Thursday, August 19, 2010

MAC Fabulous Felines: Color Story I - Burmese Beauty

So as promised, we're taking you through each of the three new color stories encompassing MAC Fabulous Felines ... each inspired by the mystique and allure of a particular cat.  Today we're exploring Burmese Beauty.

Shades of sable, champagne and teak-olive, the BURMESE cat is saucer-eyed and sensually compelling, prized for her sophistication and intelligence but woefully ill-equipped for the real world.  Sound like any females, oops, I mean 'felines' you know?  Well, she should never be let outside.

Luxury, pampering, excess - all attend the Burmese in her indulgent glory. A color collection that celebrates the well cared for, and exalts in her high-borne right to be spoiled ... she knows how to get what she wants. She's a creature of luxury, and should be treated thusly!

EYESHADOW QUAD - Burmese Beauty $36 USD / $43 CDN
Prized - pale yellow beige (Satin)
Skintone 2 - dirty gold (Frost)
Burmese Beauty - frosted brown green (Lustre)
Showstopper - deep blackened brown (Matte)

Desires & Devices - sparkling dark green
Definatly Feline - chocolate brown with soft pearl
Treat Me Nice - emerald green with soft pearl

PIGMENT $19.50 USD / $23.50 CDN
Gold Stroke - high-frosted tarnished gold (Frost)
Antique Green - turquoise green with green pearl (Frost)

Plushblack - black

LIPSTICK $14.50 USD / $17.50 CDN
Pet Me Please - frosted light dirty mauve (Frost)
To Pamper - creamy mid-tone taupe (Lustre)
Liquid Lurex - light yellow green with dazzle multipearl (Dazzle)
Kittenish - deep red berry (Cremesheen)

LIPGLASS $14.50 USD / $17.50 CDN
Spree - pink champagne taupe
Jealous - light green with pearl
Fancy Cat - dark dirty brown with pearl

Velvetella - blackened plum

The Soft Meow - mid-tone golden bronze with soft pearl (Frost)
Felt cosmetic bag with faux leather trim

by MUA Amber Dreadon

This look is all about drawing attention to your eyes. Soft textures, and rich dark eye shadows blended and buffed with a few M·A·C brushes, can create the wild drama and soft allure of the feline.

First, prep the skin with a generous spritz of Fix+ Spray; then gently massage Studio Moisture Cream over the entire face.

Apply Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation with a 190 Foundation Brush, so the skin appears radiant and flawless. Buff a small amount of Studio Sculpt Concealer over areas that need extra coverage (around the eyes, blemishes, etc). Set everything in place with Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and a 129 Powder/ Blush Brush.

The Soft Meow Blush is our contouring shade. With a 168 Large Angled Contour Brush, start just under the cheekbone and close to the ear and sweep the brush following under the cheekbone. Use the same brush again (slightly dusted off) with Prized Eye Shadow just above the cheekbone for a sheer highlight.

Brows are slightly extended using a 266 Small Angled Brush with Showstopper Eye Shadow and then combed up using Clear Brow Set. This perfect brow will help enlarge the eyes.

Use Prized Eye Shadow to highlight the eye area. With a 224 Tapered Blending Brush, lightly dust the colour from the eyelid to the brow bone to create a sheer colour wash. Then, using a 239 Eye Shader Brush, swipe Skintone 2 Eye Shadow solidly onto the eyelid.

Create over-exaggerated eye lines above and below the eye by applying a line of On the Hunt Superslick Liquid Eye Liner.

To soften the edges, apply Showstopper Eye Shadow to the side of the 239 Brush Shader, and blend the two shades together. You need only a small amount of Showstopper Eye Shadow on the top of the 219 Pencil Brush, to add depth to the outer crease of the eye, and also to create a shadow on the inner corners of the eyes.

With precision, cleanly line the lash line using On the Hunt Superslick Liquid Eye liner. Follow this by curling the lashes and applying a generous amount of Plush Lash Plushblack to the top lashes only.

Enlarge lips artfully with Velvetella Cremestick Liner; use on the outer corners and blended inward using the 316 Lip Brush. Layer To Pamper Lipstick over the pencil, again using the 316. The whole look is then finished with a dash of Spree Lipglass on the centre of the lip.

MAC Fabulous Felines collections available 8/26/10 through October 2010.  Visit for more information.

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