Friday, August 20, 2010
The alluring and sensually inspired trios of MAC Fabulous Felines has me all a-purrrrrrrrr for MAC again. Been a while since I've been this teased and intrigued by a collection. Not that they don't all have me needing to turn in my coins for cash for a purchase, but these sets in particular have cause my lemming list to come alive again.
Burmese Beauty was showcased yesterday on ftlob, and today we're showing you Leopard Luxe. Wild, like her sleek sisters of the forest, the OC Elots and lightning-fast lynx, the long limbed, lithe ginger Ocicat boasts legs like a legendary supermodel, and a persona every bit as exotic.
Appearance can be deceiving - this is the kitten that roars, the lion that purrs, the wild thing that seems to possess a tender, kittenish cuddle. To wit: a color collection as fierce as it looks, but as feminine as it feels ... lips, cheeks and eyes that betray both sensual vulnerability and spectacular power.
Wild By Nature - mid-tone camel (Matte)
Style Predator - frosted mid-tone yellow orange (Veluxe Pearl)
Notoriety - dirty brown with gold pearl (Velvet)
Furiously Fabulous - frosted warm black (Veluxe Pearl)
Pure Show - bright yellow-gold pearl
Marked for Glamour - mid-tone grey with soft pearl
On the Hunt - true black
Lithe - frosted warm nude with gold pearl (Frost)
Old Gold - high-frosted tarnished gold (Frost)
Out Minxed - light yellow gold (Glaze)
Drive Me Wild - mid-tone warm coral with gold pearl (Cremesheen)
Powerful - mid-tone bronze dazzle multipearl (Dazzle)
The Prowl - creamy dark chocolate (Lustre)
A Quiet Roar - pale white gold
Schemer - mid-tone yellow camel with red and gold pearl
Wildly Refined - mid-tone coral with gold pearl
Creamola - soft tan
Utterly Game - warm peach with soft pearl
LEOPARD LUXE MAKEUP BAG $25 USD / $30 CDN
Felt cosmetic bag with faux leather trim
HOW TO ACHIEVE THE MAC FABULOUS FELINES: LEOPARD LUXE LOOK
by MUA Keri Blair
This mix of warm tones and velvety finishes captures the sensual side of feline characteristics. Sultry browns softly sculpt the eye, and by extending the shape, we create a feline-inspired look that’s both powerful and playful. Finish with a sweetly dramatic lip.
Before you start with colour, prep skin with Fix + and Studio Moisture Fix, followed by a small amount of Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 in the T-zone.
Smooth the lips with Lip Conditioner.
For colour, start with the eyes using Teddy Eye Kohl to line the upper and lower lash lines. Using the tip of the pencil, start at the end of the bottom lash line and wing the liner up to create the template for your liner. Smudge the Teddy pencil slightly around the eye.
With the 239 Eye Shader Brush, apply Style Predator on the inner corner of the eyelid and blend towards the middle of the lid. Flip over your brush and apply Old Gold Pigment to the center of the eyelid, layering it over the base colour of Style Predator. Using the 217 Blending Brush, apply Wild by Nature into the crease of your eye. Start in the inner corner and work up into the eyebrow, then follow the natural shape of your crease and pull out the colour to your eyebrow.
In the outer corner, use the 219 Pencil Brush and apply Notoriety to the outer corner of the eye in the same shape of a cat’s eye (blend this over the Wild by Nature).
Use Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light under your brow and pull down.
Using the 266 Small Angle Brush, apply Embark Eye Shadow as eye liner, keeping it tight to your lash line and winging out over the Teddy Eye Kohl. Then, to intensify your liner, use On the Hunt Superslick Liquid Liner in the outer corner of your wing!
Lastly, apply two coats of Plush Black Mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Use the brush to extend your top lashes out and up!
Clean up any debris around your eyes with Fast Response Eye Cream and a sponge.
Using the 187 Duo Fibre Brush, apply Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation. Set with a light powder of Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder.
Apply Utterly Game Mineralize Blush with a 116 Blush Brush. Start close to the ear, and then using circular motions, move the colour over the cheeks, towards the nose.
Blot off the Lip Conditioner and lightly outline, then fill, your lips with Creamola Cremestick Liner. Finish off with an application of On The Prowl lipstick.
MAC Fabulous Felines collections available 8/26/10 through October 2010. Visit maccosmetics.com for more information.