How to do a smoky eye using MAC eyeshadow in Smut and Silver Ring.
When I cleaned out my makeup collection recently I found a couple of MAC single eyeshadows, they were small so they got buried under palettes. I’ve been thinking about them since I unearthed them. Today for no reason at all I decided to put on a heap of eye makeup to try them out again.
Smut is black with iridescent purple flecks and Silver Ring is a gray silver. Here’s how they appear on the skin-
To start with the usual cleanse, moisturise, prime and foundation. I should really have done my eyes first so if any of the shadow drops it won’t ruin your base. But I forgot.
I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion primer on my lids and under eye area as a concealer. I set this with some loose powder. Now we’re ready to begin.
- Brows- I used a pencil (Kiko) to define and a gel to set the hairs in place (L’Oreal Brow Plumper)
- Liner- I really went for it with the black today, I did the works- liquid liner (L’Oreal SuperLiner), tightlining ( where you work the liner in between your lashes) and eyeliner pencil on the waterline (I used Bourjois Clubbing liner for this)
- Eyeshadow-I made a crescent from the outer corner of my eye going into the crease using Smut and applied Silver Ring to the outer two thirds of my lid. I took Silver Ring along my lower lash line. Then I blended. I used a lighter shade of silver (Silver Fog also by MAC) on the inner third of my lid. Then highlighter under the brow and the inner corner of the eye.
I used these brushes for application and blending-
After all that I went over my eyeliner again- the shadow powder can sit on top of it and takes the intensity out of its blackness.
I finished of with blusher, highlight across cheeks and under the eyes. Blush and bronzer (so easy now I have my Urban Decay Flushed Palette) There was really no purpose to all this eye makeup on a Sunday morning, other than my own pleasure at seeing it in the mirror. And that’s enough of a reason for me. I’m not sure if gray or silver really suit me, but I can’t let that pretty little eyeshadow go to waste can I.
Has anyone else tried Smut or Silver Ring? Tell me all