Deep Truth

Amber Lights is one of my favorite Mac eye shadows.  It is a lovely shade for warm brown skin tones and can be paired with practically any dark shade.  In this look, I’ve paired it with a pretty dark blue.  The matte brown shades used in this look mutes the blue.  To brighten this look, the dark brown can be skipped.


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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base
Base: Mac Paint Pot – Painterly
Highlighter: Mac Vanilla
Upper Crease: Mac Tete-A-Tint
Crease: Mac Swiss Chocolate
Outer V: Mac Handwritten
Outer Third: Mac Deep Truth
Inner Two Third: Mac Amber Lights
Inner Corner: Mac Manilla Paper
Upper Lashline: Mac Petrol Blue
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Underground
Lower Waterline: MAC I Get No Kick
Lash Primer: MAC Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Contour: Everyday Minerals – Bronzed Tan
Blush: Nars Dolce Vita
Highlight: Giella Eye M Glam
Lip: Mac Odyssey

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK

After applying a thin layer of the primer and paint pot, I put Tete-A-Tint on my brow bone.  (Tete-A-Tint is my favorite shade to blend out my crease and fade into my brow highlight.  Mac describes it as a caramel brown.  It does lean orange, which is what I like about it.  If orange doesn’t look good on you, you can use a face powder).  My brow highlight (not shown in the above picture, but shown in earlier posts) is applied with a short, stiff shader brush.

I apply Swiss Chocolate to my crease with a stiff dome brush.  I dipped by brush in Mac Sable as well.  The crease and outer corner deepened using Handwritten.

Amber Lights was applied with a shader brush on the inner two thirds of my lid.  Deep Truth was applied to the outer third of my lid using the other side of the same shader brush and lightly blended into Amber Lights.  Deep Truth is also lightly applied into the crease using the edge of the brush.  Using the same stiff dome brush (wiped clean) I blend out the two lid colors into the crease.  Doing this wipes away some of the blue, so I reapplied Deep Truth to the outer corner.

The Fancy Lad

This is a simple pinky / purple eye featuring Fyrinnae.

 

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base
Base: Pixy Epoxy
Highlighter: Yaby Strawberry Sherbert
Upper Crease: Tete-A-Tint
Outer V: MAC Sketch
Outer Third: Fyrinnae Mephisto
Middle Third: Fyrinnae Sennyo
Inner Third: Fyrinnae The Fancy Lad
Inner Corner: Fyrinnae Crimson Ghost
Upper Waterline: MAC Eye Kohl – Smolder
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay  Zero Pencil
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Underground
Waterline: MAC Chromagraphic Pencil NC42/NW35
Lash Primer: MAC Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Contour: Everyday Minerals – Bronzed Tan
Blush: Nars Dolce Vita

After applying my base, Sketch is put on the outer corner and blended up to the crease, but not too far over.  The edges are blended out with MAC girlie eye shadow.  (This step can be skipped or a face powder can be used.)  You can definitely brighten up this eye by using a brighter purple and blending the color deeper into the crease.

The Pixy Epoxy is applied on my lid in places where my lid colors will go.  (TIP:  Apply the PE after you’re satisfied with your pressed colors.  It won’t smear.  I haven’t had much success in apply pressed shadows on top of PE.)  PE brightens up this look considerably.  This look is softer, but still colorful and pretty without the PE.

The Fancy Lad and Sennyo are patted on the lid up to the crease.  Crimson Ghost is applied to the inner corner and blended into The Fancy Lad in my crease.  (Crimson Ghost is a beautiful and deceiving color.  It shows up as a light reddish pink over PE, but over a clear/neutral base, it is a pale, pink.  Beautiful!)

Mehpisto is lightly patted on the outer corner.  Mephisto is tricky (as are a handful of my Fyrinnae shadows, but don’t let that scare you off).  If blended with a fluffy brush or rubbed on the eye lid or if the shadow is pressed too hard when loading up your flat shader brush; the color loses its flare.  The depth of the color disappears.  The deep wine color is replaced with a purple-y blue (similar to the purple/blue color a red wine stain leaves behind).

Soft Copper Plum

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This is a very simple look with a  pale copper shimmery shade on the lid and matte plums and purples in the crease.  It is a soft look, but my camera washes it out a bit.  (Stating I’m a novice at photography is an understatement!! )  I didn’t want to apply my makeup too heavy for the camera because I was just leaving the house for an appointment.

 

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Base: Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Highlighter: Mac Manilla Paper
Upper Crease: Mac Tete-A-Tint
Crease: Mac Haux
Outer V: Makeup Forever #39 and Sugerpill Poison Plum
Inner Two Thirds: Mac Aztec Brick
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay  Crash
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Underground
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume
Lash Primer: MAC Prep and Prime Lash
Foundation: Everyday Minerals in Toffee
Contour: Everyday Minerals in Bronzed Tan
Blush: NARS Dolce Vita

Tete-A-Tint is applied on the brow bone up to the brow.  My highlighter s applied lightly with Haux defining the crease.  I mix MUFE 39 and Poison Plum together to further define my crease, but I don’t completely cover up Haux.  Aztec Brick is applied on the lid and blended up and out to the crease and outer-third of the lid.  Aztec Brick was part of a Limited Edition MAC quad that I depotted.  Any copper color will do.  If your copper is too red, mix it with a gold shade.