Shimmer + Matte Series

After having done a series of matte shadow - only looks this summer, I read somewhere that doing an all-matte look can make one look aged and negate a youthful glow. That being said, I decided to do a series of looks using a palette of matte shadows + one shimmery shadow. Here is my first installment using 3, yes, three shadows:

Brushes you'll need:

- MAC #'s 214 (short shader brush), 217 (blending brush), 242 (shader brush), 222 (tapered blending brush), Small Angle Brush (263), and 116 (blush brush)

Products you'll need:

- MAC Eyeshadows in Blanc Type, Kid, and Woodwinked

- MAC Powder Blushes in Dame
- MAC Lipstick in Stay In Touch
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

- A brow-filling product - Mascara


[* Apply Blanc Type underneath the brow bone extending down to the crease (242).
[* Apply Kid to the area under the crease, in the crease, and heavily at the very outer corner of the lid (242 and 222).
[* Cover the entire area underneath the crease with Woodwinked (242).
Line the lower lashes with Kid and repeat with Woodwinked on top (214).
[* Line upper lashes very thinly with Blacktrack (263).


Using a light hand, apply Dame to the apples of the cheeks extending outward toward the hairline (116).


Coordinate with the neutral palette on the eyes with Stay In Touch.

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

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