Hello My Beauty Addicts!
I’m on a roll in updating my blog this past few days as you can tell. Well to tell you honestly, I have had a writer’s block or a blogger’s block if you may for the past month and I was lacking in inspiration. Then! Kaboom! The Makeup Gods has heard my prayers and they came out with the Nars x Andy Warhol and MAC x Marilyn Monroe collar lines! I was as giddy as a kid in a candy shop!!!
So lets break it down, I love the Nars x Andy Warhol collab because of the whole 80’s vibe. And I love Nars, hands down. Francois Nars is such an inspiration. I would literally die if I meet him.
I am such an 80’s kid. I love watching John Hughes movies, my netflix account can attest to that since Pretty in Pink, 16 candles and The Breakfast Club anything with Molly Ringwold in it I love! And who can forget Jake Ryan (is it Jake Ryan?!) at the last scene of 16 candles?! Lets even throw 13 going on 30 with Jennifer Goodwin and one episode of Gossip Girl “Valley Girls” where Lily VDW recalls her younger days! Ahh!! Ok now you guys can see how I excited I get anyway.
About the line, I love how they have 3 gift sets with Andy Warhol bags with it. The line is amazing, so much colour, it is quite different from any Nars collabs I have seen. I love Nars products and they even brought it up a notch this time. I mean you can’t half baked anything that will be attached the the legendary Andy Warhol, right? So in my own way, I reinterpreted what they did with the inspiration of Debbie Harris since I have her hair anyway, hers a little longer and blonder.
What you need:
Metallic shadows in green, purples or blue, Black Eyeliner, Pink Blush, very pink lipstick.
What I did:
For the face: make sure that the complexion is perfect almost too perfect. everything is concealed and correct and contoured. (think, Dynasty or Dallas!)
For the eyes: all i did was a regular smokey eye. instead of using a lighter and a darker colour I used to intensely pigmented metallic shadows and rimmed my eye with black liner
For the Cheeks: instead of just sweeping the pink blush on the apples of my cheeks, I extended it to my temples, blending it out very well so theres no lines.
For the Lips: No liner needed, just sweep the lip colour all over the lips.
As for the MAC x Marilyn Monroe, I love it because 1960’s is one of my favourite decades. And Marilyn is the ultimate icon for women. She knows no bounds in representing herself as a sex kitten and kudos to her apparently back in the day, size 12 was considered sexy. I admire her gumption and fierceness, but ultimately she died too early. Now, she is commemorated through other actresses who loves to dress up like her, dye their hair blonde, and they even had a tv show revolving around her life story made into a musical. I am pretty sure she is looking down on us and smiling because this is what she wanted. To be remembered even after her death.
As you can tell, the line will have the ultimate liquid liner to have the winged eyeliner and the red lipstick and of course, powders that will give you almost the same porcelain skin that she has.