Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Look At Me: Who’s Got Moxie?

[Disclaimer: really? Okay. I am not a makeup artist. I like to play with makeup. All products purchased by me.]

For Father’s Day dinner with the family, I created a look featuring MAC’s lipstick in Moxie

Products used (click on photo for larger view):

*MAC Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion
*Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray
L’Oreal True Match powder (C3 Creamy Natural)
Tarte Maracuja Miracle foundation (Light)
*Revlon Photoready Concealer (light medium 003)
NARS blush (Deep Throat)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder (Taupe/ Ash 03)

1, 2. Maybelline Color Tattoo (35 Tough as Taupe, 70 Barely Branded)
3-7. Urban Decay Naked palette (Sin, Sidecar, Toasted, Hustle, Creep)
*Benefit They’re Real! mascara
*NYX eye lashes (EL 104 - halved)
*Duo eyelash adhesive (Dark-tone)
NYX lip liner (816 Fuschia)
^MAC lipstick (Moxie)
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss (LG 160 Tea Rose)

*Not pictured
^Limited Edition, not available in stores

Moxie is a pinkish red fuchsia matte lipstick with a cool undertone. For a matte, it is creamy and doesn’t dry out the lips. Moxie has lasting power; I wore it throughout dinner and it was still present when I got home, with no touch-ups. A dab of Tea Rose just in the center of the lips added subtle shine and dimension.

For the eyes, I paired it with equally long-lasting Color Tattoos for the base and warm neutral colors from the original Naked palette. Barely Branded was placed on the inner half of the lid; Tough as Taupe went on the outer half of the lid, then blended out into the crease and up towards the brow bone. Sidecar was used over Barely Branded with Toasted over Tough as Taupe on the outer half and into the crease. Hustle was used to deepen the outer “v” of the lid. The inner corner (tear duct) and brow bone were highlighted with Sin.

To line the eyes, both upper and lower lash lines, I used Tough as Taupe as the base, topped and blended out with Creep. NARS Deep Throat blush is described as a “flirty, sheer peach.” I think the blush complements Moxie well; it brightens up the face without stealing the show, unless one wants it to!

What I had for dinner: Clam Chowder
What I had for dinner: Grilled Salmon

The next day, I had a wedding to attend. I wore the same look with a couple of changes. I used a black water-resistant liner on the waterline and wore a nude lip color. Here's what that looksed like :

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===Quick note(s)===
Also contributing to the lasting power of Moxie: dinner wasn’t greasy, so I didn’t feel the need to wipe my mouth and thus, wiping off the lipstick.

Since Moxie was a limited edition color, a similar and available color would be Milani’s Flirty Fuchsia which can be found at several drugstores. Flirty Fuchsia has a little more pink to it with more of a satin finish, also long-lasting.

Yes, I’m still working out the lighting situation, but I really like the daylight bulb lighting so far!

For comparison: medium tone with cool yellow undertone, MAC Studio Fix in C30, Neutrogena Healthy Skin in 60 Natural Beige, or Revlon Colorstay in 250 Medium Beige.

Advice on the Color Tattoos: in order to help the Color Tattoo last longer, store them lid down.

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