This is my first look of the day for 2011 and it’s a stunning one!!
Last week, my Middle Eastern dance instructor, Jannelle, was invited to perform at the surprise 40th birthday party for Mary J. Blige!!!!!!!!!
I was trilled and privileged at the opportunity to do her makeup at the event! I immediately started thinking about the look. An event like that, with all the movers and shakers in the music industry, requires more than just a smoky eye. You have to bring it!!!
The theme of the event was Arabic-inspired and I wanted more than just kohl-lined, winged liner. I drew inspiration from Eman and Scandalous Beauty and decided on a glittery look. Jannelle also wore a gold, sparkly costume and I wanted something to match. This is a great look for performance especially in situations where there is not a lot of bright lighting so that you are drawn to the dancers eyes. Could also be used for a Carnival look. I also paired it with a red lip and a hit of shimmer. Btw, I have found an amazing red that everyone can wear – Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in Moulin Rouge (#43)! Separate post on that coming soon! Using glitters was stepping out of my zone, but makeup is all about not being afraid to try something new. One note: If you are going to use glitters, especially on the eyes, make sure it is cosmetic-grade, which is milled fine enough and won’t scratch your eyes.
Inspired by 4 of the most well- known villains in animated filmography, M.A.C. presents the Venomous Villains collection, in collaboration with Disney.
Maleficent, Cruella, Evil Queen, Dr. Facelier, image courtesy of Specktra
Each character comes with it’s own storyline, colour scheme/collection and limited edition packaging. An updated version of the colours used to create the characters. There are also face charts that accompany each collection. The packaging is glossy black with each character painted on in vivid colour.
The VV collection is huge, but fortunately quite a few of the products are repromotes or part of the permanent line. There are also a few new products like the Magically Cool Liquid Powder, which is part of the Maleficent collection. Of course the packaging is LE so that this will sell like hot bread on a Sunday morning!!! People have been buzzing about this since July so, uhmmm yeah, get it while you can.