February 7, 2013

FOTD: MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow (Year of the Snake Collection)

Chinese New Year is just around the corner (it's this Sunday) and in celebration of 2013 being the year of the snake, MAC Cosmetics has released the aptly named Year of the Snake Collection. The snake-inspired collection is defined by a palette of vibrant shades and shimmering finishes; plus, both the powder and lip products are embossed with a gorgeous snake design. Personally, I think the embossed red lipstick in Cockney would make a great Chinese New Year present - aside from all those red envelopes, of course!


I was lucky enough to preview some of the products from this collection and received my very own Aztec Brick Eyeshadow to test out. This shadow is a re-promote from 2010, but this time around it's being offered in a larger format (3 grams versus the usual 1.5 grams) plus the aforementioned snake embossing.


The shadow is a gorgeous frosty copper shade that glides on like butter thanks to its Veluxe Pearl finish. Since I wanted to play up the copper as much as possible, I decided to keep the rest of my face quite neutral while adding some subtle pops of colour. For that, I used a few individual fake lashes interwoven with hints of purple from the new Katy Perry Color Pop Collection by Eylure (I've written about some of her other lashes here).

Here's the FOTD I came up with:


Face:
- MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance (here)
- Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation (here)

Eyes:
- MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Let Me Pop
- MAC Eyeshadows in Aztec Brick, Satin Taupe (here), and Showstopper
- NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Alhambra (here)
- Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Rockstar (here)
- MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara (here)
- Eylure Katy Perry Color Pop Lashes in Ka-Zaam!

Cheeks:
- Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush in Tease
- NARS The Multiple in Copacabana (here)

Lips:
- Lavshuca Dramatic Memory Rouge Lipstick in PK-3
- MAC Lipglass in Moonstone


HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR  (Kung Hei Fat Choy / Gong Xi Fa Cai)!

21 comments:

  1. Happy Chinese New Year! I love the blue on your eye lashes =)

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  2. You are really talented

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  3. That coloured mascara looks amazing! I haven't worn anything but black since I was in junior high, but you have me seriously considering it :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. They are actually falsies! Coloured usually mascara doesn't show up on me, unfortunately.

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  4. Oh wow, it looks amazing! The eyeshadows are beautiful :-)

    xoxo The Daily Fashion Drug

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  5. looks so pretty on u and pretty packaging too! xO!
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  6. Lucky you!!! Love how you did your eyes, really pretty.

    xoxo
    annpaige

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  7. Gorgeous make up ! ^^ Nice products.

    Thanks for the comment! Stop by anytime again. :)


    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  8. You are so pretty! Such a natural and lovely makeup look. Happy Chinese New Year!! xo

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  9. Amazing photos! Love the look, you look gorgeous :) Happy Chinese New Year!

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  10. omgosh that color looks SOOO amazing on you hon prettiest coppery shimmery color ever!! you look absolutely gorgeous! happy chinese new years to you too :)!

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  11. The mascara looks blue to me :-S is it?
    stunning <3

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    UK High Street Fashion & Style
    xoxo

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    1. They are purple individual false lashes from the Katy Perry Color Pop Collection by Eylure!

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  12. Love your makeup, looks soooo natural and soft.
    Would love if you have a minute to stop by my blog. If you like to follow, please let me know, I'll follow you back :)
    xx,
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  13. Gorgeous campaign and Happy New Year to you lovely!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  14. Love your look using that eyeshadow!

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  15. hi dear,
    just found your blog :)
    love it, so i follow u now..
    hope you od the same..
    kisses

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  16. I was actually just looking at this same item on another blog this morning but she didn't show any applied pictures. It's such a pretty color! Looks great on you too (the pop of purple was a cool idea).
    Following back :) Keep in touch! ps. Happy chinese new year!

    Shubana
    Love, Shushu

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  17. the snake-inspired collection is incredible! you look gorgeous as well. happy lunar new year :)

    Metallic Paws

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  18. wow you look amazing! definitely wanna get that eyeshadow! also really like that blush color you added with the eye :)
    lots and lots of love
    xxx
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