Soft Colorful Wash Featuring MAC Lustre Shadows (Idol Eyes and Retrospeck)
From L-to-R: MAC Idol Eyes, MAC Restrospeck, and The Body Shop Shimmer Cube 07 (Argyle Pink)
Many people despise MAC Lustre shadows for the sheerness (it’s more shimmer particles than actual color pigments), and the crazy amount of fall-out.
However, all that aside, I find them to be a very fun texture to work with because they can give a soft tinted wash to your lids without looking too strong.
I own 3 Lustres; MAC Lustreleaf (silvery-green), Idol Eyes (lavender-grey with gold sheen) and Retrospeck (champagne). Of the three, I would probably recommend Idol Eyes the most because it’s the most interesting color. But if you’d like a cheap alternative the shimmery grey-gold shade in the Wet n Wild Coloricon “Greed” Palette (6-pan) is quite close, although the gold sheen isn’t as strong.
For this look, all I did was apply Idol Eyes (lavender grey) in the inner 1/3 of the lids, Retrospeck (champagne) in the center and a pink shimmer (The Body Shop Shimmer Cube #07) to finish in the outer 1/3, smoking upwards around the socket line to finish.
For definition, a black liner would be too strong, so I used a metallic wine-brown (try MAC Sable or any shimmery deep brown - Wet n Wild Knock on Wood has 2 nice browns if you’re looking for something inexpensive) to shade along the upper lash line and lower lash lines for smoky definition.
Then finish with black liquid liner (or pencil) just on the tide line under the lashes (I love how you get no strip of white flesh peeking out under your lashes; makes them look fuller and longer) before applying mascara.