[Requested[ Sultry Look with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and Sweetheart Blushes
I got a request to do a sultrier look using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette as most of the looks around were softer day looks.
It’s actually not hard to do stronger looks with this palette, even though the shades aren’t particularly dark. That’s because many of these shades are high-shine, dramatically metallic ones, which can really give a look plenty of drama without necessarily needing to be all dark and smoky.
I used 4 shades marked out in the image above, and if you are not able to get hold of this palette, you just need to look out for similar shades.
Base: Dior Nude liquid foundation 021
Concealer: MAC Studio Moisture Cover
Setting Powder: Guerlain Meteorites 03 Medium
Blush (base): Too Faced Sweetheart Blush in Peach Beach all over the cheeks and brow bones
Blush (pop): Too Faced Sweetheart blush in Something About Berry
Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 in Grey
Eyeshadows: Too Faced chocolate Bar palette
Eyeliner: NYX Skinny Brown Liner
Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Blackest Black
• Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer ($24)
• Mac Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Yellow ($41)
• Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($48)
• Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29)
• Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder ($12)
• Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit ($40)
• Makeup Forever Secret Powder (Highlighter)
• Mac Paint Pot in the shade Groundwork ($21)
• Mac ‘Brownscript’ and 'Uninterrupted’ eyeshadow shades in the crease ($16 each)
• Mac 'Carbon’ eyeshadow in the outer corner ($16)
• Lashes by House of Lashes in the style Boudoir ($12)
• Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow in 'Medium Brown’ ($18)
• Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Chocolate’ ($21)
• Mac Pro Longwear Concealer for highlight + precision underneath the brows ($20)
• Mac LipLiner in 'Cork’ ($16)
• Mac Lipstick in 'Angel’ ($16)
• Mac Plushglass in 'Ample Pink’ ($20)
My top 6 MAC Cosmetics lipsticks for a natural & luscious looking lip!
These colours are my regular ‘go-to’ shades within my professional makeup kit when doing makeovers. Whether it be for Wedding makeovers, such as the Bride, Mother of the Bride, or bridesmaids. Prom makeovers, evening makeup or even photo shoots! These colours are my most ‘called-for’ lippies. And since I just received my replenishment lipsticks, I thought it was the ideal opportunity to take a photo of them in all their glossy glory before they reach my kit and become used.
The ‘nude’ or ‘natural’ lip is most commonly requested by my clients. And it is always a hue I would personally recommend over a coloured lip. The reason being is, unless the client has the same lipstick as the one I use on them during the application process, then a touch throughout the day is going to be impossible. I always like to fill the lips in with a matching pencil to aid longevity, but again, this is only going to last so long. So my personal preference is to play-up the eyes and opt for a more natural looking lip. Especially when it comes to bridal makeup.
There are a variety of finishes when it comes to MAC lipsticks, and it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to choosing the right one. There are 9 standard difference finishes and I’ve listed them below with a brief overview of each finish:
• Amplified - Opaque coverage like the Matte finish, but less drying. • Amplified Creme - Great pigment. Has more of a glossy finish than Amplified. • Cremesheen - Good coverage. Very creamy at first, but can be a little drying. • Frost - Shimmery finish with good coverage. Not too drying either. • Glaze - Gives a moisturised appearance with a subtle wash of glossy colour. • Lustre - Less sheer than a Glaze finish. Glossy & moisturising, but subtle still. • Matte - Long wearing, with high opacity but very drying. • Retro Matte - Very similar to Matte, but even more drying on the lips. • Satin - Very good opacity like the Matte finish, but with a nice sheen.
These are my top 6 in order as pictured above, including their finish: