Face of the Day: Iridescent Plum With Charcoal

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This is a sultry look which uses colour but is still wearable, due to the addition of charcoal-grey eyeshadow in the crease.  Using the eyeliner first and then applying eyeshadow over also helps to give a softer, more diffused effect.  Here’s how to re-create this look:

Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.

Products Used
Base: MAC Painterly Paint Pot (neutral light beige)
Upper and Lower Lashlines: Urban Decay Oil Slick (charcoal-grey eyeliner with slight shimmer)
Lid: Urban Decay Last Call eyeshadow (shimmery medium pink-plum)
Crease: MAC Knight Divine eyeshadow (deep charcoal grey)
Inner Lid: Bare Minerals Garland eyeshadow (pale shimmery white-gold)
Highlight: MAC Brule eyeshadow (light matte beige)
Lower Lashline: MAC Knight Divine (as above) + Urban Decay Last Call (as above)

Steps
1. Apply Painterly Paint Pot all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).
2. Apply Oil Slick eyeliner to your upper and lower lashline.
3. Apply Last Call on to the eyelid using a gentle patting motion (e.g. MAC 239).
4. Sweep Knight Divine into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).
5.Apply a little Garland to the inner lid.  This helps brighten the eye when using stronger, smokier colours elsewhere.
6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Brule on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour.
7.Using an angled eyeliner brush (e.g .MAC 266) apply Knight Divine to the lower lashline.  Take the same eyeliner brush and blend a little Last Call over the Knight Divine to add some contrast and brightness.
8. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

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