I remembered a reader once requested for a punk look – I never quite knew how to go punk but I think this look is somewhere there, agree?
The main picture you see above is edited with Photoshop – I adjusted the curves and brightness, the ones below are not. I like the edited effect a lot – I had to include it in this post, although after seeing the picture above, you might find the ones below a little too diluted.
This look evolves entirely around the MAC products I bought a while ago - more information and swatches here. When I bought them, I was going through a look mentally but wasn’t sure if it was going to work or if I can pull the colours off. So, here is a complete look for you – I like it and I will probably wear it out some day.
It’s simple to achieve and fun to create.
For face: As always, when I want to play with pink lipsticks and/or eyeshadows, I use a primer to take away the redness on my skin – here, I am using Make Up For Ever HD Primer in #2. I applied foundation with a neutral undertone which is my Shu Uemura Face Architect Illuminating Moisture Fluid Foundation and set with Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte.
Highlighted parts of my face with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade.
For eyes: I went for a set of pretty defined brows but nothing too dark. Prepped my eye lids with MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque and went in with Fresh Daily (orange) all over my inner 1/3 of my eyes. I applied Brash (copper) to the remaining 2/3 of my lids and blend. I brought Brash up to the crease and slightly across my inner lids – towards my inner corners of my eyes. If you want something more subtle, you can skip this step.
Apply Call Me Bubbles (sheer beige) under the brows and blend in with rest of the eyeshadow shades. I applied Brash along 2/3 of my lower lash line and Full Of Flavour (pink) to the inner 1/3 of my lower lash line. The pink really made this look pop.
Finish the eyes with black liquid eyeliner, mascara and some false eyelashes.
For cheeks & lips: I wanted a blush that matches my lips so I went for MAC Sheertone Blush in Pink Swoon – a light dust of colour, subtle enough to compliment this look. I went on to add MAC Matte Blush in Darkly My Dear to contour and sculpt my cheeks – this adds more definition to my cheeks.
Lined my lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Life’s A Breeze and fill them in with MAC Viva Glam Nicki. I also added a sheer layer of Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 57 Insolence to the centre of my lips and a small amount of Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Powder to my cupid’s bow.
Thank you for looking, hope you like this look.
Make Up For Ever HD Primer in #2
Shu Uemura Face Architect Illuminating Moisture Fluid Foundation
Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
Chanel Perfect Brows
Urban Decay UrbanBrow
MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque
MAC Call Me Bubbles Eyeshadow Quad
Benefit Magic Ink Jet-Black Liquid Eyeliner
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved
Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
MAC False Eyelashes in #34
MAC Sheertone Blush in Pink Swoon
MAC Matte Blush in Darkly My Dear
Ettusais Lip Essence Stick
MAC Lip Pencil in Life’s A Breeze
MAC Viva Glam Nicki
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 57 Insolence
Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Powder