Saturday, August 21, 2010
We've been highlighting MAC Fabulous Felines the past few days and we're showcasing the last, but certainly not the least, set of this collection trio today - Palace Pedigreed.
With mesmerizing emerald eyes and a plush, silvery, sable-like coat, the Russian Blue cat was brought by British sailors from the Archangle Isles of Northern Russia. Snatched from the palaces of the Tsars at the behest of Queen Victoria, her smile and her great beauty were said to amuse Her Majesty. In homage to this aristocratic heritage of this silver-and-emerald Royal, MAC has created a collection of color every bit as hypnotic and enchanting as its finely favored feline inspiration. Palace Pedigreed is definitely my favorite!
EYE SHADOW QUAD - PALACE PEDIGREED $36 USD / $43 CDN
Courtly - frosty muted light pink beige (Satin)
Palace Pedigreed - deep berry with dark soft pink pearl (Satin)
Quite Spoiled - mid-tone neutral mauve (Satin)
Russian Blue - Deep neutral grey (Matte)
SUPERSLICK LIQUID EYE LINER $17.50 USD / $21 CDN
Nocturnal - bright silver pearl
Smoky Heir - dark blue violet with soft pearl
Signature Blue - dark navy with soft pearl
PIGMENT $19.50 USD / $23.50 CDN
Mauvement - cool taupe with gold pearl (Frost)
Bloodline - dark dirty browned purple (Frost)
LIPSTICK $14.50 USD / $17.50 CDN
Superior - sheer lavender pink with dazzle pink pearl (Dazzle)
Of Royalty - light creamy blue pink (Cremesheen)
Aristo-Cat - mid-tone frosted purple mauve (Frost)
Cunning - dark berry (Frost)
LIPGLASS $15.50 USD / $17.50 CDN
Docile - dirty lavender with pearl
Best of Breed - light dirty blue with pearl
Lap of Luxury - dark eggplant with pearl
CREMESTICK LINER $14.50 USD / $17.50 CDN
Beurre - dirty plum
MINERALIZE BLUSH $21 USD / $25 CDN
Pet Me - light yellow pink with soft pearl (Frost)
PALACE PEDIGREED MAKEUP BAG $25 USD / $30 CDN
Felt cosmetic bag with faux leather trim
HOW TO ACHIEVE THE MAC FABULOUS FELINES: PALACE PEDIGREED LOOK
by MUA Lyne DesNoyers
A feline’s gaze is glamorous and hypnotic – but can be graphically interpreted via an Eye Liner against muted shades of nudes and lavender. No need to default to the classic “cat’s eye.”
This is new, modern, and flatters all bone structures!
Your starting point is fresh-looking, luminous skin. Apply Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation/Loose with a 109 Small Contour Brush. Use a circular motion on the outer part of the face and a dabbing motion where you need more coverage. If you have any imperfections, use Studio Sculpt Concealer with a 252 Large Shader Brush, then blend it into the skin until it disappears.
Dust the entire lid with Eye Shadow in Courtly. For a smooth application, use the 217 Blending Brush. Over this, apply Quite Spoiled Eye Shadow with the 230 Brush. Best coverage will be achieved if you use a dabbing motion.
Next, mix a little bit of Quite Spoiled and Kid Eye Shadows with a 224 Tapered Blending Brush and sweep gently into the crease of your eyes. The idea is to create skin tone-coloured shadow that provides soft definition but not a defined line.
Now, for the drama. Using the 266 Small Angle Brush, take Blacktrack Fluidline and draw a little “check mark” on the outer corner of your eyes. This mark should follow the line of your lash line and your brow bone. Make sure you keep your black line at the first quarter on the crease. Fill in this “check mark” with the Blacktrack and intensify it with Russian Blue Eye Shadow, using the same 266 brush. The combination of the two will give a very nice, velvety look.
Eyes like the above look best on a face with some definition. Here, we use Pet Me Blush dusted on the apples of the cheeks, while the cheekbones are sculpted with Taupe Blush. The 116 Blush Brush can be used for both applications.
Lips are defined with Beurre Lip Liner and then blended with a 316 Lip Brush. Once again, the idea is not to create a line but to shape and shade the lips. Superior Lipstick should be applied with a brush and then given a grand finale with a lush application of Docile Lipglass.
MAC Fabulous Felines collections available 8/26/10 through October 2010. Visit maccosmetics.com for more information.