Make-over at MAC corner with the Style Seeker collection 2012 (Fashion Nomad, Whims and Fancies, Worldly Wealth swatch)

Make-over at MAC corner with the Style Seeker collection

Make-over at MAC corner with the Style Seeker collection 2012

When I was in Copenhagen yesterday I went to one of the biggest department stores there called Magasin. At the MAC corner I was offered to try on a look with their Style Seeker collection. The whole thing was supposed to take 30 minutes, and since I wasn’t in a hurry I decided to give it a go.

Here’s what I looked like to start with.

I haven’t been to that many beauty consultations before, so I was curious to see how a professional from MAC was going to work.

The make-up artist who worked with me wasn’t very tall at all, so I had to bend down for her to reach my face.

She applied some of MAC’s famous Painterly Paint Pot on my lids, then smudged some black eyeliner along my lash line and applied some matte purple eyeshadow above my crease. She used the duo eyeshadow called Whims and Fancies from the Style Seeker collection. I must say that this particular eyeshadow didn’t seem to have the best quality, since there was a lot of fall out all over my face from it.

After every step she took with my make-up she kept asking me if I liked it. At first I trusted her completely. But after a while I noticed that she was a bit sloppy with blending out the make-up. At first I was kind of shy and agreed to everything, but then I realized that this was how I was going to look for the rest of the day. So eventually I had to make her redo my concealer and blush, because both of them were just sitting on top of my face, not flattering at all.

Here’s the end result:

The brows are a bit stronger than what I’m used to. She filled them in with the Omega eyeshadow. The lipstick used here is one of the MAC Style Seeker Mattene lipsticks called Fashion Nomad (it’s limited edition). The shade is pretty much pure orange. The finish is matte, but there is some lipgloss on top of it.

Here I took a photo of the Fashion Nomad Mattene lipstick (this is just a tester).

On my skin she used a tinted moisturiser called Studio Moisture Tint in Medium.
Looking at this photo above I still think that the blusher isn’t blended out properly. Maybe I’m just being fussy, though.

Anyway, here’s the blusher used in this look. It’s Worldly Wealth from the Style Seeker collection. Even though the make-up artist kept calling it a blush, it still looks more like a bronzer to me.

Fashion Nomad from the Style Seeker collection orange lipstick swatch

Fashion Nomad from the Style Seeker collection orange lipstick swatch. Worldly Wealth blush on the cheeks.

The Fashion Nomad lipstick was a actually the product that I liked the most. Great staying power!

Whims and Fancies duo eyeshadow swatch (Style Seeker collection by MAC)

Whims and Fancies duo eyeshadow swatch (Style Seeker collection by MAC)

All in all, even though I’m not crazy about this look, it was fun to try something new. After all, I never do my eye make-up using several shades and sculpting the crease.

Here’s a shot of parts of the Style Seeker collection by MAC. I think everything here is limited edition. I didn’t buy anything, though.

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13 Responses to Make-over at MAC corner with the Style Seeker collection 2012 (Fashion Nomad, Whims and Fancies, Worldly Wealth swatch)

  1. ilona says:

    Hi Antonia! What an interesting post! I personally think that pairing a purple eyshadow with an orange lipstick is a bit overboard…I guess a pink lipstick or perhaps a nude with a slight pinkish undertone would have been a better match. But, you did a great job pulling that look off! I loved the photos, they’re amazing and you look great as always!

    • Antonia says:

      Oh, thank you, Ilona! Normally, I think purple and orange might go together, but something is not right in this look, I agree! Pink would be nice, and a less strong blusher would be nice too. However, these lipsticks were actually quite good.

  2. Melissa says:

    Purple and orange do go nicely, but I agree- something about the combination with eyeshadow/lipstick doesn’t quite sit right with me. With such a strong lip like that, the eye shadow should have been toned down a lot (if use any at all). The orange-red lipstick would have been so much more striking with a clean eye. And I don’t know what you mean about the blusher, Antonia. It looks lovely to me!

    • Antonia says:

      There are lots of looks with accentuated lips and eyes that I like, this is just not one of them. I guess I was expecting more from a MAC make-up artist (maybe she would do better if she knew I was going to blog about it? Haha:))

  3. Vanessa says:

    I think your cheeks look very cool and sculpted with that blusher / bronzer.

  4. Fieran says:

    You look awesome! The blush does look like a bronzer, but it suits you very well.

    Maybe the fact that the eyeshadows are slightly cool toned but the lips are warmer kind of makes it seem like it’s not a good combination? If you look at Pic #9, where your eyeshadow is not *very* visible, that look is gorgeous :)

  5. iliyana says:

    love this! you look great!

  6. Chiara says:

    I agree with you… this looks doesn’t seem to fit you. I prefer you with your own make-up :-)

  7. charles says:

    Greetings,
    To be honest, the “pre” makeup photo requires no alteration. Adding makeup just doesn’t seem to be complementary. Some people are fortunate. Lucky you.

    Best regards

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