Monday, 31 October 2011

Exploring with colour- get the look

Everyone say hello to my beautiful younger cousin Brianna. I love it when people allow me to do whatever I please with their make-up. In a casual day with my cousin I decided to do her makeup funky yet wearable. The inspiration came from a face chart I had created months before. I chose to explore with colours using mainly MAC pigments simply because.. well their well pigmented and easy to work with continue reading if you would like to get the look, or get inspired and try these colours in your own way.  

Face: Foundation, conceal and powder your face as usual. 
Eyes: First start by priming the lids with the lid primer of your preference, I LOVE! MAC paint pots I used Painterly for this look. 
For any look it is recommended you start your eye look with the lighter colours first simply because it is a lot easier to go over a light colour then to cover up a dark colour. That being said in the first inner corner of the eye place your yellow pigment in the first quarter of the eye. We are creating a soft transition of colours so next I used a beautiful lime green colour, to blend into the yellow and cover another quarter of the eye. in this case I used MAC pigments in Chartreuse
I wanted to transition the green into a deep purple and used a combination of MAC eyeshadows in Nocturnelle,Indian Ink, Vibrant Grape and Fig 1. but by all means work with what purples you have, when it comes to layering and making colours pop try working with various shades of the same colour to add depth to the look.
and lastly I wanted the outer corners to transition to a beautiful fushia/pink colour and went with MAC Fushia pigment.

Cheeks: For such a Loud eye look like this try keeping the cheeks a bit more subtle yet complementing to the eyes. Because the eyes have that pop of pink/fushia I went for a Blush colour to complement this, I used MAC Dollymix. Don't let this colour scare you it looks really intense on the pallet but is beautiful when applied, sweep this colour with a light hand along the cheek bones to give a nice natural flush of pink.

Lips: Again with this look choose a lip colour thats subtle yet ties in with the rest of the look, I went with a variety of light pinks to compliment the cheeks. I used Sweet thing by MAC. 

Product Recap: 
                            MAC Lemon pigment
                            MAC Chartreuse pigment
                            MAC Nocturnelle eyeshadow
                            MAC Vibrant grape eyeshadow
                            MAC Fig 1. eyeshadow
                            MAC Fushia pigment
                   Cheeks: MAC Dollymix
                    Lips: MAC Sweet thing

However use whatever colours, brands you have and get creative and see what different looks you can come up with. I love working with pigments because there so pigmented and so colourful!! A little goes a long way with these babies and for a more creamy liquid texture try mixing them or wetting your brush with water, eye drops or a mixing medium. I love experimenting with color and the best thing about makeup is you can do what you please, have fun :D let me know what looks you come up with.

xoxox Relish 

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