THE LOOK: BLACK TO EARTH by MAC for Spring/Summer 2009
There’s nothing clean or precise about this season’s take on the black eye. Meant to be messy, it’s about smudged up liners, cream texture, and a lived in look.
Smolder Eye Kohl smudged all over the lid with Dark Soul Pigment to set.
Line lower lashline with Smolder Eye Kohl and Dark Soul Pigment.
Clear Gloss over lids.
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
In The Makeup Says: This look was seen on the runways of Ashish, Halston, Herve Leger, and Temperley London. Take it from runway to realway by smudging a dark kohl pencil only around the lashline rather than on the whole lid. Skip clear gloss on your lids. Glossed lids work for photo shoots and the catwalk, but not so well for daily life – they cake up every time you blink. Instead, get a creamy look by lightly patting on a cream eyeshadow, and you might want to tone down to a sheer gray rather than black. Also, make sure that lips look “alive” by using some gloss on top of this look’s neutral lip. What fragrance would we wear with this look? In Black by J. Dell Pozo. It has notes of black cherry, black lily and violet.