Feb 022012
 

This post will feature 3 of my favorite M.A.C. eyeshadows that I listed in this previous post .   With this look I used Paradisco, Brown Script, and Arena.

 

I used Paradisco on my lid, Brown Script in my crease, and Arena as by brow highlight.

Other products used:

  1. Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner in Retrograde above and below ( not in my waterline)
  2. M.A.C. Graphblack in my waterline
  3. Clinique High Impact Mascara and Lancome Definicil Mascara
  4. Andrea Mod False Lashes
  5. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Heavenly Honey as concealer to highlight under my eyes, cheek and nose highlight.
  6. M.A.C. Pigment in Vanilla for cheek highlight
  7. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Truly Topaz as spot concealer on my face.
  8. Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Mineral Powder in Brown Bronze 1 all over face.
  9. Coastal Scents Sun Art Bronzer in Dark on cheeks
  10. Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzing Powder in Ebony Bronze as cheek contour
  11. Coastal Scents Lip Gloss in Near Peach
Feb 022012
 

In this post I’ll be featuring two of my favorite M.A.C. eyeshadows that I listed in this post.  I used Arena and Sketch.  Check it out below.

I used Arena as my brow highlight.  Sketch is on my lid and lower lash for a smokey effect.

Other products used:

  1. Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner in Perversion
  2. M.A.C. Graphblack in my waterline
  3. Clinique High Impact Mascara and Lancome Definicil Mascar
  4. Andrea Mod False Lashes
  5. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Heavenly Honey as concealer to highlight under my eyes, cheek and nose highlight.
  6. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Truly Topaz as spot concealer on my face.
  7. Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Mineral Powder in Brown Bronze 1 all over face.
  8. Coastal Scents Sun Art Bronzer in Dark on cheeks
  9. Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzing Powder in Ebony Bronze as cheek contour
  10. Coastal Scents Lip Gloss in Near Peach
Jan 302012
 

I was inspired to do this post by my fellow Beauty Blogger, Brittany of TrueBeautyFiend.com.  She did a really good post on her current favorite 10 M.A.C. Eyeshadows. (click here to view her post)    My ultimate favorite product to use on the eyes is M.A.C. Naked Pigment.  I’ve never seen it look bad on anyone.   It’s beautiful as a brow highlight, a lid color, and inner tear duct accent.  But since it’s technically NOT an eyeshadow, I didn’t include it.  I did review this product in a previous post here and I did a very simple and quick look using it here. Unfortunately, I couldn’t narrow it down to just 10 so that’s how I ended up with a random and odd number of 13.  LOL! :-)   It took me a while to weed out other colors to even get it to 13. Ha ha!

I picked my favorite M.A.C. eyeshadows based on how often I used them and how versatile they are for both my personal use as well as on my clients.  I’m going to separate this into a series because I don’t want this post to be overwhelming.  In part 1 I’ll  do the countdown so you’ll know what they are. Here’s the link to maccosmetics.com to look at the eyeshadows in the mean time.

13.  Paradisco

12.  Motif

11.  Arena

10.  Girlie

9.   Shadowy Lady

8.   Fig 1.

7.   Mylar

6.  Shroom

5.   Brown Script

4.   Sketch

3.   Texture

2.  Saddle

1.   Expensive Pink

Stay tuned for the other parts to this series.  This is going to be so much fun. :-)

Jan 242012
 

M.A.C Pigments are amazing products that are extremely versatile.  You can use them on your eyes, lips, cheeks, fingernail polish, and body.

M.A.C. Pigments retail for $20.  They can be used wet or dry or you can combine them with mixing medium to make eyeliner.  Only a small amount is needed so they are a great value.  They come in a 0.15oz container but the product will last you for years.

Above  from Left to Right: Vanilla, Naked, and Blue Brown.  I only have samples of my other two favorites which are Lithe (limited edition) and Dark Soul.

From Left to Right:  Blue Brown, Lithe, Vanilla, Naked, and Dark Soul.

  1. Naked Pigment is hands down my ultimate favorite pigment for myself as well as my clients.  It works on absolutely everyone.  It’s such a beautiful neutral color with a smooth finish.  I’ve used this on different skin tones and it always works.  It’s the perfect brow highlight for most skin colors and it’s always a beautiful lid color on everyone.   Naked also makes a gorgeous lip color either alone or mixed in with another color.  My favorite way to use it on the lips is to dab just a bit in the middle.  It adds great dimension. :-)  Another way I love using Naked Pigment is as a cheek highlight, but usually on medium dark to lighter shades.  For darker shades, I’ll use Vanilla or Lithe.
  2. Vanilla Pigment is my second favorite M.A.C. Pigment and my favorite highlight on myself.  I use it almost everyday.  When I want a brow highlight that’s a little darker than Naked, I’ll use it.  I also like this color on the lips.  Vanilla is a bit deceiving because it appears to be white however it’s a really light golden color.  It has more frost and bigger specks than Naked and Lithe so it can appear more dramatic.
  3. Lithe is that perfect in between color.  It’s still neutral but darker than Vanilla with the same smooth texture as Naked.  I use it in the same ways as Naked and Vanilla.  
  4. Blue Brown pigment is one of those mysterious colors that changes depending on the way the light hits it.  It’s lovely worn alone on the eye.  I like to use it from the lid and blended up to the crease.  It also makes a really cool fingernail polish.  Just mix it with some clear and you have an awesome new shade. :-)
  5. Dark Soul pigment is spectacular to make a bold smokey eye.  I like using it on the lid then blending it to the outer crease and the lower lash line.  It also works to add drama when used in the crease with other colors.  Dark Soul makes a ravishing eyeliner as well as a terrific nail polish.

What are your favorite Pigments?