Plum Smoke

19 Apr

This is what I’d consider a “top-to-bottom” smoky eye using plums. This is definitely a nighttime look, but isn’t as traditionally purple as most other smoky eyes in that you can’t really tell which colors were used. A look I’d definitely wear clubbing!

Brushes you’ll need:

– MAC #’s 217 (blending brush), 214 (short shader brush), 222 (tapered blending brush), 242 (shader brush), 266 (small angle brush), 228 (mini shader brush), and 116 (blush brush)

Products you’ll need:

– MAC Eyeshadows in Vellum, Vex, Vanilla, Shale, Star Violet, Sketch, Smut, and Cranberry
– MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
– MAC Powder Blush in Flirt ‘N Tease
MAC Lipsticks in Odyssey, Crosswires, and Hug Me
– MAC Technakohl in Graphblack

Supplemental: – A brow-filling productMascara


[* Apply MAC Paintpot in Painterly all over eyelids as a base using your fingers.
Highlight the brow bone with a mixture of Vanilla and Vex [to just above the crease] (242).
[* Highlight the tear duct/very inner corner of the eye with Vellum (242)

Color the entire lid below the crease with Shale (242).
Place Star Violet in the crease and to the outer 2/3 of the lid (222).
[* Line the upper lash line with Graphblack and smudge along the lash line and upward (214).
[* Mixing Sketch and Smut, darken the area just above the smudged liner, blending upward (214).
[* Mixing Shale and Star Violet, sweep toward the inner third of the eye to meet with Vellum (217).
[* Apply Sketch to bring the “smokiness” to the outer corner of the eye (222).
[* Blend any obvious lines (plum into highlighting shades) (228).
[* Darken the outermost corner by tapping a bit of Smut repeatedly in one spot (217).
[* Line the lower lash line first with Shale and then a mixture of Smut and Star Violet. Finally, extending a bit below the line you just created, line once more with Cranberry (214).
[* Line
the lower lash line along the water line with Graphblack (266).


[* Lightly swipe your brush with color b/c a little bit of Flirt ‘N Tease goes a long way, so build your color up slowly (116)


[* Firstly, fill in lips with Crosswires. Then, layer over with Odyssey. Blot. Finally, layer once more with Hug Me.

Additional finishing steps: [Fill in eyebrows using MAC’s #208 Angled Brow brush and MAC Eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown], [Tame unruly brows using MAC Brow Finisher in Clear], and [Darken top and bottom lashes using MAC’s Plushlash mascara in Plushblack].


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