Dramatically Brash & Bold

18 Jan

My goal was to do a “smoky hot pink” look, but what I got was a super dramatic purple smoky eye look instead.  My mistake?  Thinking that if I started out with a dark base, I could layer hot pink pigment over top to make it “pop” more.  This is the most dramatic look I’ve done, but my fiance and his cousin didn’t think it was “too crazy.”  Those guys might know a little something about overly dramatic make-up, so I’m sticking with their opinion.

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 Vex, Nylon, Hush, Blanc Type, Da Bling, Smut, Copperplate, and Carbon
– MAC Paintpot in Soft Ochre
– MAC Pigment in Brash & Bold
– MAC Powder Blushes in Fashion Frenzy and Tenderling

– MAC Lipstick in Creme d’ Nude

– MAC Lustreglass lip gloss in Instant Gold
– MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

– MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack

Supplemental: – A brow-filling productMascara


[* Cover the entire lid from below the brow to the lash line with Soft Ochre using your finger.
[* Apply a mixture of Hush and Nylon to hightlight the area underneath the brow bone (217).
[* To the inner corner of the eye apply Hush (242).

[* Apply Da Bling to the inner third of the eye (242).
[* Pack on Smut as a dark base to the middle of the lid all the way to the outer corner, crease, and over the crease (222).
[* Apply Bold & Brash blending it with Da Bling and Smut (222).
[* Diffuse the line between the highlight colors and Smut using Copperplate (222).

[* Line the lower lash line with Graphblack (242).
[* Line the lower lash line with a mixture of Smut and Carbon (242).
[* Line the upper lash line with Blacktrack (263).


[* Apply a mixture of Fashion Frenzy and Tenderling to the outside of the apples of the cheeks, blending out toward the hairline (116).


[* Apply Soft Ochre to lips, layer over with Creme d’ Nude, and impart shine with Instant Gold.

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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