Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Not to say this, but some of the looks I do are unnamed and it takes me hours to find out the right name. Well this look is one of the previews I had done in the last post and inspires me the most, thanks to the vast array of MAC pigments (full size and samples) I have.

Let me tell you about MAC pigments first. They are loose minerals that have MICA and no fillers which makes them give a true color and high impact. They are available in matte, satin, frost and duo chromes; which I love the most. If you aren't a professional I would not advice you to go for full sizes of really colorful and bright pigments as you may not use them much and the pigments last for ages. So in case it still interests you, buy pigments with more wearable colors and tones that can be your favorite eyeshadow almost everyday or every occasion of your makeup.

Some of my favorite MAC pigments are (the ones I also recommend to buy); Naked, Chocolate brown, Old Gold, Violet, Pink Opal and Melon. Others are good and totally depend on your choice.

Playing with pigments especially duochromes is fun and this look today is inspired by the beetles and large house flies' wings (yuck!!) as I love the way light plays on their wings. I have done some of such looks in my archives and will post them the moment I find them.

Now onwards to keep posts shorter and sweeter I would be simply enlisting the other products used and explaining eye makeup and wherever explanations are necessary.


  • Smashbox Photofinish Light Primer
  • Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Foundation
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer
  • Kryolan Loose Powder
  • MAC Powder blush in Emote and Mineralize Blush in Light over Dark


  • Clinique High Impact Lipstick SPF 15 in 02 Nude Beach


  • MAC Paint pot in Vintage Selection as eyeshadow primer
  • Stila Kitten on the brow bone as highlighter and also in inner corners
  • MAC Pigment in Blue Brown on the entire lid, blended into crease. Blue brown is regular pigment and permanent in their line. I used NYX flat eyeshadow brush to apply but you can also dab with fingers for maximum impact.
  • MAC pigment in Deep Blue Green pigment LE, on the outer corners and little bit blended in the crease here and there. Please help yourself in finding the right substitute as it is not available at MAC now. 
  • On the lower lids and inner rims, I applied NYX jumbo pencil in Purple and the with MAC 217 alike brush from Essence of Beauty, blended the liner with MAC pigment in Violet from the permanent line.
  • MAC Brow fix gel for brows. You can fill in a bit of color if you want to. Try keeping them a bit bushy and boyish.
  • Several coats of Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara on upper and lower lashes.
Some more pics........

Its high shine, no compromise makeup and looks fantastic on any skin tone and color. I will be putting more of such dramatic looks so keep reading.
Hope you like the look. Let me know...

Till then,



  1. wow what a drama, i love such dramatic eye-makeup :)

  2. I am so happy that you liked the look! Thanks for the appreciation! Putting many many more in coming times..............


  3. WOW Neeraj ... awesome EOTD once again .... i would never thought of paring these 2 pigments on eyes.... :D :D


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