Hey, ladies! On Halloween some of you asked for a tutorial describing the MAC Smokey Eyes look I wore to dinner.
I was in the mood for MAC today, so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s heavy on MAC products, but you could definitely use similar products from other brands.
Eye Products I Used
- MAC Nice Vice Paint Pot
- MAC Smolder Eye Kohl
- MAC Dark Soul Pigment
- MAC Smoke Signal Pigment
- MAC Your Ladyship Pigment
- MAC Silver Fog Pigment
- MAC Plushblack Plush Lash Mascara
- MAC Lashes
Cheek Products I Used
- MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
Lip Products I Used
- Chanel Pretty Pink Lip Definer
- MAC Modesty Cremesheen lipstick
- Chanel Astral Glossimer
How I Did the Eyes
First, to improve the staying power of my eye makeup, I prepped my lids with a thin layer of Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Then, with a MAC 249 synthetic shader brush, I patted a layer of Nice Vice Paint Pot onto the lid and into the crease.
With Smolder Eye Kohl, I drew a very thick line on my lids and along my upper lash and water lines…
…and then along the lower lash and water lines, doing my best to really get the pencil between the root of each lash (darkening the skin between the lashes to enhance the desired effect).
Knowing I was going to smudge pigment on top of the liner, I didn’t worry about messy lines.
Next, I patted Dark Soul Pigment on top of the liner on the lid with a MAC 239 brush…
…and then applied Dark Soul to the bottom lash line with a Sonia Kashuk Angled Eye Shadow Brush.
Next, I grabbed a MAC 252 brush and applied Your Ladyship Pigment onto the brow bone…
…followed by Your Ladyship on the lower lash line with a Sonia Kashuk Angled Eye Shadow Brush.
For some added depth to the eyes, I swept Smoke Signal Pigment into the crease with a MAC 217 brush; then, with the same brush, smoothed out any harsh lines.
One of the most rockin’ ways to make shadows pop is by applying them wet, so I wet a MAC 209 brush with Fix+ and applied a very thin line of Silver Fog Pigment along the upper lash line.
For some drama (it was Halloween, after all), I added some MAC Lashes on my upper lash line. I got the pair I’m using here (called “She’s Good,” LOL) with the MAC Heatherette collection from a few months ago, but you could use another really ballsy pair of falsies instead.
To finish the look, I cleaned up all the loose pigment around the eye area with Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, added some concealer and filled in my brows.
How to Get the Cheek Look
Thankfully, the look gets super easy from here. For the cheeks, I applied two layers of Blushbaby Powder Blush onto the apples of my cheeks with a MAC 129 Blush Brush.
How I Did the Lips
Again, reaching for a liner, I lined my lips with Chanel Pretty Pink Lip Definer. With a finger, I rubbed the liner to diffuse (aka smear) the line somewhat.
Go forth and rock that smokey eye, you diva! 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,