Haute Dogs Now at Nordstrom | M∙A∙C Guest Post

M·A·C Senior Artist Keri Blair extols the virtues of the new M∙A∙C Haute Dogs Collection and shares a how-to on one of her favorite looks. Woof!

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“Taking cues from our canine companions, this fall gives us a chance to leave the dog days of summer behind and embrace the sophistication of M∙A∙C Haute Dogs. Looking beyond the literal translation of this cheeky moniker, we see that this collection is the perfect combination of both color and texture. Whether you are a makeup artist extraordinaire, makeup enthusiast or someone who loves to dabble, there is something for everyone (even those lovers of the feline persuasion) in this collection. Read more for my steps to get the look!

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“With rich, buttery hues for luxurious highlights and deep, dark blackened shades that create drama and definition, M∙A∙C Haute Dogs Mineralize Lipglass, Lipsticks and Eyeshadow Quads give the perfect amount of definition, making this collection a quintessential beauty staple.

“To get the first of my favorite looks using this collection, start with the Haute Dogs Lip Pencil in Naked to line and define the lip, and follow with Mineralize Lipglass in Modest, which floats well on top of the lips for an impeccable pout. Pair with the Fluidline in Catch My Eye, blended around the eye with the new 288 Duo Fibre Eye Shader Brush to give a smooth finish for a natural look to the eye.

“To give your lashes that extra push, layer two coats of Extended Play Gigablack Lash to both the top and bottom lashes.

“For cheeks, sculpt the cheek with the 139 Duo Fibre Tapered Face Brush using the Haute Dogs Sculpting Powder in Shadester. Add the Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Soft & Gentle just to the high planes of the face (think cheekbones, bridge of nose and cupid’s bow of the lips) to smooth out the curves of the face. Finally, finish with the Studio Nail Lacquer in Very Important Poodle, which we saw all over the runways, at shows like Zac Posen and Ohne Titel.

“For a second, very different, blackened berry look, Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Labradorable thrusts you ahead of the pack when paired with highly defined eyes. Try Fluidline in Dark Diversion, blended over the eyelid and set with any of the shadows in the Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad for extra wear and shimmer. In addition, to create subtle but effective highlights, apply Mineralize Skinfinish in Cheeky Bronze to the cheeks and temples.

“You will fall in (puppy) love with the new M∙A∙C Cosmetics 161 Duo Fibre Face Glider Brush, which is angled to hug the curves of the face with linear perfection. The duo fibre bristles apply just the right amount of product to the skin! For a picture-perfect finish, polish your paws with Nail Lacquer in Snazzy Hound. This deep charcoal grey shade will prove to be a woman’s best friend!”

For more tips and inspiration, follow Keri Blair on Twitter.

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