Sparkly Smokey Eye

Last week I was on the hunt of some Christmas presents (too soon, I know) for a few women family members. My first thought is always makeup because it never fails, a lipstick is always welcome, specially if it's a gift. After crossing out from my list all the pending purchases, I rewarded myself with a little eyeshadow, simply because I just can't get near a MAC counter and leave empty handed. 

La semana pasada estuve en búsqueda de regalos Navideños (muy pronto, lo sé) para algunas familiares mujeres. Mi primera idea siempre es maquillaje porque nunca falla, un labial siempre es bienvenido, en especial si es un regalo. Después de tachar de mi lista mis compras pendientes, me premié con una pequeña sombra, simplemente porque no puedo estar cerca de MAC e irme con las manos vacías.

For this look, my main inspiration was the MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow in Cinderfella, a beautiful mixture of black and silver pearl that apply super smoothly and have great pigmentation. I primed my eyelids with black eyeliner and blended out the edges with a clean brush before padding Cinderella all over the lids and on my lower lash line. To add some warmth, I used my NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder on the crease, it also helped create a transition between the black and my skin. I also used it for contouring and bronzing my face, skipping blush. For highlighting the brow bones and inner corners, I used MAC Soft And Gentle, I didn't put any on my face just because I felt the eyes were already quite shimmery. 

Para este look, mi principal inspiración fue MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow en Cinderfella, una mezcla muy linda de perlas negras y plateadas que se aplican muy suavemente y con buena pigmentación. Me preparé los ojos con delineador negro como base y difuminé las orillas con una brocha limpia antes de meter Cinderella en los párpados y debajo de los ojos. Para agregar calidez, usé mi NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder en las cuencas, esto también sirvió para crear transición entre el negro y mi piel. También lo usé para contornear y broncear mi piel, dejando el rubor. Para iluminar el hueso de la ceja y el lagrimal usé MAC Soft And Gentle, no lo apliqué en mi rostro por que sentí que los ojos ya eran suficiente brillo.

At first I wanted to do really bright pink lips but the sparkly eyeshadow and bronzer combo where already too much. I decided to use Crème d'Nude by MAC (which I recently purchased in a failed attempt to replace my broken Japanese Maple), the cremesheen formula is my favorite for nude colors because they don't make your lips look like you've just applied concealer. 

Al principio quería meter labios rosa chillantes pero el combo de sombra con brillos y bronceador ya eran demasiado. Mejor usé Crème d'Nude de MAC (el cual compré recientemente en un intento fallido de reemplazar mi Japanese Maple que se rompió), la fórmula cremesheen es mi favorita para colores nude porque no hace parecer que tus labios están llenos de corrector.

I really see myself wearing this look a lot for the Holidays, what do you think? 

De verdad me veo usando mucho este look para la temporada, ¿ustedes qué opinan?


  1. Cinderella is stunning! Had never heard of it but will definitely pop into Mac next time I'm out to have a look at it. Love your makeup, as usual. This would be perfect for Xmas or New Year's Eve. :) Can I ask something? Which lens do you use for these close up shots? x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  2. Cinderella looks like a really gorgeous shade. I love the smokey eye and nude lip combo. Xx

  3. OMG your pics are so gooooood - your makeup looks flawless!! What lens do you use? :)

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  4. Thanks dear, I definitely recommend Cinderella! I use the lens that came with my camera, it's the Lumix G Vario 14-42 mm :) X

  5. Awww thanks Alyson!! I use the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm :) X

  6. You always leave me without words! This look is made for you!

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  7. You look amazing! I am following your blog now:)


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  8. you're make up looks so flawless, I love a smoky eye!

    I've got a mac lipstick giveaway over on my blog if you want to take a look

  9. This dark smokey eye suits you so amazingly. It's probably one of my favourite looks from you so far! x

    Beauty with charm

  10. So nice to hear that! Thank you Alina <3 !

  11. This look is incredibly beautiful! Love how it's relatively simple to create without million different products but so beautiful and dramatic :) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

  12. It was really easy! :) Thank you X

  13. this is such a beautiful makeup look, i'm just starting to get the hang of a basic smokey eye so i'm not quite at this level yet, but maybe one day!

    little henry lee

  14. Wow, that look is stunning! I really want to try it now!

  15. Can we please take a moment. This look is simply stunning! I have no idea if this would be nice on pale eyes but I love it so much, I think I will give it a go. The lipstick colour is gorgeous too. I love it all!


  16. Thank you so much, you're so sweet! :) X