Monday, July 16, 2012

MAC Heavenly Creature FOTD

Although I got my Heavenly Creature haul when it launched, I've been so busy preparing for my thesis exhibition I haven't had time to sit down and do any reviews. So instead I decided to do a quick FOTD  good for a hot summer night followed by a brief review of the products I used.

I did this look quite late at night, hence the dramatic lighting! Also, I'm in the process of growing my brows out, so please excuse the straggly brows. All photos taken with flash.

Products Used:

Vichy Normaderm Total Mat 
MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC 35
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent
MAC Brow Shader in Walnut (discontinued)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
MAC Mineralize Blush in Ring of Saturn
MAC Mineralize Eye Shadows in Earthly and Magnetic Attraction
MAC Technakhol Eye Liner in Graphblack
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Very Black

MAC Lipstick in Fire Sign
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Meteoric

Prime skin with Vichy Normaderm Total Mat. Buff concealer using a MAC 217 underneath and in the inner corner of the eye, around the nose and anywhere else that needs coverage. Using a disc sponge, gently press Laura Mercier's Setting Powder onto any areas you have concealed. Then, using a powder brush, gently dust setting powder onto the t-zone.

Using your fingertip, apply Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer all over the lid. Using a MAC 242 pack MAC Earthly Mineralize shadow onto the lid and up to the crease covering 2/3 of the lid starting from the inner corner of the eye, making sure the colour is densest towards the inner corner. To get the deepest pigmentation possible, spritz your loaded brush with water or Fix + before you apply. 

Using the same brush and technique, apply MAC Magnetic Attraction to the outer 1/3 of the eye, also pressing the shadow slightly above the crease along the length of the eye, making sure the colour is densest on the outer corner. Make sure to press Magnetic Attraction over Earthly where the colours meet. Run Magnetic Attraction underneath the eye about 1/3 of the way in. Then, using a MAC 217, dust dry Magnetic Attraction through the crease. This will blend the crease without "removing" any of the previous shadow you applied. Lastly, apply Earthly in the center underneath the eye. 

Apply MAC Graphblack in between the lashes and onto the tightline. Curl lashes and apply mascara, Fill in brows. Using MAC 188, apply MAC Ring of Saturn Mineralize blush along the cheekbone and temples. Finally apply MAC Fire Sign lipstick and top with Meteoric Cremesheen Glass.

Review of MAC Heavenly Creature Products Used (all limited edition)

MAC Earthly Mineralize Eye Shadow - a graphite brown metallic shadow with good colour payoff for a mineralize shadow both wet and dry. A good cool neutral which would work with all skintones, also a colour that can compliment many other eye shadow shades. A good purchase for all the taupe lovers out there.

Grade: B+

MAC Magnetic Attraction Mineralize Eye Shadow - a intense coppery coral red with gold shimmer. Excellent colour payoff for a mineralize eye shadow both wet and dry. When applied wet this shadow takes on a solid, metallic look. Would also work great as a blush, a nice colour for summer.

Grade: A-

MAC Ring of Saturn Mineralize Blush - a coral red blush, which is similar in colour to Magnetic Attraction, just a few tones lighter, slightly less red and without the gold shimmer. Very pigmented, a light hand is definitely needed when using this. It has quite a strong sheen, so may emphasize uneven skin texture. Again, a nice colour for summer.

Grade: A-

MAC Fire Sign Lipstick - a lustre finish soft strawberry red with slight coral overtones. In the tube it looks like a dull red, but on my lips it pulls more coral. Good pigmentation for a lustre finish. I know many people do not prefer this type of finish due to it's sheerness, but I am a big fan of lustres. A nice colour for a more casual evening lip.

Grade: B

MAC Meteoric Cremesheen Glass - a coral with super fine gold shimmer. On the lips the shimmer is not very visible, so it looks like a creme finish. Decent pigmentation for this formula of lipgloss but again coverage is on the sheerer side, which may or may not be preferred. Personally, this is my favourite formula of lip gloss from MAC due to it's non sticky gel texture.

Grade: B


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