Shimmer + Matte Series

8 Aug

After having done a series of matte shadow – only looks this summer, I read somewhere that doing an all-matte look can make one look aged and negate a youthful glow. That being said, I decided to do a series of looks using a palette of matte shadows + one shimmery shadow. Here is my first installment using 3, yes, three shadows:

Brushes you’ll need:

– MAC #’s 214 (short shader brush), 217 (blending brush), 242 (shader brush), 222 (tapered blending brush), Small Angle Brush (263), and 116 (blush brush)

Products you’ll need:

– MAC Eyeshadows in Blanc Type, Kid, and Woodwinked
– MAC Powder Blushes in Dame
– MAC Lipstick in Stay In Touch
– MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

Supplemental: – A brow-filling productMascara


[* Apply Blanc Type underneath the brow bone extending down to the crease (242).
[* Apply Kid to the area under the crease, in the crease, and heavily at the very outer corner of the lid (242 and 222).
[* Cover the entire area underneath the crease with Woodwinked (242).
Line the lower lashes with Kid and repeat with Woodwinked on top (214).
[* Line upper lashes very thinly with Blacktrack (263).


[* Using a light hand, apply Dame to the apples of the cheeks extending outward toward the hairline (116).


[* Coordinate with the neutral palette on the eyes with Stay In Touch.

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


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