One of my favorite pieces from the new MAC Me Over collection (on counters now) turned out to be something I never expected to like.
“How cool!” I said the first time I spotted the Lady Grey quad’s greenish gray, and I meant it both in terms of wow factor, as I thought the shade was subtle, but interesting and different, and color temp, because like many of the other colors in Icelandic Cool, the sub-collection to which Lady Grey belongs, it leans cool.
Right away the color, and the other shades of green, gray, beige, white, taupe and purple that comprise Icelandic Cool, melted my heart, but I thought I’d have a difficult time getting the cool-toned shade to cooperate with my warm-toned skin.
Still, it didn’t stop me from trying.
For gals who wear cool-toned colors well, Lady Grey shouldn’t pose a problem, but if your skin’s on the warmer side of the color temp spectrum (like mine), it could prove to be tricky.
But that’s no reason to pass on this gorgeous quad, and here are a couple of things I like to do to make cool colors like these easier to wear.
1. Use a creamy neutral or warm-toned eyeshadow as a base
I feel like it helps to balance the overall eye look, adding a bit of subtle warmth to offset the cooler tones.
For these pics, I started by layering MAC Shadestick in Butternutty beneath the colors in the Lady Grey quad. It’s a light neutral beige, also from MAC Me Over.
2. Sweep a warm brown eyeshadow into the crease
Adding a warm brown into the crease can also help offset cooler colors like the ones in the lovely Lady Grey quad.
Here I swept MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown into my crease before patting and blending a mix of Lady Grey (the greenish gray) and Hazy Day (the mid-tone gray) on my lids.
No reason to let a thing like color temps get between a gal and gorgeous makeup.
For more on the MAC Me Over collection, check out…
- MAC Me Over Collection Details, Official Product Pics, Winner Bio’s and a Q&A with MAC Creative Director James Gager
- MAC Me Over Because There’s Something Here for Everyone
- MAC Me Over Collection Lipstick Swatches Starring My Secret Lover (That’s What You Are)
- Which of These MAC Me Over Lipglasses Came with Me to Lunch?
I’ve been obsessively stalking the J Brand website for months hoping to find my favorite 811 jeans available in new colors.
NOTE: If you’re vertically challenged (like me), the 811s could change your life, fo’ reals.
They even look great when you’re jumping in the middle of the street
Anywho, EUREKA! I’m thinking about the gray pair…
So how was the rest of your Monday? Good, I hope.
El Hub had to work late tonight, so I just watched a little TV and had froyo for dinner.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,