Here's Day 1, Way 1 for our pretty peach Pigment from MAC: Melon. Read the rest of the days & ways by visiting the hub post, here.
MAC Melon + MAC Subtle Pigment = Melon Mushroom
Clever name for a look? Maybe not, but the color combo is genius! Golden cantelope meets glowing taupe.
Perfect for: Cool, fair complexions (like mine!); blue eyed beauties; almost any fair-to-medium complexion and many darker tones. I see no reason to limit this to a particular age group, though very crepey eyes will show their lines with all of the shimmer (but who cares?!).
Wear it: Just about anywhere. The peach isn't screaming "ORANGE" so she's not too bright to pull off in quieter arenas. The taupe does a good job of grounding her to keep her from looking too young or silly.
Take a look at how they swatch. The inner swatches were applied dry and the outer two were applied iwth a dampened brush.
There's more on the next page, so keep reading!
And now a glance at them when the sun hits them:
Check that glow!
What you'll need:
- A wet paper towel or your favorite facial spray (like MAC Fix+, Evian, etc)
- A small, flat eyeshadow brush (like MAC's 239, my favorite!)
- A shimmery peach shadow (MAC's Melon Pigment is used here)
- A mid-tone warmish taupe (MAC's LE Pigment Subtle, in this case)
- A fluffy eye shadow brush (like MAC's 224 or 217)
- A black, matte shadow (I used MAC's Carbon)
- Black eye liner (I used MUFE Aqua Eyes 1L but you could just use your black shadow!)
- A bronzey glitter - optional (MAC's Reflects Antique Gold for this look)
- Mascara (black, please)
- Skin makeup (foundation, whatever)
- A peachy or neutral cheek color (I used MAC's LE Mineralize Blush in Nuance)
- A peachy lip color (I used one from my kit but the name seems to be missing!)
- Wet your flat eyeshadow brush.
Press it into the damp papertowel or spritz it lightly.
- Pick up some Melon pigment.
I just lightly tap the tip of the brush into the pigment then shake or wiggle it over the open lid of the pigment to get the extra off.
- Press the peachy shade onto your lid, crease, and just above the crease.
- Wipe off the brush.
- Dampen the brush again just a tiny bit.
I use the same brush I did for the peach shade, but you could switch if you like.
- Pick up some Subtle pigment.
Obviously, you could use any taupe pigment, a brown, a bronze, or even a shimmery pressed shadow. Don't get bogged down in brands and types. They're all shadows and they'll all work!
- Press the taupe shadow on the outer half of your lid and into your crease.
- Using the tip of the same brush, apply the taupe shadow under the lower lashline.
You may need to pick up more pigment for this step, but be careful not to overload the brush or you'll end up with a mess on your cheeks!
- Tap your fluffy eyeshadow brush lightly onto your black shadow.
Just the tip is plenty - black can go overboard easily!
- Swirl the brush in small circles, very lightly, on the extreme outer corner of the eye.
This adds dimension. The goal is to deepen the look, not make an obvious patch of black. By swirling, the colors all blend nicely.
- If you'd like to do so, dampen your flat brush one last time and tap it into the glitter. Press it lightly into the center of the lid.
We're not trying to make a glitter bomb. Again, a little texture, a little extra twinkle... but not a wet and nasty patch of sparkle. Glitter doesn't have to be over-the-top!
- Apply black liner to the top lashline and both waterlines.
If you are sketchy about putting liner in your waterline, then skip that step. Also, make sure the liner on the top lashline is thin. This isn't the time for a thick cateye liner!
I used a basic version here, rather than a lengthening or volumizing formula.
- Apply your fae makeup as you normally would...
...but after shadow so in case you need to clean up under the eye you can!
- For blush and lips, go neutral or slightly peachy.
I think both areas can handle a little glow, but shimmer or glitter is not a good call because there's already a lot going on texture-wise on the eyes.
Don't forget to tell us how you wear peachy shades like Melon! And stay tuned for another look with this color tomorrow (hopefully with better lighting).