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M·A·C 2014 週年慶 Department Store Anniversary Special (Taiwan)

3 Oct
M.A.C 2014年週年慶 首創大膽強烈「身體彩繪」打造奢華玩色套妝派對

M·A·C 2014年週年慶 首創大膽強烈「身體彩繪」打造奢華玩色套妝派對 . Body Painting Make-up to Kick Off the 2014 Department Stores’ Anniversary Sales Event in Taiwan

M·A·C 2014 週年慶 不只實用 還要讓妳更時尚!

M·A·C 一直都走在時尚的尖端,每年的限量彩妝都造成搶購一空的風潮,今年不僅推出實用易上手的彩妝套妝之外,還是保留M·A·C 獨有的時尚精神,勢必要給粉絲們最一流的設計和用心。

M·A·C Cosmetics is always in the trend for beauty! Every year in Taiwan, M·A·C offers special make-up color, skincare / base make-up and brush sets exclusively just for the department stores’ anniversary sales event. It’s a big deal in the Taiwanese consumer market. The sets are great in value and awesome in selection… and they are all limited editions, so go get your sets before they are gone (they will be sold out very soon)! Sorry for those who don’t live in Taiwan, but ask your friends to get them for ya!

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2014周年慶攻略:
1、實用度100分套妝組:玩色套裝組,不用費心搭配,一盒在手就能打造全臉的完整妝容外,顏色也是平常買不到的限量色!

2、時尚格調包裝限量系列:顛覆市場策略,在週年慶期間推出一系列宛若高級配件般的限量璀璨女王組合,以此搶攻週年慶市場。

3、任何膚質都不是問題:除了精采的彩妝組合,還有適合任何膚質和不同妝效的粉底組合妝前組。平均7折的優惠的價格,絕對讓人心動不已。

4、平均3.8折專業刷具組:每年周年慶眾所期待的專業刷具組,今年依然不缺席,不僅推出特別的限量包裝刷具包,還大打平均3.8折平易近人的價格。

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MAC Look in a Box 2014

M·A·C Look in a Box 2014 玩色套妝

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【限定彩妝推薦】玩色套妝一盒在手滿足妳所有需求
(數量有限、售完為止)

玩色套妝就像上班族的套裝,不用費心搭配,就能完整體面,一盒在手就能打造全臉的完整妝容,不同色系的套妝,能展現不同的魅力,也能搭配各種服裝,喜歡混搭的朋友可以選擇單件獨立的套妝,怕麻煩又要攜帶方便的朋友,可以選擇彩妝盤規格的套妝組,就像隨身攜帶彩妝書一般,一盒在手,眼、頰、唇,甚至修容都不必擔心。當然這次也要讓您用最低的價格,買到最實用的經典刷具組和刷具包!

玩色套妝 – 粉色 / 米色 / 紅色套妝
** 原價$3,790 特價$1,800 (4.7折)

  • 絲絨珠光三色眼彩盤
  • 持色煙燻筆
  • 時尚唇膏
  • 晶亮魔唇

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玩色套妝 - 紅色套妝組 All About Coral

玩色套妝 – 紅色套妝組 All About Coral

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玩色套妝 – 紫色 咖啡套妝 Face Palette (Blush, Eye Shadow and Lip Colors)
** 原價$6,640 特價$1,800 (2.7折)

  • 2色時尚腮紅
  • 6色時尚焦點小眼影
  • 2色時尚唇膏
  • 迷你275眼影刷
  • 迷你316唇刷

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玩色套妝-紫色套妝 All About Plum

玩色套妝-紫色套妝 All About Plum

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玩色基礎刷具組 Basic Make-up Brush Set
** 原價$5,670 特價$2,340 (4.1折)

  • #129 時尚腮紅/蜜粉刷
  • #204 時尚睫毛刷
  • #224 時尚眼部調色刷
  • #239 時尚眼部暈色刷
  • #266 時尚斜角眉刷
  • 刷具包

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玩色基礎刷具組 Basic Makeup Brush Set

玩色基礎刷具組 Basic Make-up Brush Set

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玩色專業刷具組 Advanced Make-up Brush Set
** 原價$5,750 特價$2,340 (4.1折)

  • #159 時尚臉部刷
  • #193 時尚粉底斜角刷
  • #214 時尚眼影刷
  • #275 時尚眼影中調色刷
  • 刷具包

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玩色專業刷具組 Advanced Make-up Brush Set

玩色專業刷具組 Advanced Make-up Brush Set

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限定彩妝推薦】M·A·C 璀璨女王霸氣登場
(數量有限、售完為止)

維多利亞時期的浮雕貝殼做為此系列之靈感,並結合了充滿格調的珍珠色彩和奢華的亮片,讓所有整個系列為你打造女王般的璀璨。低調象牙色、珍珠灰和黑色的包裝,不只讓你臉上充滿奢華,甚至能當作隨身配件,整體氣質立即提升。


璀璨女王
唇彩包 Lip Color Set
** 原價$2,830 特價$1,485 (5.2折)

  • 時尚唇膏
  • 晶亮魔唇
  • 唇線造型筆
  • 璀璨女王化妝包

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璀璨女王唇彩包 Lip Color Set

璀璨女王唇彩包 Lip Color Set

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璀璨女王眼妝包 Eye Color Set
** 原價$4,360 特價$1,800 (4.1折)

  • 超激光雙色眼影盤
  • 無設限睫毛膏
  • 持妝防水眼線筆
  • 璀璨女王化妝包

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璀璨女王眼妝包 Eye Color Set

璀璨女王眼妝包 Eye Color Set

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璀璨女王柔礦美妝包 Mineralize Set
** 原價$4,500 特價$2,250 (5折)

  • 柔礦迷光四色眼影盤
  • 柔礦迷光唇膏
  • 柔礦迷光唇蜜
  • 璀璨女王化妝包

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璀璨女王柔礦美妝包 Mineralize Set

璀璨女王柔礦美妝包 Mineralize Set

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【完美底妝系列】針對任何膚質符合各種需求的粉底組合

粉底組一直是消費者在M·A·C必買的產品是,所以這次針對不同的膚質,不同的妝感,量身訂製4款不同的粉底組合,有針對喜歡淡妝的美肌潤色底妝組、韓系水光機肌的柔礦保濕底妝組、10小時不脫妝首選的粉持色控油底妝組、亮白一整天,擊退暗沉必備的亮白水激光粉餅組,不管您是何種膚質,想要任合妝效,M·A·C的周年慶粉底組絕對不能錯過!

亮白水激光粉餅組
** 原價$4,050 特價$2,925 (7.2折)

  • 亮白水激光粉餅 (正貨, 含餅盒)
  • 亮白水激光防曬隔離霜 (正貨)
  • 淨妝油30ml
  • 活力水噴霧30ml
  • 透明化妝袋

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亮白水激光粉餅組-2925-1024x735

亮白水激光粉餅組

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柔礦保濕底妝組
** 原價$3,950 特價$2,835(7.2折)

  • 柔礦精華絲柔粉底液(正貨)
  • 瞬間保濕精華液(正貨)
  • 淨妝油30ml
  • 活力水噴霧30ml
  • 透明化妝袋

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柔礦保濕底妝組

柔礦保濕底妝組

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粉持色控油底妝組
** 原價$3,650 特價$2,565 (7折)

  • 粉持色粉凝霜 (正貨)
  • 妝前透亮持妝 (正貨)
  • 淨妝油30ml
  • 活力水噴霧30ml
  • 透明化妝袋

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粉持色控油底妝組

粉持色控油底妝組

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美肌潤色底妝組
** 原價$3,600 特價$2,520 (7折)

  • 美肌智慧粉底液(正貨)
  • CC潤色隔離霜(正貨)
  • 淨妝油30ml
  • 活力水噴霧30ml
  • 透明化妝袋

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美肌潤色底妝組

美肌潤色底妝組

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色彩推薦經典彩妝推薦輕鬆打造時尚美妝

你永遠不需要擔心,只有專業級的複雜彩妝,今年各別為平時淡妝的上班族、剛進社會的新鮮人,設計了簡單又高低折扣的基本彩妝,裡頭有眼部超人氣商品集結而成的-經典時尚彩妝組,讓你輕輕鬆鬆入門。

柔光明星組
** 原價$2,720 特價$1,593 (5.9折)

  • 柔礦迷光雙色眼影餅 (正貨)
  • 柔礦迷光唇膏 (正貨)
  • 專業眼唇卸妝液30ml
  • 碳晶煙燻眼線筆Nightsky
  • 透明化妝袋

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柔礦明星組

柔礦明星組

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時尚眉睫組
** 原價$2,350 特價$1,260 (5.4折)

  • 柔礦迷光多功效睫毛膏 (正貨)
  • 超細緻眉型筆 (正貨)
  • 專業眼唇卸妝液30ml
  • 碳晶煙燻眼線筆Nightsky
  • 透明化妝袋

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時尚眉睫組

時尚眉睫組

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彩妝師摯愛推薦彩妝師的最愛完美妝容的秘密

M·A·C 的細心希望你看的到,特別調查業界知名,藝人御用彩妝老師最愛的單品,集結而成的3種特別組合,如果想要擁有藝人級彩妝,選擇這3組準沒錯!

彩妝師最愛保養組
** 原價$3,300 特價$2,250 (6.8折)

  • 亮白水激光化妝水(正貨)
  • 植物精華修護乳霜 (正貨)
  • 亮白水激光化妝水30ML
  • 亮白水激光潔膚乳30ML
  • 透明化妝袋

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彩妝師最愛保養組

彩妝師最愛保養組

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時尚化妝包必備組
** 原價$1,960 特價$1,575 (8折)

  • 毛孔隱形粉 (正貨)
  • 妝前潤色打亮筆 (正貨)
  • 專業眼部卸妝液30ML

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時尚化妝包必備組

時尚化妝包必備組

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專業柔焦密技組
** 原價$3,400  特價$2,385 (7折)

  • 柔礦迷光炫彩餅(正貨)
  • #188專業腮紅刷 (正貨)
  • 晶亮潤膚乳30ML

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專業柔焦密技組

專業柔焦密技組

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週年慶|2014百貨公司週年慶時間檔期與線上DM                     

 

地區

百貨公司

週年慶檔期時間

各家DM

折扣內容(以各家百貨DM為準)

台北

京華城

9/18~10/14

線上DM NEW!

  • 9/18~9/30 週年慶營業時間:
    週日~週四11:00~22:00
    週五、週六、例假日前夕11:00~23:00
    ●9/18~9/30全館當日累積滿4,800送600(含400現金+100商品券+100宜得利購物金)
    ●9/18~9/30刷精華卡或持Living Card當日累積滿4,800送700(含500現金+100美食券+100宜得利購物金)

微風廣場

9/17~10/13

線上DM NEW! ●1F高級珠寶、手錶當日單筆消費滿30,000元送1,500酬賓券
●1F國際精品 當日單筆消費滿10,000元送1,000元酬賓券
●GF、2F流行名品、服飾、飾品當日單筆消費滿5,000元送500酬賓券
●GF化妝品、內睡衣、鞋區、3F、5~6F生活雜貨 當日單筆消費滿3,000元送300酬賓券

微風廣場-忠孝店

9/17~10/13

線上DM NEW! ●9/17~10/13 活動期間當日單筆消費滿3,000元,贈300元酬賓券。

微風廣場-南京店

9/17~10/13

線上DM NEW!
●9/17~10/13 B1F、1F、2F一般專櫃消費滿3,000元贈300元酬賓券。
●9/17~10/13 指定專櫃,當日單筆消費發票滿10,000元贈500元酬賓券。
●9/17~10/13 1F KeLLYBAG、精光堂,滿10,000元贈1,000元酬賓券。

10/1~10/13

線上DM NEW!

新光三越南西店

9/25~10/12 

線上DM1 NEW!
線上DM2 NEW!
線上DM3 NEW!
●週慶特別營業時間:11:00~22:00
●週五、六及10/9:11:00~22:30
●9/25~10/06全館滿5000元送500(贈品禮券)
●9/25~10/6名品單櫃、大家電區滿10000元送500(贈品禮券)
●9/25~10/6法雅客+【i】store滿10000元送1000(贈品禮券)

新光三越台北站前店

 12/11~12/28

線上DM

 

新光三越天母店

11/13~11/30

線上DM

 

新光三越信義新天地 

10/16~11/29

線上DM

 

大葉高島屋

10/3~10/22 

線上DM1 NEW!
線上DM2 NEW! 

  • 10/3~10/12全館滿5,000送1,000點玫瑰寶寶點數
    ●4F寢具、食器、居家雜貨區&12F家電/鍋具區滿10,000送1,000點玫瑰寶寶點數

美麗華

 10/9~11/9


線上DM

 

 

 

FE21′遠東百貨寶慶店

 10/23~12/1

線上DM

 

FE21′遠東百貨板橋店

11/20~12/29 

線上DM

 

板橋大遠百

10/9~11/5 

線上DM  

SOGO百貨敦化館

11/6~11/17 

 

 

SOGO百貨忠孝館

11/6~11/17 

線上DM

 

SOGO百貨復興館

11/6~1/17 

 線上DM

 

SOGO百貨天母館

10/1~10/12 

線上DM

 

比漾廣場

 10/9~11/2 線上DM  

明曜百貨

     

台北101

9/4~10/5

 線上DM

  • 首波9/4~9/21凡持台北101聯名卡於精品類店家消費每滿5,000元即送500元現金抵用卷,於珠寶腕錶類店家則每滿5,000元送300元現金抵用卷。
  • 消費滿5,000元可獲得長榮航空台北—巴黎皇璽桂冠艙雙人來回機票抽獎券。 

 


 

BELLAVITA

9/5~9/23

 

  • 活動期間當日消費累積滿5000,可抽頂級皇家遊艇體驗,消費滿百萬再送台北-東京商務艙來回機票。

京站

     11/17~12/15

線上DM 

 

統一阪急百貨-台北店

10/2~10/26 

線上DM1 NEW!
線上DM2 NEW!
 

  • 10/2~10/5、10/9~10/12特別營業時間 11:00~22:30
    ●全館當日滿5,000送500(商品抵用券)
    ●化妝品當日滿2,000送200(商品抵用券)
    ●持統一阪急悠遊聯名卡(限定櫃位)首四日當日刷3,800送100(商品抵用券)
    ●持13大銀行卡加碼贈(限定櫃位)首四日當日刷11,000送250(商品抵用券)

10/16~10/26

 

環球購物中心板橋店

10/23~11/12 

線上DM 

 

環球購物中心中和店

10/23~11/12 

線上DM 

 

誠品武昌店

 10/2~10/22

線上DM 

 

誠品116

10/2~10/22

線上DM

 

誠品西門店

10/2~10/22

線上DM 

 

誠品忠誠店

10/2~10/22

線上DM

 

誠品站前店

10/2~10/22

線上DM  

誠品敦南店

10/2~10/22

線上DM 

 

誠品信義店

10/2~10/22

線上DM  

誠品新板店

10/2~10/22

線上DM  

遠企購物中心

10/8~10/27

線上DM NEW! ●全館單筆滿5,000送500
●B1F當日累積滿5,000送500
●10/8~10/13當日全館累積消費滿50,000加送1,000

桃園

統領百貨

10/1~10/19 

線上DM1 NEW!
線上DM2 NEW!
●全館10/1~10/5首五日滿10,000送600
●化妝品10/1~10/5首五日滿10,000加送300或限量餐券(2擇1)
●全館當日累計滿5,000送500
●化妝品當日單筆滿2,000送200
●內睡衣當日單筆滿2,000送200

10/20~11/3

大江國際購物中心

10/1~10/19 

線上DM NEW!

  • 當日累計消費滿4,500元送400(十足抵用現金券)、加送100元誠品書局抵用券、300元瓦城泰國料理抵用券
    ●化妝品、香氛、內睡衣當日累計消費滿3,000元送350(十足抵用現金券)
    ●化妝品、香氛當日累計消費滿10,000元再送200元化妝品香氛券
    ●刷大江聯名卡當日單卡累計消費滿5,000元加送100(十足現金抵用券)

新光三越桃園站前店

 10/2~10/15

線上DM1 NEW!
線上DM2 NEW!
 

  • 10/2、10/5、10/9、10/11特別營時間11:00~22:30
    ●週日~週四11:00~22:00
    ●10/2~10/15全館滿5,000送500(贈品禮券)
    ●10/2~10/15法雅客+
    【i】store+1F SAMSUNG滿10,000送1000(贈品禮券)
    ●10/2~10/15大家電單區滿10,000送500(贈品禮券)

10/16~10/26

FE21′遠東百貨桃園店

10/16~11/24 

線上DM

 

SOGO百貨中壢店

11/5~11/16 

線上DM

 

新光三越桃園大有店

11/20~12/14 

線上DM

 

新竹

新竹大遠百 

10/8~11/17 

線上DM

 

SOGO新竹

11/5~11/16 

線上DM  

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The 10 Sexiest Nude Makeup Palettes

1 May

Bobbi-Brown-Shimmer-Bricks-Opener

Beige. Taupe. Chocolate. On their own, these colors sound safe—even a little boring. But these natural-looking shades are versatile, stunning, and even sexy. (There, we said it.)

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Naked 3 by Urban Decay

Naked 3 by Urban Decay

It’s undeniable: Urban Decay knows its nudes. (The brand’s Naked and Naked2 palettes have attracted an unprecedented cult following, and this new palette sold out when it first launched.) The rose-gold-themed palette is packed with 12 gorgeous neutrals ranging from a soft baby pink (Strange) to a to-die-for barely there bronze (Trick). Each shade is paired with a complementary shimmer and matte shadow, so the combinations are endless (and foolproof). Plus, the Best of Beauty Award–winning Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow Brush can’t be beat.
  • WHAT IT IS: A palette of matte and shimmery shadows
  • HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS: There are 12 shadow strips in colors such as beige, rose gold, and black flecked with red sparkles. Some shades are really shimmery; all blend easily.
  • WHY WE LIKE IT: Like the cult Naked and Naked 2 palettes, this one offers endless combinations. There’s a rose-gold theme to Naked 3, and the shadows are richly pigmented. Although they’re very powdery in the tin (the brush leaves behind quite a bit of dust), they adhere well to the skin.

—Catherine Devine

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MARC JACOBS BEAUTY EYE-CON NO. 7 PLUSH SHADOW IN 206 THE LOLITA

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY EYE-CON NO. 7 PLUSH SHADOW IN 206 THE LOLITA

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY EYE-CON NO. 7 PLUSH SHADOW IN 206 THE LOLITA

These creamy nude shadows are every bit as stylish as they appear—and there’s not a throwaway in the bunch. The palette has three buttery matte shades (pale ivory, tan beige, and dark black-brown) and three frosty rose-gold-spiked hues (powder pink, soft gold, and copper), but it’s the glittery champagne that we’re using down to the pan. Dusted over any shadow (or worn alone), it lends the most elegant twinkle.

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M·A·C EYESHADOW x 15 WARM NEUTRAL

M·A·C EYESHADOW x 15 WARM NEUTRAL

M·A·C EYESHADOW x 15 WARM NEUTRAL

The biggest of the bunch, this palette is stocked with 15 warm neutrals in every finish: pearl, frost, matte, and shimmer. It’s beyond versatile, and you’ll actually use every single shade in this bad boy.

An Eye Shadow Palette in fifteen warm shades: Hey, Warm Breeze, Gingersnap, Dark Brew, Dance in the Dark, Brule Vanilla Extract, Honey Lust, Amber Lights, Saddle, Lemon Tart, Butterfudge, Creative Copper, Unwind and Divine Decadence. The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully.  M·A·C Cosmetics

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SONIA KASHUK EYE COUTURE IN EYE ON NEUTRAL

SONIA KASHUK EYE COUTURE IN EYE ON NEUTRAL

SONIA KASHUK EYE COUTURE IN EYE ON NEUTRAL

So shimmer’s not your thing? Here is one for you: 12 blendable matte shadows that have you covered day or night. The palette ranges from lighter, brighter shades, like ivory and pale peach, to moody charcoal gray and even jet black. But it’s the warm cocoa range in between that we really dig in to.

  • WHAT IT IS: A neutral eye-shadow palette
  • HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS: The compact contains 12 matte powder shadows and a slide-out instructional booklet on how to achieve three different looks.
  • WHY WE LIKE IT: The colors are all wearable and blendable, so it’s easy to inject a little variety into your look without straying from your comfort zone. If you haven’t yet mastered the smoky eye, this product medley will show you the way. You’ll need your own brushes, though.

—Catherine Gambrell

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BOBBI BROWN SHIMMER BRICK

BOBBI BROWN SHIMMER BRICK

BOBBI BROWN SHIMMER BRICK

It’s almost too gorgeous to use. But the ten gleaming shadows in this limited-edition palette give the prettiest subtle sparkle, which we just can’t resist. Apply them individually, or blend them for a golden glow.

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CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES QUADRA EYE SHADOW IN RAFINEMENT

CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES QUADRA EYE SHADOW IN RAFINEMENT

CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES QUADRA EYE SHADOW IN RAFINEMENT

The shadows’ texture is luxurious, the pigments are rich, and the subtle sheen is incredibly flattering. With rose-gold accents, the colors have just enough warmth to subtly highlight the lids.

  • WHAT IT IS: A neutral eye-shadow palette with four shades
  • HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS: The mirrored compact includes three shimmer shadows—taupe, pink-champagne, and ivory—one matte brown shadow, and two sponge-tipped applicators. The powders feel velvety and go on sheer.
  • WHY WE LIKE IT: It may look like your classic neutral quad—which it kind of is—but subtle rose accents make the colors especially flattering. The powders layer and blend beautifully, and they barely twinkle, adding just the right highlight to lids.

—Lindsay Colameo

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RIMMEL LONDON GLAM'EYES QUAD EYE SHADOW IN SMOKEY BRUN

RIMMEL LONDON GLAM’EYES QUAD EYE SHADOW IN SMOKEY BRUN

RIMMEL LONDON GLAM’EYES QUAD EYE SHADOW IN SMOKEY BRUN

This palette is essentially idiotproof. No frills here, just four powdery neutral shadows and an easy-to-follow cheat sheet. It’s basically impossible to mess up. The standout shade is a deep caramel-bronze. Dabbed in the crease and outer corner, it delivers the sultriest Jennifer Lopez–like glow.

  • WHAT IT IS: A powder eye-shadow quad with neutral brown shades
  • HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS: The four shadows—caramel-bronze, ivory-beige, champagne, and dark taupe—feel soft and are moderately pigmented. They have a frosted finish, except for the dark taupe, which has a subtle rose-gold shimmer.
  • WHY WE LIKE IT: Frosted, glimmery finishes give these neutrals a Jennifer Lopez-like glow, and the shades are so harmonious it’s nearly impossible to mess up the application. (Plus, a mini diagram on the back of the palette breaks it down into four easy steps.) While the powders aren’t exactly silky, it’s hard to complain with a price tag of less than six bucks.

—Lindsay Colameo

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REVLON ILLUMINANCE CRÈME SHADOW IN NOT JUST NUDES

REVLON ILLUMINANCE CRÈME SHADOW IN NOT JUST NUDES

REVLON ILLUMINANCE CRÈME SHADOW IN NOT JUST NUDES

These shadows’ creamy texture makes any one of them a solid crease-free base (especially the ivory-beige color—shadows look instantly brighter when layered over it), and the graduated shades also layer and blend beautifully when worn together.

  • WHAT IT IS: A palette of four neutral cream eye shadows
  • HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS: There’s a shimmery light beige-cream, a shimmery medium brown, a matte light brown, and a matte dark brown; the formulas are glossy and easy to blend.
  • WHY WE LIKE IT: These versatile shades are ones you’ll turn to again and again, and the creamy texture doesn’t crease.
  • AWARDS: Best of Beauty 2010 and 2009; Readers’ Choice 2002 (ALLURE Magazine)

—Daisy Shaw

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ESTÉE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS THE NUDES EYESHADOW PALETTE

ESTÉE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS THE NUDES EYESHADOW PALETTE

ESTÉE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS THE NUDES EYESHADOW PALETTE

One of these shadows is not like the others. The deep shimmery plum shade seems out of place alongside the family of beige- and brown-toned neutrals, but surprisingly, it’s the most beautiful complement. At first glance, the five matte nudes appear a little bland, but layer with a swipe of one of the three shimmery highlight shades and boring is the last word that comes to mind.

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L'ORÉAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE EYE SHADOW QUAD IN BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT!

L’ORÉAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE EYE SHADOW QUAD IN BECAUSE I’M WORTH IT!

L’ORÉAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE EYE SHADOW QUAD IN BECAUSE I’M WORTH IT!

The metallic finishes in this quad may look a little scary, but they go on much more sheerly than you’d think. The result is a bronzy glow rather than a harsh metallic effect. The darker shades are also sprinkled with teeny tiny bits of shimmer. Magpies, rejoice.

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Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette

Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette

Last but not the least… the 11th one TommyBerautyPro editor would like to add onto Allure magazine’s list is Smashbox’s Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette!

A set of universally awesome neutrals, including How-To’s For 6 Eye Shapes. It’s ESSENTIAL, EFFORTLESS and ENHANCED FOR YOUR EYE SHAPE!

  • ESSENTIAL: 14 must-have neutral shades-from nudes to blacks, long-wearing shimmers to velvety-smooth mattes.

  • EFFORTLESS: With shimmers in the top row and mattes along the bottom, it’s easy to turn up or tone down the luster.

  • ENHANCED FOR YOUR EYE SHAPE: Breakthrough eye shape chart for your most gorgeous look in Day, Night and Defined looks.

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Naked Beauty Make-up Look by TommyBeautyPro

Naked Beauty Make-up Look by TommyBeautyPro

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M·A·C Heroine Lipstick – The Powerful Purple is Back‏

18 Dec
M∙A∙C Heroine Lipstick

M∙A∙C Heroine Lipstick

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The powerful purple of Heroine Lipstick is back – so you can now get the breakout fan favourite from M∙A∙C Fashion Sets any time you like. This vibrant matte is now available exclusively online. In stores permanently January 2014.

  • Color Description: Bright violet/purple
  • Texture: Matte
  • Price: US $15 / CDN $18
  • Matching color “Heroine” in M∙A∙C’s Nail Lacquer & Lip Pencil
  • Originally a limited edition lipstick color from the M∙A∙C  Reel Sexy Collection for Spring 2012

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M∙A∙C Heroine Lipstick

M∙A∙C Heroine Lipstick

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Makeup Artist Tips from M·A·C Senior Artist Caitlin Callahan

14 Dec

Getting real

Makeup artist Caitlin Callahan on the M·A·C products you should own, how to show off your best features and the true meaning of makeup

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M·A·C Cosmetics Senior Artist - Caitlin Callahan

M·A·C Cosmetics Senior Artist – Caitlin Callahan

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Vancouver-based Caitlin Callahan is one of M·A·C’s senior makeup artists and one of the funniest people I’ve ever interviewed. It’s no wonder her down-to-earth personality translates to a down-to-earth approach to makeup. For all the runway shows, film fests and celebrities she’s worked with—and there have been a lot, since she’s been doing this 21 years!—Caitlin articulates the healthiest attitude to this whole topic of beauty that I’ve ever heard. (It’s surprising and inspiring.) Read on for the scoop, plus some insider tips and of course, her favourite products!

How did you get started as a makeup artist? 

I started with M·A·C in 1992. I was 12. [Laughs.] No, I started after university. I did a lot of makeup in university because I did a theatre degree. While I was trying to figure out what I was going to do, M·A·C was just opening their second counter in BC in Hudson’s Bay. I joined them, and here I am 21 years later.

I first got on with the brand as a part-time thing. I worked at the counter for two years and then I started training staff. At the time, they were expanding so rapidly throughout North America and as a Canadian company, they were sending some of us over to Asia and Europe to find staff and train them up. So it just became my career and has brought me to LA, New York and many different places—I looked after 44 countries. It’s been an incredible experience and something I never would have dreamed, coming from the Oakridge Bay [store in Vancouver].

What’s your typical day like?

When I’m in my home market, which is Vancouver, I do a lot of things electronically. I work on PR requests that I can do from home. We just did a charity fashion show. When I travel, I’m doing collections, film festivals; in a couple weeks I’m going to Vegas to teach a class for the artists there. I would say I travel about 40 percent of the year.

What about Fashion Week—do you work at all of them?

I’ve got two little ones at home, so with Fashion Week, how I negotiate it is that in September I do New York Fashion Week. That’s two weeks. Then for spring, I do Milan and Paris in January and February, and the Sundance Film Festival. There’s a little variety. The year before last, I went to London instead of New York.

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House of Holland - Spring 2012 Make-up Trend

House of Holland – Spring 2012 Make-up Trend

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What about celebrities?

At Sundance, we’re doing celebrities that have travelled to Park City and they’re doing press for film. So it’s red carpet makeup, or getting them ready to be on Entertainment Tonight.

I’ve worked with a lot of the M·A·C spokespeople. Linda Evangelista is one of my most amazing clients. I followed her career for a long time. I think my favourite would be Donald Sutherland. It was three days of hysterical laughter. I’ve worked with a lot of actresses. I just did Dakota Johnson, who has an interesting new film coming out. Rebel Wilson, Naomi Watts. I’ve just had so many great experiences.

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Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista

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How has HD changed the way you work?

I think as makeup artists, we’re so much more conscious of the finish and texture of the skin because of HD. It’s really changed how detailed and precise we are. Primers have really taken centre stage in makeup application, because they affect the payoff. It used to be just paint, paint, paint. Just put more on. We can’t do that anymore.

The M·A·C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Base is my favourite primer because it doesn’t have lot of shimmer or shine in it, it works on every colour of skin, and you can use it before and after makeup.

Do you prefer working with models or your regular clients?

They’re very different. What I work with one of my clients, it’s very much about them, and it’s very personalized. That’s something I strive toward and I help the newer artists with—to not have a signature look. I never want someone to go, “that’s a total Caitlin look.” I really try to cater the makeup to the person I’m working on. When I’m working on a model, the direction is coming from the stylist, the photographer and the clothing designer. It’s just a different experience. I think I probably prefer working on clients because I’m a people person. Plus, models are all 15. [Laughs.]

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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

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How do you get your clients to feel comfortable having their makeup done?

The first time, it’s a lot of talking and staring. People get a little unnerved that I’m staring right at them, but I’m looking at clothes, their personal style. I’m also asking them a ton of questions so I can get to know them as quickly as possible. You can’t make assumptions. What someone is wearing doesn’t dictate who they are or who they want to be that day. And I’m looking at their features. I make sure my hands are super-clean and I touch their skin. I try to make that emotional connection right away. Makeup’s very personal. It’s your face. And if you don’t make that connection, it’s a mistake.

What’s your beauty philosophy?

I don’t think makeup is beauty. I think makeup is fashion. I feel it can be more like choosing how you want to accessorize your outfit, rather than “this is going to make you look better”. I try to look at makeup in a healthy way. Things like concealer and primer help all of us. These are more perfecting techniques—preparing your canvas, if you will. But I think colour should just be looked at as, “oh, orange is in, let’s wear orange!”

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Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 Make-up Trend

Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 Make-up Trend

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Do you think there are rules for who can wear which colours?

I think anyone can wear anything. How could I ever tell somebody “you can’t wear red lipstick”? To me, it’s like putting on a pair of red shoes. Most of the time when talking about being able to wear red lipstick, it has more to do with texture, opacity and brightness. There will be somebody who wants a real fire-engine matte lipstick that’s all “look at me, look at my lips, here I am.” Other people want a sheer gloss or satin that’s a bit more subtle. You don’t usually think about undertones.

Who is your beauty icon?

[Makeup artist] Val Garland. I’ve worked with her for about 10 years at fashion shows, and every time, it’s school. I’m prepared and I haven’t gone out the night before. I’m ready to learn. There’s always something new coming from her that you can take back and use with your own creations.

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Makeup Artist: Val Garland

Makeup Artist: Val Garland

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What have you learned from her?

She really starts with the feature that she wants to stand out. So it’s not about “start makeup, do everything and then eyebrows, eyes, cheeks and lips.” That’s a routine a lot of us get into. Instead, it’s “okay, this is a lip story. We’re going to get foundation and primed, canvas-wise. Then put on the lips on build from there.” I’ve taken that into my own process because it really helps to balance. And it helps people to focus on the positive features they like—instead of saying, “my eyes are too small, I want them to look like this.” Makeup can’t really do that. It’s better to focus on those positive features and push those forward, while minimizing the ones you’re not crazy about.

How do you take care of your skin?

I always use a water and oil. I use Fix+—that water spray that has a lot of moisturizers in it. Then oil is a moisturizer, which is trapping that water in. It just makes people’s skin way more spongey and bouncy. And it makes makeup sit a lot prettier.

I don’t mist my face with Fix+ between every step of the makeup, but if I was working with somebody really dehydrated, I certainly would. Sometimes I use it after the makeup as well, especially if it’s too powdery. It helps calm down that powder.

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M·A·C - Fix +

M·A·C – Fix +

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What are your all-time favourite products?

M·A·C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Base.

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M·A·C Natural Radiance Primer

M·A·C Natural Radiance Primer

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M·A·C Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara. I love that mascara. It’s so good. [Editor’s note: It was Caitlin who first turned me on to it, and she’s right. So good!]

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M·A·C Extended Playlash Mascara

M·A·C Extended Playlash Mascara

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I carry around the M·A·C Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30, because it will give me some coverage but it’s still that dewy skin texture. It’s BB cream in a compact format—a little more solid than the cream—in nine shades, and it gives you a mirror so you can touch up with it a lot easier. I put it on in the morning and then touch it up when my foundation is starting to fade or is looking bit dry.

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M·A·C Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30

M·A·C Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30

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And I do have some sort of M·A·C Plushglass addiction. I asked product development about this because I can’t stop wearing it. It’s what I wear on my day off. It’s a lip gloss that has plumping qualities to it.

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M·A·C Plushglass

M·A·C Plushglass

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What else do you keep in your purse?

M·A·C Eye Kohl in Teddy. I wear it every day.

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M·A·C Eye Kohl in Teddy

M·A·C Eye Kohl in Teddy

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A RiRi for MAC bronzer.

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Rihanna for M·A·C RiRi Hearts M·A·C Holiday Bronzing Powder

Rihanna for M·A·C RiRi Hearts M·A·C Holiday Bronzing Powder

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I also carry around the M·A·C Half Lash Curler. At 43, what you’ll find is as you get older, your eyes start to go down in the corners. It’s not my favourite look to be perfectly honest. It’s not making me the happiest of all. So I’m actually curling those outside lashes and then applying bit of Teddy pencil and mascara. It makes you look like you’ve had a coffee or four. It’s amazing. If you try to line your eyes or put on mascara without curling your lashes first, you tend to follow that outside line down. But once you curl, you follow it out towards temple. It really gives the eyes a lift.

This is my “pick up the kids makeup”. I smudge the pencil on the outside corners. If I want it stronger, I take it in a little more. Then getting into evening, I’ll throw some on waterline.

What products are worth splurging on?

Brushes, probably. I think people clearly understand about buying brushes. Look after them, take care of them, get some for your bag, some for home. They last so long and they just make everything apply more beautifully on the face.

What can you save on?

I guess it depends on the person. There are ways of tweaking your makeup instead of buying 100 shades. Playing with trends can be really fun, but you don’t have to go crazy. For example, applying purple eyeshadow with three different brushes can make it look different each time. There are application techniques you can use with the products you already have.

And if you have no idea, put everything in a makeup bag, go to a M·A·C counter and tell them, “this is what I have, what do I do?” I hate the makeup graveyard. When I go to my clients’ houses, I’m like, come on. Let’s go through this. A lot of the time, people have got great stuff, they just don’t know how to use it. I always encourage people to pick up their stuff, take it into M·A·C and just sit down and tell them your story. We love getting into people’s makeup bags!

Which products should we be investing in for winter?

A deep berry lip.

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M·A·C Mineralize Rich Lipstick

M·A·C Mineralize Rich Lipstick

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And if you haven’t got one already, a real muddy black pencil. Ours would be M·A·C Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline.

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M·A·C Khol Power Eye Pencil in Feline

M·A·C Khol Power Eye Pencil in Feline

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What’s your favourite makeup look for holiday parties?

An awesome trend is the very late ’70s—like Studio 54. I would say wear some frosty gold. Like a gold glitter, kind of chunky, with a dark berry lip. It’s easy to do, super-sexy and super-glamourous. For holiday, doing an eye and lip story is very fun. 

What’s your biggest beauty pet peeve?

The idea of putting foundation on an entire face. That wall-to-wall carpeting. To me, that makes the face look so flat and lifeless. I don’t think you need to put foundation all over. I think people should go back and stare at themselves in the mirror again. Really look and think, “where do I really need this?” For a lot of us, it’s just in the centre. People don’t need as much concealer or foundation as think they do. So re-evaluate that. Then I love things like the M·A·C Prep + Prime Highlighter pens, the ones that you click.

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M·A·C Prep + Prime Highlighter

M·A·C Prep + Prime Highlighter

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How do you prefer to match and apply foundation?

We used to test it on the jawline to compare the shade to the neck. But we’re not putting foundation on all over anymore. M·A·C has probably six different shades I could wear on my own face. If you can’t get the perfect match, err on the side of one brighter, not lighter—and put it just in the centre. Then if you use bronzer or contour, that’s for on the outside of the face.

I use a brush to apply foundation, unless I’m doing a particular type of foundation that has to be really heavy, and then I use a sponge. But most of the time, it’s a brush. Use the soft brushes when you want something super-sheer and something more like a flat paddle when you want it to be opaque.

What’s your best beauty tip?

I have a daughter and lot of models I work with could be my daughters. I’m always reiterating the fact that this is fun—this is fashion. It’s really something that you can play with, but you’re fantastic without it as well. That’s really important. This is not something you have to wake up and do every day. This isn’t your face. This is fun and just fashion.

Any advice for aspiring makeup artists?

Yes. Don’t make the makeup about you. Makeup has to be about the person you’re working on. As soon as you start saying, “I always use…”, that’s when you know you’re getting into that territory. It’s about taking the time to learn about the person you’re working on—because isn’t about you, it’s about making them happy.

There are so many of us in this company who are total lifers, and it’s because we have that healthy way of looking at makeup. We’re a total family and we enjoy each other and what we do, as well as giving back to community through Viva Glam. With all of the superficiality of fashion, we have a responsibility to communicate that.

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VIDEO: Long-wearing Eye Shadow with Caitlin Callahan

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By: Michelle Villett

Michelle is the founder and editor of beautyeditor. Previously, she was beauty and health editor at ELLE Canada; before that, she was beauty editor at The Look; and before that, she was probably doing her eyeliner all wrong.

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Makeup 101: Color Theory & Make-up Artistry │ 彩妝色彩學

5 Jan
Makeup 101: Colour Theory & Make-up Artistry by Tommy Beauty Pro

Makeup 101: Colour Theory & Make-up Artistry by Tommy Beauty Pro

With colors you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. There is psychology behind colorsthey tell stories. By selecting the right color scheme, you can create an ambiance of elegance, warmth or tranquility, or you can convey an image of playful youthfulness.

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As a make-up artist, you are working with products, tools, colors, textures, shapes, and human faces (bone structure) all the time. Because you are an artist, you must have a good sense in coloring, so you can color match correctly & create the best color selection/scheme for your clients.

In this beauty blog post, you will learn some basics in color theory through the study of color wheel, to understand how colors can work effectively on your application as a make-up artist, and my make-up artist pro tips on how you can make the theory work effectively into the application.

The topics includes:

  • Color Theory
  • The Color Wheel: Primary, Secondary (or Intermediate), Tertiary
  • Warm & Cool Colors
  • Skin Colors (with Face Shade Finding Guide)
  • Skin Tones: Cool, Warm, Neutral
  • Analogous (Adjacent) Colors
  • Complimentary Colors (with How to Use Color Correctors Guide)
  • Neutral Colors: Black, White, Brown, Beige, Ivory & Cream (with Eye Brow Color Matching Chart)
  • Monochromatic Colors
  • Other Colors Terminology: Hue, Tint, Shade, Tone, Value, Intensity (Saturation)
  • Quick Color Reference Guide

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Color Theory

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Color Theory . the Art of Beauty

Color is the perceptual characteristic of light described by a color name. Specifically, color is light, and light is composed of many colors—those we see are the colors of the visual spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Objects absorb certain wavelengths and reflect others back to the viewer. We perceive these reflected wavelengths as color.

Color theory: in the visual arts is practical guidance to color mixing and the visual impacts of color combinations. A make-up artist should understand the Basics of Color Theory in order to know how colors work with each other, and how one color will influence another by placing it next to, or on top of each other, or even how the color will result in when you mix them together.

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MUFE Artist Shadow - Color Schematics

Artist Shadows – Color Schematics | Make Up For Ever

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As a make-up artist, you will always have clients ask you: “What colors look best on me?” or “How do I find the best foundation shade?” You know the answer will be different on each individual because each of us is unique in our own way, and we create the best color scheme to compliment, coordinate or match the desired look. Thus, you must have an understand about basic color theory in order to make a good judgement call on the colors for you & your clients.

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Make-up Artist vs. Make-up Applicator

By understanding color theory and knowing how to apply the theory onto human facial canvas effectively, will set you apart from being just a make-up applicator!

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The Color Wheel

Color Wheel

Color Wheel

To help us understand the basics of color theory, we need a color wheel. Color Wheel is a visual aid in helping us understand the principles of color and the color theory.

The color wheel is divided into three categories: PrimarySecondary (or Intermediate), and Tertiary

  • Primary: the three primary colors are: redyellow and blue. These colors are considered to be foundation colors because they are used to create all other colors.
  • Secondary (or Intermediate): by combining two of the primary colors, three secondary colors are formed. For example, when you mix red with yellow, you will get an orange color. The Secondary colors are: orangegreen and violet
  • Tertiary: the six tertiary colors are made by combining a primary and an adjacent secondary color. These colors are: yellow – orange, orange – red, red – violet, violet – blue, blue – green, and green – yellow.

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Warm & Cool Colors

Color Wheel: Warm & Cool Colors

Color Wheel: Warm & Cool Colors

The color wheel can be divided into warm and cool colors. By understanding the differences of warm & cool colors, it will help you better in foundation & concealer color matching on different color skin tones.

Warm Colors

Warm Color Spectrum

  • Warm colors are bright, passionate and energetic, and tend to be eye-popping colors. Warm colors include: red, orange, and yellow, and variations of those three colors. 
  • In make-up artistry, reds can be both cool and warm. If the red is blue based (a red with purple or blue undertone), it is cool. If the red is orange based, it is warm. 
Cool Colors

Cool Color Spectrum

  • Cool colors give an impression of calm, and create a soothing impression. Cool colors include: violet, blue, and green.
  • In make-up artistry, the same theory applies with the color green. If a green has more gold/yellow undertone, then it is warm. If a green contains more blue undertone, then it is cool. Whenever most colors have a blue undertone, they will always be a cool color.

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Skin Colors

Skin Color

Skin Colors

  • Fair Skin–Light Ivory, Porcelain, Sand, Pale Peach Pink or slightly reddish (rosy) undertones
  • Medium Skin–Yellow, Gold, Beige, Natural, Red-Olive, Yellow-Green
  • Medium-Dark Skin–Honey, Cameo, Copper, Olive, Tan, Golden-Olive, Caramel
  • Dark Skin–Orange-Brown, Red-Brown, Walnut, Almond, Blue-Black, Ebony, Dark Chocolate
Bobbi Brown Face Shade Guide

Bobbi Brown Face Shade Guide

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Skintones

Different Skintone

Skintone Color & Shades

  • Cool Skintone – the skin has a little pink (rosiness) in their skin. They tend to burn easily under the sun. People who look good in silver jewelry & accessories. When they wearing a cool undertone red lipstick, they look brightened up. Most of the time, their veins are in blue color (take a look at the wrist under natural light).

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  • Warm Skinton – the skin has a yellow undertone or golden-olive undertone. They tend to tan easily under the sun. People who look awesome in gold jewelry & accessories than silver. When they wearing a warm (orange) undertone red lipstick, they look brightened up. Most of the time, their veins are in green color (take a look at your wrist under natural light).

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  • Neutral Skintone–the skin has both pink and golden undertone. They look good in both gold or silver jewelry. Most of the time, their vain is in both blue-green color.

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Analogous Colors

M·A·C PRO Lip Palettes-Analogous Colors

Lip Palettes-Analogous Color Scheme | M·A·C PRO

Analogous (or Adjacent) Colors are created by using three (or more) colors that are next to each (side-by-side colors) on the color wheel.

Too Faced

“Boudoir Eye Palette”-Analogous Color Scheme | Too Faced

Tommy’s Make-up Artist Tips on Analogous Color:

By grouping analogous colors, it helps to create a better color blending effect, and it tends set a stronger mood. For example, to create that sexy & romantic feeling of eye make-up design (eg. boudoir eye palette as seen in the image above), by grouping the cool colors (plum, pink, mauve, plus some neutral colors) together, you can easily achieve that romantic bedroom color scheme for the desired boudoir eye makeup look.

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Complimentary Colors

Complimentary & Analogous Colors

Complimentary & Analogous Colors

Complementary color schemes are created by combining colors from opposite sides of the color wheel. They bring out each other, they make a visual contrast, thus both colors appear stronger against each other.

Complementary Color Make-up Look

Complementary Color Eye Make-up Look

Tommy’s Make-up Artist Tips on Complementary Color:

If someone has blue eyes, by using gold/bright yellow eye shadow colors on that person, it will amplify the blueness of her eyes; in other words, the gold eye shadow colors will make her blue eyes stand out more than any other colors!

Complementary Color Make-up Look

Complementary Color Make-up Look

Make-up Artist Tips on Complementary Color:

This color theory also applies by wearing a mossy green color eye shadow, and a bright red lipstick. The result of that complimentary color scheme can look nothing but strikingly beautiful.

Lise Watier: Portfolio Professional Correctors Palette

Portfolio Professional Corrector Palettes | Lise Watier Cosmetics

Tommy’s Make-up Artist Tips on Concealer & Color Correcting:

When you mix complimentary colors together (eg. mix red and green), they will combine to produce a neutral gray. It doesn’t mean you want to produce gray color on your face, it just means you will use other color(s) to get rid of (or cancel out) the color you do not like on your skin.

Color Theory in Color Correction

Color Theory in Color Correction

This theory is widely used for color correcting on the face and under eye concealing. For the face, many people like to use color correctors (similar to using shading & high lighting technique), CC Cream (color control cream) or with colored face primers to color correct.

Personally, I think it’s best applied for Under-Eye Concealer Application—if someone has a purple under-eye that you want to conceal, for the best result, use a concealer with yellow undertone, OR use a yellow color corrector to neutralize the purple under-eye first, then use a concealer on top to match the person’s natural skintone.

The same theory works for people who have lots of dark blue under-eye color (which is often found in darker, brownish skintone), it is best to use an orange color corrector (or a mix of orange & ocher colors) first to neutralize the dark blue under-eye, then use a concealer on top to match the person’s natural skintone.

Using color correcting in the under-eye area effectively with the proper method & color, it will bring a nice radiant & lifting effect on the make-up look!

Color Corrector Guide

How to Use Color Corrector Guide

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Neutral Colors

Neutral Colors

Neutral Colors

In color theory, a neutral color that is neither warm nor cool. Neutral colors are classy, sophisticated, and extremely wearable. They’re commonly worn on its own, or combined with brighter accent colorsthey can easily be matched with every color. The meanings and impressions of neutral colors are much more affected by the colors that surround them than are warm and cool colors.

  • Black is the strongest of the neutral colors. On the positive side, it’s commonly associated with power, elegance, and formality. On the negative side, it can be associated with evil, death, and mystery.
  • White is at the opposite end of the spectrum from black, but like black, it can work well with just about any other color. White is often associated with purity, cleanliness, and virtue. In the West, white is commonly worn by brides on their wedding day. White is associated with goodness, and angels are often depicted in white.
  • Brown is associated with the earth, wood, and stone. It’s a completely natural color and a warm neutral. Brown can be associated with dependability and reliability, with steadfastness, and with earthiness. It can also be considered dull.
  • Beige is somewhat unique in the color spectrum, as it can take on cool or warm tones depending on the colors surrounding it. It has the warmth of brown and the coolness of white, and, like brown, is sometimes seen as dull. It’s a conservative color in most instances, and is usually reserved for backgrounds. It can also symbolize piety.
  • Ivory and Cream are sophisticated colors, with some of the warmth of brown and a lot of the coolness of white. They’re generally quiet, and can often evoke a sense of history. Ivory is a calm color, with some of the pureness associated with white, though it’s a bit warmer.

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Neutral Color Eye Shadow Palettes by Urban Decay

NAKED – Neutral Color Eye Shadow Palettes | Urban Decay

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You will be surprised that the most universal colors that work for all skin tones are actually the taupe / earthy tone colors. Why? Because “the meanings and impressions of neutral colors are much more affected by the colors that surround them than are warm and cool colors”.

Thus, you will find almost every make-up artist has a neutral color eye shadow palette which contains multiple shades of white, taupe, beige, brown, grey and black colors all in one palette. They are the mostly used colors, and they tend to create the most wearable make-up that suits with all skin tone/colors.

Tommy’s Make-up Artist Tips on Neutral Colors:

Nude & Neutral colors are eternal fashion staples that simply never go out of trend.

By having a palette of neutral colors as show above, you can easily achieve many Prime Looks (beauty make-up looks that is for everyday wear), as well, you can use the eye shadow colors to create  eye liners or fill-in the  eye brows to achieve a natural look.

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Neutral Color Eye Shadow Palettes by M·A·C Cosmetics

Neutral Color Eye Shadow Palettes | M·A·C Cosmetics

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For your references, here is a guide in helping you on how to choose the right Eye Brow Colors that Match the Hair Color accordingly:

Eye Brow Color Matching Guide

Eye Brow Color Matching Guide

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Monochromatic Colors

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Monochromatic color schemes are made up of different tones, shades and tints within one hue. For example, a monochromatic scheme of the color blue would be the Blue Color Family ranging from the lightest sky blue, to a medium shade of ocean blue, to the darkest navy blue.

These are the simplest color schemes to create, as they’re all taken from the same hue.

Full Exposure Eye Shadow Color Shades | Smashbox

Full Exposure Eye Shadow Color Shades | Smashbox

Similar to the neutral colors we talked about earlier, we find in the cosmetics industry that the neural colors are the most universal colors make-up artists use for everyday on everyone; in addition, different shades of browns and grays in the monochromatic colors are often created in a variety of texture (matte, shimmer, velvet, cream) to produce a handy eye shadow palette for make-up artists to use.

Nude Make-up using Monochromatic Colors

裸妝 Nude Make-up using Monochromatic Colors

A beautiful face make-up can be achieved by using the monochromatic shades in: foundation, eye brows, eye shadow, blush, contour & highlight, and lip colors! A nude make-up look is often a good example of a monochromatic scheme–easy to create in terms of choosing colors to blend, and the effect is very pretty & classy.

Monochromatic colors are also often found in bridal make-up because it blends beautifully on different shades of one color family. If you are interested in this particular topic, please visit my other beauty blog on Beautiful Wedding Make-up Looks & Colour Scheme, you will see beautiful five color schemes  I created for the topic of bridal beauty make-up.

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Other Colors Terminology

Color and Hue

Color and Hue

Hue: the true color of primary colors mixed together, as well as the secondary and tertiary colors mixed together. These colors are basic and intense. Once you have the basic colors, you can adjust them by adding white or black or gray, changing the brightness and density of the colors. This is how you get pastel and muted colors.

Tint, Shade, Tone

Tint, Shade, Tone

Tint: made by adding white to a pure hue. So if you have an intense purple and add white, you’ll get lavender. If you have a bright orange-red and add white, you’ll get a warm orangey-coral.

Shade: made by adding black to a pure hue. If you have a bright red, and add a touch of black to it, you’ll get a deeper, richer red.

Tone: made by adding gray to a pure hue. Gray is a result of mixing complimentary colors together.

Value: the lightness or darkness of a color, as if on a scale from black to white. For instance, navy is a dark value of blue.

Intensity: (or saturation) is the brightness of a color, or put another way, it’s the force of the color. For example, a full force red or a full intensity red is hard to live with.

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Quick Color Reference Guide

M·A·C - Color Play

M·A·C – Color Play

A reference guide for the common meanings & psychological reactions to colors:

  • Red: Passion, Love, Anger, Power, Sexy
  • Orange: Energy, Happiness, Vitality, Halloween
  • Yellow: Happiness, Hope, Bright, Summer
  • Green: New Beginnings, Abundance, Nature, Growing
  • Blue: Calm, Responsible, Sadness/Depression, Winter
  • Pink: Sweet, Lovely, First Love, Flowers
  • Purple: Creativity, Royalty, Wealth, Romance
  • Black: Mystery, Elegance, Evil
  • Gray: Moody, Conservative, Formality, Dull
  • White: Purity, Cleanliness, Virtue, Light, Snow
  • Brown: Nature, Wholesomeness, Dependability, Autumn
  • Tan or Beige: Conservative, Piety, Dull
  • Cream or Ivory: Calm, Elegant, Purity

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M·A·C Liptensity Lipstick

 

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