When life gives you lemons…I wear yellow eyeshadow – Janice Yong
When horrid things happen, people cope differently. Some people go for a run, or a long soak in the tub. Some people eat ice-cream, or chocolate, or a bag of chips whilst watching Sex and the City for the hundredth time. Sometimes when I feel sad, distressed or just at odds with the world, I put on some makeup. Yes, even if I’ve had a bath and double-cleansed my face like a good girl should, I try on a new funky eyeshadow or slick on some bold-coloured lipstick. Then I smile at my prettified reflection in the mirror and wipe everything off after I feel better and more at peace with the world. Yes, I know I may be the world’s biggest vainpot, and hey, a little self-love never killed anybody!
Today is the kind of day I need makeup therapy. Major, do-your-whole-face kind of make-over. And you know how I am drawn to all things shiny, I was drawn to the M.A.C Glitter and Ice collection. Going with the theme of feeling blue, I tried on the minty-blue M.A.C Mineralize Eye Shadow in Shimmermint ($38). The gorgeously shimmery shadow adds a touch of razzle dazzle to eyelids and just a hint of colour so it’s surprisingly wearable. If you love it too, here are my tips on how to wear this stunning shade.
Using your ring finger, pat on the eyeshadow onto eyelids all the way up to the hollows. Using a brush causes too much of the shimmer to fall out onto your cheekbones. Define eyes with the M.A.C Technakohl Liner in Practice Makes Perfect ($30), a pearlised rich navy that has a tinge of green. If you’re feeling daring, do a little flick upwards at the outer corners and line the outside half of your bottom lashline too. To open up puffy eyes, curl lashes and brush on at least two coats of M.A.C Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad Black ($26). Trust me, mascara makes a real difference.
Since your eyes are the main focus for this look, keep cheeks and lips subtle. Glitter and pearlised effects are super in-trend this season so brush on a face luminiser in place of blusher. I’m loving the M.A.C Beauty Powder in Snowglobe ($48), a pinky beige pearly shade which gives me a radiant glow (and the illusion of wonderful skin) when brushed all over cheeks. A subtly glittery lipgloss completes the look – the M.A.C Dazzleglass in Dressed to Dazzle ($37) is a perfect nude-pink with tiny gold glittery bits. Now flash a mega-watt smile in the mirror!
Lemonade is for little girls. Grown-up vixens paint on some lemon warpaint and face the world.
M.A.C Glitter and Ice collection is out now at all M.A.C outlets. http://www.maccosmetics.com.sg