Face of the Day: Tie Dyed Mix


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For this particular look, I took inspiration from a skirt I have with a tie-dye, swirled effect.  The skirt has a mix of black, pink, blue and purple and I thought it would look so cool to mimic that combination on my eyes.

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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)
Lid: MAC Lala eyeshadow (medium satin hot pink)
Crease: MAC Typographic eyeshadow (muted matte black)
Upper/Lower Lashlines: UD 24/7 Liner in Gonzo (bright cyan blue)
Lower Lashline: MAC Lala eyeshadow (as above)
Highlight: MAC Creamy Bisque eyeshadow (light satin cream)
Cheeks: MAC Melba blusher (matte peach)
Cheek Highlighter: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (muted light satin beige)
Lips: MAC Lipstick in Syrup (medium lustre pink-plum)


1. Apply Painterly all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).

2. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Lala on to the lid.

3. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and sweep Typographic into the outer v.  Lightly drag it up into the crease to add some extra shape to the eye.

4. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 226, MAC 217) and sweep Creamy Bisque on to the browbone to highlight.

5. Use Gonzo eyeliner to line your upper lashline.  Lightly dot Gonzo along the lower lashline so that some colour transfers but it remains soft.  The cyan-blue shade of this liner really pops out against the pink on the lid.

6. Using a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219), lightly smudge Lala under Gonzo on the lower lashline.  This steps further softens Gonzo and ties in with the pink on the upper lid.

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

8. Take an angled blusher brush (e.g. MAC 168) and apply Melba blusher to the cheeks.

9. Take a small contour or highlight brush (e.g. MAC 109) and dust Dim Light on to the top of the cheekbones.  This step helps to highlight the cheekbones and make them look more pronounced.  You can also apply a little of Dim Light lightly at the top of the cupid’s bow (on your lips), lightly across the forehead and down the centre of the nose to further brighten the face.

10. Apply a slick of Syrup gloss to the lips.  I like how the soft pink-plum hue of this shade ties in with the eyes.

Here are a few full face shots and another eye pic, in case you want to take a closer look at the whole look:

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