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Valentine’s makeup made easy with MAC

Valentine’s makeup made easy with MAC
Team LF
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Want to create a sultry smoky eye or a perfect, defined lip look for Valentine's Day? MAC have made choosing your loved-up look a total breeze with their Look in a Box makeup sets.

Each set includes everything you need to create a complete eye or lip look. With five colour ways to choose from, you'll definitely find a look you love.

MAC BOX #1 - Hooked on Nude

The Hooked on Nude Look in a Box is all you need to create the perfect soft brown smokey eye. The two MAC eyeshadows No Pretense (Neutral Beige) and Hooked on Nude (Warm Caramel Brown) compliment eachother to add subtle depth and drama to the eye.

The kit also includes a chocolate brown Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Long Espresso and a Upward Lash Mascara - the secret to creating high-rise volume, length and curl.

  1. Apply No Pretenense eyeshadow all over the lid with a fluffy brush.
  2. Take Hold on Nude through your crease, gently blending upwards and outwards for a soft diffused look. To create a more intense look, pack Hold on Nude on to the outer corner of your eye for extra depth.
  3. Take the Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Long Espresso along your upper lash line and diffuse out with a fluffy brush. Apply on your upper and lower waterlines to add a little extra drama.
  4. Complete the look with the Upward Lash Mascara in Upward Black. Simply apply for natural lashes or build up the product in thin layers for a truly dramatic look.

MAC BOX #2 - Pet Pink

If you love a classic smoky eye, the cool-toned Pet Pink Look in a Box has everything you need to create this classic look. The eyeshadow duo is made up of two cool-toned shades, Pet Pink (Soft Matte Rose) and Cool Dive (Soft Charcoal) to create a deep, dramatic smoky eye.

The Look in a Box also contains a pitch-black Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Squid and an In Extreme Dimension Mascara. Together, these four products create a truly eye-catching, intense look.

  1. Apply Pet Pink all over the lid with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.
  2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, pack Cool Dive along the lash line and onto your outer corner. Take your fluffy brush and blend the two shades together for a seamless look. Add more Cool Dive to the eye to add extreme drama and depth.
  3. Take a mixture of Pet Pink and Cool Dive along your lower lash line, make sure not to take the colour too far down onto your undereye. Gently buff the colour to create a diffused, smoky look.
  4. Apply the Modern Twist Kajal Liner to both your upper and lower water line. Line your upper lash line, staying as close to your lashes as possible to add further depth to your look.
  5. Add layers of the In Extreme Dimension Mascara to both your top and bottom lashes. Add more product to the roots of your lashes for truly intense, voluminous lashes.

MAC BOX #3 - Call Me Love

For pink lip lovers, the Look in a Box in Call Me Love is perfect for creating a shocking fuschia, long-lasting lip look.

The look includes a Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Call Me, Love, a gorgeous deep blue-toned fuschia which is the perfect match for the Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in More To Love. Complete with a Prep + Prime Lip, the set includes all you need to create a beautiful hot pink lip.

  1. Apply the Prep + Prime Lip all over your lips to deeply nourish and hydrate in preparation for your lipstick.
  2. Line your lips with the Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in More To Love. Use to pencil to perfect your lip line for a clean, defined lip look.
  3. Cover your lips with the Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Call Me, Love. Use the tapered lip of the applicator to ensure beautifully precise application.

If nude lips are your thing, try MAC BOX #4 - Nice N Spicy creates a beautiful warm nude lip and MAC BOX #5 - Baby Be Cool is a staple for all pink lip lovers.

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