FOTD: M.A.C Shop MAC, Cook MAC - Featuring Shop & Drop
I think the entire Shop & Drop palette pretty much comes off as a night-time spring look, literally the time that you feel drop dead tired after a day of shopping. Maybe this explains the name.
I used the Shop & Drop palette like a full smokey eye palette. I started out packing the deep navy blue all over my lids, up to the crease.
Then I went right into the crease with the other side of the packing brush using the purple in the palette.
Next I used a smaller packing brush to pick up the light pink and highlight high brow bone, and also the inner corners of my eyes.
Then I wiped my packing brush over a piece of tissue to take out the dark colours, before using it to tap the light taupe gray colour from the palette into the leftover space between my crease and the highlight colour.
After all that, I used a clean fluffy dome brush to swirl all over the inside of my crease and blend the colours out.
I then used a pencil brush to pick up some shiny highlight (I used Nature Republics, but you can use your standard highlight colour, like Wet 'n' Wild Sugar or NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese), and apply it all over the inner corners of my eyes, up until the inner 'white' part of my eyeballs. I also went on to my lower lash line with the highlight, until the end of my inner 'white' part of my eyeballs.
As I thought that my eyes look really dark, and a little like I was punched, I decided to brighten up the look by using an angled eyeliner brush to pick up the hot pink from Florida, which is the cremeblend brush also from Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection, and draw my lower lash line.
And you can see the tinge of pink on my lower lash line in the photo below.
I also used the smaller packing brush (same one I used for highlight), to go back into the deep navy blue from Shop and Drop, and put that navy blue into my eyebrows.
I am immensely satisfied with that colour in my brows! It is so amazingly dark and stunning. It really makes my brows pop. And like I've said with a couple of my other FOTDs, I have indeed realise the ease and beauty of drawing in brows using brushes, and not pencils. Brushes give me so much more control and helps me to shape my brows better.
And in the photo above, you can see the result of blending out the eyeshadows. As I was aiming to do a smokey eye, I actually took up the bigger packing brush again, dipped more deep navy blue and put on another layer right there, close to the lash line, and it can be seen in the photo. =DD Really happy with how this turned out.
I didn't use an eyeliner because I found it really already dark enough. I went into my lower waterline with a white eye pencil from Bourjour though. And finished the eyes using Essence Mascara.
I LOVE how the cremeblend blush in Florida turned out! It may look an intimidating hot plum pink in the pan, but really, cream blushes normally blend out really sheer, and make it look like it is your true blood flushing up on the cheeks! Good stuff that M.A.C has. =) (There are other good cream blushes too. But I am just saying that the ones from Shop MAC, Cook MAC is not bad.)
I used a stippling brush to stipple my favourite highlighter (theBalm has a really good highlighter, or else you may use your standard one) on top of my cheekbones, hence the pearlescent finish in the photo. LOVE cheek highlighting. =DDD
I used Dish It Up, a Lustre finish lipstick, straight on my lips. I just like how it doesn't goes on awfully dark even though I am applying from the stick of lipstick itself.
It is a really wearable plum lipstick, especially for medium warm tone skins, not too dark and intimidating (which I wouldn't like because in my country, people in public places stare a lot in a less than flattering manner, when the face is too screaming out loud).
As with the orange range of Shop MAC, Cook MAC, all colours in the plum side of Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection are very wearable, especially if you have similar skin tone to the M.A.C models (warm, light medium, medium to dark).
Pigmented products, except for that pale pink in Shop & Drop. I tried my best to use it, but I had to reach for my own highlighter in the end.
I am amazed that the deep navy blue is such a beautiful colour to fill in my brows.
I love the cremeblend blushes. Wouldn't dare to call it the best of the best since I am not very experience with cream blushes. But they are definitely good.
Dish It Up's quality is pretty much the same as the other Lustre lipsticks. But in terms of colour, it can be considered a perfect plum, soft enough for the general person and day-time use, yet dark enough for the night out.
In all honesty, I daresay I can recreate a highly similar smokey eye using my SilkyGirl Eye Duo, which are mad cheap, and equivalent to Wet 'n' Wild in the US. As such, do go through your drugstore stash, and try doing this look! (I think Shop & Drop may already be sold out at certain Singapore outlets. But if you think you want it now, and it really is sold out, there is no need to fret too much, because I know I have done this look before. I need to scroll through my camera photos and find the look I did from SilkyGirl... ... And I will post it for comparison.)
So, do you intend to invest in any of the products featured here? Or do you already own any one of them? Have you use it? If so, how did you use it? If you have a similar smokey eye, or a plummy lip look, don't forget to share with me! =)