M•A•C Guest Post: Nordstrom Exclusives

M•A•C Senior Artist Cynthia Rivas introduces M•A•C Illustrated by Rebecca Moses. Check out her how-to guide for creating two unique and gorgeous looks with this Nordstrom-exclusive collection.

M•A•C Illustrated Eye Bag: Sultry Thunder & Rain

This edgy yet ultra-sexy look is inspired by the smoky-eye trend seen backstage at Donna Karan and Missoni. Eyes are the center of attention, with an intense waterline that gradually fades out to hug the entire eye.

How to achieve this look:
Line: The key to this is a very rich and intense lash line. I recommend you begin by taking our Kohl Power Eye Pencil in ‘Feline’ and applying it generously along the entire upper and lower inner rim of the eye/waterline.

Smoke: Next, close your eyes and squeeze them for about three seconds. Repeat this step once or twice until the liner appears to be naturally “smoking” out of the eye.

Blend: Take the 219 brush (from your Illustrated Brush Kit) and blend out any edges around the eye. You can keep it tight along the lash line if you prefer a softer version, or turn it up by taking your liner up to the crease.

Finish: Set the eye kohl with Mineralize Eyeshadow in ‘Thunder & Rain,’ dusting the shadow on the lid and underneath the eye. Complete with a generous coat of Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara on both the top and bottom lashes.

Tip: Carry the Kohl Power Eye Pencil and blot film in your clutch for touch-ups.

M•A•C Illustrated Eye Bag (Sultry)

M•A•C  Illustrated Face Kit: Plum

This trend, inspired by shows like Mary Katrantzou and Rick Owens, complements eyes of any color. The look works for both day and night, and it’s great for a woman who is ready to add a little color to her neutral palette or for a woman who loves a little drama. Plums are a great way to play up eyes of any color with very little effort.

How to achieve this look:
Line: Begin with your favorite Pro Longwear Paint Pot, applied to the lash line and blended up to the brow bone.

Shadow: Apply ‘Plum Reduction’ Eyeshadow on the entire eyelid using brush 275 and blend into the crease. Use the ‘Sparkling Plum’ Eyeshadow to contour your crease area and create depth. Continue to build depth by adding shadow to the outer corners of the eyes, and don’t forget to also contour under the lash line with the same shade.

Finish: Add a coat of In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara. For an evening version, add ‘Heather Belles’ Eyeshadow to the outer corners of the eye and Smolder Eye Kohl to the waterline.

Face Kit by Rebecca Moses (Plum)

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