This is a collection that I am truly excited about. Peacocky by MAC. I’ve always thought lip color shades of blue, green, yellow, etc., were best for the runway or a Sci-fi movie. But there was something so visually arresting about the shades of turquoise, purple and metallic green that I couldn’t help myself. I just had to try Peacocky-that blue lipstick. Now it’s definitely not a shade for the office or Sunday morning service. Perhaps a night out on the town. But don’t worry. If you do makeup math, you’ll find plenty of places to wear this shade.
What’s makeup math? It’s when you take a shade of this and layer it with a shade of that and create your own custom color. That’s just what I did to make this work. I started with coloring in my lips with a pencil (never outline). I used Nightmoth (a deep wine color, pictured below between lip color). Then I lightly applied Viva Glam 3. Then I apllied Peacocky. The result. A custom, fruity-pebblish grape that landed me quite a few compliments.
I didn’t stop with Peacocky. I also added Love Peck (right) and Flaunting (left) to my collection. It’s not just about lip shades. Their are quite a few shadows that you might want to check out. This spring I’ll be wearing Odalisque (teal blue) and Papparaz-She (burnt orange).
One thing I have to caution you about is sponge tip applicators for lip gloss. Sponge tip applicators are a problem for lip gloss application because they hold so much of the product that you don’t get the full color. You have to keep pumping the tube which dries out the product- and is frustrating. I suggest pressing the sponge tip against the back of your hand (pictured above) to squeeze out the color and then, use a lip brush to apply. Problem solved.
What collection are you looking forward to this spring? Do you ever “customize” your lip color?