Now this is a cool holiday collection. I love the artistic brushstroke detailing on Make Up For Ever’s Holiday 2016 packaging – it’s festive while still being totally in sync with their branding, and not OTT Christmas-y either, know what I mean?
Anyway, with all that red you’d think I’d have cracked into this and gone straight for a bold red lip….but no. I was actually most drawn to that eyeshadow palette and trying to come up with a really unique look with it when the PR peeps from Make Up For Ever Sinagpore serendipitously emailed me with a face chart proposal. They’d designed a super vibrant holiday look for me using the last 3 colours in that palette, which was such an unusual combo of shades that I was immediately like, “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED”. I wouldn’t have thought to wear peach, emerald, and magenta together on my own so I’m glad they reached out and nudged me in that very unexpected direction!
Of course I had to put my own spin on things, so instead of wearing the magenta as a traditional blush I brought it way up to my lower lashline and faded it downwards in a very theatrical high blush placement.
I was very much in love with how this look turned out and didn’t want to take it off, but since I had to run some errands and didn’t want to look *quite* so dramatic at Home Depot, I compromised by keeping most of the eyeshadow intact and just toning down the lower lashline/blush. Just for fun, here’s some before and after iPhone shots to show how this can actually be very wearable with a more conventional blush placement.
Side note: I’m always surprised by how different I look in iPhone photos. My eyes look bigger, my skin actually looks skin-coloured…it’s all very flattering. The reality however is that the photos Adam takes of me are far more accurate (especially where the proportions of my features are concerned) which is why I typically stick to those for FOTDs.
Face: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation in Y225, Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder // Cheeks: Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter in Golden Pink // Eyes: Make Up For Ever Artistic Eye Shadow Palette, Make Up For Ever Graphic Eyeliner, Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash Mascara // Brows: Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in #40 // Lips: Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip in Electric Fuchsia (blotted down)
This post features products that were provided as press samples, however all opinions and observations are my own and not influenced by the brand or its PR team. This post contains affiliate links.