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MAC Haul

(clockwise L to R)
Pro Palette Eye Shadows in : Carbon, Copperplate, Rice Paper, Vibrant Grape
Goldenrod, Dazzlelight and Espresso
 Lipstick in Russian Red & Lady Bug, Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Soulfully Rich, Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Supremely Confident and Gotta Dash, Mineralize Concealer in NC20 & NC30, Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment Quad, Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack, Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Black Swan, Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Bittersweet, Black Tea Sheen Supreme Lipglass, Lust Lipglass


As the Makeup Department Head for the upcoming film "Girl On The Train", written and directed by Larry Brand (Halloween: Resurrection) I called on my good friends at MAC for some inspiration for the female lead. Because she is playing a "mystery woman" I wanted to give her very different looks, from very natural to very dramatic. I chose the following palette....

Carbon, i use this over my pencil liners to soften and smudge, Copperplate, this is beautiful in the crease and doubles as a soft eyebrow color, Rice Paper, the perfect base color for a natural eye, and  Vibrant Grape for an intense pop of color.
Goldenrod, again for a dramatic pop of color
Dazzlelight a shimmering natural base
and Espresso for the crease and to soften pencil liner.
Russian Red and Lady Bug, Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Soulfully Rich, Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Supremely Confident and Gotta Dash, 

Who doesn't love Russian Red? A gorgeous matte red that looks flawless every time, as far as I'm concerned this is a staple that should be in every woman's arsenal. As my grandmother used to say "youre never fully dressed without a red lipstick".
Lady Bug, a sheer red that looks at home on all skin tones.
Soulfully Rich is a new one for me. I plan on using this with a nude eye to accentuate her lips and really bring the drama!
I'll do the exact opposite with Supremely Confident, a super sheer nude for when all the emphasis is on her smokey eyes.
Gotta Dash reminds me of South Beach and all the beauties who can't even imagine getting a tan without the perfect pout. I'll be using this for her tropical look. Black Tea is a gorgeous sheer color that looks great layered on top of a lipstick or as a tint of color all alone,  and finally Lust Lipglass for an everyday look.
I'm in love with this concealer- the coverage is amazing and it feels light as air!                          
              I can't say enough about these pigments! this is used dry and the color wants to jump right off my arm! Also, it comes in this great stack-able quad that I just love ! I'm thinking sugar-plum fairy, disco queen
 Finally because I'm a huge fan of cake eyeliner I chose Fluidline Eyeliner Gel, I love the control I have with this and depending on the brush i use I can go with a thin line along the lashes or a more dramatic doe eyed look.
The Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner is the perfect liner for a smokey eye. It goes on smooth as silk and stays put!

I'll be including pictures as I go along, so stay tuned for updates from the set!




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