MAC eyeshadow in Swimming is my most recent acquisition, and it has quickly become a must-have. I really think it’s a hidden gem in MAC’s permanent line. It’s a gorgeous shimmery sea green that pairs perfectly with blues, teals, golds and purples. I couldn’t wait to show off this beautiful colour, so today I bring you this face of the day. My inspiration is this Fantasea Girl look from Sephora a few years ago. Instead of copying the entire look (which is totally fab by the way), I wanted to make it more wearable by not bringing the colours all the way up to the brows. It’s a fun way to do colour for a summer weekend. Read on to learn how to get the look.
Swatches (from left): Auraline Bright Violet, Sassy Minerals Off Kilter, MAC Swimming, Annabelle Blu-Ray, MAC Soft Brown, Urban Decay Sin
Get the Look
For the eyes, start by patting down a purple eyeshadow (Auraline Bright Violet) on the inner third of the lid going a little bit past the crease, and the inner third of the lower lash line. Layer a glittery lavender pigment (Sassy Minerals Off Kilter) on top of the cream eyeshadow. Next, apply a shimmery sea green (MAC Swimming) from the outer two-thirds of the lid all the way up past the crease. Apply the same green eyeshadow along the outer two-thirds of the lower lash line. Next, apply a thick line of a matte navy blue (Annabelle Blu-ray) along the outer half of the upper and lower lash lines. Blend a warm medium matte brown (MAC Soft Brown) above the crease to add warmth and depth. Highlight the brow bone with a shimmery champagne (Urban Decay Sin), as well as the inner corner of the eyes to brighten.
Line the lower waterline with a teal liner (MAC Undercurrent). Smudge the same teal liner on the outer two-thirds of the upper lash line. Apply mascara (Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill) on the upper and lower lashes. Add a pair of gigantic lashes (Illamasqua No. 23) to finish off the eyes.
For the cheeks, bronze all over the high points of the face with a peachy bronze (Dior Aurora). Then, apply a matte pink (Tarte Dollface) high on the cheekbones, making a ‘C’ shape around the outside of the eyes to make them pop.
For the lips, apply a coral lipstick (MAC Crosswires) to complement the summery look, and top off with a shimmery gloss (Chanel Maline).
Keep reading to see more pictures!
And a couple more without the lashes for you normal folks.
I’m a Little Late Getting on the Green Eyeshadow Train.
How gorgeous is green eyeshadow against brown eyes? I don’t usually wear green eyeshadow, but I think I’ll do it more often now. What are your favourite greens?