Model Madness no. 001

This is a first of many posts I'll create featuring makeup on an actual model -- other than myself.  Today's post was made possible by a very dear friend who volunteered to be my muse.  She requested a purple eyeshadow look because she is considering purple as here primary wedding theme color.  I hope you enjoy perusing through the photos as much as I enjoyed the makeup process!  

Brushes you'll need:

- MAC #'s 214 (short shader brush), 217 (blending brush), 242 (shader brush), 222 (tapered blending brush), 263 (Small Angle Brush), 252 (large shader brush), and 116 (blush brush)

Products you'll need:
- MAC Eyeshadows in Vanilla, Vex, Beautiful Iris, Satellite Dreams, Sketch, and Smut
- MAC Pigment in Violet
- Nars eyeshadow base
- MAC Powder Blush in Tenderling
- MAC Lipsticks in Creme d'Nude 
- Givenchy Lipstick #730
- MAC powerpoint eye pencil in Engraved


[* Cover the entire lid including the brow with Nars eyeshadow base (242).
[* Apply a mixture of Vanilla and Vex to the area underneath the brow bone (217).
[* Apply Beautiful Iris on the inner third of the lid extending a bit above the crease (242).

[* Follow with Satellite Dreams on the middle and outer third of the lid (242).
[* Liberally pat Violet onto the middle of the lid where the eyeball creates a domed shape on the lid (242).

[* Take up small amounts of shadow at a time to build color and darken the outer V with Sketch (222).
[* Darken the outermost corner of the eye further with Smut (222).
[* Diffuse the line between the highlight colors and purples using Vanilla or Malt; go over the highlight color if you must (222).

[* Line the upper lash line with  Engraved, and the entire lower lash line with Satellite Dreams or Violet.  


* Apply Tenderling to the apples of the cheeks, blending out toward the hairline (116).


* Nude out lips using Creme d'Nude and follow with #730.

Additional finishing steps: [Fill in eyebrows using MAC's #208 Angled Brow brush and MAC Eyeshadows in Charcoal Brown and Espresso], [Tame unruly brows using MAC Brow Finisher in Clear], and [Darken lashes using MAC's Plushlash mascara in Plushblack].

the beginning of an up-do -- just for fun

the finished up-do

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