How’s it going, ladies? Remember the pink/purple Rock N’ Roll look we talked about last week? It featured a few products from the new MAC Art Supplies collection which swooped down on MAC counters today. This morning I thought I’d revisit the look and add some notes this time around for a brief tutorial.
A little bit of background…
Inspiration for the winged purple liner goes to ’80s hair metal band Motley Crue. I was listening to them on iTunes when it came to me. Here I’m wearing a toned-down version of the wing for daytime wear, but you could always ramp it up for evenings with a thicker line and a bigger flick.
It’s a pretty simple look in that it’s low on blending and doesn’t require bunches of different brushes. I’m imagining it as a way for makeup beginners or ladies new to color to take a pair of pretty pink and purple eyes for a test drive around town.
Fellow headbangers, if you do end up giving this or something like it a try and feel like sharing, please do! Take a picture of yourself and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to see what you come up with.
To do this look you’ll need…
- An eyeshadow base like Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion
- A shimmery, peachy golden eyeshadow like MAC Ricepaper
- A shimmery purplish pink eyeshadow (I used MAC’s Pink Pearl Pigment, which is no longer listed on their website, but something like MAC Stars N’ Rockets would achieve a similar look)
- A glittery purple eyeliner like MAC Pearlglide liner in Designer Purple
- A black eyeliner like MAC Technakohl in Graphblack
- A black mascara like MAC Studio Fix Lash
- A matte pink blush like Benefit Hoola
- A pink lipstain like MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain in Stylesetter
- A shimmery pink gloss like MAC Lipglass in Nymphette
From left: Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion, MAC Eyeshadow in Ricepaper Eyeshadow, MAC Pigment in Pink Pearl Pigment, MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack, MAC Pearlglide Liner in Designer Purple
From left: Estee Lauder Michael Kors Blush in Sunset Pink, Benefit Hoola Bronzer
From left: MAC Prolongwear Lipstain in Stylesetter, MAC Lipglass in Nymphette
- With your finger, dab and blend a thin layer of the eyeshadow primer over your entire eyelid.
- Next, with the tapered blending brush (I used Dolce & Gabbana’s), pat the shimmery, peachy golden eyeshadow directly on top of the primer, applying most of the color on the lid and fading as you move toward your brow.
- Then, using a flat eyeshadow brush like the MAC 239, pack the shimmery purplish pink shadow onto your lid and just barely into the crease. Blend away any harsh lines with your tapered blending brush.
- To emphasize those peepers, line your upper and lower water lines with the black eyeliner.
- Make the look more dramatic by lining your upper and lower lash lines with the glittery purple eyeliner. On the upper lash line, you want the line to start thin near your inner lid (the side closer to your nose) and thicken as it moves out (toward your ear). Optional: A flick at the end definitely ups the rock n’ roll factor.
Wrap up the eye portion of the look by curling your lashes and applying two coats of your favorite black mascara both to the tops and bottoms.
Cheeks and lips
- It’s all gravy from here on out, baby girl! Start with a pop of color on your cheeks using your matte pink blush and your favorite blush brush.
- With the same brush, sweep a matte bronzer beneath the apples of your cheeks, following the natural contours.
- Line and fill your lips with the pink lip stain, and finish with a layer of shimmery pink gloss for good luck!
Now, take a moment to marvel at yourself in the mirror. I think it also helps to throw up the rock n’ roll sign with your fingers and head bang away.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,