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1 a sub-species of vampire from European folklore, which, unlike traditional vampires, is able to survive in full sunlight; still must drink the blood of the living by biting their necks with long pointed canine teeth.
Yesterday, as I was “dropping the kids off at school” (ha, ha, TMI, I know!), I spent some quality time perusing this month’s issue of Sephora Beauty Authority magazine. The model’s dark, matte lipstick reminded me of vampires and MAC’s Kirsch Mattene.
I wanted to try a similar cat eye-dark lip look but had to keep it responsible enough for the office (boo).
Fun with MAC Kirsch Mattene
Guess who just watched Zoolander
The lips are my favorite part of this look! Following Gordon Espinet’s dark lipstick application method, I lined them with Chanel Nude Lip Liner followed by two layers of Kirsch, applied with a lip brush. Watch out, Count Chocula!
To balance out the look and keep it suitable for work, I didn’t want too many striking elements. To offset the bold lip, I kept the cheeks light with MAC Emote blush and went with a less dramatic cat eye done with gel liner on the top lash line only.
The Eye Products
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Ricepaper Eye Shadow
MAC Brown Script Eye Shadow
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof Eye Liner in Noir
MAC Prep + Prime Lash
MAC Zoomlash Mascara in Black
The Eyes: Step by Step
1. First, I covered the entire eye with a light layer of MAC Paint Pot in Painterly.
2. Then, I dusted MAC Ricepaper eye shadow on the entire eye.
3. I swept MAC Brown Script eye shadow into the crease (adds subtle definition).
4. To brighten the eye (because you know I need all the help I can get, homies), I patted Ricepaper into the inner corner.
5. Next, I drew a thick line with MAC Fluidline gel liner in Blacktrack on just the top lash line.
6. Then, I applied Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof Eye Liner in Noir on the upper waterline.
7. Finally, I curled my lashes, and applied two coats of MAC Prep + Prime Lash lash primer followed by two layers of MAC Zoomlash mascara. All done!
Kirsch wasn’t as scary as I thought she’d be. I actually really like Mattenes. I think they have the perfect amount of shine for work looks, vampire or otherwise, and Kirsch (part of MAC’s Cult of Cherry collection) makes a great choice for fall.
I’m up early this morning to get some work done before meeting a friend for coffee. If I can get a couple friends together, I’d like to go out dancing tonight. It’s Prince vs. Michael night at the Madrone club in the city! I went two years ago, and after six hairstyles over that time, my hair has come full circle (I’m in the top pic on the left holding a glass, LOLZ), all the way back to long and black.
What are your plans for the weekend? I hope you’ll have time to play with makeup.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,