MAC’s Blue Brown pigment is such an interesting shade; it looks a little blue, green, silver and brown depending on how the light hits. I used a shimmery white base underneath to intensify the sheen of the pigment. I also combined Blue Brown with green eyeshadows to bring out the green flecks in the pigment.
Here’s how to re-create this look:
Base: MAC Chrome Angel Paint Pot (shimmery white)
Lid: MAC Blue Brown pigment (shimmery brown with blue, green and silver inflection)
Crease: MAC Bottlegreen eyeshadow (dark matte bottle green)
Inner Corner: MAC Guacamole eyeshadow (light satin neutral guacamole green)
Highlight: MAC Brule eyeshadow (light matte beige)
Lower Lashline: MAC Blue Brown Pigment (as above) + MAC Guacamole eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
1. Apply Chrome Angel all over the lid as a base. Take a little along the lower lashline as well. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242). I used a paintpot for this step, as the slightly tackier texture helps loose pigment eyeshadows adhere to the lid more effectively. Alternatively, you can use any other eyeshadow base that you have in your stash.
2. Apply Blue Brown on to the eyelid using a gentle patting motion (e.g. MAC 239).
3. Sweep Bottlegreen into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).
4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and apply MAC Guacamole on to the inner corners of the eye. I used a light green shade here to add some brightness to the look.
5. 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.
6. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and pat a little of Blue Brown along the whole of the lower lashline. Take the same pencil brush and apply a little of Guacamole to the inner lower lashline This step helps the eye look come together.
7. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here’s one more picture of the finished look: