WOW! Where does the time go? Today it occurred to me that the MAC Venomous Villains collection’s just a hop, skip and a jump away (September 30).
Can I get a WOOT, WOOT! (and an evil cackle) from all the MAC-aholics in the hood?
The collection, a collaboration between Disney and MAC, features four separate color stories, each one based on a different Disney villain — Cruella de Vil, of 101 Dalmatians fame; Maleficent, from Sleeping Beauty; the Evil Queen, scourge of Snow White; and Dr. Facilier, from The Princess and the Frog (find out more about the whole collection here).
Despite the subject matter and cartoon imagery, these Trix aren’t for kids. The colors are decidedly grown up, and the products MAC caliber through and through.
Today I took Cruella’s color story out for a spin with a softened version of a classic black cat eye and paired it with rosy cheeks and a glossy red lip.
MAC Venomous Villains Cruella de Vil makeup clockwise from lower left: Eyeshadow in Sweet Joy, Eyeshadow in De-Vil, Eyeshadow in Carbon, Powder Blush in Darkly My Dear, Lipstick in Heartless, Lipstick in Innocence, Beware!, Beauty Powder in Her Own Devices
Starting with my eyes, I swept the shimmery copper De-Vil eyeshadow into the crease. Because the shade’s so pigmented, I didn’t use much. Just a tad, applied with a light touch. Next, I patted shimmery beige Sweet Joy on my lid and along the brow bone. For my cat eyes, I used matte black Carbon eyeshadow as a liner, drawing it along the lash and water lines (both the uppers and lowers).
The cheeks, I kept subtle, using matte rosy brown Powder Blush in Darkly My Dear on the apples and peachy pink Beauty Powder in Her Own Devices on my upper cheek bones (for a quiet sheen).
Because the eyes and cheeks aren’t that loud, I added a POP of color to my lips, mixing creamy peachy pink Lipstick in Innocence, Beware! to creamy red Lipstick in Heartless, topping them off with shimmery red Lipglass in Wacked Ways.
If you ever have trouble drawing smooth lines with liquid liner, this approach gets around having to work with funky brushes and pen tip applicators. I think black powder eyeshadows applied with a brush (here I used the $6 Sonia Kashuk Bent Liner Brush) and used as liner are more forgiving than liquid liners. The lines have a faint blur to them, which can make mistakes a little tougher to spot.
There you have it — my Thursday makeup. Too bad I didn’t do anything devilish with it on, LOL!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,