Blazing Fire


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The golden bronze, coral-red and brown tones in this look make me think of the shades in a flickering fire.  Applying a deep bronze eyeliner along the upper and lower lashlines adds extra definition and smokiness to the eyes.

Tip: Bronze or brown eyeliner creates softer definition than a black eyeliner, making it a good option if you find black to be too harsh.

Here’s how to re-create this look:


Base: Painterly Paint Pot (neutral light beige)
Upper and Lower Lashlines: UD Smog Eyeliner (deep satin bronze)
Crease : MAC Hot Hot Hot eyeshadow (medium matte bright coral red)
Deepen Crease: MAC Folie eyeshadow (matte medium reddish-brown)
Lid: MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow (medium shimmery golden bronze)
Highlight: MAC Brule eyeshadow (light matte  beige)
Lower Lashline: MAC Cork eyeshadow (medium matte neutral brown)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)


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. Use Smog eyeliner to line your upper and lower lashlines.  The lines do not have to be perfect as the eyeshadow applied in the other stages will help blend and soften the edges.

3. Sweep Hot Hot Hot into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 226).

4. Deepen the crease using Folie on a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 226).  This step provides extra smokiness and depth to the eye.

5. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Woodwinked on to the eyelid.  Applying the lid colour over the liner further helps to soften the lines and creates a smokier look

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 further blend out the edges of the crease colour.

7. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Cork along the lower lashline.  This step helps to soften and blend out the eyeliner applied here in stage 2.

8. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Here’s one more picture of the finished look:


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