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MAC Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad Mini-Tutorials

I haven’t purchased anything from a MAC Collection for quite awhile. Frankly, it annoys me that they keep throwing out limited editions that you can never get again once they sell out, so I was surprised that I actually liked the Bare My Soul quad so much. (Methinks a backup palette is in order…)

Here are 2 simple looks that you can create with the shades for morning and night. 

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REQUEST: Smoky Day Formal/Wedding Look using Urban Decay Naked Palette

I got a request to do a natural look using the Urban Decay Naked Palette for a wedding, but I couldn’t resist adding some smoke to it!

I’ve found that smoking things up a little looks FABULOUS in photographs when you want to look “done”. This is for a formal event, so you do have the option of jazzing it up just a little (and getting compliments on your new sultry look).

To my anonymous requestor: This is really easy to do and also easy to switch up. Just give it a test-try, and if you do not like it, you can always replace the shades I used with Option 2 below.

Option 1: Daring

  • Deep shade - Gunmetal
  • Blending shade - Half Baked
  • Liner - Zero
Option 2: Subtle
  • Deep shade - Buck
  • Blending shade - Sidecar
  • Liner - Whiskey

Obviously, I’m doing the more dramatic look, and I’m combining 2 opposite tones (cool charcoal and amber gold) to create a dramatic neutral look.

Disclaimer: I do not own the Naked palette, but I have Urban Decay Half-Baked in single shadow form, and Ace from the 15th Anniversary Palette which is pretty identical to Gunmetal.

Step 1: First, pick up the deep shade and very gently pack it over the entire lid area, EXCEPT for the innermost corners. Don’t smoke it up too far as the dark shade should stay within the socket line.

Step 2: Now with the golden shade, run it from the inner corner and out along the socket line, blending and smoking into the top of the charcoal grey. This gives a very pretty transition to the color (and looks way more complicated than it is!)

Step 3: Now for definition. I rubbed a pencil brush over the tip of a black pencil and then gently applied it to the lash line. (I did this in another tutorial recently.) This gives you a very nice smoky and well-blended line. If you don’t have a flat or pointed brush, don’t worry about it. Just run your pencil directly along your lash line and smudge it out VERY lightly with  a finger tip.

Just be careful not to rub your shadow off.

Step 4: Finish with black mascara and you’ll have a sultry, neutral look that goes with soft lips.

If you prefer to use the softer color combination listed above, you CAN wear a stronger lip with it.

P.S. You can actually recreate this look with ANY combination of “deep” and “blending” shades in the palette!

Weekend Face: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre 86 Ebloui and Lime Crime Great Pink Planet Opaque Lipstick
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I posted this on Facebook some time ago and was asked what products I used for this weekend look.
Was feeling a little luxe, but you can definitely substitute the products I used with others.
Eyes: 
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre 86 Ebloui: Deep rich reddened brown with green, gold, pink sparks that look a lot prettier in real life than they show up on camera.
Very beautiful. Also very expensive. I got it with a gift voucher and I’m not suggesting that you do the same unless you badly want a one-step product that goes on very smooth and even (compared to most other similar products on the market), is chock-full of multidimensional sparkles, and won’t need to be set with a powder shadow.
It does set completely and doesn’t feel tacky or greasy to the touch. 
(Alternatives: Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Burnished Copper or MAC Constructivist Paint Pot are not sparkly, but give a similar look overall.)

L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
Cheeks:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Blonde (limited edition - use any soft pink shimmery blush)
Lips:
Lime Crime Great Pink Planet lipstick (Alternative: Barry M Dolly Pink)

Weekend Face: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre 86 Ebloui and Lime Crime Great Pink Planet Opaque Lipstick

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I posted this on Facebook some time ago and was asked what products I used for this weekend look.

Was feeling a little luxe, but you can definitely substitute the products I used with others.

Eyes:

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre 86 Ebloui: Deep rich reddened brown with green, gold, pink sparks that look a lot prettier in real life than they show up on camera.

Very beautiful. Also very expensive. I got it with a gift voucher and I’m not suggesting that you do the same unless you badly want a one-step product that goes on very smooth and even (compared to most other similar products on the market), is chock-full of multidimensional sparkles, and won’t need to be set with a powder shadow.

It does set completely and doesn’t feel tacky or greasy to the touch. 

(Alternatives: Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Burnished Copper or MAC Constructivist Paint Pot are not sparkly, but give a similar look overall.)

L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

Cheeks:

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Blonde (limited edition - use any soft pink shimmery blush)

Lips:

Lime Crime Great Pink Planet lipstick (Alternative: Barry M Dolly Pink)

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