Viva Violet

I know that purple has been dominating my look posts lately, but I just can't help it. The possibilities are endless and there is a shade of purple that looks good on everyone. This is a sort of shimmery smoky look for you.

Brushes you'll need:

- MAC #'s 217 (blending brush), 214 (short shader brush), 222 (tapered blending brush), 242 (shader brush), 266 (small angle brush), 228 (mini shader brush), and 116 (blush brush)

Products you'll need:

- MAC Eyeshadows in Vex, Electra, Silver Ring, Nocturnelle, Satellite Dreams, Sketch, Smut, Plum Dressing, and Nylon
- MAC Pigment in Violet

- MAC Powder Blush in Tenderling
- MAC Lipsticks in Lavender Whip and Hug Me
- MAC Technakohl in Graphblack

- A brow-filling product - Mascara


Highlight the inner corner of the eye with Nylon (242).
Highlight the brow bone with Vex (242).
[* Apply Electra to the inner third of the eyelid (242).

Apply Silver Ring to the middle third (242).
Place a bit of Satellite Dreams directly beside Silver Ring (242).
[* Apply Nocturnelle to the outer third of the eyelid (217).
[* Darken the end of the eyelid with Sketch and then layer over with Smut (217).
[* Pat a bit of Violet pigment on the border where Electra and Silver Ring meet (228).
[* Line the inner corner of the lower lash line with Electra (214).
[* Line the middle of the lower lash line with a mixture of Nocturnelle and Plum Dressing (214).
[* Line the outer portion of the lower lash line with Sketch (214).
[* Line both lash lines with Graphblack.


Be a bit heavy handed with Tenderling on the apples only and blend outward to diffuse (116)


Pat Lavender Whip onto lips straight from the tube. Apply Hug Me generously on top.

Additional finishing steps: [Fill in eyebrows using MAC's #208 Angled Brow brush and MAC Eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown], [Tame unruly brows using MAC Brow Finisher in Clear], and [Darken lashes using MAC's Plushlash mascara in Plushblack].

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