Spotlight on MAC Dusky Greens (Using MAC eyeshadows)









MAC Coquette is quite an interesting shade and a relatively new addition to my make-up collection.  Coquette looks grey-ish taupe but can look more olive green, brown or golden, depending on what other shades you use alongside it. 

For this look, I drew out the olive tones in Coquette by combining it with brown and green eyeshadows.

Interested reading more posts on MAC? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series (you can read more about the series here). 

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: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden (light matte beige)
Lid: Kiko High Pigment Wet and Dry Eyeshadow in 84 Pearly Light Green (pearly light spring green) (read more about this product here) or MAC Juxt eyeshadow*.
Crease: MAC Coquette eyeshadow (medium matte grey-taupe with olive undertones)
Outer Corner: MAC Embark eyeshadow (deep matte dark brown)
Highlight: MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (light shimmery cream-gold)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)

*MAC Juxt was a light, pearly spring green with a gold cast and used to be part of the permanent MAC collection.  I think it has been discontinued as I haven’t seen it for a long time and it isn’t on the website anymore.  The Kiko eyeshadow is a reasonable dupe for Juxt, just a little cooler toned.

To complement the look, I used: Kiko Baked Blush in 02 Dreaming Coral (read more about this product here) on the cheeks, Laura Gellar Baked Brulee Highlighter in ‘Toasted Coconut’ to highlight my cheekbones and Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in 410 Fab Orange (read more about this product here) on the lips.


1. Apply Eden 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 Pearly Light Green all over the lid.

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

4.  Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and apply Embark to the outer corner to add depth to the eye.

5. 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.  

6. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Pearly Light Green along the lower lashline.  Take the same brush and apply Coquette along the outer part of the lower lashline.

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

Here is one one more picture of the finished look:






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