FOTD: Too goth for summer, but right-on for fall!

OK, so working at a makeup company, you’re never mentally in the season you’re actually in.  When it’s Winter, you’re thinking about Spring/Summer.  And when it’s Summer, you’re thinking about Fall.
Last night, I was flipping through images of the runway beauty trends from FW09.  I worked backstage at Doo.Ri’s show, where Tom Pecheux created this GORGEOUS grey mouth with the MAC PRO Lipmix in Black, lightly tapped into the lip.
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I’ve also been reading Afrobella‘s tweets about black lips…combined with the fact that I ran into my fellow MAC-mate Marlo backstage at Broadway Bares a few weeks ago…sporting a very Film Noir-esque black lippee.
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All these things inspired me to be dolled up for Fall this morning.  I got up this AM and created my Glam Goth-inspired look for today.

  • SUPER curl the lashes with MAC Lash Curler, and LOADS of Plushlash

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  • Then I contoured the cheeks.  I’m still a Contouring Virgin, but luckily the MAC PRO Sculpt Powders are very forgiving.  They’re super-finely milled, so I try just to use a whisper of powder where my cheeks cave in a little.
  • On the apples, I swirled a mixture of Mineralize Skinfinish in Shimpagne and Petticoat.  Originally, I started out with JUST Shimpagne, but I felt like I needed a breath of color on my cheeks, so the Petticoat was JUST enough without being too much!

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  • For the Lip:  I didn’t have a DARK DARK lippee in my house.  So I had to get a little creative.  I brushed on MAC PRO Lipmix in Crimson with my handy retractable #318 Brush.
  • Then I took my MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder, and lifted some product off the tip with my Lip Brush, and applied it over my lips.  The result was a blackened, berry.

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Here’s the final look!  :)
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I got a few questionable stares on the subway this morning, but once in the office, no one even looked twice!  Gotta love working at MAC!  :)

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2 thoughts on “FOTD: Too goth for summer, but right-on for fall!

  1. […] response — OMG, I love it! Where can I get it? I even wound up inspiring my homegirl Heather Park, who twerked the look with MAC eyeliner. SO inventive, I love […]

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