04 March, 2014

The Grunge Look Using MAC Eyeshadows

mac coppering twinx smokey grunge makeup look
Today's look is partly inspired by the Olsen Twins' usual messy boho-grunge makeup. A lot of grunge looks are very eyeliner centric. In general, the color scheme in grunge makeup consists of silver, black, and sometimes browns/plums. However, the Olsens favor coppery shades which look amazing against their green eyes. To achieve this on myself, I used a few eyeshadows from MAC, mainly Coppering and Twinx.


mac coppering twinx smokey grunge makeup look
mac coppering twinx smokey grunge makeup look
01. I started by applying the main color, Coppering, all over the lid without going above the crease.
02. To keep the eyes warm, I used Soft Brown (a red toned brown) on the crease.
03. I highlighted the highest point of my brow bone with Brule, a satin cream color.
04. Then I went to work on the lash lines. Grunge makeup is characterized by a heavy bottom lash line so don't be afraid to smudge a lot of eyeshadow in there! On the bottom lash line I smudged a good amount of Coppering and went over it with Twinx to create a gradient. 
05. On the upper lash line I applied some Twinx (a plum/brown) with a pencil brush and then used an angled brush to apply black eyeshadow as close to my lash line as possible.
06. To finish the look I lined my waterline with a black eyeliner (Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Zero) and applied mascara.

On my lips I'm wearing the e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Natural. Do you like to wear your makeup smoked out and grundy once in a while too? 

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46 comments:

  1. I am legitimately going to try this look! I love the way it turned out and I actually have the shadows to do it!

    Dejhana | Waite a Little

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    1. That's awesome! Be sure to share it x

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  2. I love this look! I am going to try it with Cranberry as I don't have Twinks x

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  3. I really need to look at MAC eyeshadows more.

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    1. I think they sometimes get a bad rep because of their Limited Edition offerings, but there are a bunch of gems in the permanent range. And they've lowered the price on the refill pans to $10. x

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  4. I love that eyeshadow combo! The hint of red is amazing!

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  5. gorgeous combo! I still have 3 slots in my pro palette...I think I know what I might pop into them now!

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  6. Wow, one of my favourite looks from you so far! Coppering is stunning on you! Love the grunge inspiration :)

    -Jen
    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  7. This is a smoking hot look love it esp coppering its one of my fave mac e/s x

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  8. Oh wow this makeup is so gorgeous ! I love the shades you picked !
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  9. This looks stunning, I love the colours you picked. I used to always wear my make up grungy like the olsen twins haven't in a while, might have to give it a try again xx

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  10. This is gorgeoooouss! I have been trying to find a way to use coppering without it being over the top, and this is perfect! Thankyou!

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  11. Gorgeous! You've inspired me to wear something similar tomorrow. :)

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  12. Love this look!
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  13. This look is so pretty :) xox

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  14. I love going a bit dramatic once in awhile with dark shades! You look so pretty here ^-^

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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  15. Such a pretty look, it really suits you! x

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  16. Love the grungy look! I'd totally rock this!

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  17. So damn stunning Coco! I love the bronzy orange and that purplish brown near the lash line just go sooo well together! I totally want to do a rusty brown grungy look now! You pull it off so well!

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  18. Love this look! I love how everything is really smoked out- stunning!

    Hilary x | MakeupByHilary.com

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  19. this is such a nice look on you - gorgeous!

    Anna x
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  20. LOVE the look! You pull of the grungy look so well.

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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  21. Oh wow, you do the best eyeshadow blending, Coco!!:)

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  22. Lovely look

    Amber
    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  23. The eyeshadow combination looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  24. So pretty look and pretty shades!

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  25. This is stunning! Might have to try this on my next night out ;) x

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  26. I like this grunge look a lot. If I were to do an interpretation of it, I would probably lean towards cooler toned eyeshadows, simply because its still winter/spring.... that awkward time in the northeast where its still a little freezing but heck anything above 32 degrees feels like a sauna because you're body has been so conditioned to freezing days. I would use a gunmetal grey, or maybe a moody wine/dark purple shadow to smudge out the liner on top and bottom.

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  27. I love this look so much -- big fan of those kind of tones

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  28. Love this! Might try and see if antiqued works the same as coppering!

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