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July 11, 2014

M·A·C Guest Post: Look in a Box

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During Anniversary Sale Early Access, you can shop loads of Beauty Exclusives—like these M·A·C Look in a Box sets—while supplies last (opens to the public July 18). As a bonus, M·A·C Senior Artist John Stapleton describes how each gorgeous palette makes it super-easy to create a fresh and fabulous look.

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M·A·C Look in a Box Face Kit / All About Beige

Contour is the word on everyone’s lips, but it’s the face that gets sculpted to create dramatically high cheekbones and alluring eyes.

The key to creating natural contour is using these beige tones. To start: apply M·A·C Light Study Eye Shadow under the brow bone and on the center of the eyelid, pressing firmly with an angled brush. To blend, use circular or sweeping strokes to distribute the shadow softly. Move to your mid-tones to map out and enhance your crease. Finally, add allure to the eyes by smudging Eye Shadow in Cocktail Black along the lash line and thickly under the eye to create a smoldering look.

M·A·C Look in a Box / All About Pink

For the girl with something to say: a bright statement lip is always a go-to. Mouth off with this pink-lipstick-and-gloss combination.

Use M·A·C Magenta Lip Pencil to outline the lips and add an extra boost of drama, followed by Embrace Me Lipstick. Top it off with Unlimited Style Lipglass to add fullness to the lips. Keep the look effortless with a silky, warm and gold-based eye. Finish with Photogravure Technakohl applied to the upper and lower lash line, and smudge it out with a soft brush.

M·A·C Look in a Box / All About Coral

Nothing says resort-ready like a coral lip and a flash of bronze on the eye.

Apply M·A·C Passion Charge Lipstick directly to the lips, and finish it off with Stroke the Flame Lipglass. For the eyes, line the inside of the eyes with Brownborder Technakohl and smudge into the lash line. Play with three levels of metal by using Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow. Press the mid-toned bronze onto the eyelid, and finally, wrap the deepest copper under the eye and wing it out for a softly sculpted look.

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