Diwali eyes by M.A.C Cosmetics


Diwali eyes by M.A.C Cosmetics

There’s something so special about doing your makeup before a celebration. No matter the occasion, applying that glitter eyeshadow and extra swipe of highlighter makes a world of difference. Diwali is no exception to the rule and the team at M.A.C Cosmetics have pulled together the perfect look for this year’s festivities.

Use this step-by-step guide to create Katey and Isha’s flawless Diwali look.

Step 1:
Prep skin with MAC Softening Lotion, Strobe cream and Fix +. Using the #128s split fibre brush in circular motions all over face.
Step 2:
Apply Studio Fix Fluid NC30 with a #252 large shader brush and buff in with sponge. Then apply NW30 Studio Fix Concealer with the same brush and work in under eyes and over eyelids.
Step 3:
Leave skin unpowdered and set eyes with Studio Fix powder NC40 with #240s large tapered blending brush. Using the Shiny Pretty Things Neutral Eye Bag, start working the Technakohl liner in Photogravure all over eye and waterline, then buff out using the #239s brush.

Step 4:
Using the Shiny Pretty Things Eye Shadow x 6 palette, start blending Heartwork (Reddish Brown) into the crease with a #217 blending brush. Add Malibu Snow (Dark Brown) with #239 flat shader brush and pack onto outer corner and smoke out with a larger #224 blending brush. Also take this colour under waterline to darken.
Step 5:
Smoke out waterline with #212 flat definer brush to add deeper pigmentation. Then add Sweater Girl (Light Gold) in inner corner and brow bone using #219s pencil brush.
Step 6:
Apply Fab Accent (Medium Antique Gold) on centre of eyelid with a #275s medium shading brush sprayed with Fix + for more intensity.
Step 7:
With a small angled brush #263 take Black Track and start building a wing and drag into the inner corner of eye. Apply black track in waterline for definition. Using In Extreme Dimension Lash wiggle brush back and forth on lashes to build volume.
Step 8:
Taking Studio Fix Powder in Nc40 using the #240S large tapered blending brush tap under eyes to set and middle of face. Start adding colour and shape using the Mineralize powder in Medium Deep using a #129s powder brush, tapping on hollow of cheek bone and down nose. Add warmth with blush Peaches using tapping motions with #133 small cheek brush.
Step 9:
Using the Shiny Pretty Things Nude Lip Bag, (prep lips beforehand with Prep + Prime lip for longevity) Apply Boldly bare lip liner all over lips for shape and then apply Lipstick Open Presence (Cremesheen) all over lip. For that extra sparkle pop Holiday Miracle lipglass in centre of lip.
Step 10:
The star of the show! Apply a generous amount of Shiny Pretty Things collection “Snowflushed” In extra dimension highlight all over highest point of cheekbone, down nose and centre of eyes to add an extra pop!