Showing posts with label eyeshadows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eyeshadows. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR DARK SKIN

There are so many MAC shadows that I think are gorgeous but they just don't suit my skin tone. So, I'm going to live vicariously through all you dark skinned beauties out there!

The term dark skin is very broad and I know that there are lighter skinned woc and those with the deepest shades of ebony, so I tried to pick the most flattering colors to varying shades of dark skin.

Please comment below and add any suggestions you may have!

SABLE (FROST)

Beautiful plummy brown with shimmer! It is such a gorgeous color on dark skin!

WOODWINKED (VELUXE PEARL)

One of the most stunning neutrals on dark skin... it looks like a multidimensional gold.
SATIN TAUPE (FROST)

No matter your skin tone, I recommend Satin Taupe to EVERYONE. It's amazing!

BRONZE (FROST)

True bronze color that looks beautiful on everyone!
AMBER LIGHTS (VELUXE PEARL)

True amber -- a beautiful lid or crease color!
EXPENSIVE PINK (VELUXE PEARL)

Pink with gold duochrome -- absolutely STUNNING on dark skin!









RICEPAPER (FROST)

Peachy gold with shimmer -- gorgeous highlight!
HANDWRITTEN (MATTE2)

Rich chocolate brown -- Amazing in the crease and it has the most buttery texture ever!

 


SADDLE (MATTE)
Golden Orange Brown -- Beautiful as a transition shade!











ARENA (SATIN)
Soft Gold-Peach with Pearl -- Beautiful on the lid or as a highlight!

Monday, January 21, 2013

TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR BROWN EYES

My brown eyed gals!!! This is part three of my mini-series: Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Your Eye Color.  Brown eyes look fabulous with just about ANY color! You can pull off bright colors, neutrals, and anything in between! The majority of the eyeshadows in the post are pretty bright. If you are looking for great everyday neutrals please click the link below.


Click HERE for my Top 15 Neutral MAC Eyeshadows


Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Fair/Light skin.
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Medium/Tan Skin
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Dark Skin

Here are my recommendations for BROWN EYES:



KNIGHT DIVINE (VELUXE PEARL)

Knight Divine is an asphalt black with silver pearl, but applies like a blackened grey with shimmer. It is gorgeous with brown eyes -- it makes them glow! Kind of reminds me of the way a wolf's eyes glow at night.

TEMPTING (LUSTER)

MAC calls Tempting a "sinfully rich cocoa" and I guess I agree with that vague description. This is one of the very few Luster finish eyeshadows from MAC that I really like. Tempting looks gorgeous on brown eyes! If you aren't a fan of glitter, I would avoid this shadow.



 

WOODWINKED (VELUXE PEARL)

Beautiful gold color that looks great by itself on the lid, or smudged along the lower lash line. It can appear a little orange on fair skin, so keep that in mind if it applies to you. Although they look similar in the pan, Tempting and Woodwinked look nothing alike on the eye.


SUMPTUOUS OLIVE (VELUXE PEARL)

I love this color sooooo much. I recommend this one to everyone, especially ladies with brown eyes. It is a bronzy olive green on the lid.

HUMID (FROST)

If you could only have one green eyeshadow from any makeup brand, this should be it!!! Put Humid on the top of your makeup wishlist! I would say that it is a mix between a hunter green and a forest green with shimmer.

CONTRAST (VELVET)

Navy eyeshadows look GREAT on brown eyes; Contrast is a purpley navy with blue shimmer. I love this color in the crease or on the lid... you can also smudge it along your lower lash line.

SATELLITE DREAMS (VELUXE PEARL)

Beautiful midtone purple with bluish purple shimmer. I think this shadow looks good on cool and warm skin tones alike, making it a universally gorgeous shade! This too is a pretty bright eyeshadow, so bear that in mind!

SATIN TAUPE (FROST)

Satin Taupe looks gorgeous on EVERYONE, and brown eyes are no exception. It is a metallic taupe with a slight purple undertone. There is a reason ST is the most talked about eyeshadow on the internet...

CRANBERRY (FROST)

Cranberry is a true cranberry color with shimmer. It has superb texture, pigmentation, and blendability, and makes brown eyes pop! It can be a little intimidating at first, but definitely worth checking out.






NOCTURNELLE (FROST)

Nocturnelle is warm darker purple with shimmer. I really love the way it pairs with both Satellite Dreams and Satin Taupe.












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-Sarah
 

TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR BLUE EYES

Today's post will have a lot of warm, bronzy, golden shadows because they really make BLUE EYES POP!

Click HERE for my Top 15 Neutral MAC Eyeshadows


Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Fair/Light skin.
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Medium/Tan Skin
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Dark Skin




WOODWINKED (VELUXE PEARL)

Woodwinked is a very warm antiqued gold. The texture is smooth and it has a VERY metallic finish. It can show up a little orangey on fair skin, but the orange hue brings out blue eyes -- so don't be scared!

AMBER LIGHTS (FROST)

Amber lights is a true amber color with shimmer, and is absolutely stunning on blue eyes!

BRONZE (FROST)

Bronze is absolutely perfect! It is a true bronze color that does not lean too red or orange. I'm obsessed with this color on green and blue eyes. Although it is a frost, the finish isn't overly metallic, which makes me love it even more!


CRANBERRY (FROST)

Cranberry is a, well, true cranberry color with shimmer... if you find that you can pull off red based colors, then this is a MUST HAVE!

SKETCH (SATIN)

Sketch is a gorgeous wine/burgundy color! It looks great in the crease and outer v... The finish is a Satin and it applies nearly matte. It does take a little more work to blend, but totally worth it in the end! (I didn't mean for that to rhyme)

SABLE (FROST)

Sable is a beautiful plummy, bronzey, brown with shimmer -- it is not overly frosty. Looks great on the lid by itself or with Cranberry!

SATIN TAUPE (FROST)

I've said it before, but I'll say it again... EVERYONE NEEDS THIS EYESHADOW! Satin Taupe is a gorgeous purpley taupe that looks great on just about anyone. Obsessed.

ALL THAT GLITTERS (VELUXE PEARL)

ATG is a beautiful pinky/peachy champagne. The texture is to die for! I love wearing it on the lid, or as a wash!
CONTRAST (VELVET)

Contrast is a dark plummy navy that looks AWESOME on blue eyes! I will say that it is a little more difficult to work with than some other MAC shadows... Contrast usually works best as liner and it the crease. On the lid it can appear a little patchy unless you really pack it on.





COPPERPLATE (MATTE²)

Copperplate is a grey Matte², with the the most buttery smooth texture, and amazing pigmentation. I love the way soft greys bring out blue eyes!













HOPE THAT WAS HELPFUL!

TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR GREEN EYES

Click HERE for my Top 15 Neutral MAC Eyeshadows
 

Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Fair/Light skin.
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Medium/Tan Skin
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Dark Skin


 



SATIN TAUPE (FROST)

Satin Taupe is absolutely gorgeous and because it has purple undertones, it really makes green eyes stand out!


SATELLITE DREAMS (VELUXE PEARL)

Satellite Dreams is a midtone purple with bluish purple shimmer. This shadow looks stunning on green eyes! I love to wear it with my next recommendation...





NOCTURNELLE (FROST)

Nocturnelle is a "pinked up chrome purple" according to MAC. I would call it a deep red based purple. This is a must have and pairs beautifully with Satin Taupe and Satellite Dreams.

BRONZE (FROST)

Like I've said before, MAC's Bronze is the most perfect true bronze shade EVER made. The warmth in this color makes it extremely flattering on green eyes.

SUMPTUOUS OLIVE (VELUXE PEARL)

I absolutely LOVE this color for green eyes! When applied it looks like a bronzy olive green, and it is a fun shadow to mix in with neutral looks.

HUMID (FROST)

No surprise here... I recommend Humid to everyone, but especially if you have green eyes. This is one of the best MAC eyeshadows hands down. Some say people with green eyes shouldn't wear green shadows... Rules are made to be broken, and Humid is the perfect example!

CLUB (SATIN)

For a full review on Club, click here
The reddish brown base in club works wonders on green eyes, and don't even get me started on the teal duochrome!!


SABLE (FROST)

Sable is a bronzy, plummy, brown. It is gorgeous all over the lid, and can be worn by itself.

EMBARK (MATTE)

Embark is a matte red based brown that looks great with green eyes!

SKETCH (SATIN)

Sketch is a very popular wine/burgundy color that is amazing as a crease color!















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-Sarah


Monday, January 7, 2013

MY MAC PALETTES

Click HERE for the updated post!


I have my MAC eyeshadows organized into an Everday Palette, a Bright Colors Palette, and my Neutrals Palette. How you organize your shadows really depends on you and what colors you have. When organizing I think it's important to have one palette that you use as your "Everyday" palette, because it is much easier working from just one on a day to day basis... but hey, that's just my opinion!

When it comes to organizing the shadows within the palette, I try to make a gradient from the top left down to the bottom right. So, you would put the lightest shade in the top left corner and then put the next two lightest shades beside and below it. This can be seen the easiest in my Neutrals Palette. I do not take the finish of the shadows into account.

The Bright Colors Palette is organized a little differently. For my kit, I don't think it's necessary to have an entire palette devoted to different colors, like a blue palette, green palette, etc... So I have them in one palette and they are in groups of three going downwards according to color.

My Everyday Palette is organized with the gradient in mind, as well as grouping similar colors. It's hard to describe how I put that one together; I just tried to make it aesthetically pleasing. If you want to hold 26 shades in the palette rather than 15, you can pop out the divider and then glue down the metal sheet to the palette, like I did below:


EVERDAY PALETTE (Click to Enlarge)
 
 
  
Top Row: Gesso, Blanc Type, Vanilla*, Kid*, Era*, Omega*, Cork
 
Second Row: Shroom, Nylon, Dazzlelight*, Vex*, Naked Lunch*, Espresso
 
Third Row: Sumptuous Olive*, Club*, Humid*, Bronze*, Patina*, Mulch, Brun
 
Last Row: Cranberry, Sketch*, Embark, Sable, Satin Taupe*, Smut*
  
 






NEUTRALS PALETTE (Click to Enlarge)

Top Row: Mylar, Jaunty, Ricepaper, All That Glitters, Copperplate*

Middle Row: Malt, Jest, Woodwinked, Twinks*, Knight Divine

Last Row: Wedge, Tempting*, Brown Down, Handwritten, Print







 







BRIGHT COLORS PALETTE (Click to Enlarge)
 

 Top Row: Lucky Green, Gorgeous Gold, Expensive Pink, Shale, Beautiful Iris

Middle Row: Greensmoke, Shimmermoss, Amber Lights, Star Viotlet, Satellite Dreams

Third Row: Plumage, Contrast, Coppering, Plum Dressing
 
 

 
 

 I like to keep Carbon in a quad because it has a slight crack in it, and the last thing I would want is Carbon exploding in my palette and ruining all my other shadows.

I plan on making more detailed blog posts about each palette describing colors and showing swatches. Please leave a comment below if you would like to see that!
 
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Friday, December 28, 2012

TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR FAIR/PALE SKIN

I thought it would be helpful to put a list together of 10 MAC eyeshadows that would work great with fair/light skin. If you would like to check out the Top 3 MAC Blushes for Fair Skin, click HERE.

Top 10 MAC Lipsticks for Fair Skin


I prefer using the pro pans because it is more cost effective and MUCH easier to store. These are the shadows I think are most important when starting your collection, so enjoy! Click on the pictures to enlarge!

VANILLA (Velvet)

Vanilla is a beautiful ivory with slight pink undertones and my Holy Grail highlight!! It is amazing at blending out crease work for fair skin and never looks ashy/chalky. Although there appears to have a little sparkle in the pan, it applies nearly matte.
DAZZLELIGHT (Veluxe Pearl)
 
Dazzlelight is a shimmery highlight that leans slightly yellow. I typically wear this in the inner tear duct area but it also looks great as a browbone highlight.

NAKED LUNCH (Frost)

I adore Naked Lunch! This shade is absolutely beautiful on the lid or as a brow bone highlight. It is described as a minimal pink with shimmer, but on my skin tone it looks like a shimmery beige that almost looks wet.  


 
KID (Veluxe)

My go-to transition shade. I highly recommend this shadow for ladies that like to use matte crease shades. This shade has a warmth to it and helps to bring a sophistication to many of my looks.

CORK (Satin)

Cork is an ideal crease shade. MAC says that it is a Satin, but when applied it is a medium brown matte shade. .

SATIN TAUPE (Frost)

This eyeshadow is absolutely beautiful! It is a taupe with strong purple undertones. Also, the finish is quite metallic, so keep that in mind. I prefer wearing it on the lid because it brings out my eye color so well, but you could also use it through the crease. It may suit cooler skin tones a bit better but I think it looks gorgeous on just about anyone.



PATINA (Frost)
 
Patina is so complex... It is an antiqued gold color with green and pink duochrome. It is considered a frost, but I would say the texture is quite difficult to describe. I think it is more like a Satin, which is why I think this shadow works well in the crease.

BRONZE (Frost)

Bronze is absolutely perfect. It is a true bronze with shimmer, and doesn't lean red or orange, which a lot of bronze shades tend to do. The texture, pigmentation, and blendability are superb.

CLUB (Satin)

Another amazing color by MAC! I have a full review on the blog, click HERE to check it out!

HUMID (Frost)

Humid is one of the most amazing colors I have EVER found in ANY brand of makeup... If you only have one green eyeshadow, this should be it.


 
 
Some other favorites?
  • Sumptuous Olive
  • Era
  • Brun
  • Smut
  • Copperplate

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I hope this helped you and enjoy the rest of your day!


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