Thursday, February 21, 2008

MAC Fafi Look

Well, sort of. I basically used five products from that collection: Girl Friendly paint pot, Fashion Frenzy blush, Belightful iridescent powder, Strawbaby lipstick and Sugar Trance lipglass. I really love all the products I incorporated in this look, starting with Girl Friendly. I made it my secondary eye base. I used my ever-trusty Beige-ing shadestick as base, then applied Girl Friendly on the lid over it. The pinks in my eyeshadows became vibrant and alive with this paint pot underneath. Staying powder was likewise excellent. I could have and should have used Nice Vice paint pot as my base on the outer lid to make my purples pop out, but I didn't have time. That would have really made the outer colors look alive, almost 3D-like (wrong word, that sounds scary!). I chose to underplay the colors to make it appear subtler for daytime wear.

Fashion Frenzy blush is so pretty especially in person, and Belightful over it just gave it the subtlest shimmer that is just gorgeous. The shimmer is neither garish nor undetectable; it strikes a pretty balance so the effect is subtle but definitely noticeable.

Strawbaby definitely surprised me. I've always thought that strawberry-colored lipsticks would look horrific on me, but it was actually pretty nice! I liked it all the more when I applied Sugar Trance lipglass over it. These two products definitely complement each other. I like the glossy, luscious effect of Sugar Trance, and I like how it lightens considerably darker lipsticks to create a soft-focus, shimmery effect.











Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick on lid as base and lower lashline
MAC Girl Friendly paint pot on lid
MAC Swish eyeshadow on lid and inner lower lashline
MAC In Living Pink eyeshadow on middle of lid
MAC Nocturnelle eyeshadow on crease and outer V and on outer lower lashline
MAC Almond Icing eyeshadow to highlight
Indelible gel liner in Black Cherry on upper lashline
Shu Uemura lash lifting and MAC Zoomlash mascaras

Face:
Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
Buff'd mineral foundation in Chamois and Almond (70-30 mix)
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Bare Escentuals mineral veil
MAC Fashion Frenzy blush
MAC Belightful iridescent powder over blush

Lips:
Almay Ideal lipliner in 105 Bronze
MAC lipstick in Strawbaby
MAC lipglass in Sugar Trance

4 comments:

petitebelle said...

Oooh I like this look a lot, I love that it's subtle enough for the daytime. Hrmm you are making me want those paint pots now!

Vanessa said...

I love the pink on you! Very nice! :)

Have a great weekend!

shades of hue said...

petitebelle- thank you! :)

vanessa- Enjoy your weekend too glam girl! ;)

nilla cookie said...

I love the Fafi paint pots too! I bought 4 of the 6 released.

You look so pretty in pink :)

PS - I kept reading and your comparison swatches of the paint pots rock!!