Purple Glitter Smokey Eye

MAC came out with a new formulation of eye shadows called Dazzleshadows last year. Most of them sold out within minutes but I managed to get Cant Stop Don’t Stop which is  gorgeous cranberry/purple colour.  When I first used these eyeshadows I wasn’t that impressed I was expecting some serious colour and glitter. The best way I have found to apply them is with a damp brush and then press them into the lid.

To create this eye look I used

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette shade Peanut Butter (my ride or die shade for all looks)

MAC Swiss Chocolate to deepen.

MAC DAZZLE SHADOW in Cant Stop Don’t Stop on the lid.

I used the Maybelline Gel liner to hide my lash band. Lashes were Ardell Demi Whispies!

What do you think of this look? Its a little different from my usual warm toned smokey eyes.

Cranberry Smokey Eye

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Im a huge fan of a smokey eye but a cranberry smokey eye is probably my most worn and most loved smokey eye. Unusual I know, but i just love the pop of colour and its something unusual.

So for this post Im saying embrace colour and let’s get our smoke on!

To crete this eye look, I used all MAC cosmetics eyeshadows. The shades I used to create this look were Cranberry, Sketch (deep purple) and Wedge (soft brown).

1. Apply a primer to your lids, I used MAC Soft Orche surprise surprise!

2. Apply wedge into the crease with a fluffy brush this is going to be our transition colour.

3. With a flat shader brush apply cranberry (isn’t it beautiful) all over the lids. I like to pat it on to get an intense colour.

3. Blend Blend Blend with the brush you used to apply Wedge (fluffy brush)

4. Apply sketch to the outer third of your eye with the other side of your flat brush, you could use a clean one but Im too lazy!

5. Blend Blend Blend the outer corner with the same fluffy brush.

6. Apply wedge to the lower lash line with a pencil brush

7. Apply cranberry to the outer half of the lower lash line with a pencil brush.

8. Voila ladies you’re done!

 

You can add liner if you wish I didn’t in this picture but sometimes I do. Its up to you!

Tell me what you think of this look and if your recreate it tag me in it or #laurenaalice so I can find it!

 

MAC Eyeshadow Collection

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I have fallen in love with MAC recently and what really started it off was their eye shades. I just love how you can build a whole palette so that what I have decided to do. As you can see I don’t have that many but christmas is just around the corner, so I am hoping to pick up a few more shades.

Starting off in the at the top row on the left hand side.

Wedge
this shade is just a neutral cool tone brown that use all over the lid.

Cork
This is slightly warmer than wedge. I also use this all over the lid or just in the crease.

Swiss Chocolate
This is a gorgeous deep warm red-y brown colour. I use this to deepen my crease.

Sable
A beautiful brown shimmer colour.

Twinks
Like Sable but there is more red tones in it.

Next row starts with
Club
This is a duo-chrome shadow. that looks green or brown in some lights. I love this shade.

Contrast
A navy shimmer that look amazing blended in the crease. Beautiful!

Cranberry
Now this is a festive shaded you can amp up the impact with this shade or blended into the crease.