Dark Neutrals: Smoky Brown Eyes

Dark Neutrals: Smoky Brown Eyes

This is probably my last look dedicated to MAC’s Warm & Cozy Collection. I’m pretty sure my next look is going to use some *color* as the past few have all been fairly neutral, given the theme of Warm & Cozy. I’ve never been a huge fan of using super dark bases overall, just because I’ve always found they have a tendency to eat color and not enhance it as much as lighter bases can do. Relaxed seemed to work best when layered with shimmery eyeshadows, rather than softer, more satiny shades.

You will need the following…

Directions: Start by applying Relaxed shadestick as your eyeshadow base all over the lid with the 249. Using the 239, apply Modelette eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Mulled Cider eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Coppering eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Next, define the crease by applying Antiqued eyeshadow with the 226. To add more depth, tap and lightly blend in Embark eyeshadow in the crease with the 219. Lightly tap and brush Modelette eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Chamomile eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Feline kohl power on the lower waterline and Goldmine eyeshadow on the lower lash line, and then sweeping lashes with DiorShow Extase mascara.

For cheeks, apply Imprevu blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116. To highlight, apply Empreinte de Chanel lightly over the cheekbones with the 165.

For lips, apply Warm Me Up lipstick first, and then layer Feelin’ Dreamy lipglass for a lighter lip.

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Thanks a lot, Tehreem!

No, not yet — the contest just ended on the 23rd, and I spent the holidays busy with my family and not so much on blogging. I’ll be randomly choosing this week or next (since New Year’s is just around the corner, not sure if I will get it done).

I’d probably pass on all the eyeshadows… maybe one or two of the shadesticks, if you like shadesticks and need more eyeshadow bases! 🙂

Hi, I love this look so much!
I’ve been browsing your website and have noticed that you don’t line your upper lash line at all, is there is reason for this?

Hi Nancy!

I don’t usually line my upper lash line, because when I do, my eyes/lids swell up and I pretty much can’t wear makeup for 24-48 hours. :/ So if you *do* see me with it, I usually remove it immediately after I take photos!

I really like it 🙂 I love the coppery shades! They enhance the brown in your eyes. I have to say I like Plushlash better on you though.
Hmm, lusting after Antiqued and Copppering now…

Thanks, Roxanne! You know what’s funny… reader Sarah *just* commented how she liked it better than Plushlash, lol!

Extase does a great job with lengthening, but I wish it would thicken just a lil’ more!

Soft and beautiful! These are my favourite everyday colours to wear, and even for occasions as well. I bought a surprising amount from this collection (and I’ve been really good at NOT buying MAC lately!)

Relaxed Shadestick (currently using Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liner in Bourbon as a base – seems wasteful!), Warm Me Up lipstick, Light That Fire! Lipglass, Feelin’ Good and Close for Comfort TLCs! At least I know I will use everything that I bought because when it comes to MAC LE collections, I know that’s not always the case. Compulsive collector in me always rears its greedy head!

Another beautiful, beautiful, beautiful look! Also, I must say the Dior mascara you’ve been using lately looks fantastic, even more so than Plushlash by MAC, which in my opinion is another lovely mascara.

Thanks, Sarah! 🙂 I do like the Extase (will review soon) so far, it does hold up way, way better than DiorShow ever did on me!

you look really beautiful! I cannot wait until this collection is out in england, I swear i’m checking the website so many times everyday! i know it’ll come out in january, but i keep hoping it’ll be earlier! I love the lips especially! x

I went to MAC today to ask about Love Lace. It comes out Jan 9th here (here being Belgium, but I’m guessing that counts for surrounding countries as well), she said, one week AFTER Warm & Cozy. Could be sooner of course, it *is* MAC we’re talking about 🙂

I love Antiqued for a crease colour. However I think the cheeks are competing with the eyes because coppering and the orange tone of the blush are kinda clashing, like a pinker blush would have been better. But looking at it again it could just be my computer screen, idk.

Or could just depend on your preference 🙂 I think it might be the flash reflecting off of the cheeks that accentuates them a bit more (since there is a highlighter on, and highlighting *does* reflect light!), but if you don’t like it, it’s no biggie 🙂

Love the neutral colors all around the face. It’s so refreshing from pink lips and blush. With fashion pushing towards 90’s grundge with a modern twist, the all neutral makeup seems to fit perfectly.

funny i was wondering the same thing as reader nancy le actually!

it’s a really pretty look! can’t wait to try it out…i might switch the dark liner to my upper lash line (i tend to do the opposite: always line the top, rarely the bottom). the goldmine along the lower lashline is really pretty!

did you feel like the relaxed shadestick ate colour then? it looks very nice anyway…i tend to really like the dark brown bases…i suppose they make things look more smokey…

I’ve pretty much learned to love myself sans liner, but when I do, I always pay for it with itchy, red, swollen eyelids/lash lines. It’s pretty much not worth it, but I know everybody else seems to want to see it, so I try to do it from time to time and just grin and bear it (or else wash it off immediately).

When I layered shimmery shades over it, it didn’t eat color so much, but if it was a more satin/matte shade, oh yeah, it wasn’t changing it up much.

that’s really too bad…i wonder whether there are any liners out there suitable for sensitive eyes? i’m not very good with the gel liners like fluidline, but it’s usually just the lower lashline that is problematic for me.

i was pretty happy today to see that warm and cozy is out in the uk! i ended up skipping on relaxed…i’ll just use my paint pots of paints instead…but i did get a lot of items anyway!

The colours are all so warm and beautiful. I am skipping the shadows from warm and cozy though because I have lots or similar ones from the permanent collection. The chanel blushes look gorgeous.

Wow, Christine! I am loving this look! It’s going in the top 10 for sure! It could work for day or night and look flattering on any skin tone! Beautiful work! 🙂

I think this is the most flattering look I’ve seen on you, Christine! You’re so beautiful!
P.S.: do you think Relaxed is worth buying? Or do you like Constructivist best?

I’m not a big fan of neutral looks unless its for a conservative type function, but I am actually liking this one. I think its that copper shimmer at the end. Like just a hint or pop of color to make it not so boring. I will definitely be trying this.

You look Absolutely stunning Christine. I was looking at you pictures and my BF walked in, even he did a double take!! 🙂

Hope you have a Happy New Year!!

Nice look ! you have very pretty eye colour. thanx christine, your website has always been the best site for product reviews and tutorials. hope you dont mind if I link your website to my blog .. many thanx 🙂

I love the look but could you please make sure that in the description you write the number of ALL the brushes you use. I couldn’t find what you used 266, 214 & 129 for. Beautiful look though!

If I list the brush, but it’s not in the description, it means I didn’t use it (I just have a pre-written list of brushes I usually use, and I always forget to remove them).


Dear Christine! How do you think this combination will look on light blue eyes with black border? I mean should i invest into 5 lovely warm toned shadows for beauty 🙂

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