Smoky Neutrals

8 Jan

Is anyone else loving Diane Kruger’s signature smoky neutral eye look?  Well, I am and have finally tried it out on myself.  I love the versatility of this look because I can either pair it with a nude lip or more striking lip depending on my mood.  Since I wore a colorful sheath dress today, I dressed the look down a bit and showcased my eyes with a nude lip color.

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 Vanilla, Malt, Kid, Soba, and Charcoal Brown
– MAC Paintpot in Soft Ochre
– MAC Powder Blush in Blunt
– MAC Lipsticks in Creme d’Nude and Cherish
– MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

Supplemental: – A brow-filling productMascara


[* Cover the entire lid from below the brow to the lash line with Soft Ochre using your finger.
[* Apply Vanilla to hightlight the area underneath the brow bone (217).
[* Right beneath Vanilla, apply Malt to the lid staying above the crease (242).
[* Pack on Kid below the crease (222).
[* Darken the crease by applying Soba liberally (222).
[* Create more depth and smokiness with Charcoal Brown in the crease and especially in the outer V (242).

[* Line the upper lash line with Blacktrack (263).


[* Concentrate Blunt below and around the cheekbone and apply just enough to color the apple of the cheek (116).


[* Apply Soft Ochre to lips patting with a finger, nude out lips with Creme d’Nude, and bring a peach tone to lips with Cherish.

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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