If you’ve ever stood at a makeup counter and felt overwhelmed by the choices (which red is the right red for my skin and hair? What blue eye shadow is a perfect tone to make my eyes pop?) you’ll love the new, innovative, post-holiday collection from M.A.C. Cosmetics called “Blonde, Brunette, Redhead.” This collection personalizes the colors and tones of your makeup to flatter your hair color.
My assessment of the color as a certified image consultant is slightly different than the actual color descriptions from M.A.C. but that’s one of the reasons it’s so nice to have the guesswork taken out of choosing the colors.
The Mineralize Skinfinish for Redheads, for example, features shimmery strips of gold to salon to pink, while the one for brunettes has soft coral to copper to bronze, and the one for blondes is soft pink to rose. Use a big, soft brush to diffuse the color, and you’ll get just the right amount of glow and shimmer. It’s not the holiday-party-type garish glitter, but more of a shimmery, glimmery effect. This product multi-tasks as a blush, highlighter, and in a pinch, as an eye accent (I even dabbed a bit on the middle part of my bottom lip). Of course, if you want more shimmer for a special occasion, pile it on!
Earthy Eye Shadow flatter Redheads with light, medium and intense tones. There’s “Flip,” a bronze gold that has a coppery finish; “French Cuff,” a burgundy purple; and “100 Strokes,” an icy pink (where does M.A.C. come up with these names)?
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