It’s raining here today, which normally would leave me feeling rather blah (I get the blues when the sun goes away), but today? Not so much.
First, it’s been a dry winter, and we need the rain. Second, the construction guys can’t work when it’s wet…so it’s been gloriously quiet this afternoon.
All I can hear are raindrops on my window, which is a very soothing sound.
Funny thing is, when it’s sunny outside and the workmen are working (we’re having our siding repaired), I put on my biggest headphones and listen to YouTube videos of ambient rain to drown out the noise, haha! Oh, the irony…
So, because today is kind of cold and gray, I felt like doing something a little springy and colorful. I went with a bright green cat eye with golden coral cheeks and a pink lip using makeup from the new MAC A Fantasy of Flowers collection.
If you ever feel like wearing bright green liner or shadow but aren’t quite sure what to do with it and don’t want anything too over the top, try a green cat eye.
No, seriously. Dude, you can do it!
I like this eye look because there’s a bright pop of color and minimal blending, and sometimes when I’m even lazier than I was today, I’ll skip everything else and just do a single swipe of green on my upper lash lines instead.
With bright green liner like this, I’ll usually tightline my upper lashes with a black liner or eyeshadow (here I’m using MAC’s Carbon Eye Shadow) to give more depth to my eyes and create the illusion of thicker lashes (since mine are naturally wimpy).
Just adds a little somethin’ somethin’…
The green liner I’m wearing here is MAC’s new Sassy Moss from A Fantasy of Flowers, by the way, and woo-hoo! — do I feel like a sassy-pants when I wear it.
It’s just so vibrant, and all it takes is a couple layers. Very cool. In a way, it reminds me of one of my old-school favorite MAC Fluidlines, Jadeye, but less teal and more green. Similar pop on the skin.
Today I wanted do something cat eye-ish but a little different, so I took Sassy Moss and sort of wrapped it around the inner corners of my lower lash lines, and then faded it into a lighter green, Chartresuse Bouquet Pigment, also from A Fantasy of Flowers.
Ah, Chartreuse Bouquet… I love that shade. Love the hint of gold (so pretty!) and how it shimmers but isn’t frosty. But oh, my goodness, I am such a klutz when it comes to MAC Pigments. Yesterday I accidentally knocked over the jar, and now I have a nice chartreuse green stain on my carpet…
Oh, well. At least it goes with the cat barf stains. #glasshalffull
So. Cheeks and lips. With bright greens like these two shades, I knew I wanted to do a pink lip, because I love that combination, so I layered cool pink Pagoda Cremesheen Glass on top of the blueish pink Snapdragon Lipstick. Blueish pink lip combos are one of my (many) weaknesses, and I really like these two together. They’re pink, but not, like, overly sweet baby pink or pale Barbie pink.
Oh, sure, those are great colors, too, but they would have taken this look in an entirely different direction.
For blush, I went with one of my favorite pieces from this entire collection, golden coral Petal Power Mineralize Blush.
GURL, I need another golden corals like Tabs needs more time in the spotlight, but this one’s really, really beautiful and complex — like a sheer wash of coral with a gorgeous golden sheen.
The gold sheen isn’t very noticeable in these pics, but it’s there. You can really see it catch the light when you look in the mirror and wiggle your head around.
The new MAC A Fantasy of Flowers collection is bringing floral fabulousness to MAC counters and maccosmetics.com as we speak.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,