Autumn Colours with Periwinkle Liner













I felt like doing something different with my eye make-up yesterday and came up with this combination.  I added in a slick of pale blue liquid liner along the upper lashline to add an unexpected flash of colour to a peachy-pink, orange and brown eyeshadow look.

Tip: If the blue liner is too much for you, you can just leave it out and stick with the eyeshadow look.  I really liked how the eyeshadow combination looked on its own as well.

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 Paint Pot in Painterly (neutral light beige)
Lid: MAC Fashion’s Field Day eyeshadow (medium pearly peachy-pink)
Crease: MAC Orange eyeshadow (vibrant matte orange)
Deepen Crease: MAC Folie eyeshadow (matte medium reddish brown)
Inner Corner: MAC Barefoot eyeshadow (medium shimmery true gold)
Highlight: MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (light shimmery cream-gold)
Upper Lashline: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Periwinkle (pale periwinkle blue)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)


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 Fashion’s Field Day on to the lid.

3. Sweep Orange into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

4. Take a tapered crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 226) and concentrate Folie in the outer crease of the eye.  I used a tapered brush as I wanted Folie to be concentrated in a ‘c’ shape in the crease, rather than the colour dispersing further out to the rest of the lid.

5. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat a little of Barefoot on to the inner corner of the eye.

6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Ricepaper on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour.

7. Take Periwinkle eyeliner and apply a thin line along the upper lashline.  Wing the line out very slightly at the outer edges to add some extra ‘lift’ to the eyes.  As noted above, you can skip this step if you want to keep things more neutral.

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

Here a couple more pictures of the finished look:




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