Our Ode To Pantone

Words, Makeup & Hair | Jemima K
Photography & Styling | Clara Pafundi
Model | Libby @ Unique Model Management

A Bold Palette With Soft Tones

If you are waiting to see what the New Year will bring, the clever minds at Pantone have painted us a pastel-toned picture. And whether it be Dolce & Gabbana’s new range of hijabs and abayas, or Jaden Smith’s latest gig in the Louis Vuitton womenswear campaign, the fashion world has certainly hit the ground running!

So without further ado, I present our Ode to Pantone in this exclusive #SauceShoot.

01. Rose Quartz
To achieve this eye, I used M.A.C Paintpot in Painterly as a base. I then lightly dusted a wash of M.A.C. Sushi Flower Eyeshadow with a #217 brush. For Libby’s lashes, I mixed Kryolan White Mascara with a dash of M.A.C. Magenta Madness pigment. I love a pair of clumpy, dramatic lashes every now and then – the trick is layers - layers, and MORE layers! Have a clean lash wand on hand to comb through the larger clumps for a more even application. To finish off the look I dabbed some gloss on top of the lid to add dimension to the eye. 

02. Serenity
Using M.A.C. Paintpot in Clearwater, I pressed it onto the eye – focusing on the inner corners and buffing outwards. I then pressed M.A.C Eyeshadow Tilt on top for added depth and shimmer. There is something super fresh about matching shadows to your eye colour (and not just in an 80’s dress-up party kind of way). Balance it out with glowing skin and a nude lip. Skip the blush for a modern edge. If you aren’t feeling quite so brave, you can opt for a bright pop of eyeliner on the inner rim, or a thin, winged liner.

03. Russet
You simply cannot go wrong with a metallic geometric liner. Okay… maybe you can. But if this look is wrong, I don’t want to be right! To get this crisp, sharp line I used my trusty M.A.C. #266 small angled brush (my favourite for brows too). I mixed M.A.C Rich Ground Fluidline with M.A.C. Indianwood Paintpot as a base for this look, but decided it wasn’t quite pink enough, so pressed M.A.C Coppering Eyeshadow ontop. It’s important to remember that like any piece of art, your make-up is a constant work in progress. Don’t be afraid to add, mix, and create new colour combinations as you go!

04. Navy Blue
This is an eyeliner look I have been dying to try for a while now – and it was a great excuse to test out the new M.A.C Fluidline Pen in Indelibly Blue. The colour is gorgeous, and once it has dried it will not budge! The key to this is all about symmetry – use the bridge of your nose as a guide, and make sure to check how it looks with your eyes open along the way (there is nothing worse than looking up to see the line completely disappears into your crease!). Another top tip is to sketch it out lightly before you get started. 

What do you think of Pantone’s colour forecast for 2016? Will you be trying any of these looks out at home? We would love to see them!