I love the look created by the pairing of duskier, peacock blues with bright, baby pinks. And since I picked up MAC's Plumage not too long ago, I wanted to do my take on that type of look. To see what else I used and what I did, keep reading!
(Sorry to include an iPhone quality pic, but this shows the colors closer to how they actually appear before the camera washes them out.)
To get this eye-look, after priming my lids, I started by applying Copperplate to the inner 1/3 of my lid with a shader brush. Then, using a smaller, denser shader brush, I packed Plumage onto the outer 2/3 of my lid, making sure to carry the color into the crease. Next, I took Sumptuous Olive on a fluffy, crease brush, and swept this color right above my crease, blending it into Plumage. Finally, with a clean blending brush I made sure to seamlessly blend all of the colors. To highlight my brow-bone, I used Naked Lunch. For my upper lash-line, I used a liquid eyeliner and did a somewhat thicker winged line (compared to the size of my lid). And for my bottom lash-line, I smudged Plumage along the outer 1/2 and Woodwinked along the inner 1/2 and around the inner-corner. To top off the eye look, I lined my lower water-line with a nude kohl pencil and applied mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
For lips, I applied MAC lipstick in Venus, and topped off with NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie. Okay, real talk for a second. I'm not usually a gloss kind of girl. And even after all the original Butter Gloss hype, I still had no interest in trying it. The swatches never even looked that impressive to me. But one day, and I can't even tell you why, I decided to pick this one up, and now I totally get the hype. Since I only have this one, I can't say how consistent the formula or pigmentation is, but Maple Blondie is easily a favorite for me. How do you feel about glosses? Are there other must-haves in the Butter line or elsewhere?