This “dark fairy” eye at Erin Fetherson FW12 was


This “dark fairy” eye at Erin Fetherson FW12 was full of tricks! I learned so much about how to do a lasting, dynamic smokey look from MAC lead artist James Kaliardos.

1. A U-shaped line was created above the eye, and reflected below, by dotting MAC Smolder Eye Kohl in the desired arc.  This was then blended, creating a BLACK PRIMER (why had I never thought of this) which James feels is essential for creating a true dark eye. 

2. MAC Carbon shadow, then Grape, were blended - it was the addition of color that made this eye truly multidimensional.  If you ever wondered how to wear purple eyeshadow without looking like you got punched … this is it.

3. Finally, MAC Platinum pigment creates an other-worldly silver glow.

James was also thrilled to pile on the MAC Haute & Naughty mascara for this look - true-to-life, as most women do love their mascara! - and a welcome relief from the more “natural” lash sent down the runways of late.

The face was flushed and flawless, with minimal touches of foundation/concealer, blush in Pink Swoon high on the cheekbones, a touch of contouring, and a clear gloss lip.

When you see it in progress (top photos), it seems very editorial, but the final look (bottom) is totally Friday night.

Images - Cult of Pretty