Monday, August 31, 2009
Red-Brown Look Using MAC and Aromaleigh
I used some of my pretty mineral shadows from Aromaleigh for this look, along with some products from MAC. I used a shadow from the discontinued, limited edition collection called L'orchidee. The shadow is named Chatter Box, described on the Aromaleigh website as a "rich, multi-dimensional brownish mauve smoke with frosted shimmer".
To lend reddish nuances to the look, I added a tiny bit of Velvet Dream from the gorgeous Gothic Lolita collection.
Finally, I was able to wear the famed Pure Rouge blush in Verve. It's Aromaleigh's version of NARS Orgasm blush, and I really love Verve. It is not splotchy at all on the cheek; it applies smoothly and gives this really subtle but buildable pretty coral flush. I applied it using the angled fiber optic from Lumiere and the outcome is subtle but definitely gorgeous. You can go as pigmented or as subtle as you like with this blush. I also like the tiny shimmery particles that are not in-your-face but more of like a subtle radiance.
I also used one of my favorite mineral liners, Drama Queen liner in Red, also from Aromaleigh.
I used the pretty MAC eyeshadow in Et Tu, Bouquet? from the A Rose Romance collection.
I used Hold the Pose lipstick from the Makeup Art Cosmetics Richard Phillips collection.
I applied one of my favorite MAC lipglasses, Nico.
One the lid, I applied a pretty mineral eyeshadow from Valerie Minerals, Miranda.
Here's a step-by-step. All products Aromaleigh unless otherwise stated.
Apply MAC Bare Canvas paint all over lid and lower lashline. Using Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/8" brush (or the 239 brush), apply Valerie Beauty mineral shadow in Miranda foiled using MAC Charged Water on lid.
Using the same brush, apply Velvet Dream on outer V.
Using the same brush, apply Chatterbox on crease. Blend with the MAC 224 brush.
Apply more Chatterbox as necessary using the shader brush, and a little MAC shadow in 100 Strokes on the crease using the Sonia Kashuk blender brush.
Wetline Red Drama Queen liner on upper lashline using Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush and MAC Charged Water.
Blend the lines using the 224 brush. Apply MAC shadow in Et tu, Bouquet? to highlight browbone. Apply Miranda on inner lower lashline and Chatterbox on the outer lower lashline using the Coastal Scents mini-detail brush. Rim eyes (waterline and tightline) using Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero. Apply Mascara.
Monistat gel as primer
MAC Prep + Prime Refined Zone on t-zone
Joppa mineral foundation in Medium Light 2.5
Joppa Simple Radiance finishing silk powder in Medium
MAC Sculpt powder to contour
Aromaleigh Pure Rouge Blush in Verve
Jordanna lipliner in Nutmeg
MAC lipstick in Hold the Pose
MAC lipglass in Nico