Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Step-by-Step pics to use Steamy Eyeshadow from MAC

this was a request from my best friend who lives across the country. I posted this on my other blog a long time ago, but thought i'd post it here.

I've included step by step pictures of how to do the eye makeup. The eye makeup (up til step 7) should be done before the foundation and rest of the face makeup, steps 8-10 should be done after the face makeup. It gives it a more clean look.
Products used:
  • eyes:
    • MAC select cover up nw15
    • MAC shadows: Cloudbound, steamy, and carbon (sub vanilla pigment for cloudbound)
    • MAC liner: feline (sub smoulder)
    • MAC plushlash mascara in black
    • for brows: MAC shadow in charcoal brown
  • skin:
    • MAC studio sculpt foundation NC25
    • MAC mineralized skin finish in medium
    • MAC blush serenity (almost any color blush works with these eyes)
    • MAC blush emote for contour
    • MAC mineralized skin finish in light for highlight
  • lips:
    • MAC liner "subculture"
    • MAC lip laquer "babied" 
    • MAC plushglass "nice buzz"

the look:
 the steps:

1.) Using a 252 brush, apply the concealer over the whole lid up to the brow.

2.) Using a 239 brush, apply the highlight color just to the brow bone. Apply by pressing the color into the concealer rather than sweeping.

3.) Using the same 239 brush, apply the green color onto the lid only, leaving a little bare towards the outer lid. Apply by pressing the color into the concealer rather than sweeping.

4.) Using the same 239 brush, apply the black shadow on the outer lid only. Apply by pressing the color into the concealer rather than sweeping.

5.) Using a 224 blending brush, dip the tip of the blending brush into the black shadow, and pop the brush right into the crease of the eyelid. Sweep the brush towards the inner part of the crease and back to the outer part of the crease using swift movements for about 30 seconds until flawlessly blended.

6.) Apply a thin layer of black liner, making the line thicker towards the outside of the lid.

7.) Apply your black liner to the waterline of your eye. Without this step the eye will not look as smokey.

After you've lined your eyes, go on to finish your foundation, powder, blush, and lips.

8.) Fill in your brows using a 266. I prefer to get the shadow wet before I use it for a more clean line.

9.) Wipe off the 266, and re-use it by applying the green shadow under your eyes.

 apply mascara (not shown)

all done!


  1. wow, very striking look! i'll have to give that a go :) pretty pretty, mermaid couture ;)


  2. beautifull lauren!!! i´d love you to do a look for valentine´s day in hot pink and purple.

  3. I'm impressed... Wow, love that look on you!

  4. I love the colours! You look Gorgeous!

    Aren't you interested to participate at funnyface beauty's red carpet makeup competition? I'm sure you could do very well.

  5. @fashion, i had never heard of it! i'll check it out for sure, thanks :)

  6. looks lovely! i love the step-by-step pics because this way i can try to redo the makeup on my own

  7. BEAUTIFUL! I really appreciate this step by step. I know can go practice.

  8. Absolutly amazing!
    Do u mind if i get inspired of u and name u on my blog?