Friday, October 30, 2009

EOTD: MAC Style Black/DSquared

Create this easy, soft, glittering smokey eye using some of the products from MAC's Style Black and DSquared collections.

Products used:
MAC Select Concealer NW20
MAC DSquared Greasepaint Stick in V
MAC Style Black Mineralize Eye Shadow in Young Punk
MAC Tecknakohl Liner in Graph Black
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Very Black
MAC Eyeshadows in Espresso & Cork (for brows)
Dior Diorskin Translucent Powder

Prep your under and inner eye area with concealer - you can also use this on your lid as a base.  Set the concealer with translucent powder.  Make sure to dust a little extra powder underneath your eyes to help remove any potential eye shadow fall out.  Begin by smudging V Greasepaint stick on your lid, blend upwards and outwards with your ring fingertip, also smudge some of the Greasepaint stick on your bottom lid.  You may find this step easiest using a pencil or angled brush.

With a flat eye shadow brush, apply Young Punk by pressing the shadow onto the base you've created with the Greasepaint stick.  Pressing the shadow on will help the fine glitter to adhere to your eye lid.  Also apply Young Punk to the lower lash line using a pencil brush.  Blend the edges of the shadows well using your ring finger tip, pencil brush or q-tip.

Once the shadow is well blended on the edges, using your pencil brush reapply Young Punk to the outer 1/3 of your eyelid, again pressing the shadow into the base.  Work Graphblack liner into your upper lash line and also use it to line your waterline.  Define brows. Curl lashes and finish with two coats of black mascara. Finally using a powder or fan brush, clear away the extra translucent powder (and any shadow fallout) underneath your eye area.

In real life this look is quite a bit more glittery than in the photographs.  However it still has a very soft feeling given that the hard edges have been blended out.  The ultra fine pink glitter on top of the misty violet is fun and feminine but not over-the-top.  This would be a great look for a night out and would work best with very subtle pink lips and cheeks.

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