Makeup 101: Smokey Eyes by M·A·C’s Mickey Contractor’s Team

2 Nov

Bollywood pretty much has the smoky eye down on lock. So of course, when I sat down with one of their biggest makeup artists – Mickey Contractor, Director of M·A·C Cosmetics Makeup Artistry (India). I made sure I’d ask him about how to get the smoky eye look so many of us are still trying to perfect (that includes me). Instead of telling me, he asked one of his assistants, Donnie Hsiao, to show me! Donnie went right to work, telling me exactly what he was using to achieve the look while he worked:

MAC Smokey Eye Shadow Palette

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Products & Tools used
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  • M·A·C Paint Pot in “Bare Study”
  • M·A·C “Smolder” Eye Kohl
  • M·A·C “Carbon” Eyeshadow
  • M·A·C “Folie” Eyeshadow
  • M·A·C “Ricepaper” Eyeshadow
  • M·A·C “Zoom Lash” Mascara
  • M·A·C #219 Pencil Brush
  • M·A·C #217 Blending Brush
  • M·A·C “Lust” Tinted Lipglass
  • M·A·C “Mocha” Powder Blush

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Smokey Eye Step by Step:

1. First, apply the paint pot all over the lid as an eye shadow base. This will ensure that there is not creasing and allows you to start on a neutral base.

Prepping the eyes

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2. Next, apply the Smolder liner to your top lash line with the #219 Pencil Brush. Smudge out.

Apply black liner on the lash line

Smudge the line with #219 Pencil Brush

Extend the smudging around & up to the crease with the #217 Blending Brush

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3. Then apply a little of the “Folie” eye shadow, topping it with “Carbon” on the eye lid and blend with the fluffy #217 Blending Brush.

Apply a dark color eye shadow like Carbon to eye lid

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4. Go back to the #219 Pencil Brush and line the bottom inner lid. Smudge out.

Add black liner to the lower lash line

Blend and smudge the lower liner with #219 Pencil Brush

Smokey eye halfway done!

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5. Using the same #217 Blend Brush, add “Folie” eye shadow to the crease. BLEND.

Add “Folie” to the crease and blend

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6. To finish, add “Ricepaper” eye shadow to highlight the brow bone. Finish it off with lots of “Zoom Lash” Mascara!

Add “Ricepaper” eye shadow to brow bone as highlighter

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7. Clean up the surrounding area in case any shadow pigments fell under your eyes by using a powder foundation like M·A·C Studio Fix Powder. To finish up my look, Donnie also used “Lust” Tinted Lipglass on the lips, and dust “Mocha” Powder Blush on the cheeks.

Finished smokey eye look!

Finished look with Make-up Extraordinaire, Donnie!

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Below is a snippet of Donnie doing my eyes — it’s not quite a tutorial in itself, but I figure it’s easier to see it done if you want to imitate the look yourself!

How to: Smoky Eyes using M·A·C via Mickey Contractor – IIFA Awards 2011

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Smoky Eye Make-up by Tommy . Photo by Flotography

Smoky Eye Make-up 煙燻妝 by Tommy | Photo by Flotography

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5 Responses to “Makeup 101: Smokey Eyes by M·A·C’s Mickey Contractor’s Team”

  1. asian makeup tips April 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM #

    Nice post. It’s great for me

    Thanks

  2. anamika sureka April 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM #

    I love Mickey …and his eye makeup..loved seeing his work on every bollywood actress.

    http://www.wiseshe.com/category/smokey-eyes

  3. Snigdha May 3, 2014 at 2:16 PM #

    Can you please let me know what you used in your lips at the beginning

    • Snigdha May 3, 2014 at 2:16 PM #

      *on

  4. top10bestselling.us July 28, 2016 at 9:25 AM #

    i love your article. I have a video similar title with you, you can refer to them and sharing with me your idea. Thanks your sharing

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