Monday, 26 August 2013

Look of the Day: Deliciously Rich

Happy Monday, everyone! Though I'm still grasping at the fading warmth and freedom of summer, a large part of me can't wait for Fall. It's my favourite time of year in terms of weather, atmosphere, and -of course- new makeup collections! As the weather cools, makeup shades tend to get more rich, saturated, and sultry. I'm definitely on board with that! Ever since my recent NARS makeover, I've been drawn to the look of a soft, smokey eye. Makeup that makes a statement, but is still appropriate to wear during the day. 


When I got to peek at MAC's new Fall 2013 collection, Indulge, one of the shades that stood out to me most was their new Fluidline gel eyeliner in Deliciously Rich. Described by MAC as a "shimmering dirty taupe", it is a shimmery brown shade with a cool base and warm gold shimmer. Quite unique in my books! While it received quite the poor review on Temptalia for its intended use as an eyeliner (citing that it was quite sheer and patchy), I had a hunch that it might work brilliantly as a sheer cream shadow. Upon swatching it in-store last week, I was further convinced! 

MAC Deliciously Rich Fluidline worn as an cream eye shadow

So for this look, I applied Deliciously Rich all over my lid and blended out, concentrating the colour on the crease and outer corner of the eye. It was rather sheer and slightly uneven, but I thought it made for the perfect wash of smokey colour! Really the ideal shade and formula for that effortless smokey look. And it stayed in place all day with very minimal shimmer fall-out, so I was quite pleased!

I wanted Deliciously Rich to be the focus of the look, so I used minimal products to complement it. To bring light to the eye, I added MAC Ricepaper Eye Shadow to the brow bone and inner corners. To balance the subtle smokiness, I used my trusty Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black to create a subdued cat eye shape and finished things off with two coats of Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black


I chose to accent the rest of the face with soft, pinky tones rather than opting for the nude shades that so often are paired with a smokey eye. I work the ultra-pretty Laura Mercier Powder Blush in Rose Petal and my much-worn Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Aventure. To finish things off, I applied Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (yes, I caved and bought it) on my cheek bones, the bridge of my nose, and other high points on the face as a highlight. It really adds such a lovely, natural glow!

Here's another peek at the look, followed by a full breakdown of what I used:


The Breakdown:

Foundation Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Foundation (Combo/Oily formula) in Sand Beige
Concealers: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20 (on blemishes)
Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Medium
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula

Highligher: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
Blush: Laura Mercier Powder Blush in Rose Petal


Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde/Taupe and Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadow: MAC Fluidline in Deliciously Rich (used as an eye shadow from upper lash line to crease), MAC Eye Shadow in Mulch (lightly in crease) and Ricepaper (on brow bone and inner corners of the eye)

Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black (on upper lash line) and NYX Wonder Pencil in Light (on lower waterline)
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black 


Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure


And a few more shots of the look:








And that's it! Overall, I'm really happy I ignored the poor reviews for Deliciously Rich, as it works wonderfully as a sheer cream eye shadow! Though I can see why this would not be pigmented enough to work as a liner if you want something bold, as a shadow it provides the perfect amount of coverage and really lasts all day!

Though I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet, I am excited that I've been able to dip my makeup brushes into some of Fall's newest and prettiest hues.

Have you tried anything from MAC's new Indulge collection? Do you ever use Fluidlines as eye shadows? What  makeup items are you most excited for this Fall?

Thanks for reading! :)

52 comments:

  1. That is such a lovely coloured eye shadow. I think you really suit the smoky eyes look. Love your blusher too btw, your make up looks so lovely as usual. :)

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  2. such a nice post! completely obsessed with your very chic eye makeup.


    xoxo;
    Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kenny! Glad you stopped by :)

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  3. Wow, the eyeshadow is beautiful! Definitely dramatic but not too dark to wear during the daytime :) I'm definitely getting excited about fall makeup... bring on the berry lips!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! I'll definitely be busting out the berry lips soon :)

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  4. THAT MAKE UP IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!





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  5. Adorable <3

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  6. Such a perfect make up!
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  7. wonderful makeup, you look fantastic!
    happy day <3

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  8. The eye make-up is great. Smoldering but still subtle.

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    1. Thanks! That's definitely the look I was going for :)

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  9. Love the look! And such a great shade for a shadow! Clever! I want to browse the new collection fom MAC! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm sad summer is over too but now u made me realize can still have fun with makeup!

    xoxo
    Andrea

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! The collection is definitely worth checking out! Glad I've inspired you :)

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  10. Haven't tried it, but you do look amazing I must say... xx

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  11. Great tutorial..I love it! I love the shading of the eye shadow..very glam :)xo

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  12. i LOVE the darker shades of fall too! i really like how you paired the smoky eye with a more vibrant pink (rather than pale). it looks so flirty and fun! i personally can't wait to see you rock the burgundy lipsticks with dark eyes- i'm looking forward to the inspiration ;)

    xo marlen
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    1. Thank so much, Marlen! Glad you like it! I'll definitely be channeling some Fall inspiration soon :)

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  13. I'm so excited for fall too :) I absolutely love this makeup look! That fluidline looks so pretty and unique as a cream shadow.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I'm so happy with how it works as a shadow :)

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  14. Your makeup is flawless as always, wish I knew a little of what you know about applying makeup and great products.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, ladies! Always appreciate your kind comments :)

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  15. Oooh, I like this look! I think it's wearable on most days! I just don't think I possess the skills to make it as pretty as you did here. :)

    Abi
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    1. Thanks so much, Abi! Definitely aimed to make it a wearable look and it was pretty easy to apply. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. aahhh u got the hourglass powder! I want one so bad! I'm loving that eye colour too :) great look x

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    1. I did! Had to cave eventually ;) Thanks, Zandra! xo

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  17. I love this makeup ! Such a good look on you !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  18. beautiful makeup,love the blush :)

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  19. Although I'm a summer kind of gal, I love the shades that typically pertain to fall. Sultry, rich tones are just too gorgeous - who doesn't agree??:) And yes, statement make-up (and just about everything else) IS appropriate for any time of day, especially if it's done as great as you do it!

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    1. I definitely agree! Thanks so much, Peet! xo

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  20. Looking fab, my friend! As always :). This look is absolutely perfectly done.

    xx
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  21. Great look! I especially love that shade of lipstick - it looks lovely on you!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Chanel Aventure is one of my favourites. Glad you stopped by :)

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  22. OMG your makeup looks flawless... would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin? follow me and leave a comment on my blog and i shall surely be following you back

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    1. Thanks, Paola! Will check out your blog soon :)

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  23. Gorgeous Jen!!!! one of my faves from you!
    Gotta try to recreate this!


    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Sandra! Glad I've inspired you to give it a go :)

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