M.A.C SS12 Inspired Makeover – Monochrome

Happy Monday! It’s time to say goodbye to last fortnights Makeup Utopia Challenge, and welcome in the new challenge – MONOCHROME!

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When designing this look, I took heavy inspiration from a M.A.C Spring/Summer 2012 trend, NEO-N

Dynamic, urban, neoprene shades get a contemporary rethink, as pure-pigment eyes and lips go effortlessly edgy thanks to a new ease and lack of aggression to their application.

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I especially adore this style of stained lip that looks almost like an icy-pole stain.

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Here’s where I drew my inspiration:

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Products Used:

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I wanted to keep the face very fresh and luminous, with my skin still very visible. I began by misting my face with Australis make-up finishing spritz*. I used a paddle shaped foundation brush, moistened with the Australis spray to apply M.A.C Face & Body foundation in N1. I finished this with another misting of the finishing spritz. I concealed lightly under my eyes with Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer and blocking out my lips with M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer in NW15. Using the same foundation brush, I applied some Illamasqua Gleam Cream in Flex to the high points of my face, and a very light-handed flush of pink to my cheeks with M.A.C Cremeblend Blush in Florida* (from the Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection).

​Eyes & Lips:

I started by using NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk as an eyeshadow base, then built a smoky eye on top of that using Sugarpill Dollipop. Dollipop is a matte shadow and I wanted to add some subtle dimension to my eyes, so I pressed some Sugarpill Magentric onto the centre of my lid.

My lips were already blocked out, so I smudged a microscopic amount of OCC’s Lip Tar in Anime onto the centre of my lips and very softly blended it out with a lip brush.

Voila! A completed monochromatic NEO-N look!

Products marked with a * were provided for editorial consideration.

Do you watch runway trends? How would you translate this look from runway to realway?

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