Whenever I see a look I like, I save it in the “Makeup” folder on my computer for future reference. Back then, I wasn’t doing FOTDs for the blog, but now I feel more confident in my makeup application skills that you all get to see what sort of looks I dig!
This FOTD is inspired by the Hello Kitty Wild: Stylin’ face chart that was released by MAC in the Hello Kitty Collection last Spring. I never do my eyes this way so it was fun to try something new. I thought the result wasn’t too shabby, no?
Source: MAC Cosmetics
Get the Look
The key to this look is a good pointed crease blending brush; my favourite to use is MAC #226 (LE). You don’t have to use this brush, but it will be easier to do the look with a pointed crease brush similar to this.
Source: MAC Cosmetics
For the eyes: taking a bright violet (Auraline bright violet), use the tip of the crease brush to trace out a wing shape on the outer corner, and a rounded shape on the inner corner. Fill in the shape you drew out, and blend out slightly. Don’t over blend! Next, take a golden shimmery pink (MAC Expensive Pink) to fill in the rest of the lid space. Using a clean flat eyeshadow brush, drag and blend the violet into the pink. To make the eyes pop even more, draw a shimmery white gold (LIFT Cosmetics Moon Dust) line down the middle of the lid. Blend it in to the pink. Line the lower lash line with a violet eyeliner (GOSH Funky Violet). Smudge bright violet on top for more colour intensity and smokiness. Wing out the top lash line with black eyeliner, then line the waterlines as well. Blend a warm brown (MAC Soft Brown) above the lid colours to warm up the brow bone. Add mascara and lashes!
For the cheeks: apply a low shimmer peach (MAC Peaches + MAC Arena) on the apples. Use bronzer (Lise Watier Havana) to contour the cheekbones.
For the lips: dab a peach or orange lipstick (Marcelle Flame) lightly all over the lips. Top with a sheer shimmery gloss (Smashbox Luster).
Things I would Change in the FOTD
I liked this FOTD, but because I was going by memory only (I didn’t have the face chart in front of me), there are a couple things I’d change:
- Connect the purple all the way across using a faint line in the middle.
- Apply some black eye shadow to deepen the corners.
- A brow highlight? I never got into the habit of putting down a highlight colour, only because I think my brow bone looks just fine without it. Thoughts?
Auraline Bright Violet Eyeshadow (matte bright violet)
MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow (golden shimmery pink)
LIFT Cosmetics Moon Dust Eye Shimmer (shimmery white gold)
MAC Soft Brown (matte warm medium brown)
GOSH Velvet Touch Funky Violet Waterproof Eyeliner (dark violet)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline (black)
Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Pencil (black)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash Mascara
No brand lashes from the Asian mall
MAC Peaches Blush (matte peach)
MAC Arena Eyeshadow (low shimmer peach)
Lise Watier Havana Bronzing Powder (bronze)
Marcelle Flame Lipstick
Smashbox Luster Lipgloss
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Almond
Annabelle SkinTrue Concealer
Marcelle Loose Powder in Translucent Medium
Click to enlarge the photos below!
Face Charts: Yes or No?
Do you use face charts for inspiration too? How about celebrity makeup? Some face charts are just waaay over the top for me but something like this is definitely right up my alley.