dark alley, they wouldn’t know whether they should attempt to run away, try to make out with you, or ask you what you’re wearing on your eyes, cheeks and lips.
Here’s a quick look at eight of the nine pieces…
To me, this collection feels like taking a bite out of the ripest, juiciest plum you’ve ever bitten and letting the juices dribble down the side of your chin. With its frosted finishes and powerful pigment, it’s just so rich, luxurious and intense!
Granted, these pieces might be a lot to wear if you’re around my shade or lighter, unless you’re purposefully going for an artsy and/or vampiric look, so you might want to pick maybe one or two of them to accent some neutrals, but I can see darker damsels having a ton of fun with ’em.
I love how rich plum, berry and red tones play with deeper skin tones. I think these pieces would be wildly beautiful and wearable on darker damsels, and could even (almost) function as everyday shades.
Of the two sub-collections, this one excites me the most. Lots of potential to really vamp it up with some strong looks.
I’m tempted to wear this look regularly on my walks with Tabs. It’s so much fun to play with colors like these. Plus, shhh! — I get a kick out of scaring the crap out of my neighbors.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. And right cue, my tummy just rumbled.
Oh, did I tell you what happened last night? I was reading in bed with the window open and heard a mewling sound, which I thought for a second was a kitten outside, but then I realized that it was me…
Haha! It was my tummy rumbling. That thing has a mind of its own.