It was a first for me.
I bought most of the #MACPadma collection on a whim, after watching this video and reading this interview. And I’m so glad I did.
It’s one of the first times that every product matched my skin tone perfectly. It also got me to push my makeup limits and try some new things.
Here’s how I’ve been wearing the collection every day, and how I zhush it up for night.
The base routine for my face hasn’t changed at all. I apply Peter Thomas Roth primer, Laura Geller and Wander Beauty concealer, and Wander’s powder foundation while spritzing my face between every step.
Using the angled brush, I lightly sweep the matte color from the Moon & Shine duo upwards from my cheekbones on both sides. I tap the highlighter on the apples of my cheeks. Using the same brush, I apply the highlighter down the center of my nose and just above my lips. Spritz again.
I retouch my cheeks with the Moon & Shine duo, adding a little more bronzer and highlighter as needed. I apply the bronzer to the top corners of my forehead and the sides of my chin.
With the large end of this brush, I apply highlighter all over the eyelid. Using the Boudeauxline 0r Mossy Green end of the eye pencil, I gently pencil in the crease of my eyelid, and blend using the blending end of this brush.
The colors in the collection are subtle enough to look great on everyone, but it matches my skin tone perfectly. The lipsticks are a bit drying, so exfoliate and moisturizer your lips well prior to applying it. I also recommend a light hand with the bronzer/highlighter – it can cake onto your skin if you have a heavy hand. The brushes have great pickup and blend the product beautifully, and I’m obsessed with all of the eye liners. They’re a nice departure from my usual black eyeliner, and highlight brown eyes beautifully.
Thank you, #MACPadma, for giving me a collection that makes me excited about doing my makeup. And for shaking me out of my usual beauty rut.
Fingers crossed for another one. And another one…and another.