Holiday Makeup: Icy Blue Smoky Eyes

MAC Love Lace Look

Here’s a quick and dirty look using products from MAC’s Love Lace Collection!  I managed to squeeze in all four of the eyeshadows that came out. Just an FYI, Blanc Type looks very, very subtle in real life — it’s not a very camera-friendly color (tends to look a lil’ on the chalky side) — ’cause whenever I use it, I can barely tell I have it on… until I take photos, of course, lol!

I ditched the lip products, because they’re really not up my alley (with all that sheerness, y’know!), and I went with two upcoming shades from Chanel’s Spring collection instead.  And the lips are the BEST PART ABOUT THIS LOOK.  Seriously. Amazing!

I also opted for warmer cheeks and lips to warm up the cool-toned eyes, since I’m naturally warm, so it helped balance the look for me.  You could just as easily swap in cool-pink cheeks and an icy, pinky lip, too.

You will need the following…

Directions: Start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the lid with the 249. Using the 239, apply Suave Intentions eyeshadow on the inner two-thirds of the eyelid. Darken the outer third of the lid with Love Lace eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Next, define the crease by applying Hypnotizing eyeshadow with the 226. Lightly tap and brush Pincurl eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Blanc Type eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Sense of Style kohl power on the lower waterline, and then sweeping lashes with Dior DiorShow Extase mascara.

For cheeks, apply Springsheen blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 129.

For lips, apply Chanel Delicieuse Lipstick first, and then layer Chanel Futile Glossimer for a soft lip.

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Love Lace, Suave Intentions


Pincurl, Hypnotizing

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Damn. You used Sense of Style and now I want it. And Love Lace. And Suave Intentions. And Hypnotizing. (Do you think I could maybe replace it with Satin Taupe — not the same color but same effect?)

Those lips are goooorgeous! The color suits you perfectly.

If you have Shale, I think that’d be a better substitute – just because it has a lil’ bit of that mauve/purple, but I think Satin Taupe would still be pretty instead. 🙂

Thank you!

I think I might not get Hpynotizing because it doesn’t really stand out to me. Still doubting on the blue e/s. I don’t have any yet. Would this be a good start for me? Thanks!

I swear I don’t ever look good in lighter hues of blue, but Christine, what you did make me want to buy the whole love lace collection just so I could copy this look! You’re so good!

No matter how much I like the makeup in any of the looks you do, my first thought is always how gorgeous your eyes are, with the veins of reddy-gold running through the iris!

Why did you have to post this stunning look Christine?… just after I decided to skip the Love Lace collection! Lol. All of the colours you have used look really beautiful on you. 🙂

Thanks, Chiara! I’m so about those lips. I mean, wow! They’re soft, subtle, and not at all like BAM! in your face, but I love them.

Thanks, K! They’re nice, but I definitely think you can get by with dupes, know what I mean?

And of course, I had to attempt to use them all at once, LOL.

Thanks, Rae! So happy you enjoyed it 🙂 Are you picking up anything from Love Lace? I know you seemed to like the promo image for it!

Yea, it gets confusing! & incredibly annoying when they sell out of stuff before the former official launch date. I live about 5 minutes away (driving) from a counter and a store, so hopefully one of the two have it out tomorrow 🙂 If they don’t have it out, I’m going to be at the mall on the 26th for Boxing Day shopping (& Warm & Cozy of course).

I skipped all the Love Lace eyeshadows because I wasn’t impressed with all the coolness and frostiness of the colours, but the colours look pretty on you. On your skin Suave Intentions reminds me of Mutiny pigment. I am considering Sense of Style liner though.

Thanks, Amy 🙂 This collection is decidedly cool, but Warm & Cozy is pretty warm, so I guess it evens out (though Warm & Cozy is a HUGE launch in comparison).

And from now on I will never ever say that blue is so “eighties”, you really took it to 2009, GREAT!
Oh and I love the lips….. coral is my fave!

Thank you for responding Christine! It’s amazing how you run this huge phenomenal website and take the time out to respond to every comment 🙂 Extase is in my shopping cart, I’m just waiting on your review so I can place the order. Thanx again!!

Hey Sharon!

What kind of mascara are you looking for?

I’ve worn it two full days now (well, not like 24/7, but twice now, for eight hours a piece, lol!), and it hasn’t flaked, crumbled, or smudged (so good!). It seems to give me good length, just a lil’ thickness, and decent volume. I never liked DiorShow myself, just because it smudged and flaked on me, which wasn’t a very pretty sight.

Welllll I’m kind of a mascara nut. I’m not looking for anything in particular I’m just excited to try it because it’s a new dior mascara. I love the original diorshow, not too crazy about the diorshow unlimited, like blackout a lot but I think it takes too much work to put on without getting clumps (and rarely do I have time for it)and I love diorshow iconic. I’ll order the mascara and let you know how I like it, I’m sure I’ll love it. Thanx Christine!

You look so nice with blue eyeshadow, especially against your dark dark hair 🙂 and sense of style is gorgeous! that is definitely on my list tomorrow!

Ahh, love how you make the eyes work on your warm skin. I’m a little darker than you and afraid of these colors, but I’m tempted to give it a shot. I never get tired of your looks, Christine! Love the lips, too!

Vex has green in it, which is why I don’t think it’s a dupe for it… necessarily. Vex really takes on different hues/colors depending on what it’s used with!

How do you like the Dior Extase mascara? Is it better than all of Dior’s other mascaras? I saw it on Sephora under the Beauty Insider specials and was tempted! Just wanted to hear your input 🙂

Hi Christine,
Very, very pretty! I just saw this collection tonight at Nordstrom and I’m still thinking about Love Lace and Sense of Style pencil. It’s safe to say I will be going back for that.

Definitely getting Love Lace. But do you think Suave Intentions is really similar to Mutiny pigment? Definitely skipping it, if it is a dupe.

I agree with you about sheer lipgloss/lipsticks – don’t like them much either.

Christine, this looks awesome on you!!! Too bad I don’t look good in blue eye shadow 🙁 I’ll just have to live vicariously through you lol. But those lips! Wow! Definately making me want to buy those two products 🙂

I love this look! 🙂 It’s really finally helped me decide that I do want the two blue e/s’ – such a great look, and for winter, too 🙂
Can you tell me though, if I wanted to add a 3rd blue/lid colour, to darken the outer V, which would you recommend? Such as a darker blue or anything that goes with these 2 blues in one look 🙂 A couple or so rec’s would be great. Thank you for your help in advance! 🙂

btw I just did a nifty combo with hypnotizing on the lid, stars n rockets on the outer corner, and star violet in the crease…haven’t done a highlighting color yet but I was thinking something shimmery like naked lunch would be pretty but hey take your pick LOL

hi christina i absolutely love your tutorials i visit your site everyday i was wondering if maybe you could do a tutorial with loreal H.I.P. bright duo eyeshadows roaring 234 i find the colors really beautiful and i would really like to try them but i dont know how

That blush looks amazing on you, it is my favorite and mac style. I usually wear them with mac sandy B lipstick. Love this look on you. Thank you christine.

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