Black and Cream Look

Creating contrast is a great way of bringing attention to a particular area — in this case I want the focus to be on the cream color on my eyes. I wore a dress similar in color to MAC “Dazzlelight” eyeshadow, so I wanted to feature this neutral shimmery shade in my makeup. I used a matte black color on my outer V to create a contrast effect with “Dazzlelight”, making the light color pop out more. I used another eyeshadow medium in value to the other two (note: value = the lightness and darkness of a color) along the crease to pull the black and cream colors together.

– MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” (entire lid)
– MAC E/S in “Dazzlelight” (lower lid, going just above crease)
– MAC E/S in “Shroom” (highlight; blend where it meets Dazzlelight)
– MAC E/S in “Honesty” (apply on crease with a fluffy brush)
– MAC E/S in “Typographic” (outer V and blend towards outer half of crease)
– MAC E/S in “Honesty” (apply a small amount where Typographic and Dazzlelight meet on the outer lower lid; blend)
– Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in “Black Ink” (upper lash line)
– MAC Eye Kohl in “Smolder” (lower waterline)
– MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in “NC15/NW20″ (lower lash line; blend with a MAC 219 Pencil Brush)
– MAC Prep + Prime Lash (top and bottom lashes)
– MAC Plush Lash Mascara (top and bottom lashes)

– Benefit Bronzing Powder in “Hoola” (contour)
– MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in “By Candlelight” (apply dry on apple of cheeks and blend diagonally upwards; then spray MAC Fix+ on a stippling brush and dab lightly on cheeks to make cheeks more glowy)

– MAC L/S in “Coconutty”

1 Comment

LollyAugust 1st, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Thanks for this, always like black eyeshadow but struggle to use it well without making a big mess!

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