This is look 3 in my series interpreting the M.A.C SS14 Trend Report, and the trend I’ve been inspired by is “The New Eye-Deal”. I’ve used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette to create this look, which I reviewed last week as part of my Neutral Palette Diaries series.
The New Eye-Deal is the more graphic liner and lashes focussed trend of the season, which I have attempted to translate into a very wearable look. I have to be honest, I don’t especially love the way this look turned out. I was using a blush I haven’t used for a very long time, that reads MUCH pinker on my skin than I remembered, and I feel like it clashed with the dark nude shade of lipstick I chose. What do you think?
I began this look by priming my face with Revlon Skinlights in Natural Light, because I really wanted a dewy glow. I used L’Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation, applied with my fingers, and really worked it into my skin. I used M.A.C Studio Finish concealer under my eyes, around my nostrils and on my chin to cover up any redness, and set my base with L’Oreal BB Powder*.
I used Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper as my eye primer, then used a selection of shadows from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette to create the eyeshadow look. I used White Chocolate under my brows, Salted Caramel in my crease, Creme Brulee on my lids, Triple Fudge along my lashline and Champagne Truffle in my inner corner. I finished the eyeshadow by working a little bit of Milk Chocolate under my lower lashline. I used Becca Ultimate Creme Liner in Renaissance* to create my winged liner, applied a lick of Benefit They’re Real Mascara to my upper and lower lashes, and finished by applying some Revlon Beyond Natural lashes in 91148 Defining. I used Cailyn Brow Gel in Hazelnut* to fill in my brows, which completed my eye look.
I used Napoleon Perdis Lip Liner in Nude Awakening to line and fill in my lips, overdrawing them a little, because I was feeling particularly thin-lipped that day, and I topped the liner with Rimmel Apocalips in Nude Eclipse. It dried down more than I was expecting it to, becoming more of a satin lipstick than the glossy shine I was expecting.
I thought I would kill two birds with one stone on my cheeks and use an illuminating blush (a choice I rarely make these days – I tend to prefer a matte blush, and just add highlighter where I want it). I chose M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat, which ended up being a lot brighter and pinker than I remembered. I would have preferred a more neutral blush, but this is what I ended up with.
What do you think of this trend inspired look?
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