Saturday, August 2, 2014

Get the Look: Project Runway's Smoky Emerald! (Mary Kay Review & Giveaway!)

I'm always looking for new makeup ideas, so when I was thrilled when I was asked to recreate this look from Last week's Project Runway! In case you missed the premiere, Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco showed how to translate chic, fall-inspired, jewel-toned smoky eyes and bold dark lips from the runway to your way! This style is perfect for the transition into fall and is really easy way to upgrade your look.
First I prepped my face with toner, moisturizer and Mary Kay®  CC Cream (color correcting cream). I put it on any trouble spots, as well as over my eyelids and my under eye area. After prepping, I put a light coat of Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color in Meadow Grass. This is a pretty light green color and goes on very smoothly. You can use a brush, but I typically just use my fingers. Then using an eyeshadow brush, I applied Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Lime. I love love love this color. It's a sort of gold green, with really nice pigments. There is a nice shine to it. You can put as much as you'd like - but I did a light coat starting from the inside corners of my eyes and across the inside of the eyelid.

Here's a picture demonstrating that:


After that, I swooped a couple strokes of Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Emerald in the crease of my eye. (This is the opposite eye than the one pictured above). The color is a little off in this picture.

After shadow, I used a nice thin line of Mary Kay® Eye Liner in Black and two coats of Mary Kay® Mascara in I Love Black.  I then used my fingers to apply a light touch of  Mary Kay®  Cream Blush in Cranberry to the tops of my cheekbones and the apples of my cheeks. The color looks dark in the picture, but it's a really nice hue that can be built upon.  I blended this into my CC Cream and it came out great. I finished the look with a brush of loose powder, a swipe of Mary Kay® Bronzer in light-medium, and Mary Kay® Lipstick in Mystic Plum.

Here's the finished look:
Green is not a color I have tried before, but I think it's a fun and fresh shade! I really liked this look and will definitely experiment more with it in the future! 

And one more where you can see the lipstick: 


Here's a picture of all of the products I used on this look:


Want to win a set of products so you can recreate this look? One lucky Frugal & Fabulous reader will win a Mary Kay® prize pack featuring similar products to the ones above. (Bronzer not included). Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter:
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* Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

53 gave me some sugar:

DEBIJOT said...

I would like to try their cream eye color in brown.

Burning Moon said...

I love their Satin hands line!

tickmenot said...

I would like to try their lipstick.

tickmenot said...

I would like to try their lipstick.

Veronica Valdez said...

I like the highlighting pen.

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to try the Mary Kay CC cream.

Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

Thanks for the chance to win!
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andrea Vanhouten said...

I'm always looking for new lip shades and for eyeliner so I'd like to try those things.

Helga said...

I like their face creams. rafflecopter name is billsn beaks.

KasadiaIsBeauty said...

I'd like to try their true dimensions lipstick. I've never tried anything from Mary Kay before. I entered the Rafflecopter as Kasey.

Patti McHale said...

I would love to try the emerald eyeshadow! What a vibrant color!

Shana Vaughn said...

I want to try the satin hands

Katherine Hahn said...

I like their mascara!

Laura Aldridge said...

I love Mary Kay foundation!

Leigh Ann said...

Time wise!

latanya t said...

I want to the Beauty That Counts® Journey of Dreams™ Eau de Toilette

JD said...

the highlighting pen

Audra said...

I live their mineral powder

Sara Filler said...

I really love their lipstick

Kirby said...

Mineral powder sounds like a fun thing to try!

Della said...

I'd love to try their lipstick

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Jessica Peeling said...

I like their mascara primer and mascara!

Caryn said...

I've heard good things about satin hands and would love to try!

Chrissy Malave said...

I'd love to try the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color. The color really pops.

Madeline B said...

I'd love to try their Mary Kay® True Dimensions® Lipstick.

Emily said...

I really like the Satin Hands product. It really keeps my hands soft younger looking but I haven't bought any in awhile.

njsunbunny said...

I would love to try some of these eyeshadows in purple!

Nancy said...

I have tried their Satin Hands products and enjoyed them.

Nancy
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Austin Baroudi said...

I'd love to try the MK High Intensity™ Cologne Spray!
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lissa crane said...

Mary Kay makes great eyeliner! I have tried many and Mary Kay makes it not too soft, and not too hard for my skin & eye type. They're the only ones I will buy!

Becky said...

The Mary Kay Satin Hands Set my favorite product, ever!! It makes my hands so soft and smooth, and when I use it, I feel pampered ;)

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Marija said...

I love their lipsticks!

Michelle J. said...

I love the Satin Lips products!

kathy dalton said...

id love yo try their eyeliner

Taryn Tener said...

I really like this blog page, because I never wear eyeshadow. I need a tutorial, or something. I always look like an 80's reject! This was helpful though, and I look forward to trying MK eyes hadow.

Mandy Haynes said...

I really love their eyeliner, deep brown color. It stays on ALL DAY and it goes on so smooth.

Pam Halligan said...

I'd like to try the Mary Kay CC Cream.

Dawn Monroe said...

Id like to try the Mary Kay mineral eye color in ballerina pink.

Lynne said...

I love the mascara.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I would love to try Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Emerald. It looks so beautiful!
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N

Christy DuBois said...

In not sure which my favorite Mary Kay product is because so many of them are so good. I love the eye makeup remover and the satin hands a lot.

wen budro said...

My favorite product is their lipsticks....I'm never disappointed in their quality.

Birdie Bee said...

I love Satin Hands. It is the only product I've tried.

Alicia Crenshaw said...

I haven't used Mary Kay in years. In fact, I haven't worn makeup in a very long time. I headed to the makeup aisle in the store a couple of days ago, determined to start wearing it again, even if it's just once in a while, and just didn't know where to start! Your tutorial was very helpful and I'm bookmarking so I can come back if I ever get over my anxiety in that aisle... I need to start out with the basics - foundation, blush, lipstick, and eye shadow. Oh, and these darn wrinkles need some help, too! Since I trust Mary Kay, those would be the ones I'd want to try before other brands.

Sonia Mishra said...

I would like to try any of their cosmetics eyeliners and eye shadows are my fave.

Lauren said...

I would like to try the eye makeup remover

DG Middendorf said...

I love love love the microderm kit

Deanna Watson said...

I love mary kay mascara. Thanks for the giveaway.

Melinda Stephens said...

I love the unscented Satin Hands.

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

I love Mary Kay's Makeup Remover.

Angie Higdon said...

I would like to try the Mineral Powder and the CC Cream!

DEBIJOT said...

I would like to try their new lipstick shades.

Tamra Phelps said...

I've always loved their lipsticks. I can remember the 'frosted' shades my Mom loved in the 80s!