Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mac 6 Cool Smokey Eye Palette - Purple and Pink Smokey Eye

This is one of my favorite tutorials to date. I love purple smokey eyes and I really love how wearable this purple smokey eye turned out. I am beginning to think the Mac 6 Cool Smokey Eye Palette is a must have item! It's so compact and has such great colors that it's quickly becoming one of my favorites! I decided to re-create the Kim Kardashian smokey eye tutorial with more fun colors and less "cat-eye-like" shape. The result is very pretty, in my opinion. I hope you all enjoy!

Products Used:
  • Nars Sheer Glow in Punjab
  • Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light to Medium Bisque
  • Bobbi Brown Corrector Kit: Natural and Pale Yellow Powde
  • Chanel Bronze Universal (Tan de Soleil de Chanel) Cream Bronzer
  • Hello Kitty by Sephora Apple Cheeks Multiple in Charmy
  • Laura Mercier Peach Mosaic Shimmer Block
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
  • Mac 6 Cool Smokey Eye Palette:
    • Seedy Pearl
    • Tendersmoke
    • A Brown Suit
    • Beauty Marked
  • Mac Brulé Eye Shadow
  • Tokidoki Perfetto Liquid Eyeliner in Sabochan (black)
  • Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash
  • Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Liner
  • Mac Impeccable Brown Pencil in Taupe
  • Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color SPF 12 in Heather Pink
  • Mac Boldy Bare Lip Liner
  • Dior Addcit Ultra Flash Lip Gloss #756


  1. I think this is one of the prettiest eyes I've seen you do! It doesn't hurt that I love purple. I know this is a dumb question, but how would you define "smoky eye"? Can anyone wear the look in your opinion? My eyes are deep set, and I find it difficult to copy other people's eye looks.

  2. I define smokey eyes as an eye that is dark and looks almost like it's smoldering or smudged out at the lash lines and through the crease of the eye. You can definitely wear a smokey eye. Kim Kardashian also has deep set eyes and she's the queen of the smokey eye. Here's a resource with more info on some of her looks -

    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have more questions. :)

  3. Well, sense you asked and provided a very thoughtful answer to my first question, can you talk more about warm and cool colors? I pretty much understand what colors are cool and what colors are warm, but how does that apply to individuals? I could not tell you what I am and I certainly can't make color choices based on warm and cool. But I'm beginning to wonder if it has something to do with why I think certain colors look better on me than others. And yet you bought cool and warm for yourself... Thanks for being so helpful!

  4. Great Question!!! The way to determine if you are warm or cool skin toned it to look at the veins in your arms or wrists - if your veins appear green, you have warm toned skin, if your tones are almost blue, you have cool toned skin. If you can't tell, you have neutral skin. Warms colors tends to look better on warms skin tones, and cool colors on cool skin tones. Neutral skin tones can wear both without any trouble. However, just because your skin is warm or cool in tone doesn't mean you can't wear warm or cool colors. 

    The reason this is so confusing is because Mac uses a different classification system for foundations, concealers warm powders. Warm shades are classified as cool shades and cool shades are classified as warm shades. So, even though my skin tone in Mac is NC25 (neutral-cool), I actually have warm undertones in my skin, like golds. People with cool undertones will buy warm foundation shades from Mac because their color system. (these people have pink and purple undertones in their skin.) 

    As for wearing cool and warm tones on your skin...remember my video on how to war pink eyeshadow for warm skin tones? Well, I have warm skin so wearing pinks and light purples or blues is hard for me. To make it more wearable I have to mix tones that are easier for me to wear like golds, greens, and warm browns. However, you'll notice I still wear purples, pinks and blues, I just mix them with other tones that are flattering for my skin tone or I opt for an intense smokey eye in those shades to help balance my skin tone. Blues are actually notoriously pretty on brown eyes, so sometimes colors that you might not think you could wear because of the shade of your skin (warm or cool), actually can look really pretty if applied with other beauty rules in mind. But honestly, in my opinion rules about makeup staunch creativity. Don't be afraid to try something different. Trial and error is more fun and helpful when playing with makeup than following the rules! Hope this helps!

  5. WOW!!! Great answer! I learned so much from this response. You should do a post about this. You are very knowledgeable. Thank you so much! Mercedes