If you were reading 50 Shades of Grey on a plane and had to stop and fan yourself for a moment because, whew! — it’s getting hot in hurr — you’d look like you were wearing MAC Powder Blush in Animal Instincts ($22)
Now, to answer what is possibly your first question, yes, MAC Powder Blush in Animal Instincts is pretty dark.
Next, to answer what is possibly your second question, yes, you will still be able to wear it. 🙂
And you’ll look smokin’ hot, especially if you keep the eyes simple (picture bare lids, a shimmering chocolate smudged liner and lots of mascara) and wear it with a rich plummy lip, because the two go together like herds of unicorns and double rainbows.
With this pliant plummy powder blush, which should flatter the heck out of light, medium and darker skin tones, it pays to pick your brush carefully and spend a little time blending out the edges.
I think it’s the most clear-cut nod to classic fall colors in MAC’s new A Novel Romance collection, and it fits right in with the launch’s shmexy theme.
To apply, I use a fan brush, building up slowly on the apples of my cheeks in uber-thin layers (so I don’t go overboard with it). The color lasts from 7-8 hours.
Alternately, for a more artsy, editorial look a la 1980s Grace Jones (so seriously beyond fierce), you could also take it a little lower to really carve out those cheekbones.
I plan to wear Animal Instincts when I’m feeling mmrrrrow this fall, pairing it with a deep plummy matte lipstick. The slightly frosty finish should go well with a matte lip.
Ooh! — I bet it also would look fierce with a dark and super shiny plum gloss.
And big hair.
Definitely big hair.
Claws out, b*tches! Don’t mess with this big cat when she’s on the prowl. 🙂
PRICE: $22 US, $26 CAD
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition; available August 14 online at maccosmetics.com; August 21 – October 2 in North American stores and counters; internationally this September
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A- (needs a little TLC during blending)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,