Tuesday, July 13, 2010

In the Groove Jazzed Lipstick and Petticoat Mineralize SkinFinish FOTD (A.K.A. Too Damned Hot and Humid FOTD)

This was my "haul" from MAC's In the Groove. Yup, I'm a big spender. I picked up Jazzed lipstick and Petticoat Mineralize Skin Finish. I took a look at the legendary Stereorose but it was too orangey-gold for me and I opted for Petticoat instead.

Jazzed lipstick

Jazzed is a cremesheen lipstick described by MAC as a bright coral pink but I would omit the bright part of that description. It's quite muted and opaque but a wearable, pretty summery shade.

Petticoat Mineralize Skin Finish

Petticoat MSF is described by MAC as pale rose with gold and amber veining. Like the other MSFs, it's sheer and buildable and can work as a highlighter, a blush and an eyeshadow. This is my second MSF (I also have By Candlelight) and it's much more highly pigmented and shimmery.

It's been INSANELY hot and humid in Toronto with temperatures in the mid 40Cs with the humidity. I don't have airconditioning at home so temperatures have been around 30C inside and getting ready in the morning is a bit of a challenge. Make-up just melts off my face before I can get out of the house. Not to mention trying to make my hair sleek. I won't even get into that.

When In the Groove was released by MAC on Thursday, I went by to check it out and picked up Jazzed lipstick and Petticoat MSF. I'm not one to go without make-up much and like to look as polished as possible so the weather has been frustrating. Heading out to a backyard BBQ on Saturday and to watch the World Cup Final, both low-key affairs, I pulled together a look using very few products.

What I used:
  • Kiehl's Ultra Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in Light
  • Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil in Feather Light
  • MAC concealer in Studio Finish NW20 (undereye and in spots)
  • MAC Petticoat MSF 
  • Kiehl's Marvellous Mineral Mascara in Black
  • MAC Jazzed lipstick
  • Benefit Eye Bright
And here's how it looked:
With flash.

I applied moisturizer which provides a light coverage, then concealer to my undereye area and on any redness I wanted covered, then powdered over it all to set it, and focusing on my T-zone (which gets the oiliest). With a large fluffy brush I dusted Petticoat MSF along my cheekbones and up to my temples for a bit of pinky-gold glow. With a blush brush I applied Petticoat to my cheeks for blush and with my index finger I swiped it across my lids. I curled my lashes and applied lots of mascara to both my top and bottom lashes. I used Eye Bright on my waterline to make my eyes pop a bit more and to enhance the contrast between the Petticoat on my lids and the black mascara. The final touch was Jazzed lipstick on my lips.

Natural light.

Close-up of Petticoat on my cheeks and eye.

Of course, the photos don't capture the actual shimmer of Stiletto but I can tell you it's quite a shimmery product. Use it sparingly as a face powder or with more intensity as a blush and eyeshadow.

This was just enough make-up to make me look polished and fresh-faced but not too much so that when it melted away, I wouldn't look drastically different.

So what did you pick up from In the Groove? Got any summer beauty tips to share? 



  1. I wouldn't have thought Petticoat would go so well with a peachy lip. You look great!


  2. my summer tip is Cover FX Matte Foundation Primer!

  3. Thanks Jill!

    Thank you Lucky! Is it a heavy primer? Works on oily skin?

  4. Love it! Great application strategies too. And Jazzed looks fantastic on you in any light.