Theme Makeup with a Purpose

Medgal07

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im glad to join in this time. my purpose is to use my fall and winter makeup. all my dark reds, and plums. my semi-precious MES's. Colored mascaras and fall dark blushes. all these colors were abandoned because of all the coral lippies, pink liptars and soft peach blushes. no more orange. today im wearing

eyes: maybelline tattoo in bold gold + mac's Faux Gold all over. the balm shameless shana e/s around the crease area. ysl blue mascara
lips: mac's Such Flare!
cheeks: a mixture of hidden treasure and worldly wealth blushes. applied sofly.
Yay Kimibos...I'm so glad you're with us!!!


And...what a coincidence. I was looking at the trees with their brilliant reds and golds, and I was inspired today. I did gold eyes & fingernails, and red lips and toe nails. That part was so not planned...it just happened that way. I'm in love with Hidden Treasure & Worldly Wealth. In fact, I just depoted Hidden Treasure today. Making room for new goods!
 

Medgal07

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The strangest thing happened today. I woke up all bright eyed and bushy-tailed this morning and did a semi-full face of makeup. I'm so proud of myself. I say it's only a semi-full face because I only added eye liner and mascara to my eyes, and didn't put any powder on my face. I didn't have a clear picture of what I wanted in the beginning, so I started doing one thing and ended up with something else.


EYES

  • MAC Fluidline Rich Ground - upper lash line
  • Black mascara

FACE

  • NARS Blush Lovejoy
  • NARS Blush Exhibit A - over Lovejoy
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Earthshine - cheek highlight

LIPS

  • MAC Lip Pencil Cherry - outline
  • MAC Lip Pencil Redd - filled in
  • CHANEL Rouge Allure Intense Lipstick 97 Incandescente


Looking at the finished result, I would change Rich Ground with a different color. Probably a darker brown, black, or even a green liner. I only had Lovejoy and Earthshine on my cheeks at first, but I felt my face needed more color after applying Incandescente to balance things out. I went back and lightly layered Exhibit A over Lovejoy. It added a nice red tone without being too much red.

I also tried the blot method with my lipstick. I normally don't blot because I feel like I'm wasting product. But I saw a YouTube video the other day that made me want to try it. I used the lip pencils first, then used a lip brush to apply the lipstick. That was taking too long, so I applied it from the tube and then smooth things out with the lip brush. I then blot and repeated with the lipstick, and then blot and repeated for a third time. I want to see if this method will really make my lipstick last longer.

I like how the look turned out, but it's not as "pulled together" as I was hoping for. It seems like there's something missing. I didn't do anything with my eyebrows, so maybe that's it.
Way to go CartoonChic!! The look sounds lovely. Perhaps you're more accustomed to doing the full eye look, but what you described is a lovely natural look!

You know, I tried that blot method too and my lips are still as red as they were from the initial lipstick application... And, that's after a meal, and I wasn't even being careful.
 

Medgal07

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Today I made an excursion to my local MAC store and returned 18 empties. Most recently...like this week... I used up a Groundwork paintpot, a 4oz MAC Face & Body and a Tendertone. I thought I'd be finished with a P & P Skin Smoother, but I think I have another 3-4 days of it left. I did not replace the paintpot or the foundation. Rather I will use others from my stash. It's a great feeling to be focused on using up products and actually see the results! I picked up 3 lipsticks via B2M. The downside is that I seem to bring product in at a much faster pace than I deplete it!
 

CartoonChic

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Today I made an excursion to my local MAC store and returned 18 empties. Most recently...like this week... I used up a Groundwork paintpot, a 4oz MAC Face & Body and a Tendertone. I thought I'd be finished with a P & P Skin Smoother, but I think I have another 3-4 days of it left. I did not replace the paintpot or the foundation. Rather I will use others from my stash. It's a great feeling to be focused on using up products and actually see the results! I picked up 3 lipsticks via B2M. The downside is that I seem to bring product in at a much faster pace than I deplete it!
You're on a roll! This is very encouraging.
 

kimibos

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Today I made an excursion to my local MAC store and returned 18 empties. Most recently...like this week... I used up a Groundwork paintpot, a 4oz MAC Face & Body and a Tendertone. I thought I'd be finished with a P & P Skin Smoother, but I think I have another 3-4 days of it left. I did not replace the paintpot or the foundation. Rather I will use others from my stash. It's a great feeling to be focused on using up products and actually see the results! I picked up 3 lipsticks via B2M. The downside is that I seem to bring product in at a much faster pace than I deplete it!
which lippies did you get??
 

CartoonChic

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I've decided I'm going to try to use up more of my Lipglasses. The tacky texture seems to bother me even more now. I bought the ones that I have for their colors, but I don't think I can deal with the texture. I can't tell if I'm moving away from lipgloss in general, or if this is just an issue I'm having with MAC Lipglasses. I'll know by the end of the month. There are still a few colors I'm wearing no matter what. I'm looking at you All Of My Purple Life. I can overlook the tackiness for that shade.
 

Medgal07

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I've decided I'm going to try to use up more of my Lipglasses. The tacky texture seems to bother me even more now. I bought the ones that I have for their colors, but I don't think I can deal with the texture. I can't tell if I'm moving away from lipgloss in general, or if this is just an issue I'm having with MAC Lipglasses. I'll know by the end of the month. There are still a few colors I'm wearing no matter what. I'm looking at you All Of My Purple Life. I can overlook the tackiness for that shade.


I feel the same way, yet I keep buying them. What's worse is that I don't always reach for them because I like the way L/S appears on me w/o it. That said, I am more open to cremesheen and lustre formula L/Ss.
 

Medgal07

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You're on a roll! This is very encouraging.
I really like this challenge...it encourages me to be a bit more focused. Now that groundwork is gone, I'll try to use more of my other paint-pots. Today I used Genuine Treasure. It seems that when the new things come in (I say this like it happened spontaneously and I had nothing whatsoever to do with it) the old things go by the wayside, and unused until there's some unintentional
reminder. Focus is the way to go. I don't feel restricted this month because there are so many wonderful fall colors.
 

PrettyGirlDoc

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Today I made an excursion to my local MAC store and returned 18 empties.  Most recently...like this week... I used up a Groundwork paintpot, a 4oz MAC Face & Body and a Tendertone.  I thought I'd be finished with a P & P Skin Smoother, but I think I have another 3-4 days of it left.  I did not replace the paintpot or the foundation.  Rather I will use others from my stash. It's a great feeling to be focused on using up products and actually see the results!  I picked up 3 lipsticks via B2M.  The downside is that I seem to bring product in at a much faster pace than I deplete it! :haha:
I need this kind of focus. Only things I finish regularly are eyebrow pencils and brow set. I go nowhere without my eyebrows. LOL
 

CartoonChic

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I feel the same way, yet I keep buying them. What's worse is that I don't always reach for them because I like the way L/S appears on me w/o it. That said, I am more open to cremesheen and lustre formula L/Ss.
My glosses haven't been getting a lot of use. And then once they're applied over the lipstick, I don't see much difference between color groups unless the color is dramatically different or I'm using one with shimmer.
 

Medgal07

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My glosses haven't been getting a lot of use. And then once they're applied over the lipstick, I don't see much difference between color groups unless the color is dramatically different or I'm using one with shimmer.
For me the difference is less about color and more about sheen. Nevertheless, I must be nuts. I just got the Guilty Passions L/G set in Nicely Nude. The colors are just so pretty...I couldn't help it...shrugs! The round box is cute. I removed the insert and put all of my Nude-family L/Gs in it.
 

Medgal07

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I think it's time for me to address my blush situation. I purchased another Pro Blush palette and I've already filled it. I have three additional MAC blush palettes and several individual MAC blushes, as well as other brands. I prefer the palettes, because for me they're space sparing. I wanted one of the old palettes but it seems they've taken them out of circulation. I do like the ability to see the blushes w/o having to open the palette and the ability to use it w/o the insert. Not yet feeling the love for these, but I'm sure they'll grow on me. The upside is that having depotted five blushes today, I'm already rebuilding my B2M stock again.



 

Medgal07

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lady danger is HOT!! i like the look of the other 2 , into my mac lists they go.
I have a running L/S wish/replacement list. I took my iPad with me and let my MAC MUA/Friend/Guru select from my list. I didn't realize how pretty Kinda Sexy is. I'm looking forward to wearing it w/a smokey eye.
 

CartoonChic

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I have a running L/S wish/replacement list. I took my iPad with me and let my MAC MUA/Friend/Guru select from my list. I didn't realize how pretty Kinda Sexy is. I'm looking forward to wearing it w/a smokey eye.
I'm not familiar with Kinda Sexy. I need to check it out now.

By the way, do you have tips for a successful smokey eye? I watched some YouTube videos and tried it once. I looked like a raccoon. I didn't even use black eye shadow.
 

Medgal07

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I'm not familiar with Kinda Sexy. I need to check it out now.
By the way, do you have tips for a successful smokey eye? I watched some YouTube videos and tried it once. I looked like a raccoon. I didn't even use black eye shadow.
Ohhh you crack me up!

I first heard mention of Kinda Sexy here on Specktra. I never gave it much thought other than not being familiar with it until my MAC Store MUA suggested it. It's Matte, my favorite formula!

My go-to smokey eye:
For this Smokey Eye look I use the MAC Jungle Camouflage Full Face kit's (LE) eye palette, but I also use other permanent shadows, and list those alternatives, as well.

Blackground Paint Pot (for daytime I use Constructivist PP)
Carbon e/s to lid over Blackground PP
Camo e/s above crease (Swiss Chocolate is also a very fav alternative)
Bad Lieutenant to crease & lower lash line (A deep dark brown like Embark/Carbonized)
Although the lid color is dark, I still apply Blacktrack fluidline and top that with Carbon e/s to keep it in place
Fascinating eye kohl to waterline (Use Black if you prefer)
Dew to brow (I also like Ricepaper)
 

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