Just to show some comparisons of MAC's Pink Nouveau with other pink MAC lipsticks in my stash. It seems like the 'darkest' , fuschia type of pink in relation to the rest, but it is nowhere near the likes of Show Orchid or Girl About Town or other super bright fuschia pinks. But if you compare to pale pinks like Viva Glam Gaga or Saint Germaine, then Pink Nouveau is pretty intense. It is also a cooler toned pink as compared to other warm tone pinks like Victorian Pink, and Angel which is a beigy nude pink. A very close dupe to Pink Nouveau is prolly the Barry M's 146 which I have, and which is the only lipstick I forgot to show in this entry. Yup, very clever of me.
Check out the amount of white pigment in Saint Germain, that makes it such a stark and harsh pink to wear. It even photographs white! :)
And just a LOTD featuring the Pink Nouveau: (I also applied MAC English Accent lipglass, which is quite a good match--- but not shown in the following pictures)
On the rest of the face --- I also included my application 'methods' , hopefully it might be helpful in case you are interested. It may seem like a ton of products and tools.. but, well, you got to do whatever it takes, right? And it is honestly not that complicated! :)
SANA Pore Putty base (applied with fingers)
Maquillage Stick Foundation (applied with Louise Young L34 brush---amazing soft flawless results)
MUFE No1 Concealer Palette (applied with fingers)
La Mer Power (applied with powder puff)
MAC Solar Riche (applied with MAC 138)
NARS Sin (applied with MAC 116)
NARS Nico (applied with MAC 225)
****About the MAC 138 brush: I couldn't wait to try it out, and I lurve lurve it. If you are into bronzing and sculpting your cheeks, you need this brush. It is so soft, and the pointed tips allows precise application, yet the rounded body of the brush allows you to blend. If you want to see this brush in action, just check out any of Tanya's (pixi2woo) videos... she uses this brush all the time to appy MAC's Harmony blush to sculpt her cheeks, and the results are amazing)
MUFE Aqua Cream #15 (applied with fingers, blended with a shader brush)
Chanel's Mystic Eyes Quad (applied with Sonia Kasuk shader brush)
Liners, Brows, Lashes:
Stila's Smudgepot in Golden Noir (applied with angled liner brush from Sasa)
MAC's Blackline (drawn rather messily on the lower lids)
Shu Uemura Brow Pencil (seal brown, 09, comb brows with a spoolie brush)
Benefit Brow Gel
Lashes from Palz
Urban Decay mascara on lower lashes
That's all, and if you have any questions about any of the products mentioned in this entry, please leave a comment!
Thanks for reading!