Makeup of the Day – purples/pinks with Mac and Tom Ford

This makeup doesn’t have a particular backstory I just wanted something to perk me up a bit this morning and I think purples and pinks are perfect for that. Searching for an introduction to this post I decided to look into the meanings of purple and pink.

I discovered that Purple was actually the first ever dye made by man, it was called ‘Mauveine’ and it was created from coal tar. It combines the calm of blue with the firey energy of red and it’s associated with loyalty, creativity, wisdom, ambition, devotion, spirituality, mystery independence, even magic. All through the ages purple was the colour of emperors, ceasars and bishops in the Catholic church. It often still signifies royalty, wealth and position.

The colour purple rarely occurs in nature, so when it appears, it is often considered as sacred, precious and delicate, like lavender, violet or orchid flowers. In landscape, design purple is often used as a calming effect. Purple has a variety of effects on our mind but mostly it is uplifting, calming, encouraging creativity, spirituality, sensitivity and imagination.

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Pink combines the passion of red softened by the purity of white. It represents nurturing, compassion, empathy, love, kindness, innocence and it often stands for everything that is feminine, affectionate and romantic. While in Western cultures it is primarily a feminine colour, in places like Japan it is associated with masculine traits.

In colour psychology pink represents hope, optimism and comfort. It often has a calming effect on the nerves and it brings out the nurturing side of people. Pink also signifies good health, happiness and suggests that everything will be okay.

Bright pinks, like the colour red, stimulate energy, encourage action and confidence.

Prep:

Pixi – Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum, L’occitane Aqua Rèotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel, Make Up For Ever Step 1 Equalizer Shade in Mauve, e.l.f Lip Scrub and plenty of By Terry Baume De Rose.

Base:

Diorskin Forever Undercover in Shade 21 Linen, Garnier SkinActive BB Eye Roll-On, Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in Shade 21 Linen all buffed together with a Real Techniques sponge.

Eyebrows:

Kiko Precision Eyebrow Pencil in 04, Mac Fluidline Brow Gelcreme (I used this one just to draw in a few hairs with a tiny artist brush).

Eyes:

Mac Paint Pot in Painterly as a base, Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a palette in Natural Beauty Shade 1. Eye Brighten blended with a Real Techniques blending brush, Tom Ford Eye Quad in Seductive Rose, the top left shade all over the lid followed by the top right shade blended over it, Mac Blacktrack in the upper waterline, e.l.f Length and Volume Mascara.

Cheeks:

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Pearl, Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in Natural Beauty Shade 4. Bronze mixed with shade 7. Highlight all applied with a Mac 150 brush.

Lips:

I lined with Heroine Lip Pencil from Mac, then applied Mac Matte lipstick in Heroine with a touch of Mac Lustreglass in Lustre White.

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