I went for ’80s today… Don’t know if I quite got there, but it’s all good. 🙂 I still like how this look turned out.
So, plums and purples today. And I found this top that I’ve had forever. It’s by Halogen, and I got it at Nordstrom a zillion years ago.
I wanted my makeup to complement the top, which is something I don’t do very often — coordinate my makeup with my clothes — especially lately. Lately my clothes have basically been an afterthought (although I’m working diligently to change that), but today I thought I’d coordinate. Plus, big hair. I was going for ’80s hair…or a modified version, but I’ll get to that in a sec.
First, the two key ingredients in this look… LOL! Ingredients. 🙂 What, are we making brownies? OK, the two key “elements” are a purple eyeshadow called Slow As You Go, and a plummy golden bronzed cheek/face powder called Mother o’ Pearl.
Both are from the new MAC Mirage Noir summer collection available now.
MAC Slow as You Go Eye Shadow ($17)
You’re gonna dig this if you’re a fan of MAC Trax. Slow as You Go is similar, but I actually think I like it more than Trax because it’s shinier (in a good way) and more richer. Like Trax two point oh. It’s also silky soft and blends like a dream. And — this is important — it doesn’t make my eyes water like so many other purples do.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4 out of 5 hearts.
MAC Mother o’ Pearl Pearlmatte Powder ($34)
This plummy gold has a slightly warm bronze undercurrent. It’s like a combo bronzer, blush and highlighter. Normally I just mix it all together and sweep that on my cheeks and blend.
Technically, it’s a powder, but it feels almost like a cream, and the opalescent finish is pure purr-fection.
It’s like a bronzier MAC Plum Foolery, but not as shiny.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4 out of 5 hearts.
Did you know? You can also use Mother o’ Pearl as an eyeshadow. Yup, it’s also approved for lids.
Big ’80s hair via R+Co
I was going for big ’80s hair (well, an updated version of it) with lots of shine, curls and volume, and I prepped and pre-styled with a few R+Co products. Last night I washed with R+Co Analog (which is still my jam, but I can’t wait to try this co-wash by Joico, which is supposed to be just as good but less $$$), towel-dried, then worked in R+Co Twister Curl Primer before spraying my mop all over with Freeway Defining Spray Gel. Then I scrunched that like CRAY and let it dry overnight. The next morning I used my ghd curling iron for lots of curly bounce.
Did you know? If you’re curling your hair with a curling iron, wait for the curls to completely cool down before you run your fingers or a brush through them to break them up… Letting the curls reach room temperature will lock the wave pattern into place.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,