chanel makeup tutorial

Once upon a time I was a make-up artist for both Chanel and MAC. When two gorgeous Chanel products managed to make their way home with me recently (ahem idonothaveanexpensivemakeupaddiction ahem), the occasion called for a melding of the brands. The Pop Luxe beauty look is easy as can be to recreate and simply uses the products below.

Get The Look:
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in 95 Furtif
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in 73 Chic
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
MAC Liquidlast Liner in Aqualine

How-to:
1. Without priming the eye, brush the eyeshadow over your entire lid and blend into the crease. The formula of the eyeshadow is incredibly soft and lasts all day without primer.
2. Use the liquid eyeliner to draw a thin like of blue – your ‘pop’ – under the eye, focusing on the outer corner.
3. Throw your mascara on. Like I said, easy peasy. Eyeko’s new Black Magic formula has just launched in Space NK and has quickly become my favourite mascara. As well as being paraben-free, the formula has conditioning keratin, shea butter, and delivers an intense long-lasting curl.
4. Lipstick on. I was intimidated by the brown hue of Chic before swatching it, but the semi-sheer colour is luxe, soft, and enhances the depth of a naturally pink lip.
5. Use a synthetic brush to pick up some colour from the lipstick tube and blend it in as a delicious cream blush on the cheek.



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Eyebrows were raised in MAC‘s general direction when they announced that their Mexican-inspired collection designed with Rodarte would feature a nail polish named “Juarez”. Why? It’s one of the most dangerous cities in the world and notorious for the rapes and killings of women in the city to be ignored by police.

MAC have responded by saying:
“We understand that product names in the M·A·C Rodarte collection have offended some of our consumers and fans. This was never our intent and we are very sorry. We are listening carefully to the comments posted and are grateful to those of you who have brought your concerns to the forefront of our attention. M·A·C will give a portion of the proceeds from the M·A·C Rodarte collection to help those in need in Juarez. We are diligently investigating the best way to do this. Please be assured that we will keep you posted on the details regarding our efforts.”

Turning an uh-oh into an oh-yes? The collection is beautiful and MAC are doing a great thing. I’d say so!