I feel I’ve arrived late in the game with MAC. It’s not super easy to come by where I live, but every time I find a counter I try to pick up some new products, and one of their most revered products are their eyeshadows, which come in multiple finishes not to mention an unbelievable range of colors.
The two shades I own, Amber Lights and Cranberry, are perfect for Fall, and today I’m sharing with you two looks I’ve created using these shadows, to give you a bit of inspiration for this season.
Let’s start with Amber Lights! I wanted a warm, more daytime-appropriate eye look, and I started off this eye look with a bronze creams shadow (I used my e.l.f. Smudge Pot in Crusin’ Chic) all over the lid and worked it up into my crease for definition. Next, I took a short, dense shadow brush and used it to pack Amber Lights all over my lid, and using a flat smudger brush, applied some along the outer 2/3s of my lower lash-line. To highlight my inner corners I used a shimmery, coppery white-gold in my inner corners and even spread a thin layer onto some of the Amber Lights in the innermost third of my eyelid (I used Quartz from the Smashbox Double Exposure palette).
For a tad more definition in the outer V, I took a chocolatey brown shade on a dense, fluffy, angled brush and swiped it into there, making sure to create a slight wing (I used Espresso from the Double Exposure palette). To soften it, I simply took a fluffy blending brush and blended it to make it look a bit softer. I simply applied mascara, and the look was complete!
For our second look featuring Cranberry, I started off by applying a clear eyeshadow primer. Next, taking a neutral matte highlighting shade (M4 from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette) and sweeping it all over my lid all the way up to my brow bone (not skipping the inner corners either), to highlight, but to also cover any extra discoloration on my lids since my skin is so placid. This look was inspired by a MAC makeup artist I met at Katsurp this summer. Using Cranberry and a deep brown matte shade, she created a super effortless smokey eye that made such a lasting impression on me, I had to get the shadow to recreate it myself!
Onto the lids: I applied Cranberry all over them, building up the color as I desired, so the burgundy really stood out, being sure to bring it along my lower lash-line, all the way up to my inner corner. I took the same deep chocolaty brown I used in the previous look and smoked it out in my crease to create some depth. I then tightlined and lined my waterline with a dark brown eyeliner pencil (mine is from Etude House), and lined my upper lash-line with it as well. I smudged the liner to make it more smokey, and applied mascara.
Both of these shades will work well with any eye color and skin tone (I was afraid that Amber Lights would clash with my hair, and that Cranberry would wash my eyes out)! They are great colors for the Fall and I am really happy to have them as a part of my collection. They’ve been a lot of fun to work with~
What is your favorite color to wear on your eyes in Fall?
Do you own any MAC shadows? If so, what’s your favorite?