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Carine Roitfeld X M.A.C.: The Smoky Eye

I am honored to present the first official IWTBAR video — Carine Roitfeld X M.A.C.: The Smoky Eye by our "very cute looking" contributing editor, Renee Hernandez. She shares her interpretation of the smoky eye à la the limited edition makeup collection created by Carine Roitfeld X M.A.C. Cosmetics. Very special thanks to Carine Roitfeld and M.A.C. for their support of this makeup tutorial.

Carine Roitfeld X M.A.C.: The Smoky Eye
By Renee Hernandez

I’ve always told myself that your messy self is your most beautiful self and when I see pictures and interviews of Carine Roitfeld I know this is true. This shy, edgy, and provocative style maker does not like things to look perfect. She even admits that the best makeup look is when it is still smudged the next morning. Her collaboration with M.A.C. is true to her aesthetic — smoky eye, bold brow, nude lip, and a touch of whimsy with her “good luck” beauty mark.

To recreate Carine Roitfeld’s iconic look, begin with your eyes. This look uses Desert Camouflage Eye and Cheek Palette from the limited edition Carine Roitfeld X M.A.C. collection.

Iconic Eyes
To avoid eyeshadow dust from settling onto your foundation, start with the eyes.

Using a small, flat brush, apply Cactus Thorn across the base of your lid. Apply the same color with a smaller blending brush to the lower lash line. Blend around the edges for a softer effect.

At the outer corner of the eye, apply Desert using a slightly pointed blending brush. Take a larger blending brush and blend over Cactus Thorn.

Keep building the drama with Smolder Kohl Eye Pencil. Glide liner across your upper lash line. Apply Carbon over the liner using a small blending brush for a softer effect.

Continue defining the eyes by applying Carbon with a small angle brush past the outer corner of your eye for an subtle cat-eye shape. Finish by lining the lower water line with Smolder Kohl liner. Smudge eye pencil using small blending brush to diffuse and soften the edge.

Accent the look by applying Sahara Dust under the brow.

Full Brows
The eyebrows are brushed downward and then lightly filled with Brunette Brow, the perfect brown-gray brow color (this color choice depends on your natural brow color). Brush upward for a softer-looking application, and keep them in place with a sweep of clear mascara or hairspray, if you like.

Natural Looking Finish
Gently remove excess eyeshadow dust with a little bit of moisturizer and a cotton ball. Use your favorite foundation or concealer to spot-touch and even out skin tone.

Curl lashes and apply black mascara to top lashes, sweeping from root to tip.

Extra Definition
For extra definition, use Sandstorm cream blush to contour cheekbones. Apply color to the hollows of the cheek using your fingertips or angled contour brush and blend.

Nude Lips
A nude lip is the perfect finish to the sexy smoky eye. Glide Tropical Mist directly from the tube, starting at the center of your upper lip and working out. Repeat on the bottom lip.

Good Luck Star
Place stencil on your cheek just below your eye. Fill stencil in with M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack using a small angled brush.

And there you have it. Tired but sexy. So Carine.

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Carine Roitfeld photograph © 2012 M.A.C. Cosmetics. Carine Roitfeld X M.A.C.: The Smoky Eye film stills © 2012 Renee Hernandez. All Rights Reserved.

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Reader Comments (6)

This is getting bookmarked, thank you Renee!!!
31 décembre 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Im smiling while reading this! You're very roitfeld!
31 décembre 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbernie
Well done, Renee.
1 janvier 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Thank you, thank you! I loved doing this. :)
2 janvier 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrenee
Renee, have been waiting for this! I bought the compact back when it came out, so it's nice to finally see this - great job! Wish you could come do my makeup!

How gracious of Carine to support this, kudos to her. Also loved the music :)
2 janvier 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLee Ferguson
this is brilliant...love the step by step process! renee is looking so gorgina...love the hair, too! :)
3 janvier 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdara block

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