Mac Cinderella Stroke of Midnight palette has been part of my daily makeup since the very moment I got it. Although the shades in the palette are not the most unique and could be described as “boring neutrals”, I think they go together extremely well and when I wear them I feel put together and very elegant. The quality of every shade is wonderful, they blend in easily, create no fallout and are just dream to work with.
The look I am sharing with you today is the one I like wearing the most. Below I broke down for you the steps for creating this eye look.
1. I started by applying Lorac Behind The Scenes eyeshadow primer.
2. Using a fluffy brush, I applied pearl white Phloof shade underneath my brows and to the inner corners of my eyes.
3. Using a flat eyeshadow brush I packed Satin Taupe all over my eyelid and to the lower eyelid.
4. With a crease eyeshadow brush, I put matte Quarry shade in my crease and blended it into Satin Taupe.
5. For a little bit of contrast I added just a tiny bit of Omega to the outer part of my crease.
6. Using a slightly damp liner brush I applied Stroke of Midnight right along my lashes, creating a winged line. Wetting the brush makes this shade even more pigmented and darker and it’s a great eyeliner shade.
7. With the same brush I intensified my look by adding Stroke of Midnight to the lower eyelid blending it in really well.
8. The eye look is completed with 2 coats of Maybelline The Falsies mascara and some delicate false eyelashes. I used Ardell Lash Lites in #332.
For the rest of my look I used a lot of my favorites:
– Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum foundation in #20.
– Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation in Light Neutral used as a finishing powder.
– Mac Prolongwear concealer in shade NW20 applied under my eyes to conceal dark circles.
- Mac Powder Blush in Taupe for contouring my cheeks.
– Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush.
– Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight in Opal for highlighting.
– On my lips I am wearing Mac Hoop lipstick with a coat of Dior Addict Gloss in Princess.
I really like this look as it can be worn during the day and also for a night out, paired with a bolder or red lip. If you are a long time Mac fan you might already own most of the shades from the palette or even similar shades. The only new shade is the purple Stroke of Midinght, which I think is similar to Blackheart from Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.
What do you think of today’s look? Is it something you would wear yourself? What blush and lipstick would you pair it with?
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