MAC Peacocky featuring Paparazz-She and Centre Stage

This look uses more of my Megal Metal shadows by MAC.  I’ll back off of them for a while (because I have new and exciting things to replace them)!!!!

I love looks using gold, copper/orange and red shades.  It can create a fantastically neutral but spicy eye.  It can also be glammed-up for spring / summer.  One of my first posts features this color combo.  I knew I’d do this combo again, but I didn’t think it would be so soon.  I blame Mac.  🙂

On warm brown skin, Paparazz-She is a particularly fantastic shade as most oranges are.  I was most disappointed in Tweet Me.  It is a pretty pale peach shade with gold shimmer.  On a neutral base, the shade is a simple pale gold.  To get the peach tone to come out, I’ve had to use a coral paint pot, which I didn’t do in this post.  I find this typical for most of the light peach shadows I own.

As of this writing, many of these shadows are sold out on MAC’s website.  There is still availability at the counters and major department store websites.  Mega Metals are pricier than normal MAC shadows, but the pan is enormous and well worth the extra dollars.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Base: Mac Paint Pot – Painterly
Highlighter: Mac Sweet Joy
Crease: Mac Swiss Chocolate
Outer V: Mac Brown Down
Outer Third: Mac Centre Stage
Inner Two Third: Mac Paparazz-She
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay Corrupt
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Corrupt and Underground
Lower Waterline: Mac I Get No Kick
Lash Primer: Mac Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Tan
Contour: Everyday Minerals – Bronzed Tan
Blush: Nars Taj Mahal
Lip: Mac Chestnut lip liner
Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense #13

Get This Look:

The brown shades were used to define my crease and form the Outer V using a stiff dome brush.  The crease color was blended up using my favorite Tete-A-Tint. (Tete-A-Tint has been discontinued in the pan-only form.  It is still available at stores in the full pot.)  The highlight shade was a limited edition color that came out with the Venomous Villains collection.  It is a typical highlight shade, but it has a yellow undertone.  Use what you have and like.

Tweet Me was applied to the inner corner and blended up. Paparazz-She was patted on using a flat shader brush.  Centre Stage was put on the outer third and blended up to the crease.  I used a bit of the red shade ‘Sex-Pectations’ (don’t you love that name!) to blend the orange and brown shades together.

Notes:

My favorite shadow primer is Nars, but I have a tube of UD Primer Potion to use up so, indulge me.

NARS Taj Mahal blush is a beautiful medium orange with shimmer.  The color itself is fantastic and I highly recommend it for all warm toned people in general, but specifically brown skin.  I don’t give it the love it deserves because of the shimmer and my oily skin.  It’s definitely worth checking out.

Archmage New Year

How dare they make me work on New Year’s Eve!!  Since this happens to be Friday and New Year’s Eve, I decided to go a little bit more sparkly than I normally would.  The pictures don’t show all of Fyrinnae’s Archmage’s sparking beauty.

 

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base
Highlighter: Mac Vanilla
Upper Crease: Mac Tete-A-Tint
Crease: Urban Decay Purple Haze
Outer V: Mac Naval (Pro Color)
Outer Two Third:
Fyrinnae Archmage (discontinued)
Inner Corner: Fyrinnae Platinum
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay Binge on top of Oil Slick
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Underground
Lash Primer: MAC Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Contour: Everyday Minerals – Bronzed Tan
Blush: Nars Dolce Vita
Cheek Highlight: Giella Eye M Glam
Lips: Revlon Colorstay Lipliner – Chocolate
Smashbox Lip Gloss – Surge 


Purple Haze was applied to my crease with a dome blending brush.  This purple has a red undertone and is similar to MAC’s Vibrant Grape.  I deepened Purple Haze with MAC’s Naval using a pencil brush to define the outer V.  Archmage was put all over the lid with Platinum applied to the inner corner.  I couldn’t make up my mind what eyeliner I wanted to use this morning (while finishing my makeup on the train), so I used both.  The colors are described below.

Archmage changes from a sparkly medium green to dark blue depending on how light hits it.  Hopefully you can see that in the pictures.  Unfortunately, this shade is discontinued.  Fyrinnae has a similar color called Warrior-Mage; however, Warrior-Mage has more silver in its base.

Platimum is a lovely shade as well. Fyrinnae describes it as not quite silver, but not quite gold, which is actually true.  It looks more yellow in the pictures, but when it is applied, more of the silver comes out.  This shade is about as close to silver as I can get since I have a warm undertone.

I only own a few Urban Decay shadows (all matte).  They have a wonderful texture, much better than most Mac matte shadows, but the cost of it is ridiculous per gram.  It is the same size as a Mac shadow, but cost $17.  I was able to purchase the few shades I own from a Hautelook sale for $5!

Oil Slick Eyeliner is a glittery black, which I hardly ever use.  Binge is a pretty dark blue.  These colors were part of a holiday gift set of mini liners.  It’s worth checking out if you want to try out colored eyeliner, but don’t want to pay the price of a full.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!

Sassy Grass

This look features some of my favorite greens.   Some of the shadows were MAC Limited Edition, but they’ll come back around if you missed it.  Until then, use what you have or like better.

 

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Base: Mac Paint Pot – Painterly (lid) and Groundwork (Crease to brow)
Highlighter: Vanilla
Upper Crease: Tete-A-Tint, Orange
Crease: Saddle
Outer V: Handwritten, Embark, Bottle Green
Outer Third: Humid
Middle Third: Sassy Grass
Inner Third: Going Bananas
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay  Zero Pencil and Perversion Liquid
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Underground
Waterline: MAC Chromagraphic Pencil NC42/NW35
Lash Primer: MAC Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume
Foundation: MUFE HD Foundation #170 and 175
Contour: Everyday Minerals – Bronzed Tan
Blush: Nars Exhibit A
Cheek Highlighter: Nars Albatross

(NOTE:  There are some products I used just for this picture and not in my daily routine.  The main item being the liquid foundation.  I use a powder foundation (Everyday Minerals), but MUFE HD is great for pictures.  I rarely apply a cheek highlight when going to work because I fight oily skin all day, but don’t sleep on Albatross.  It is fantastic.)

Achieve this look:

After priming my eye, I apply Saddle in my crease and deepen it with a mix of Handwritten and Embark in the outer corner.  Tete-A-Tint is applied on my brow bone to my brow.  This color is a bit lighter than my skin tone and is used to blend out my crease color and tie in my brow highlight.  (A face powder can be used in its place).  Vanilla is patted on lightly below my arch.  (I’m not a big fan of screaming bright brow highlight.  Vanilla has been muted by sweeping the brush used to apply Tete-A-Tint over it.)

Bottle Green is used to define the Outer V with a pencil brush and blend over towards the center of the eye.  Humid is lightly swept over the center of the lid towards the outer edge with a blending brush.  Using Humid helps lighten up the green color between Bottle Green and Sassy Grass for a nice fade.  It also provides a shimmery finish for Sassy Grass, which is a matte shade.  Going Bananas is applied to the inner third of the lid and inner corner with a flat shader brush.  Sassy Grass is then blended between Going Bananas and Humid.