Sunday, November 29, 2009

EOTD: MAC's Smoky Eye

This look is MAC's Smoky Eye, featured in one of the video tutorials on the American MAC website (why these aren't on the Canadian site is a mystery). Smoky eyes are sexy, simple, sophisticated and very easy way to look sexy. You can use pretty much any colour palette for a smoky eye - greens, purples, greys, grey/black, bronzes, oranges, browns - and you can do a dramatic, complicated smoky eye or a very simple one. This one, by MAC MUA Luc, is very simple and basic, using four eyeshadow colours, one eyeliner and mascara. It is important to note, as this video is very short, that a successful smoky eye requires lots of blending.

Here's the link to the video: There is also a downloadable PDF of the step by step instructions and more information about the products he uses to create this look.

The products Luc used:
Mineralize Skin Finish Natural
Teddy Eye Kohl
Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
Smut Eyeshadow
Woodwinked Eyeshadow
Black Mascara

Here are the products I used to recreate my own MAC Smoky Eye:

MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow (in lieu of Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Light)
MAC Teddy Eye Kohl
MAC Satin Taupe (do you think I need a new one?)
Kat von D chocolate brown eyeshadow (from the Romance palette) and JoeFresh eyeshadow in Midnight (in lieu of Smut)
MAC Shroom (in lieu of Woodwinked)
JoeFresh Black Mascara


*Note: I used a bit of MAC Strada blush and Smashbox Hybrid 2 in 1 Colour & Shine Gloss.

You can use any soft-coloured gloss or lipstick but you want the emphasis to be on your eyes for this look. This is a look you can intensify if you'd like a more dramatic look. Just remember that the key is to blend, blend, blend and then blend some more.

I highly recommend the MAC video tutorials and don't worry if you don't have the exact products used. Often you can substitute products and tools for what they use. I however, will be picking up MAC Smut tomorrow!

Try this out and less us know if you love it as much as we do!


1 comment:

  1. I would have to say that this is the look I think looks best on you from all the ones you have had on this blog—just saying, I think you look really good with smoky eyes!