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Makeup Monday Tutorial: How To Dramatize Your Smokey Eyes

How To Dramatize Your Smokey Eyes
Products used:Urban Decay Primer Potion

MAC Cool Neutral x 15 Eyeshadow palette  (colors used: “Black Tied” – lid, “Pearled Earth” – crease, and “Flounce” – blend)

MAC “Stars n Rockets” eyeshadow (purple on inner eye)

MAC “Freshwater” eyeshadow (blue on lower outer lashline)

MAC “Blacktrack” fluidline

MAC “Smolder eye” kohl

Smashbox “Heartbreak” blush

MAC Isabel and Ruben Toledo lipstick in “Oxblood”

As soon as MAC sent over their MAC Cool Neutral x 15 Eyeshadow palette  to me, I knew I wanted to create a tutorial with it. I’m a longtime fangirl, so a box from MAC is an extra special treasure. But with my last tutorial being dedicated to a daytime smokey eye, I didn’t want to go completely neutral. The only logical solution was to go with my old mainstay, the smokey eye with purple and blue accents. You might not realize or remember this, since you’re all more used to me in a bold lip with liquid liner, but I used to wear a variation of this look on an almost daily basis. I love the way the purple and blue give off this oil-slick sheen when layered over the black liner – it adds a little something special to an otherwise pretty basic smokey eye. Want to learn how to recreate this? Follow my step by step tutorial!


1. Prep your eyes with primer.

2. Using a damp brush, pat “Black Tied” on your eyelids.

3. Sweep “Pearled Earth” (silver) in the crease, softening the edges of the black.

4. Blend out with “Flounce” (soft pink).

5. Smudge “Blacktrack Fluidline” over your lower lashline.

6. Take this time to blend all of the dark edges until they’re softer and diffused, using [dry] black tied shadow.

7. Apply “Stars N Rockets” (purple) over the inner lower lashline, tear duct, and then pull it through the inner crease.

8. Apply Freshwater on the outer lower lashline.

9. Line your waterline (top and bottom) and lashline with “Smolder” eye kohl and add mascara. Done!

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