When purchasing the Ablaze Mac Fashion Sets collection, I decided to challenge myself to create some wearable looks using the Ablaze eyeshadow that can look a little intense in the pan. Today I have daytime look I created: a warmed-up eye that isn't too out there, with hints of bronzey-gold to soften it up a bit.
I used Ablaze matte eyeshadow all over the lid, and then took Mac's Woodwinked and patted it on the outer half of the lid to add more dimension and a hint of shimmer to the matte shadow. I then took Woodwinked into the crease a bit as well as in the outer corners before blending the edges with a neutral eyeshadow. I patted a bit more of Ablaze into the inner part of the lids to keep that part more intense, and then ran Woodwinked under the lids. I used Mac's Teddy Eye Kohl to line the upper and lower waterlines, and ran a darker matte brown on the upper lashline.
Cheeks and Lips
I decided to try using Ablaze eyeshadow on my cheeks, and although it took a bit more blending than an actual blush, I think it really pulls the look together! I added a bit of highlight to the tops of the cheekbones to blend out the matte eyeshadow. On the lips I used the Ablaze lip pencil, matte lipstick and lip glass.
Pop of Fun!
I had already begun swatching the essie 2013 Resort Collection nail polishes when I had done this look and so I thought I would share with you how fun the pop of vibrant green looks next to all of that warmth of peaches, browns and corals. I'm loving it! It reminds me that summer sun and fun is coming soon.
Look #2. The other look I did using Ablaze eyeshadow I posted on Instagram, which you can view here. Unfortunately I only had the chance to snap a few quick photos with my iPhone, but I went more nighttime dramatic and used Woodwinked all over the lid, blended Ablaze into the crease to add warmth and darkened the outer edges with a Buck from Urban Decay. I then added a shimmery highlight to the inner corners. I also used Teddy Eye Kohl on my waterlines and added a black liquid liner to the top lashline.
So far I am loving how versatile Ablaze is, and I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with it. I'd love to hear if you have come across an eyeshadow that you thought wasn't very wearable, but you ended up finding ways to wear it, and you actually like it!
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