Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Note:  This tutorial is a little late, considering it was made in October 2007.  With that said, I want to recommend some substitutions if you didn’t pick up this palette!  For Medallion, try Pink Venus (from Fafi as well as a permanent color); for Trophy Pink, try Post Haste or Passionate; for Modern Heir, try Hepcat or Plum Dressing. Also, I would recommend using a different highlighting color – more neutral, less frosty – as I designed the tutorial to only use the palette colors!

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create a look using MAC’s Royal Assets Cool Eyes palette. Feel free to ask questions!

You will need: Water-based Mixing Medium (glycerin based liquid adhesive), Your Ladyship pigment (frosty white with yellow undertones), Medallion eyeshadow (frosty pale pink), Trophy Pink eyeshadow (bright cool pink), Modern Heir eyeshadow (shimmery purple), and Graphblack technakohl (black liner). For complimenting cheeks and lips: Don’t Be Shy blush (cool pink) and Micro Pink beauty powder (cool pink); Culture Class lipstick (frosty coral-pink) with Contessa lipglass (frosty purple-pink).
Brushes: 239, 239, 249

Get the step-by-step instructions with photos…


This is what you need.


1. Start with a clean eye-space; if you fill-in your brows, you’re welcome to do them now [or later].


2. Use one of your 239s and add one droplet of MAC’s water-based mixing medium to the brush. If there’s excess wetness, run the brush against the back of your hand to dry it off. Pick up Your Ladyship pigment from the pigment that is stuck underneath the jar cap/top and apply all over lid,


3. Pull it outwards to be able to cover your entire lid area.


4. This is what it should look like.


5. With the 239 brush, pick up a generous amount of Medallion eyeshadow and apply to whole lid.


6. Make sure to cover the entire portion of the lid.


7. With the 239, pick up Trophy Pink eyeshadow and apply it to the outer third of the ild.


8. Pull it outwards to cover the entire outer portio of the lid.


9. Make sure to deposit some of the color into the outer crease.


10. This is what you should have.


11. Apply Modern Heir eyeshadow with the 239 to the outer crease.


12. Bring your brush outwards and into the outer crease to darken it.


13. Pull the brush upwards to help blend the color out.


14. This is what it should look like now.


15. With your 239, pick up more Trophy Pink eyeshadow to darken the outer third of the lid.


16. This is what you should have.


17. Using the 239 brush, apply Medallion eyeshadow above the crease, underneath brow.


18. Pull it outwards towards your outer brow to evenly deposit the color.


19. Swish the 239 brush back and forth to help combine the highlight and the crease colors together.


20. Go back and forth in quick, gentle motions.


21. This is what you should have.

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31 thoughts on “Tutorial – Royal Assets, Holiday Cool Eyes Look, Frosty Light and Hot Pink

  1. I have the cool holiday palette and I plan to buy the quad #1 from FAFI (and actually the #2 too !)…. Is medaillon really like Pink Venus ? Thank you !

  2. Cosine

    Once again, u make me feel so proud about owning something which I may have doubts about purchasing in the first place!

    I actually had a hard time deciding between this palette and the Metallic Eyes palette (because it was early November when it was released meaning it coincided my A levels here in Singapore, I had to limit my shopping spree to prevent too much distraction) but I still chose this one because I felt that the Metallic Eye palette could be duplicated with the other colours that I have but I haven’t seen any vibrant pink like the one in Cool Eyes yet! That one colour sold me… I’m just such a sucker for MAC and I love/hate myself for that.

    Your tutorials just make life so much easier for me and made me feel so certain that this was and still is indeed THE ONE! =D

    I TOTALLY LOVE UR BLOG!

    • That’s so great to hear! I think I personally like the Metallic Eyes over Cool Eyes, but I never reach for it so it can’t be that good, LOL.

      Thank you Cosine!

  3. MoOn

    yaaay thanks for this, I’m happy coz I have the cool palette ^_^

  4. Hey Cristine,

    HURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYEEE!!!!

    LOLLLLZ,U LOOK GORGEOUS HUNNY!

    Luv
    Zzainy,,..

  5. KC

    Thank you soo much! I own the cool palette and donnos what I can do with it. This will def help alot!!

  6. Marcela

    great look!! although pink doesn’t really look good on me… and anyway, the only holiday collection released here in argentina was antiquitease :(
    i wanted to ask if you know of any substitutes in the permanent MAC line or say, originals, which is out at the moment here, for culture class lipstick and contessa lipglass, which i think look amazing…thankyou!!!
    and congratulations!!!

    • Thanks Marcela! That’s too bad, have you not found the right shade of pink?

      I wish they had put out the sets for you guys :(

      You could try Nico for Contessa, though it’s not that close… For lipstick, I’m not sure :(

  7. laura

    i love this! can you suggest some similar permanent colors for those who didn’t pick up the cool eyes palette? thanks!

    • Hi Laura – I did, it was at the beginning of the post:

      For Medallion, try Pink Venus (from Fafi as well as a permanent color); for Trophy Pink, try Post Haste or Passionate; for Modern Heir, try Hepcat or Plum Dressing. Also, I would recommend using a different highlighting color – more neutral, less frosty – as I designed the tutorial to only use the palette colors!

  8. Kristie

    You know, I was just considering putting my cool eyes up for swap. I think I may give it a few more tries first! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. LUC1

    I ALWAYS WERE PINK EYESHADOW,BUT IT DON’T LOOK AS GOOD AS YOURS! SO PREEEETY!

  10. LUC1

    OOPS! I MEAN “WEAR”

  11. Lovely look Christine – I liked the colours! More please :D

  12. kleri

    Great look as always!! Can you suggest a permanent mac blush similar to Don’t Be Shy ?

  13. Mandy

    I love this look so pretty, you make the colours look so vibrant beautiful

  14. Macaholic

    I live in Bermuda and I love your tutorials….they have a new Mac store here and I have to tell you that everytime I come on to your website they get about half of my weekly salary! But it’s sooo worth it!!!
    Cheers Christine!
    *~Macaholic~*