Guess what, fellow style seekers! The MAC Styleseeker collection is now available online (yay!), and I thought it might be fun to do a quick tutorial this afternoon with a few of the pieces (complete with optional Victoria’s Secret wind tunnel effect).
The 24-piece collection contains a mix of rich, warm bronzes, purples, browns and reds punctuated by a smattering of lighter pinks, corals and beige shades.
Something about it just says, “globe trekker” to me and makes me want to check on airfares to Southeast Asia for fall, LOL!
But seriously, this look features a matte brown, and a shimmery golden orange eyeshadow, and a dark purple cat eyeliner on the eyes; a surprisingly wearable red blush on the cheeks; and a bronze gloss on my lips.
Here are the Styleseeker pieces I used…
- Eyeshadow X 2 in Marche Aux Puces (includes two powder shadows, the chestnut brown matte Indie Spirit and the mid-tone golden orange Chessa), $27.50
- Fluidline in Dark Diversion (a blackened plum with a pearl finish), $15
- Fluidline in Blacktrack (a matte black), $15
- Powder Blush in Hidden Treasure (a rich burned red with a satin finish), $20
- Lipglass in Restless (a dark burned bronze), $15
I started with my eyes, using a finger to spread MAC Paint Pot in Quite Natural, a creamy matte brown eyeshadow, on my eyelids. The cream shadow acts as an intensifying base for the other eyeshadows I’ll apply on top.
Then, I grabbed some of Indie Spirit, the brown shade from the Eyeshadow X 2 Duo in Marche Aux Puces, with a MAC 217 Blending Brush, and applied it on my lids, concentrating most of the color on my lash line, and fading as I moved up.
After that, I took what was left on the brush and ran it along my lower lash line.
Next up, shimmer. Using a MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush, I applied Chessa, the shimmery golden orange shade from the same duo, directly on top of the brown shadow on my lids.
Then, with a MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush, I gently blended Chessa and Indie Spirit together.
Time to get catty, mrrow! Here, I used a MAC 266 Small Angle Brush to line both my upper and lower water lines with Fluidline in Blacktrack, then wiped off the brush, and lined my upper and lower lash lines with Dark Diversion.
This time I added a tiny flick in the inner corner of the eye; I think it makes the eyes look a little more feline.
Wrapping up the eyes, I filled in my brows and applied mascara.
Now where’d I put my MAC 188…?
Oh, there it is! Tabs, don’t play with mommy’s brushes!
Still with the 188, I swept the burned red blush, Hidden Treasure, on the apples of my cheeks.
To tie the whole look together, I swept a layer of Lipglass in Restless on my lips.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
Additional makeup worn in this look…