Monday, March 9, 2009

Chanel Mystic Eyes Quad - How I use it.

A very good friend of mine is getting married soon. Of course, I instantly started thinking about what might work well for her makeup (and dress, and shoes, and jewelry... ok, I know it's not MY wedding). Given that Chanel put together such a wonderful collection for spring, I decided to put together a little description of how I use the Mystic Eyes quad. And really, I think this quad is so easy it's almost fool proof. It's easily one of my best palette purchase ever.

Here's what I used:
  • As a Base - Urban Decay Primer Potion (holy grail stuff - try it if you haven't)
  • Inner 2/3 of eye - the silver shade
  • Outer 1/3 of eye - the light brown shade
  • Smoking out the corner and into the crease - the dark brown shade
  • Brow highlight - the light pink shade.
  • Eye liner - MAC Wolf Pearlglide eye pencil (easily my holy grail grey eye pencil)
  • MAC Plushlash mascara (which I really need to replace)
It took less than 5 minutes. I didn't do the best job, but it's a great quick neutral eye for work. You can certainly play up the drama with the dark brown shade and the light silver shade - they work very well to contrast against each other.

Excuse the burn on my right eye (the eye on the left). Waxing accident.

Eyes Open:

Eyes Closed:

Rudimentary Schematic:

Hopefully this helps my friend. And hopefully she takes pity on me and helps me set up a good place to take pictures in my house so I don't have to stare into the morning sun again. But most importantly, I hope it can be a little inspirational to her for her wedding day as it serves as proof that you can still get a decent neutral eye done in 5 minutes in the morning.

By the way, here's how the Mystic Eye Quad looks on Blake Lively (read "when used by professional artist on someone perfect"):

Check out Temptalia for the full breakdown of Blake's Makeup.