Bold MAC Silver Eye Makeup 

How to do a smoky eye using MAC eyeshadow in Smut and Silver Ring.

When I cleaned out my makeup collection recently I found a couple of MAC single eyeshadows, they were small so they got buried under palettes. I’ve been thinking about them since I unearthed them. Today for no reason at all I decided to put on a heap of eye makeup to try them out again.

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MAC Singles- Smut and Silver Ring
Smut is black with iridescent purple flecks and Silver Ring is a gray silver. Here’s how they appear on the skin-

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Smut and Silver Ring Swatches

To start with the usual cleanse, moisturise, prime and foundation. I should really have done my eyes first so if any of the shadow drops it won’t ruin your base. But I forgot.

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Ace of Base
I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion primer on my lids and under eye area as a concealer. I set this with some loose powder. Now we’re ready to begin.

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products I used- eyeshadow potion, brow pencil, brow nascara and liquid liner
  • Brows- I used a pencil (Kiko) to define and a gel to set the hairs in place (L’Oreal Brow Plumper)
  • Liner- I really went for it with the black today, I did the works- liquid liner (L’Oreal SuperLiner), tightlining ( where you work the liner in between your lashes) and eyeliner pencil on the waterline (I used Bourjois Clubbing liner for this)
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    liquid liner and brows
  •  Eyeshadow-I made a crescent from the outer corner of my eye going into the crease using Smut and applied Silver Ring to the outer two thirds of my lid. I took Silver Ring along my lower lash line. Then I blended. I used a lighter shade of silver (Silver Fog also by MAC) on the inner third of my lid. Then highlighter under the brow and the inner corner of the eye.
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    The Crescent of Smut (!)
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    Silver Ring and Silver Fog applied across the lid

I used these brushes for application and blending-

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Brushes I used – M&S foundation brush for loose setting powder and highlighter and MAC eyeshadow brushes for application and blending shadow

After all that I went over my eyeliner again- the shadow powder can sit on top of it and takes the intensity out of its blackness.

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I finished of with blusher, highlight across cheeks and under the eyes. Blush and bronzer (so easy now I have my Urban Decay Flushed Palette) There was really no purpose to all this eye makeup on a Sunday morning, other than my own pleasure at seeing it in the mirror. And that’s enough of a reason for me. I’m not sure if gray or silver really suit me, but I can’t let that pretty little eyeshadow go to waste can I.

Has anyone else tried Smut or Silver Ring? Tell me all

 

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