I was inspired by the cold, frosty day today to create a wintery look using white, blues and grey on the eyes. If you are nervous about wearing brightly coloured eyeshadows, this look shows how you can wear colour in a more classic and slightly more natural fashion. I used a pink blusher and pink-mauve lipstick to complement the cool tones on the eyes. 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.
Base: MAC Painterly Paint Pot (neutral light beige)
Upper and Lower Lashlines: MAC Power Point Pencil in Grey Utility (steel grey)
Lid: MAC White Frost eyeshadow (shimmery true white)
Crease: MAC Love Lace eyeshadow (shimmery medium navy)
Deepen Crease: MAC Scene eyeshadow (medium slate grey)
Highlight: MAC Brule eyeshadow (light matte beige)
Lower Lashline: MAC White Frost (inner half) + MAC Scene/Love Lace (mid-outer half)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
Cheeks: MAC Love Cloud blusher (satin candy pink)
Lips: MAC Syrup lipstick (pinky-mauve lustre)
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 Grey Utility eyeliner to your upper and lower lashline.
3. Apply White Frost on to the eyelid using a gentle patting motion (e.g. Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush).
4. Sweep Love Lace into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).
5. Deepen the crease using Scene (e.g. MAC 217).
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 White Frost to the inner lower lashline. Take the same eyeliner brush and apply Scene, followed by Love Lace from the middle-outer lashline. Applying eyeshadow over the eyeliner helps to soften and blend the line under the lower lashes.
8. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.