Saturday, 8 February 2014

MAC Contrast Eye Makeup Look


Every time I photograph a makeup look without falsies, I think it looks a bit unfinished, but... I am giving my lashes a break, so no falsies this time :) The eye shadows I used for this look are Contrast and Nylon. I must admit, Nylon has been my most used MAC shade and it goes with so many looks. I would definitely recommend picking it up. Contrast is a stunning dark blue with purple undertones and a velvet finish and it is perfect for a dark blue smokey eye.

Like all MAC eye shadows, Contrast is easy to work with, nicely pigmented and long lasting. I applied it allover the lid (focusing on the outer corner), added Nylon in the inner corners and under the brow bone and blended it all out with MAC 217 brush. I also lined my waterline with a black pencil and smudged Contrast along the bottom lash line. I really like the transition between Nylon and Contrast - it looks grey, blue or purple, depending on the light.

I might try Contrast in a 'cut crease' look in the future, but I think it requires more skills :) haha


Do you have Contrast in your collection? 


  

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colour - Its quite unusual. Its a shade I would never think to swatch in store. It looks pretty on you
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  2. Love this look - really impressed at how you made it look like you've used lots of different shades rather than just contrast! Especially on the centre of the lid. Love it.

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    Katy xx

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  3. This is gorgeous! Exactly the sort of smokey eye look that I like doing with my brown eyes :)

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    Rachel
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  4. Wonderfull! I love your Make-up!

    xoxo Liz from FabulizBeauty

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  5. Nice colour - wouldn't normally go for a blue-ish shade but I love this!

    Jen

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  6. This is soo pretty and a daring colour :) Still yet to buy a MAC eyeshadow!
    Kathryn xx

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    1. I really like MAC eyeshadows, but building a 15 pan palette is sooo expensive :/

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  7. I don't have contrast in my palette but I can see how there are so many uses for it! This look especially is a great take on a smokey eye with a bit of color.
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. It is a gorgeous shade. I have been using it a lot. Thank you :) x

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  8. Gorgeous look. I don't have Contrast in my collection, but am considering buying it. Would you recommend it for green eyes?

    Hayley x
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    1. I think it would look lovely with green eyes :) x

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  9. Lovely colour ^^

    恵美より ♥
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  10. I don't have Contrast but I think I could make it very welcome in my collection. Urban Decay's Ink eyeliner would look AMAZING with this look, as it's a deep, inky, navy blue... almost identical to contrast. Such a stunning look! xxx

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    1. Don't tempt me :) I love UD liners :)

      Thank you lovely :) x

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  11. You have brilliant eyebrows by the way. I am a bit scared to try blue eyeshadow but after seeing this post I think you may have turned me :)

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    xx

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    1. Thank you. They became quite hard to tame recently, haha :)

      I think that Contrast is a great way to try blue hues. x

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  12. Such a gorgeous color, I've been wanting it for some time now :) But I feel like blue eyeshadow colors are very easy to look nineties (and not in a good way), especially on my fairer skin and blue eyes. Might try it anyway though!

    xoxo Anine
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