Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Look - Playing with MAC Blue Brown Pigment

At the suggestion of @MAC_Keri_B on Twitter I decided to play a little with turning Blue Brown Pigment into a smokey eye.

The whole thing about getting the blue to come out of Blue Brown pigment is to layer it over black, like Smolder. I couldn't find my Smolder (the horror!) and had to use Feline Eye Kohl. That worked ok, but I don't think it has the same blendable texture as Smolder. @MAC_Keri_B also suggested layering it over Blacktrack fluidline if you want to get even funkier. I would also suggest Groundwork Paint Pot. If you don't layer it over black, you see so much more of the red-brown, which I think is unflattering. Notice my under eyes - no black liner there and LOTS of red. This look will get a do-over someday.

Breakdown

Eyes
  • Mac Feline Kohl Power (LE) - Layer it on thick toward the lash line then take a smudge brush and smudge the hell out of it moving toward the crease.
  • Mac Blue Brown Pigment - Pat it right on top of the Feline (or Smolder, or whatever you're using). I also used it under eyes here, to the detriment of the look.
  • MAC Next to Nothing Eye Shadow (LE) - Brow Highlight
  • Mac Plushlash MAscara in Plushblack
Face
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Light
  • MAC Afterdusk Blush - Freaking love this. I wish they'd bring it back and/or make it permanent.
Lips
  • MAC Eden Rocks Lipstick
  • MAC Jellybabe Lip Gelee - right on top of the lipstick

By the way, you should also follow Mr. Erwin Blair Walden on Twitter at @thesmerz. That's Ms. Keri B's cat and he's such a cute little gentleman.

I must say that Cicero is quite jealous and now wants a blog of his own. Oberon is a clueless and doesn't really understand the idea of a blog anyway - I ask him and he just looks up at me and says "Stick?"
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