So a couple of weeks ago I received a MAC False Lashes mascara postcard in the mail. I guess I’m on MAC’s mailing list or something because from time to time I get these little promo pamphlets sent to me. Unfortunately there were no special offers inside but I really loved the artwork for the ad. I have a pair of glasses similar to the one the model is wearing in the photo and I thought it would be fun to recreate it. Although her look is winged out a little too much to be wearable for everyday, if you tone it down and sport a cat eye instead, this look is totally wearable.
Okay so the first step is to apply a full coverage foundation. I used MAC Pro Longwear in NC15. The model is quite pale and lucky for me, so am I (in this instance), so this light coloured foundation worked perfectly.
After you apply your foundation I recommend using a translucent powder to set the makeup. MAC’s Pro Longwear, I find, you don’t really need to set because it settles onto your face quite fast, however, I did apply a bit of Make Up For Ever’s HD Microfinish Powder on top for the sake of this tutorial.
Grabbing the pinkest blush you have, work that onto your cheeks. I used NAR’s Angelika, which is a blue-toned pink with shimmer. I went a bit overboard for the purpose of this look (the model has a ton of blush on) but obviously if you wanted to wear this in real life you would apply it with a lighter hand.
For the eyes, all I applied was a shadow primer. I used Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray and blended it in. The look for the lids is very natural so no eyeshadow is needed.
Working with a black eyeliner (I used a Joe Fresh retractable eyeliner), line your top and bottom lash line also applying the colour to your tightline and waterline.
After you apply the liner, use a smudger and blend it out creating an exaggerated wing on both your top and lower lash line.
To make the look a bit bolder I went over the eyeliner using a black liquid eyeliner. I used MAC’s Liquid Eye Liner (my personal favourite).
Because this ad is for mascara, make sure that you curl your lashes and apply a volumizing and thickening mascara. I used DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and Primer and then applied YSL Faux Cils mascara over top. I personally have not tried MAC’s False Lashes mascara or any MAC mascara for that matter, but to be honest, I haven’t really heard great things about them. False lashes were obviously used in the ad, so if you think that your lashes will look like the models if you use that mascara, think again.
Speaking of false lashes, apply the most spidery, longest ones you have and then use mascara again to fuse them together.
Moving onto lips, the model’s lips are a matte pale pink. I don’t have anything similar to that (the closest was YSL’s Lingerie Pink but it’s too creamy for this look), so instead I used NYX’s Dolly Pink lip liner.
Grab a pair of glasses and you are done! Of course it’s not the exact same look but a similar one. Like I mentioned before, I think this is totally wearable if you tone down the wing on the eyeliner.
What is your favourite makeup look wearing glasses? Leave me a comment below?