Saturday, January 31, 2009

Chocolate Citrus Using Bare Escentuals and MAC

I'm featuring a step-by-step illustration of chocolate citrus eyes using my Bare Escentuals glimmer shadow in Citrus Twist, and MAC shadows in Sunplosion (too bad this is limited edition, but it is SO gorgeous) and mineralize shadow trio in Inter-View. But before I do that, here's my beautiful MAC 227 brush that I just got in the mail, it is breathtakingly pretty:





The head is humongous compared to my other MAC shadow brushes, but it is excellent for highlighting the browbone or for doing a wash of color on the lids. The hairs are so soft and dense. I am so glad I got this brush.

Anyways, here is the step-by-step illustration. All products MAC unless otherwise noted.


Apply Urban Decay primer potion all over lid and browbone. Smooth with finger. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply Perky paint pot all over lid.


Using the 242 brush, pack Bare Escentuals Citrus Twist glimmer shadow dry on the lid using quick patting motions.


Using the 224 brush, apply Sunplosion shadow on the crease.


Using Sonia Kashuk blending brush, apply the brown side of the Inter-View mineralize eyeshadow trio on the crease and outer V, blending into Sunplosion. Add more Sunplosion to blend into Inter-View, and add more Citrus Twist if necessary.


Using the 227 brush, apply NARS All About Eve eyeshadow duo (I used the satin/non-shimmer side) to highlight and on inner corners (I love this duo! Review coming up).




Line using Blacktrack fluidline. Tightline and waterline using UD 24/7 liner in Zero. Apply Ardell 109 falsies, apply mascara.





I used Make Up Forever HD foundation in 123. LOL, shocked? I still prefer mineral foundation, but I have a whole bottle of this and I don't want it to go to waste, so I used it. Finish and coverage are great but it's not something my mineral foundations couldn't replicate with a little help from a good hydrator spray, and mineral foundations are better on my skin and are all-natural. This foundation looks flawless, however, but I certainly don't like to use it everyday. I used Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution finishing powder in Clear (cheaper clone of the MUFE HD loose finishing powder), NARS Super Orgasm blush on cheeks. I used MAC Lightly Ripe lipstick and MAC lipglasses in Illicit and Live and Dye.

3 comments:

Askmewhats said...

Lovely step by step tut! :) Love the outcome! so sweet looking :D

Anonymous said...

hi! This brush looks pretty!
I have the 239 but it hurts me, I find it is too hard for my sensitive skin. Do you think taht this one can do the same job?
Even the 217 hurts me a lot! But I lost it! I must buy a crease brush, I hesitate 224 or 226? You seems to prefer the 226, maybe I should try it. I am a beginner if it can help you.
THANKS.

Shades Of U said...

Aww thanks Nikki for the kind words! Your comments always make me smile. :)

Anonymous- you're right, between the 224 and the 226, I'd choose the latter as a crease brush. For all-over blending, however, the 224 wins hands-down. The 226 is great for crease work or contouring the crease because the head is small enough to fit into the groove of the lid yet flexible enough to flawlessly apply the crease color. Hope that helps!