Don’t tell Tabs (shh!), but I managed to sneak in a little pre-weekend playtime at lunch today (my original plan was to hit up the Whole Foods salad bar, but I fed a different hunger instead) with more devious delectables from the upcoming MAC Venomous Villains collection.
I thought it might be fun to take Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Cajun out for a spin, so I grabbed it and a few other goodies from Dr. Facilier’s color story and put them to work.
Clockwise from lower left: Pigment in Melon, Pigment in Push the Edge, Lipgelee in Resort Life, Greasepaint Stick in French Quarter, Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Cajun
I really liked yesterday’s smokey look, but I had to run a couple of errands this afternoon, so I aimed for something a little daytime friendlier this time around, with a purple, brown and peachy golden eye partnered with bronze cheeks and peachy pink lips.
I did my eyes first, drawing a thick line along my lids with the shimmery brownish black Greasepaint Stick in French Quarter. After smoothing out the edge with a finger, I layered shimmery peachy gold Pigment in Melon on top, drawing it into the crease.
But since every girl needs some color in her life, I added matte purple Pigment in Push the Edge at the outer corners and along my lower lash line, finally tying the eyes together with liner along both my upper and lower waterlines using MAC Technakohl Liner in Brownboarder.
That’s about the time I noticed that my lunch was almost over, so I sped through my cheeks and lips, keeping them super simple. I applied shimmery bronze Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Cajun on the apples of my cheeks, and shimmery peach Cremestick Pearl Liner in Gingerroot, topped with shimmery peachy beige Lipgelee in Resort Life, on mah lips.
A few notes on the products…
- Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Cajun: I love how fine this is (like baby powder) and how it practically melts into my skin. But if I had to choose between Cajun and Truth & Light (they’re like sisters!), I think I’d go with Truth & Light; Cajun’s just a little too orange for me and not as flexible (just a bronzer).
- Greasepaint Stick in French Quarter: This creamy multi-use stick ended up looking cooler (toned) then I expected. If you wear cool browns well, you might really like this French Quarter on your skin.
- Lip Gelee in Resort Life ALERT! ALERT! GLITTER OVERLOAD! I rub my lips together a lot, and I’m guessing that’s why so much of the glitter in this lipgloss ends up on my chin, nose and cheeks, yikes!
This look isn’t as flashy as yesterday’s, but I still like how it turned out. I guess I was in the mood for purple at lunch!
What about your makeup today? Whatdja wear? Something subtle, or did ya go bright and bold?
In other news, did you peep the new MAC Pro Long Wear collections that arrived on counters today?
Happy almost-Friday, cutie pie! I hope you’re ready for the weekend.
I’m looking forward to a little downtime. I feel like I need to spend a few hours vegetating in front of the television.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Looking to unleash your inner bad gal? Try these other MAC Venomous Villains posts…