Today’s FOTD is brought to you by MAC! Well, mostly by MAC, there are a few rogue brands hiding out in there too. My step mother went to Japan recently and offered to pick up some stuff for me from the MAC store, for a fraction of the price it is in NZ. It was only a few items so not quite enough for a haul – what constitutes a haul anyway? – but the delivery of the new products reignited my love for MAC so much I decided to use a whole lot of MAC products for an almost one brand look. It’s another neutral eye perfect for daytime – I promise I’ll do a bolder night look soon!
Primer – Benefit’s Porefessional, yet again! I’m about to use this up and for some reason I have an obsession with finishing things, as soon as a product nears empty I use it obsessively until it’s done. Anyone else do this? Just me? Anyway I really like Porefessional, it’s nice and silky beneath my foundation.
Foundation – MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation in NC35. I love this foundation! I had the old formula for years, but as I use foundation so slowly I decided it was time to upgrade. I’m so happy to have it again, it’s my perfect colour, quite yellow and nice and sheer which I like! Strangely I’ve never heard any beauty bloggers or vloggers mention it, have any of you tried it? For me it’s perfect!
Powder – MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC30. Love the finish of this powder, I always apply it with a big kabuki brush and press it into the skin. This step makes my foundation last all day!
Bronzer – MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep. I used this as a contour around the edges of my face and under my cheekbones, just to give my face a little more dimension and warmth.
Blush – MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder in Veronica’s Blush. This blush is so cute! It’s from the MAC Archie’s Girls range, I love the packaging, it’s so cute and nostalgic. And look at those colours! I swirled my brush across the hearts and the pink to get an even colour and swept it over my cheekbones for a pretty pink flush.
Brows – Jordana Brow/Eye Shadow Powder in 02 Light Ash Brown. This is my bargain brow option, I found these powders at Coinsave for a ridiculous $4! I bought a few different colours and use them when I do friends’ makeup for events. I use this with a teeny angled brush to fill out my brows. It takes a bit longer than Gimme Brow but I prefer the result with powder, it’s a little more defined. Then I sprayed a clean spoolie with good old hairspray and ran that through my brows to set them in place.
Eyeshadow – Calvin Klein Tempting Glance Intense Eyeshadow in 122 Copper Sun. This eyeshadow actually came free with an order from StrawberryNet, and is probably one of my favourite eyeshadows ever! It’s a gorgeous warm toned sandy brown with a little hint of shimmer, perfect to create just a little more depth on a daytime look. I used this on a big eyeshadow brush all over the lid then blended out the edges.
In the outer half of my eye I used The Body Shop Eye Colour Matte in 05, a nice matte dark brown. I made sure to blend this colour well, taking it up into the crease too. For a browbone and inner corner highlight I used the top white colour from my new MAC Smokeluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow palette (pictured top right, a closer photo is below too) and patted it on with my little finger.
This Smokeluxe palette is beautiful! I had a play around a few nights ago and created a sparkly party look using only shadows from this palette – tutorial coming soon! To finish the eye look I ran a really skinny line of Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black along the top lash line. Mine is a mini version, so cute and perfect for a travel makeup bag! It was another sample free with an order from BeautyBay. I love the clean, polished look of black liquid liner against a neutral eyeshadow.
You may be detecting a pretty matte theme here. Because my eyes are a little hooded I tend to stay away from glittery eyeshadows, especially during the day.
Mascara – A few light coats of Collection’s 5 in 1 mascara. No spider legs here!
Lips – Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Rosy Nude. This is my ‘my lips but better’ shade. It’s my go-to lippy if I’m not sure what to wear or am just running out the door! To liven the look up I went over this with a little of my MAC Dazzleglass lip gloss in Smile, a glittery coral nude. The Dazzleglass is like industrial lipgloss, it stays on forever! I always take it when I’m heading out for a night on the town, because it stays on while drinking and eating and the glitter looks great. Also it’s almost all used up so I figure I won’t be too sad if I lose it!
I hope you liked this makeup, it’s pretty much my go-to everyday look, I think the brown shadows and the black eyeliner go together perfectly and flatter almost every skintone. Let me know what you think below, and stay tuned for a full coverage night look soon!