Look: MAC Venomous Villains - Maleficent

Look:  MAC Venomous Villains – Maleficent

I used all of the mineralize eyeshadows wet, and these photos were taken at least a half hour after applying (do you know how terrible I am at applying lashes?!), so the color stayed quite vibrant well after they dried.  I went for a greasepaint stick as a base, as I felt like it might be a little tacky and keep fall out to a minimum (true!).  Half lashes look so wonky so close-up – because you can see clearly where the lash ends and the natural lash begins, but at a normal viewing distance, I think they worked really well.  More drama but not the heaviness of a full lash!

And yeah, I paired bold eyes with bold lips.  Don’t you think that’s what Maleficent would have done?

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying French Quarter greasepaint stick as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249.  Spritz the 239 brush with a little water, and then pick up the emerald green side of She Who Dares and apply to the inner third of the lid.  Repeat but apply the blackened purple side of My Dark Magic to the outer two-thirds of the lid.  With the 272, lightly spritz with water, and then apply the violet-blue side of My Dark Magic into the crease, gently blending upwards.  Blend Trench eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone.  Line the upper lash line with Nocturnal liquid liner and lower lash line with Graffiti liner.  Apply Hello Kitty Lashes on the outer half of each eye.  Finish by sweeping Inimitable Intense mascara on lashes.

For cheeks, apply Briar Rose Beauty powder on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Violetta lipstick first, and then layer Revenge is Sweet lipglass for a complementing lip.

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This is awesome! I love the bold eye and lip together, so boo to the naysayers. I like that the shadows even though they’re black based are truly different looking from each other unlike the UD palette you just reviewed. I’m really surprised that your eyes aren’t red from the liner on your top lid though, or did you apply that last? I’m not really sure how to put on false eyelashes or the order so I’m not sure, haha. That lip combo is jaw-dropping, I wish I had the courage to wear a purple lip because if I did that would be the one! But in any case, this is a gorgeous look, and very Maleficent worthy.

Thanks, Ashley!

I actually used some redness relieving eye drops to help minimize the redness for photos, but my eyes were bloodshot all night yesterday. (I took the look off shortly after I did — I knew that readers would want to see it with liner, but I know I can’t wear the liner all day!)

You can apply eyeliner before or after lashes, but you’ll likely have to apply a bit after, too, to help disguise the lash band! I applied as my lash step (before mascara), because I wasn’t sure if I was going to do lashes initially.

I always find it such a shame that when you do looks with eyeliner on the top lid that you can’t wear them out due to it irritating your eyes. 🙁 That must be such a pain! But you look gorgeous with and without, so that’s okay!

If you’re looking for red relieving eye drops though, I have some for my allergy ridden self that are by Bausch and Laumb called Allergy eye drops or something like that. Even if your eyes are super red and irritated by anything, the drops take it out really fast! They have become a staple in my medicine cabinet for sure!

wow, pretty, the look makes me think of a night in French Quarter in New Orleans! Sparkly, Exciting, a little mystery thrown in, great jazz music and FUN!

I love the look (eyes, lips, everything), but I don’t think Maleficient would have such a friendly smile. She’d do more of a scary or smug smile don’t you think? 😉

This isn’t fair!

I have Young Punk, have sworn I will not get She Who Dares…

Dang it! You have such pretty eyes to show these. Not Fair I tell you!!!

I’m going batty. To get Briar Rose, or Oh So Fair? When I already have Summer Rose..
And I’m getting Violetta… should I get Revenge is Sweet?


I love your look Christine! Thank you for showing how these look together.


I’d pass on Oh So Fair, honestly. it’s just SOOOOOOOO light! I don’t *love* Revenge is Sweet, though it’s pretty over Violetta.

Thank you, Jody!

Well, to sum it up in one word… WOW. Not a fun of mineralize shadows but I might make exceptions for these ones. So sultry — there’s definitely maleficence and mischief to it 😉 By the way, I spot perfectly placed lashes! Gorgeous Christine!

Thank you! I’m not a big fan either, but I do like these — at least with these, they’re shades I don’t already have several in regular pressed form!

I LOVE the combo of Violetta with Revenge is sweet, now I wish I had asked for those for Christmas! But I think I will get more use out of Hot House that I asked for anyways…

Hopefully my Mom will be able to snag Hot House for me, and I will keep Violetta in mind for the future. How can we pick up a Pro product if we are not make up artists?

Love, love, love it! And Maleficent would TOTALLY rock this look =)

I’m not a lipstick person, but I felt bold yesterday and bought Violetta and Revenge is Sweet to layer on top. Can’t wait to use this gorgeous combo!

That is gorgeous!! Dark eye colors and bright lip shades flatter your complexion immensely. Hmm…I didn’t think I wanted the mineralize shadows and I didn’t even bother to swatch them last night but now I think I may have to check them out because this looks so pretty!

Thank you!

Yes, they do. I put in redness relieving eye drops about 15 minutes before photos to help make me look less irritated. Nobody wants to see that! Today will be a no makeup day til my eyes calm down a bit.

Thank you, Kasiaj! There is a little, but very little. Given that it’s such a dark/black shadow, it was surprising!

I wouldn’t say these have the same texture as In the Groove mineralize shadows, but I do like these more than previous releases.

OMG Christine! Your eyes looks so beautiful with false lashes! I think the only thing I’m getting from VV are the Mineralize Eyeshadows! I’m not into the cartoon packaging! Haha! Oh and maybe the liquid powder, it seems very unique…

Yes they’re are so pretty! By the way… Random question… Are you planning on reviewing products from Kiehl’s? I’m so into that brand but only have a few things… Would be nice to know what you think of their products! I’m so in love with that brand! Haha!

OMG Christine, you look traffic-stopping gorgeous! If Maleficent had worn this look, then Sleeping Beauty would still be asleep since the Prince would have hooked up Maleficent instead 😀

You made Briar Rose look so good, even on warm skin tones! I was on the fence with it just because of that. Wow, you’ve convinced me I need this too, LOL. Thanks so much!

LOVE IT! i’m getting a mardi gras-vibe going on with this look from the green and purple. haha i must have these eyeshadow duos! my city didn’t have an unveiling event so i must wait until the 30th….

Love the look. Love the colors, Are the mineralised shadows worth buying? Cause I am not a huge fan of mineralised shadows, they are not as good as the normal ones.

Wow, I like what you’ve done with this.

The eyes are gorgeous, and Violetta is so much more wearable with Revenge Is Sweet on top – think Violetta might make its way onto my ‘wants’ list

wow this is by far one of my favorite looks on you. (and I’ve been a temptalia junkie since you launched!) you can pull off a pink lip like nobody’s business (even st. germain(?) looks great on you) I LOVEEEE THIS. your hair looks really pretty too. did you find the mineralized eyeshadows had a lot of fallout? I’ve never worked with them, they scare me lol.

Thanks a lot, Angie!

Nope, not really. There was some, but it was surprisingly little for both mineralize AND being so black/dark. I have more fall out with MAC’s lustre shadows!

Awe crap I told myself I was only going to buy Violetta from this collection. I am now considering buying My Dark Magic Mineralize Eyeshadow. I normally hate hate hate mineralize eyeshadow but I am willing to make an exception for this one item haha… especially since I missed out on young punk. Do you think My Dark Magic is just as good as young punk?

Wow! That’s pretty hard core! I like how shimmery and sparkly the shadows are, and I think you definitely chose the right liners. It all goes so well together. Maleficient indeed.

Imagine replacing Nocturnal Superslick Liquid Eyeliner with silver glitter in a more defined cat/winged line and this is what my firend did last Halloween with similar shadow shades. ^_^

It a great look and white/silver acts as a foil to the deep black based colours to keep it fresh instead too Goth/Vampy.

LOL! Bigger lashes, maybe? Bigger hair for sure 🙂

It’s a shame MAC doesn’t have such cute half lashes in their permanent line!

i agree. i wouldn’t mind seeing a lash collection from them actually. their lashes are pretty good. and they have a ton to choose from, but i’d love to see some more work with feathers and other more costumy lashes. that would be a fun collection to compliment a fall/halloween collection! 🙂

I recall the last two years I think you’re right… But I don’t remember any REALLY dramatic ones! I think the end of September/Mid-October would be the best time to do it and roll out some REALLY wild lashes!

I’m going to Disney World for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year (on the 31st woot) and I’m going to wear this look. I really like this look a lot. I’ll practice and give it a go. Thanks!

Love this look. You look so pretty! This is a great way to wear Violetta. I will have to try this out. And I don’t usually like MAC mineralize products, but I love these shadows. I may have to convert…

I would so rock this look for going out at night! I’m crazy about this collection, let’s just hope I can get the items I want! Maleficent is my fave villain, Sleeping Beauty is a classic! Thanks for posting this look!

This combo looks awesome!!! I think I’ll go back to pre order the Violetta and Revenge is Sweet. The mineralize eyeshadow duo was the first I pre ordered then I kept going back for more lol. Your absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to try this look out. Did u do a video tutorial on this?

You look hot, stunning, gorgeous, etc!!!! This would be a great clubbing look. Plus your hair looks so beautiful i love how you’ve styled it. FLAWLESS

you look absolutely STUNNING in these pictures, I love it!

Did you notice the difference in Violetta in this collection vs. Violetta permanent? I noticed a slight difference when I swatched it from this collection at the store, and the MAC girl that was helping me did too — so we swatched them side by side and they are different! The Violetta in this collection is much pinker and glossier! I actually think it’s prettier! I’d love to hear your opinion!

I didn’t notice much of a difference, honestly! I actually went back and swatched both on my lips, but there wasn’t a difference to me!


I wasn’t going to get either of these as I know I won’t use them enough (and I already have colored shadows going to waste in my collection), but these are gorgeous.

Christine I like how you mixed them… I know the purple one would look best for my green eyes, but I love the blue/green one! I have NC20 skintone and medium brown hair and dark brows…What to do what to do… I have less blue and green shadow than purple, so maybe that would be best?

On the bright side SO EXCITED! I FINALLY was able to PURCHASE Urban Decay’s NAKED PALETTE through Urbandecay.com wait list. It has been shipped today…I know it is just eyeshadow, but I feel like doing a happy dance!

GORGEOUS!!! Something about the shape of the eyeshadow looks different than your usual layout, but maybe it’s the lashes. In any case, it makes it AWESOME!

And the lips, I dunno, I don’t think their too much! They’re bold, but they’re bright! If you took the pic into Photoshop and took out the color, it would look as if you didn’t do a bold lip, you know what I mean? Because the contrast isn’t too much! I love it!

love it! had to give up the lipglass but plan to order it since the mac store isn’t doing it but mac counter @ nordstorm is taking pre-sale orders!

Gee, thanks a lot! I’m now lemming the mineralized eyeshadow duos in this collection. lol!

Anyway, this is a beautiful look on you! I especially love the use of the Nocturnal and Graffiti eyeliners!

Wow! I’m definitely looking forward to this collection! ..
Maleficent’s section is my /favorite/ of this whole entire collection ^^
This is such a spectacular look that truly fits the character 🙂

This is the first comment I’ve ever posted on your site Christine, but I really have to say Thank you for all the future swatches of these Mac collections ^^ – They help me to decipher what to pick and choose that would really suit me 🙂

Thank you for your wonderful work! ^^

yay!~ thanks for doing this look Christine, cause I LOVE that green! Can’t wait to get She Who Dares.<3
I'm starting to worry that I can't find a green this dark if I ever finish that part of the shadow one day…lol

Wow, this look is phenomenal. I love the bold lip paired with a bold eye. You did an amazing job balancing two bold looks in one! I had doubt about the violetta lipstick before, but paired with this gloss, I no longer do.

Ahh! This is one of my favorite looks so far this year. You always have magnificent makeup, but I love, love, love this! I think I’m going to buy all of the eye products to recreate it! (I’d do the lips too, but bold lips just do NOT work on me. Haha.)

Christine, I absolutely love this look. Your eyes look amazing -I love everything about it! And I love the bright lip -I can’t believe how amazing that combo is. Grrrr you made me want both Violetta and Sweet Revenge now. =O I told myself I wouldn’t get anymore from the collection since I want to do some major brush hauling this week.

Umm.. I’m sort of inbetween the 222 and 224 for blending -which would you recommend? I have small to medium eyes. And would you recommend something other than the 168 (is there anything better?) for contouring? Thanks!

Ah! Actually, what’s the best between 217, 222, and 224? I have small-medium eyes with a crease in both ..my crease is deeper in one eye. Thanks! Sorry for bombarding you with questions.

This SOOOO looks like something Maleficent would wear, especially for a night out w/ her minions lol
Looks amazing, love! You wear a variety of colors very nicely =)

Whoa!!! I like this much more than I expected!!! And I love Maleficent and all of Sleeping Beauty for that matter, too!! That silver eyeliner really makes the eyes pop!!! It looks so great with the mineralize shadows!
It’s a wonderful look!!!

By the way, Christine, how similar is Show Orchid to Violetta? I’ve had an eye for Violetta for a long time, but now that I see it, I wonder if I should skip it if I have Show Orchid.

LOVE everything about this look Christine! The UD green liner is the icing on the cake, it goes together so well with the Maleficent eyeshadows 🙂

Btw, out of curiosity, how long/how many minutes did it take for you to complete this look?

this looks STUNNING on you christine! the MES just moved from my maybe list to my must-have list lol. Do you think French Quarter greasepaint is worth getting if I already own dirty? I’m pretty fair with warm undertones.