MAC Venomous Villains Look: Cruella de Vil

MAC Venomous Villains Look:  Cruella de Vil

The first few looks I’m going to do from the Venomous Villains launch are just by character — using only the products from each of their “collections.”  It’s not necessarily inspired such that it resembles or looks like the character.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Sweet Joy eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid and pull upwards along the inner crease. Lightly blend De-Vil eyeshadow on the middle of the lid with the 239.  Define the crease with Carbon eyeshadow and the 226. Blend Trench eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Crash liner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Darkly My Dear blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Innocence, Beware! lipstick first, and then layer Devilishly Stylish lipglass for a complementing lip.

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I used the wrong settings here – I’m not really this tan – but it was the only closed shot I had!

(This is just me wearing Innocence, Beware! FYI!)

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I love Carbon, but it always fades really quickly on me, even when using primer. So does black tied. Any suggestions? Love this look also!

I love this look Christine! i am so getting that lipstick, nudes look great on you by the way, really makes your beautiful brows pop..love it 🙂

I love this look! Especially the way you blended the shadows! Very awesome! The lipstick looks great on your skintone too! Kudos to Christine! =)

No, not at all – I actually tan REALLY quickly, but I didn’t want anyone to wrongly think I had gotten about oh, three or four shades darker!

I’m so glad that you mentioned that you had just used the wrong settings on that shot, because I was thinking, “Holy crap, when did Christine get that tan?!”

I really love the eyeshadow in this look, I’m going to resist buying these eyeshadows, but I do really like this look.

Beautiful combination of colors, the way you apply them and here again you look perfect :)… I like venomous villains collection… Love from İstanbul.

Oh my so pretty.. the shadows really bring out your eyes. This makes me want the shadows blush and nude lippie.. which I was planning on not getting.. I’m already going to be dropping over $300 on the collection as a whole D: lol, maybe I will buy what I MUST have first and then go back after I get paid after that to see if anything I’d like is still there. You are feeding my addiction Christine! LOL can’t wait to see more villain looks?? :3

Thank you, Kateri!! 🙂

What are your faves so far?

And that’s not a bad plan – that is how I would do things when I was on a tighter budget. Get the MUST HAVES! and then if it was still there later on… it was meant to be 😛

Oh gosh well.. so far I am really loving the entire Maleficent line, it’s definitely my style. Then I love the red lip products from the Cruella, all the lip products from the evil queen and the bite of an apple blush, then I want the beauty powders from all 3… and then possibly a magically cool liquid powder.. mainly because it will be interesting to have but I may hold off on it if I don’t like the way it highlights when I go play around at the store.

Back for one day only. I’ll be honest, I don’t 100% love the three eye colours together but your technique is great and if anyone can pull it off you can! Read your FB about mud slinging, poor christine!

I feel a little weird, I keep hoping its ok. Its harder to know with a research project than an exam when you know whether you can answer the questions or not. I’m going on hols tomorrow n we are staying in a fancy hotel for the first night (we couldn’t afford it for all three!).

I asked MAC today when VV is out in Ireland, they couldn’t tell me an exact date. Went in to UD to ask about BOS and they said its out Sept 6th in Ireland (most likely the same or earlier in UK). They are taking deposits which i thought was a bit weird but I put 10E down and i’m guaranteed one now, I think!

I was up til 4am proof reading and then up again at 6.30! Fingers crossed

They don’t ship to Ireland, NOTHING ships to Ireland, problem with only having a 5 mill population! this is despite the fact that UD is distributed through debenhams here! yeah its just they gave me a reciept for a 10E gift card without the gift card and made me sign an envelope with giftcard in it! i’m sure they have a system. i’m happy that its out soon enough.

Gorgeous as usual! =] That look reminds me of the past Soccer World Cup. I wore eye make-up like that for every Germany game since our colors are black, red, gold.

Gorgeous as ever! Quick question, I know you can’t line your upper lash line but you always have shadow there – can’t you line your upper lash line with a shadow and an angled brush instead?

Also, if you apply one coat of mascara from above (rather than below which is the norm) you can get rid of all the shadow fallout you always have on the tops of your lashes.

I’m just trying to give constructive crit, they’re very small things – everyone knows that your looks are gorgeous!

It’s not product that irritates it – it’s *anything* – whether it’s a brush or product. The feeling of the bristles of the brush or the liner pen or whatever it is causes my lash line to swell up – it’s just a very sensitive area, and I have tried probably 40 different products there and all of them result in swollen lids.

Thanks for your suggestions!

Wow, Christine! This look is even more awesome than your usual ones! Thanks for sharing how you did this, I’ll be bookmarking this page for when I get the shadows to do this myself!

Thank you, Bettina! Maleficent is the next look I gotta do (though Evil Queen’s is the next to post), and I’m excited!

Thank ya, Stephanie! Hmm, probably a little more orange, but you could substitute for it. I’d say Sweet Joy is a lot yellower than Ricepaper, though!

i’m not sure if it’s just your camera, but for being a “bronze” color, De-Vil looks a lot more red lol. this looks fantastic. i must resist getting the shadows ! :p

Christine, this look is phenomenal!
I wanted to thank you so much for all of your pictures and in depth reviews of the Venomous Villains collection; I’ve got my shopping list planned out because of your pictures and recommendations. I find that when I buy products from collection launches (or am looking to try a new product) I take your reviews into serious consideration and generally buy using your suggestions, which might seem silly, but I have never once been disappointed by your recommendations. As a result, I wanted to sincerely thank you for all of your hard work. Your site is amazing, and I remember it when you were just starting it up, I’m so glad that it has been a success. You are truly the best and most honest beauty blogger out there; you have an amazing ability to connect to your readers.

Oh, wow! Kasia!! You’re too much. Thank you for 1) being so sweet and 2) keeping up with me all these years! And it is a great relief and joy to know that my recommendations have worked out for you thus far!

You made my day!

I love this look–can’t wait to see you do one with the red lippies from Cruella’s ‘collection’. My list of products I want matches up with your ‘must haves’ so I’m psyched about this one!

I’ll definitely do something… though it may be a few looks! All the collections are so… heavy. Heavy eyes, heavy lips. Since I’m such an eye girl, I guess eyes first, and then I’ll start toning those down and working through a few of the bolder lipsticks!

This is probably my most favorite look I’ve ever seen you wear! Absoluetly gorgeous! I wish you could do my homecoming makeup!!!

Btw, I’ve always wanted to see nude lips on you! LOOKS GOOD !

Innocence, Beware! seems pinker than Creme d’Nude, which is a peachy nude to me. I like Innocence, Beware!, but my lips are always dry… 🙁

How do you line your bottom lash line? When I do it it always is too thick or too far out.

This is unrelated, but do you know of a color that is similar to Viva Glam Gaga without the lavender tones? If it’s not MAC it’s fine, too.

Also, I like when you do looks like these. There’s color, but it’s wearable. 🙂

“cruella deVil, cruella deVil…if she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will”! I have been singing this non stop every since I saw your amazing review….you are much much prettier than her btw! 😀

Lovely Christine – thx! Ironic that they meant it as a bit of evil and it is actually looking nice :p
am lemming the lippie and want to beware of innocence 😉
~Gaea)

that’s a really nice effect you’ve got with the carbon + de-ville…at first i thought you had incorporated a mulch type of shade and i was wondering if i had missed something in the release notes…
i’m also really liking the blush. cruella’s collection is definitely my favourite of this launch.
i’m looking forward to seeing your remaining ‘villain’ looks!

Thank you so much for doing this beautiful Cruella look!!! I LOVE IT! She is my absolute FAVE villain (maybe the only one I like, actually) and now I want the entire Cruella collection!! You look *marvelous* and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of that nudey pinky goodness! DROOL!
I think you would also look oh-so-very-amazing in the Dr. Faciliier stuff!!!! (; (hint hint)
THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this with all of us, again, and I am now completely obsessed with your blog…. heart!

This look rocks! The copper color looks great on your skin.
I have a brush question. I recently purchased the mac 224 which is just lovely for blending above the crease but for me it is too big to use in the crease. Since the 226 is a limited edition, what other brush do you recommend to use for soft blending in the crease like you did in this look?

Wow, what a great look! Love the depth in your shadows. Till now, Cruella was probably the villain I was least interested in. Between this and Fabulous Felines, Christmas is canceled this year! No money for presents, (but look at my fabulous eye shadows!)

Hi Christine,

thank you very much for the preview. You look marvellous with this look.
Would you skip Sweet Joy if you have Crest the wave? and Darkly my dear for Prim and proper?

Thank you :o)

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Thanks, Patrizia! Sweet Joy is a lot lighter than Crest the Wave – you could mix Nylon with it to lighten it though. You could skip Darkly My Dear, though!

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Just discovered your blog today and I am loving all the looks! You do such a great job, and you have inspired me! This look is definitely one of my favorites, so pretty

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