Author: Fleur Burrows
07 Dec 2022
As December 25 fast approaches, so does the office Christmas party. While many focus on how to not let their work Christmas party ruin their careers, the Match My Makeup ladies’ focus is squarely on finessing and impressing. We’ve spent the year dipping our fingers and faces into the best the business has to offer, with the lab team either raving about or condemning foundations, concealers and powders alike.
Will the MMM team go for newly discovered products, will they stick with their old and faithful, and what is everyone's makeup inspo for the silly season?
The brains and beauty behind the empire, Victoria is the guiding force and visionary behind Match My Makeup. With one foot in the present and one in the future at any and all times, I once had a full conversation with Victoria without realizing she wasn’t focusing on me, she was dreaming up her next piece of revolutionary tech. Brilliance never rests! And neither does Victoria’s love for MAC’s Ruby Woo, the hero of her lunch makeup look. Healthy glowing skin, a classic black wing and a festive red lip bring this all-time classic look together with ease.
Rachel is our straight-talking, no muss no fuss, practicality rules Product & Sales Manager, approaching life and work with admirable and militant strategy, organization, and several google documents (in their relevant folders). Thus the approach for her party looked centered around her fabulous bright orange dress - makeup had to be the right balance between enough for going out to a special lunch but not so much that it would clash.We think she balanced like the pro she is, and loved the pop of individual lashes!
Get Rachel’s look:
Foundation - L’Oréal True Match Hyaluronic Tinted Serum Foundation Makeup in 1-2.5 Rosy Light
Powder - Maybelline Shine Free Oil Control Loose Powder in Light
Bronzer as contour - Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer in Hoola
Blush - NARS Orgasm
Brow gel - Benefit Gimme Brow + Volumizing Gel in 4 Warm Deep Brown
Brow pencil - MAC Brow Styler in Stud
Mascara - Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black
Eyeliner - Clinique High Impact Easy Liquid Liner in Black
Eyeshadow - MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom and Patina (discontinued)
Lashes - ARDELL DuraLash Individual Flare Lashes Short Black
Lip Liner- MAC Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare
Balm - Go-To Pinky-Nudey Lips!
Simone's a pro at juggling relationships, she’s an endless well of positive vibes and could talk the leg off a chair! Why wouldn’t you want to work with her?! She's also a qualified MUA, she really can do it all. So what does an MUA wear for a stay-all-day party look? Simone's gone with 90% tried and true faves, but like the rest of the office, she's been indoctrinated into the MMM Rose Inc Tinted serum cult to bring together this fresh-faced-summer-ready soft glam look.
Get Simone's look:
Foundation - Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum 030
Concealer - Tarte Shape Tape 22N
Powder - Australis Banana Pressed Powder
Bronzer - Hoola Bronzer
Blush - Napoleon Perdis Peach Perfect
Highlighter - Makeup Forever Pro Light Fusion 02
Eye liner - Makeup Forever Black Eyeshadow
Lips - Clinique Chubby Stick 06 Roomiest Rose
Setting Spray - Revolution London Sport Fix Spray
Ash has paused flexing her expert eye for color and managerial skills in the Color Lab to bake and birth her glorious second babe, Goldie, so it was a rare treat to be in her ethereal presence for our office Christmas lunch. Feeling the red lip might be risky for an Italian lunch, Ash did not fail to turn it on with this show stopping eye moment, giving both peacock and mermaid, we can’t decide, and it doesn’t matter. A hydrated pink lip balanced out the look and made slurping down the Vodka Rigatoni a less messy affair.
Get Ash's look:
Primer - Burberry Beyond Radiance
Foundation - Rose Inc Tinted Serum / Lisa Eldridge The Foundation
Concealer - NARS Soft Matte Concealer
Bronzer - Chanel Cream Bronzer
Brows - Glossier Brow Flick & L'Oreal Tinted Blonde Brow Gel
Eyeshadow - BPerfect Carnival III Love Tahiti Palette
Lip liner: Mecca Max in Chic & Fancy
Lips - Mecca Cosmetica Lip Balm
Fleur’s been stepping in for Ash the last few months, steering the Color Lab through an extremely busy back end of 2022 and handling it by trying on a different foundation every 2 days. What, they’re right here, it would be crazy not to! Newly discovered YSL foundation had to be the go-to base for the party, and never one to be intimidated by the threat of a red lip pasta mess and wanting to be festive, she braved a red glossy lip and hoped for the best (glad to report red lip color stayed put, but sad to report red pasta sauce did end up on white linen pants).
Get Fleur's Look:
Foundation - Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Le Teint
Concealer - Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch
Powder - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Infinity Powder
Bronzer - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Highlight - Dose of Colors Highlight in Fuego
Blush - NARS Liquid Orgasm / Hourglass Strobe Lighting Blush in Vibrant Heat
Brows - Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil
Eyeshadow & Eyeliner - Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Bella Sofia
Mascara - NARS Climax
Lips - Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick in 25 Goldie Red + Kosas Lip Oil in Jawbreaker
Mel spends her days comparing the minutiae of color in the MMM color lab, so of course her shade match is on point for her party look. She's also become a bit of a mixing-master and has crafted her own concoctions for her complexion products for her party look. Having all her skin’s collagen at its peak (ah to be 20 again!), she doesn’t have to do much to pull off a flawless application. Her vibe for the party, "glowy, bronzed, summery, what's new!"
Get Mel's look:
Foundation - L'Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation SPF50/L'Oreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum Foundation
Concealer - Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer/YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer
Powder - Laura Mercier Translucent
Bronzer - Hoola Bronzer Stick & Powder
Blush - NARS Liquid Orgasm
Highlighter - Dior Ecrin Couture Iconic Colors Multi-Use Makeup Palette
Eyeshadow - Dior Ecrin Couture Iconic Colors Multi-Use Makeup Palette
Mascara - Too Faced Better Than Sex/Maybelline Lash Sensational
Lip Liner - MAC Lipliner in Whirl
Lipstick - MAC Velvet Teddy / Dior Lip Maximiser
Toia started at Match very green when it comes to makeup, but has come leaps and bounds in her short time here to be approaching makeup lover level. Ever balanced and measured when it comes to life and work, Toia has taken this relaxed approach with her makeup look here. The focus is squarely on hydrated and glowy skin, a groomed fluffy brow, and we can’t go past the lick of gold shimmer eyeliner to bring the look into the party season!
Get Toia's look:
Foundation - L'Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation SPF50/Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum
Powder - Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Highlighter - Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Powder Highlighter
Eyeliner - Maybelline New York Master Precise Ink Metallic Liquid Liner in Solar Gold
Mascara - Maybelline XXL Curl Power Volume + Length Mascara
Lip Liner - Sephora Collection Crayon Liner in Copper Blush
Lipstick - HUDA Beauty Liquid Matte Lip in Trend Setter
Small town country girl chasing her dreams in the big smoke isn’t just a movie plot, it’s our Content Creator Alex’s life! Hailing from a tiny town on the west coast of Tassie, Alex has been navigating Sydney like while filming, photographing, editing and beautifying all the MMM content. Alex is not only navigating Sydney, she’s also venturing into new territory in the makeup world, and has gone for a pared back classic look that focuses on healthy skin, with a black liner to draw focus to her beautiful blue eyes and bring the drama.
Get Alex’s look:
Primer - Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
Foundation - Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation
Bronzer & Eyeshadow - NARS Matte Bronzing Powder in Vallarta
Blush - Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Couchette
Eyeliner - Maybelline Master Liner Soft Pencil Eyeliner in Black
Mascara - L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara
Lipstick - Flower Beauty Lipstick in Rouge Berry/Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey