Never work for a cat. I’m serious. Mine has me running around like a chicken with its head cut off this week, and I’ve been puting in some long 14-hour days, dashing from meetings with kitty modeling agency executives, to working lunches, to Petco on behalf of Tabs, who just broke another cat toy, and apparently replacing it is “the company’s top priority.” WHATEVER, DUDE!
Edward Scissorpaws strikes again!
What’s that old saying? When it rains it pours? I try to remember that this surge of stuff on my calendar is only temporary and something we all go through from time to time. We’re busy gals, after all, with places to go, pets to appease and shoes over which to obsess.
Speaking of obsessions, I haven’t had a lot of time between errands and events to do my makeup this week, so I’ve been trying a new day-to-night routine using a mix of MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions items and pieces from the permanent collection. Here’s a look that with a few simple tweaks can take you from work to dinner/drinks.
MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions products from the left: Eyeshadow in Hocus Pocus ($14.50), Lipglass in Evolution Revolution ($14.50), Lipglass in Caqui ($14.50) and Lipglass in All Of My Purple Life ($14.50)
Additional MAC products clockwise from the pan on the lower left: Eyeshadow in Woodwinked ($14.50); Eyeshadow in Soba ($14.50); Lipstick in Impassioned ($14.50); Blush in Sunbasque ($19.50); Eye Kohl in Feline ($14.50, please note this is a limited edition color; Eye Kohl in Smolder also works); Lip Pencil in Subculture ($13); Lip Pencil in In Synch ($13)
As a bonus, you won’t have to haul your entire makeup collection around to switch things up — a HUGE plus if you’re already loaded down with technology (i.e. cameras, laptops and cell phones with 800 pictures of your cat).
When I have meetings and errands to run during the day, I like simple, conservative looks designed to subtly enhance my features while drawing just a little attention to my face. In a professional environment, I want people to see me, and not the multi-colored, neon eyeshadow on my lids, you know?
A look with slightly smokey eyes, soft matte cheeks and a nude lip fits the bill.
Blush in Sunbasque on cheeks; Lipglass in Evolution Revolution atop Lip Pencil in Subculture on lips
Eyeshadow in Soba in crease; Eyeshadow in Woodwinked on inner half of lid; Eyeshadow in Hocus Pocus on outer half of lid
I like to give myself a little bit more room to play with color after the meetings end and the ties loosen up, and taking this look from daytime to drinks is a snap. If I’m pressed for time, I’ll opt for the simplest way to switch things up, by keeping the same eye makeup but going with a bolder lip.
I might layer a punchier hot pink lipstick beneath a nude gloss…
Lipglass in Evolution Revolution atop Lipstick in Impassioned
…or reach for a coral gloss!
Lipglass in Caqui
If, on the other hand, I’m in the mood to play up my eyes, I may smoke out my eye makeup instead, lining my lash and water lines with a dark pencil, smudging out the edges, and then packing on a shadow in dark gray or taupe.
Eye Kohl in Feline on lash and waterline; Eyeshadow in Soba in crease; Eyeshadow in Hocus Pocus on lid and lower lash line; Eyeshadow in Woodwinked on inner corner
I’ll usually pair a look like this with nude lips to keep as much of the focus on my eyes as possible.
Lipglass in Evolution Revolution atop Lip Pencil in In Synch
And for something sassier, with a sharper edge, I’ll often reach for a dark purple gloss.
Lipglass in All Of My Purple Life
With just a few quick adjustments, it’s easy to go from meetings to dinner/drinks (or from meetings to Petco).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,