Some time back, ParisB asked "Does your hair color affect your makeup choices?" and I responded that because my hair was lighter, my usual makeup choices were becoming over-the-top for me. Colors that were once a surefire to look good, no longer did.
Instead, pinkish plums became rather flattering on my seemingly fairer skin tone. Don't worry! I've darkened my hair since so I'm only gonna look all demure for two more tutorials. For this look, I've used the limited edition and supposedly rare MAC Spiced Chocolate Eyeshadow Quad which was retailing for $69.99 . I have no clue why this palette is worth so much. Sure the colors are pretty but they're not the best colors on me. At least not when I have darker hair and skin tone. Anyway, don't fret if you don't have this quad. The colors are very much dupable.
Apply a maroon-colored cream eyeshadow (Benefit Stiletto) as a base. Using a shader brush (Stila #7) sweep a matching colored eyeshadow (MAC Sweet Chestnut) over the base and blend out at the crease.
Apply a copper-colored eyeshadow (MAC Brash) into the crease and blend the color with the lid color as well as blend upwards. With a highlight brush, buff a warm highlight color (MAC Ricepaper) on the area just beneath the brow. Highlight the inner corner with either the same highlight color or you can use something with a pink iridescence (MAC Nanogold).
Take a round crease brush and apply a matte dark brown (MAC Spiced Chocolate) to the outer V. Blend out with a tapered crease brush. Draw a slightly winged line using a black gel eyeliner.
With a precision brush, apply the copper color on the lower lash line and darken the roots with the dark brown. Line the waterline with a dark black pencil or kajal. Highlight the inner lash line with the iridescent pink. Fill in eyebrows lightly.
Eyes: elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Stiletto MAC Spiced Chocolate Quad (Nanogold, Brash, Sweet Chestnut, Spiced Chocolate) MAC Ricepaper Generic Indian Kajal eyeliner Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Seal Brown (outline) Face powder (fill)
Cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Conjure Up (This came out with Superdupernatural, which is my all-time favorite blush. I was contemplating it and was very glad when I managed to pick this up at the sale. It's a beautiful color albeit a tad cool for my skin tone)
Face: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in #123 Graftobian HD Creme Corrector in Soft Orange I Nuovi Undercover Concealer in 4Y Ben Nye Banana Visage Luxury Powder
Lips: MAC Slimshine Lipstick in Bare Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss in Kirk