FOTD: PURPLE COPPER

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I don’t often opt for more dark eye looks, except if they’re made up with more colorful shades. My newfound love, MAC’s Indian Ink, is one of those shades that darkens a look up without looking too… erm, dark?

I don’t often opt for more dark eye looks, except if they’re made up with more colorful shades. My newfound love, MAC’s Indian Ink, is one of those shades that darkens a look up without looking too… erm, dark? If you get ma flow. Being a paley, I feel like colors suit me more than just a plain black. And purple tones really do bring out my green eyes, so that’s why. I paired it with a warm, bronzey copper shade to balance it all out. Want to know what products I used to create this look? Well then by all means, read on!


Eyes

Base: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Lid: MAC Copper Pigment, MAC Indian Ink
Crease: MAC Indian Ink, MAC Fig. 1, MAC Azalea Blossom
Brow bone: MAC MSF Natural in Light
Lashes: MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Powder in Ash Blonde, Make Up For Ever Brow Seal Transparant Eyebrow Gel

As per usual, I applied a paint pot to my eyes as a base. This makes the eyeshadow stay and overall perform better. I then applied some of the Copper pigment to about two third into the inner eye area. On went the dark purle shade, Indian Ink, blending this onto 1/2 of the outer part of my eye area and into the crease, slightly blending it upwards. I kind of ‘melted’ the two eyelid shades together. I then used some Fig. 1, a lighter and less cooltoned purple, to blend the edges out. I also used some of the purple shade of the MAC Azalea Blossom, which is an ombre blush, to soften those lines up even more and tie it all together. When appropriate, I always try to incorporate some of my blush color in the eye make-up – especially when using a bronzer on the cheeks! Don’t forget to drag some of the Copper pigment and the Indian Ink onto the lower lashline to complete the look.

This time I didn’t feel like going for a shimmery highlight ,as I felt the pigment gave enough of a sheen, so I just ‘highlighted’ with my usual powder. On went some black mascara and that’s it. I do feel like the loveliness of the Copper pigment doesn’t really show up on camera, because it really made my eyes pop. I got loads of compliments on this look today, so I’m definitely going to wear it more often.


Face

Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10 + MAC Strobe Cream
Concealer: Collection (2000) Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
Blush: MAC Blushbaby, MAC Azalea Blossom
Highlighter: MAC Soft & Gentle

You know, MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid has a real love-hate controversy going on around the interwebs. And I can totally feel that. I’m more a fan of the Pro Longwear Foundation, but I have come to love the SFF as well. I particularly love that it comes in the shade NW10, which is my perfect match. I do tend to mix a bit of it up with some MAC Strobe Cream to get rid of the flatness that it tends to give and to lessen the coverage from full to medium. After applying the SFF-mix with a blending sponge, I put some of the infamous Collection concealer on, focussing on the under eye area and wherever I felt like I needed some more coverage. I used my trusty MSF to set it all, and then reached for my current favorite “contour”, Blushbaby. I applied this with such a light hand, mainly focussing on defining my cheekbones a bit more, after which I applied the purple-pink ombre blush by MAC, Azalea Blossom. Just a sweep of champagne highlight to liven the face up, a bright and perky fuchsia-pink lip and the look’s complete. Pretty simple, right?


Lips

Chanel Precision Lip Definer in 70 Sonic Pink
MAC Satin Lipstick in Pink Nouveau

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