I’m all up in a tizzy getting ready for the Dita interview on Wednesday. Whenever I get excited my stomach goes crazy (I’ve already gone through two large bottles of ginger ale) and I chew lots and lots of gum – it really takes the edge off.
Even though she’s a beauty icon and a celebrity, I’ve been reminding myself that she’s a person just like you and me. And just like us, she’s got her must-have MAC products, too.
I was lucky enough to get my hot lil’ hands on Dita’s Favorite Things from MAC! And of course, it includes MAC products that create the classic makeup look she’s famous for: hot red lips and dark black liner.
Get thee to the MAC counter for some Cremestick lip liner and Technakohl eye liner NOW!
One of my biggest makeup issues is that I find reds hard to apply, but the Amplified Lipstick in Dubonnet paired with the Cremestick liner in Red Enriched made it so easy. Both products have a creamy, easy-to-work with texture. I am completely hooked on the Cremestick liner, which slipped right on and didn’t dry out my lips. It’s gonna take all my will power not to buy every color the next time I go to the Pro Store.
I can see why Dita digs this combo. I loved the color and the texture of Dubonnet. The finish isn’t too shiny, isn’t too matte, but just right for a refined, sophisticated red lip. I’m clumsy, ya’ll, but this was possibly one of the easiest red lip looks, ever.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+!
Mocha blush, a soft plum-pink matte, was also easy to work with. It’s got just enough color, and layers nicely. I liked the pinched-cheeks flush it gave me, and I didn’t have to use a lot of it. It looks really natural too.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Shroom shadow is one of my faves – I’ve gone through three pans, a record for me — and I get a kick out of the fact that it’s one of Dita’s faves too. Brun is a muted blackish brown shadow in MAC’s satin formula. I love satins because they apply easily and blend well, but I had a little trouble with this because I’m still trying to figure out how to work really dark colors in the crease and blend them well. I think with a little more practice I’ll fall in love.
But the standout eye product here is the Technakohl Liner in Graphblack. I am usually a Fluidline kinda girl, but Graphblack is so easy to put on. It’s creamy, but highly pigmented, so you can smudge it if ya want and it still stays dark. And once you get it on your lids it doesn’t budge. I even put it on my waterline and it didn’t irritate my eyes at all.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
I am happy to say that I’ve gotten so much work done this weekend, hooray! I am just about to mail off my Hawaiian heirloom jewelry travel story, which is a big project I can cross off my list. If you don’t know what Hawaiian heirloom jewelry is then check out this video with Gwen Stefani, another beauty who rocks the red lip/black liner duo. Around 1:25 you’ll see some detailed close-ups of Hawaiian heirloom bracelets made for Gwen by Philip Rickard Honolulu. In the past she’s used heirloom jewelry in L.A.M.B. shows at NY Fashion week. Pretty, yah?
Still have lots more work to do, but I’m glad I got to spend a little bit of time with ya this Sunday.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
You know you’re weekend’s not over yet until you get your dose of this week’s best posts from the lovely ladies at The Beauty Blog Network!
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