Eyes: Fresco Rose paint pot (Soft/light cool pink cream shadow/base), Up-do eyeshadow (light cool pink), Pink Papillon eyeshadow (light warm pink), Living Pink eyeshadow (medium pink), Passionate eyeshadow (bright dark pink), Cranberry eyeshadow (deep raspberry), Hush (highlight with pink undertones), Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Don’t Be Shy blush (light cool pink) on apples of cheeks with Taupe blush to contour.
Lips: For matching lips, try Fashionably Fuchsia (bright pink) lipstick with Lightswitch 3D lipglass (sheer irridescent shimmer with pink and purple undertones).
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This tutorial is designed to show you how to create a light smokey brown eye that’s perfect for both night and day with very detailed photos and text directions to guide you.
Skill Level: Beginner
Eyes: Constructivist paint pot (Warm dark brown cream shadow/base), Shroom eyeshadow (light taupe), Woodwinked eyeshadow (warm bronzy brown), Bronze eyeshadow (dark shimmery brown), Carbon eyeshadow (matte black), Ricepaper eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Indianwood paint pot (bronze gold cream eyeshadow), Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Margin blush (darker coral) on apples of cheeks with Taupe blush to contour.
Lips: For matching lips, try Curtsy lipstick with Lightswitch 3D lipglass.
Tools: MAC 249 firm shadow brush, 239 shadow brush, 219 detailed crease brush
Some small product photos of upcoming Blue Storm, launching August 23, 2007 in the U.S., courtesy of Cosmoty.de!
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I would love to see what Temptalia visitors are doing for their FOTDs and looks, and even more, I’d love to feature them on the site as well. This is where you come in – submit one of your own look with photos (just eye pictures are OK, too!) and a detailed description of the products (doesn’t have to be MAC) you used to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your look published on the blog!
I can’t wait to see what your looks are!
Q: I can’t afford every Mac brush you have for all the looks, can you list a set of eye brushes that I can use with everything ranging from smokey to natural looks?
A: I recommend the 239 for applying shadow for the most part – it is very much like my Philosophy shadow brush that I use for nearly everything. It is a good idea to get at least one firmer, flat brush like the 249 or 252 to apply cream products like paints, paint pots, your base, etc. You can always purchase less expensive brushes like Sonia Kashuk brushes (available at Target) or paint brushes from a craft store.
Q: I was wondering if you could tell me how to depot a mac eye shadow? I swear I saw it on your site before but I may be mistaken. I can’t seem to find it now. Someone said its possible to do with a flat iron and its easier? Would you be so kind as to send me the link to the page of the depot tutorial or let me know how to do it?
A: I don’t have any tutorials or detailed info about depotting on my website, but these are some excellent resources to check out: MartyGreen’s Depotting FAQ and Sara(m)’s Depotting Tutorials.
Q: How can you tell the fake MAC from the real thing?
A: A lot obviously fake MAC products are eyeshadows that open up like a compact and have a sponge-tip applicator and/or mirror – those are totally fake! In terms of fake MAC pigments, they tend to be extremely fine milled and almost chalky in texture, rather than shimmery or simply matte. Be wary of unusual looking labels at the bottom of products, sometimes the font/text will be abnormally large or in a different type.
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Thanks everyone for your participation! I’ve heard and read all of your responses, and I really appreciate your voicing of opinions. Expect to see a few changes and whatnot to try and accommodate to what people want! The survey is now closed.
Thanks so much!