Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Neutrals Using MAC Inventive Eyes Quad


Vellum crumbled because I did a bad de-quad-ing. I used Tempting as a substitute.

Let me repeat what I wrote about MAC's Inventive Eyes Quad over two years ago, and these words ring true even to this day"

If I were to pick a favorite among MAC's limited edition eyeshadow quads, it would be Inventive Eyes hands-down. The colors are truly gorgeous but can be made dramatic or subtle, depending on the application. My favorite eyeshadow in the quad is Twillery. It is just the perfect wash for me; it really brightens up the eye area but is still very much office-friendly and neutral. I love this so much that I quickly acquired another one when I saw a girl sell it online. I am also beginning to love Vellum. I used to hate it with a passion and was about to dispose of it, but I realized that MAC included an otherwise boring, ugly color in the quad as a blender; this eyeshadow actually makes the entire look so seamless and blended to perfection. I now see tepid-colored shadows in this light now - they are supposed to be boring in order for the other colors to really stand out. These shadows make it their job to fade into the backdrop for the other stellar colors to shine. They are like back-up singers in a beautifully-sung ballad.

Yes, Twillery is still one of my favorite MAC eyeshadows, so much so that I have two of these. Here's a step by step using MAC's Inventive Eyes quad. I kept the entire look neutral. All products MAC unless otherwise noted.


Using a stiff shader brush or the 239, apply Twillery on the lid. Pack it on.


Using the Sonia Kashuk blender brush, apply Tempting on crease.



Using the same blender brush, apply Inventive on outer V. Blend with the 224.


Apply more Inventive if necessary. Blend with the 224.


Using the 252 brush, apply White Wheat on the browbone to highlight. Apply L'oreal Lineur Intense.


Like so.


Apply Red Cherry falsies. Rim eyes (waterline and tightline) using Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on liner in Zero. Using the 219 brush, apply Twillery on inner lower lashline and Inventive on outer lower lashline. Apply mascara.

4 comments:

MW said...

nice neutral look ,love the new layout!!
xo mw

Therese said...

This is a great neutral with oomph!:)

Y said...

lovely! I didn't realize at first that VEllum was almost gone! I thoguht that it was silver lOL =0=

The Shades Of U said...

MW- thank you, I do too. =)

Therese- thanks hun!

Y- haha, it was a total destruction of the shadow when I tried to de-quad it. ;-)