MAC Essential Oil
DHC Velvet Skin Coat
Cinema Secrets Foundation
Pantone Universe Cooling Marsala Multistick
NARS Paloma Blush Duo (highlight/contour)
Graftobian Setting Powder
MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ Spray
NYX Eyebrow Shaper
NYX Brunette Eyebrow Cake Powder
Benefit Gimme Brow in Dark Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Chocolate Tinted Brow Mascara
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Club, Bamboo, Parfait Amour and Ricepaper Eyeshadows
MAC Zoom Fast Lash Mascara
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Gloss in Naked
FINALLY felt better this day despite a slight lingering cough, but the final wave of seasonal and children-induced illness was behind me. Hallelujah. MY LIFE AND ZEST WERE RETURNED TO ME.
SO. I'm really quite taken with this eyeshadow combination. I'm doing this thing called "shop your stash", which means revisiting super old/forgotten products (that obviously haven't spoiled!) in order to rekindle your relationship with them. I'm at a place where I really can't buy any more makeup unless it's replenishing something in my personal/professional kits, and it's been nice to dig around the makeup mausoleum for hidden treasures.
MAC Club eyeshadow was one of my first MAC purchases ever when I was around 18. It's a cult eyeshadow of theirs and I reeeeally hope they never ever stop making it. The base hue off the bat is a pretty forest green, but it has flashes of violet, warm brown, and red to it. Because of its unique composition, Club is an excellent eyeshadow to use as a base with other hues that compliment the complex undertones of this color. I often wear Club with MAC Brown Script (a matte red-brown color that's divine) and their loose Blue Brown pigment (a more teal-to-chocolate duochrome color) because the pairings are just perfect.
For this look, I used Club as a base all over my lid and stopped just at the crease. Then I blended it all out with a fluffy blending brush. Next, I applied another favorite eyeshadow, Bamboo, to the lid as a warm transition color. The purple Parfait Amour got tapped into the center of the lid and blended into the surrounding Club, and finally my favorite highlight color, Ricepaper, was swept under the brow bone and melded into the matte Bamboo for a nice shimmer-to-matte transition between two shades in the same tonal family.