So AW13 is upon us and I went on a jolly journey to London Chelsea to visit the mac store on kings street (Unfortunately not seeing any of the made in Chelsea cast). The only reason I was able to do this was through an opportunity with DFMA. We was shown the look below from London fashion week, then used the rest of the time to network and go SHOPPING!!
So… I went shopping (naughty) but… I personally don’t call it shopping, it’s purchasing essentials that will further your career and got a hefty discount (Ehh). Mainly in my head at the time was what do I need to add to my bridal makeup kit? My first thought was a good sheer foundation which is also buildable and of course MAC face & body is always a good option for a natural look. I got the lightest in N1 and a darker in N9, then I am prepared for porcelain to dark skin and can mix them together with my already existing foundation to get correct colours for different skin tones.
Tip- One of the lovely helpful ladies did suggest to pair up with another friend, then you can purchase a couple colours each and split them into empty bottles to get more colours as the 120ml bottles last for yonks.
As I chose a light foundation, I picked up a MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NC25 as I already have a derma blend palette for darker skin tones. Pro Longwear is a lot higher coverage for any ‘troubled’ areas my clients may have.
MAC fix+ is spoken about a lot on YouTube that I have seen and always looked so, of course the minerals in it are good for your skin as well! but it’s so refreshing And there is nothing worse then when you have blow dried hair and the feel for the client when you put makeup on stuffy skin.
MAC blush in harmony I have been told by Lyndsey Harrison is perfect for contouring on a bride for a natural look as it’s completely matte and is an orange tangoed bronzer 🙂 Anyway it was actually used in the tutorial today so that was it, SOLD! (How annoying is it that the packaging is upside down in the photo above!)
MAC pigment in Vanilla is a gorgeous highlighter, I used when I was at DFMA, so that was a must 😛
I have so many different colour eyeshadows but in my MAC palettes I have neutrals, greens, purples, so thought I would go for more red/pink colours, then I can be a little more romantical for people. I had to go for a more neutral ‘all that glitters’, then the middle shade is called ‘paradisco’ and then the darkest which will be a lovely crease colour is ‘coppering’.
Lipsticks are the one thing I can’t get really carried away with, which is strange considering I tend to wear a neutral lip, does not stop me buying every colour in the rainbow! So I went with the classics, MAC matte lipstick in Russian red was used in the tutorial so of course twisted my arm, MAC matte lipstick in lady danger just jumped out at me it’s a brighter red but more orangey so will look lovely with ladies with blue eyes. Then there is the neutrals, I got MAC cremesheen lipstick in pure zen and MAC glaze lipstick in hue, these will look lovely on the natural brides I was thinking.