Smoky Eye using MAC Dark Soul Pigment

1 Mar

Here’s a simple smoky eye look based on shimmery black eye shadow using white as a contrast and nude lips to keep the focus on the eyes.

Brushes you’ll need:
– MAC #’s 165 or 109, 213 (fluff brush), 217 (blending brush), 242 (shader brush), and 116 (blush brush)

Products you’ll need:
– MAC Eyeshadows in Blanc Type, Carbon, and Kid
– MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
– MAC Pigments in Dark Soul and Vanilla
– MAC Powderblush in Tenderling
– MAC Lipstick in Cherish
– MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in Graphblack
– MAC Lustreglass in Instant Gold

– A brow-filling product
– Mascara


[* Apply moisturizer all over the face.
[* Apply a primer in the areas where the most concentration of products will be (i.e. on the eyelids, underneath the eyes, around the nose, corners of the mouth, and chin.
[* Apply concealer to spot-treat areas — definitely the eyelids and underneath the eye.
[* Since I didn’t use any liquid or cream foundation, I just used a brush (MAC #165 or 109)to apply powder to set the concealer (MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium).


[* Apply MAC Paintpot in Painterly all over eyelids as a base using MAC’s 242 Shader brush.
[* Apply Dark Soul Pigment using the 242 underneath the crease across the eyelid without applying any color to the inner corner of the eye.
[* Sweep Kid eyeshadow in the crease with the 217 to blend the black and light brown together.
[* Highlight the inner corner of the eye with Vanilla pigment and the brow bone with Blanc Type eyeshadow using the 213.
[* Darken the outer V using a light hand and the 213 with Carbon eyeshadow.
[* Line the lower lash line with Carbon eyeshadow and line both the top and bottom lash lines with MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in Graphblack.


[* Using MAC’s #116 Blush brush, apply MAC’s Powder blush in Tenderling on the apples of the cheeks extending outward toward the hairline. Add some color to the temples as well using the same shade.


[* Apply MAC Lipstick in Cherish and layer with MAC Lustreglass in Instant Gold.

Additional finishing steps: [Fill in eyebrows using MAC’s #208 Angled Brow brush and MAC Eyeshadow in Espresso], and [Darken lashes using MAC’s Plushlash mascara in Plushblack].


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