My MAC Makeover – Lesson: eyeliner, bold lips and sculpted face
The other day I had a marvellous MAC makeover / lesson at Pro store in Milan. I wanted to learn how to do the “perfect eyeliner” and I had a great time learning how to do a beautiful make up look, thanks to the lovely MUA Ada.
The look we chose was a retro Fifties inspiration with a glamour twist so: bold eyeliner, doll lashes, sculpted face and slightly smudged crimson lips.
For this MAC makeover we started with the base make up.
After cleansing (with Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover) and prepping skin (Prep+Prime Moisture Infusion) we applied Face and Body foundation in C1 with 163 brush: this brush is thought for contouring but Ada explained that it’s perfect to apply Face and Body foundation, since it’s water based and has a so strange texture.
Then we applied Mineralize Concealer in NW20 (which I already own and love so much) mixed with Prep+Prime Highlighter in Radiant Rose (another top product for me) with 235 brush (dropped immediately in my wishlist). Mineralize Loose Foundation in Light to finish.
Then eyes. We prepared lids with Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and Brule eyeshadow blended up to brow bone with 217 brush. Then the hard work started: for eyeliner we used Blacktrack Fluidline with 208 brush. Patiance is the key. And a lot of Muji cotton buds Trace a little line simply pushing the angled brush at the outer corner of your eyes, then line your upper lashline and fill the angle and adjust any discontinuity. Light touches, adjust, clean any imperfection, balance and pay attention to symmetry. It’s a detailed precision with an overall view matter.
Once you finished your eyeliner you have to complete your eye make up: Quarry eyeshadow with 217 brush in the crease but with straight strokes since it has to finish where your eyeliner ends. Jest eyeshadow to highlight your inner corners and the brow bone. A strong, graphic eye look needs really defined brows: Brun eyeshadow is much more natural looking than brow pencils. We made a slightly ombré effect applying more eyeshadow on the outer brow and extending the end. A lot of mascara (In Extra Dimension 3D) and a lot also on lower lashes to create the doll-eyes effect. You can obviously apply falsies if you like.
In the end we completed the rest of the face blending some more concealer where needed, a bit more foundation or powder. For sculpting we used Blot Powder in Deep Dark with 109 brush. Starting in the hollow under my cheekbones we blended with circular motions until completely blended and flawless, then a bit on the jawline and on the forehead. Pro Longwear Blush in Stay Pretty on cheeks with light touches with 159 brush. With the same brush we applied Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle on cheekbones, on the nose and the cupid’s bow.
We finished the look with Crimson Lipmix, an amazing Pro product and so much better than OCC Lip Tars! We applied it with the brush and we slightly smudged the contour for the lovely “I’ve just kissed you” effect.
I hope you enjoyed my MAC makeover report