New Years Eve in DC Part II-a

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Let me just say that I love when my friends let me play. It's slightly more intense when there's an actually event - what do you mean I can't play around, f*ck up, and then take it all off? - I still love the chance to play around with products that I usually only use on myself.

For New Years Eve I went out with a couple friends but Suzanne here asked me for a bolder look she could wear with a slightly more subdued outfit. Her dress was gray with black accents and so I decided to go with my staple - purple! I'd yet see MAC's Violet pigment on anyone darker skinned than myself and it was a wonderful opportunity to practice different techniques. Plus an example of how I would deal with a client who was taller than I was. It's really made it hit home how badly I need a chair for people to sit in. I'm not tall enough and most of my seats have low enough stances that make applying makeup way harder than necessary. And no matter how many pillows or blankets I tried I don't think my knees will hold up very long to be applying it from the floor.

One of the things I loved most about this look was topic it with MAC's Reflect Glitter. It added a touch of sparkle and shine to the look, perfect for NYE. It was the first time I'd used it, or seen it used, in the color teal and I have to say it's beautiful.

**I didn't add black to Suzanne's waterline or mascara (especially on her bottom lashes) at her request - she hates it.**

Products Used:

~~Stila Smude Pot in ultraviolet
~~MAC Violet Pigment
~~MAC eyeshadow in Graphology
~~Stila eyeshadow in makalu
~~MAC eyeshadow as a shimmery beige highlight (name unknown - sorry!)
~~MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
~~MAC Reflects Glitter in Transparent Teal
~~e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit in Dark

Oh - in case you're interested Suzanne is wearing MAC's new Pro Longwear Foundation

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