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MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Event: Blue Smoky Eye Fabulousness

A few weeks ago while stalking Kim Kardashian’s Instagram account, I came across a pic she posted of the best blue smoky eye I’d ever seen. As I’m obsessed with the smoky eye look right now, I took a screenshot of it and promised myself to book a makeup application with my favourite makeup artist, Anthonia Bejide, to learn how to do this. Well, Anthonia’s ears must have been burning because she messaged me a few days after I found Kim Kardashian’s picture and invited me to the MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Event at The Hudson’s Bay Company. Giddy up!

MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Fall 2015 Collection Style Domination Beauty Blogger

MAC Cosmetics launched its latest makeup collection, Haute Dogs – a line inspired and paying homage to man’s best friend. Some of the products featured in the new line are MAC Fluidline Gel Eyeliner in Great Dame, Mineralize Eyeshadow in Posh Pedigree, and Mineralize Lip Glass in Lap Dog (love it, bought it).

As I arrived for my scheduled makeup application, I was greeted by a handsome dogman (yes – a man dressed as a dog) who gave me bone-shaped cookies as I settled into my chair! LOL!

MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Fall 2015 Collection Style Domination Beauty Blogger

MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Fall 2015 Collection Style Domination Beauty Blogger

MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Fall 2015 Collection Style Domination Beauty Blogger

Unfortunately, Anthonia was swamped as one of her clients took much longer than expected, so the talented Hannah Rose McKie took over for her.

So, this post will be devoted to how Hannah created this amazing blue smoky eye look.  I can’t thank her enough – this young lady has some mad skills! And a big thank you to Kim Kardashian for the inspiration – haha!

  1. Hannah started off by applying Espresso eyeshadow on my lid, focusing on my crease.  This helps with blending and softening the colours later.
  2. Hannah then patted Switch to Blue Electric Cool Eyeshadow all over my lid to deposit a lot of the primary blue colour she’d be using.
  3. She then used her 217 brush to blend, blend, blend, and then blend some more.  Afterwards, she applied a little more Espresso eyeshadow in the crease to soften the lines.
  4. For the outer corners, Hannah used Carbon eyeshadow for extra dramatic effect, again ensuring to blend well to achieve an ombré look.
  5. Once completely blended, Hannah then outlined my top lash line with Deep Truth eyeshadow for a soft, yet defined eyeliner look, topped off with Fluidline Gel Eyeliner in Blacktrack for the cat eye.
  6. Hannah then had me tightline my upper lash line and water line with MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner in Definedly Black. I felt this step really enhanced the overall look.  By the way, this particular eyeliner was made specifically for tightlining the upper lash line and water line as it does not run at all, like, NOT AT ALL. I’m still trying to remove it with eye makeup remover two days later.  LOL!  Possibly the best eyeliner for this purpose ever.
  7. Once everything was cleaned up around the eye area, Hannah applied Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC50 under my eyes.  I’m glad that she introduced me to this concealer.  It’s fantastic!  The MAC Pro Longwear concealer I was using previously was too light and came across as very ashy in photos.
  8. For the rest of this look, Hannah applied MatchMaster Foundation in 8.0, Mystery eyeshadow to define my eyebrows, Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Dark to achieve that poreless, perfect look, Raizin Powder Blush on cheeks and Mineralize Skin Finish in Cheeky Bronze.
  9. Lastly, Hannah used Photo Lipstick and Mineralize Lip Glass in Lap Dog right on the center of my pout.  LOVE this colour!!
MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Fall 2015 Collection Style Domination Beauty Blogger
Eyeshadows from l to r. Top row: Switch to Blue, Deep Truth, Atlantic Blue. Bottom row: Carbon, Espresso.
MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Fall 2015 Collection Style Domination Beauty Blogger
Adorable Hannah (in the hat) and I after the application
MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Fall 2015 Collection Style Domination Beauty Blogger
Managed to snag a pic with Anthonia in between clients
MAC Cosmetics Haute Dogs Fall 2015 Collection Style Domination Beauty Blogger
Finished look! LOVE.

I was super thrilled with this look!  Hannah, again, is mega-talented and took the time to assess my skin, listen to my “wants” and had a real knack for knowing exactly which colours would look great on me.  I’ll remember this experience for years to come!

The products that really stood out for me were the Mineralize Skin Finish in Dark, as it gave me a flawless look.  I also loved the concealer, lip glass and Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Switch to Blue.  This eyeshadow felt like gel but applied like a powder.  It was highly pigmented and lasted throughout the day. It’s a limited edition, so check it out as soon as you can!

Thanks so much for reading!  How did you like this look?  Will you be trying out the smoky eye look this fall? Let me know in the comments!


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  1. September 4, 2015 / 8:09 am

    Love love love this look. Beautiful

  2. September 4, 2015 / 10:51 am

    Gorgeous! You rock it so well. I don’t think I could.

  3. September 4, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    I absolutely love this look on you! 🙂

    • September 5, 2015 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you so much! It turned out way brighter than expected – I was thrilled!

  4. September 5, 2015 / 5:39 pm

    What a fun event. You look like a model. Love the outfit and makeup. The Pro Longwear Eyeliner sounds like the answer to my dreams. I don’t know a single product that stays on the waterline. I am purchasing asap! I might need to pick up the espresso eyeshadow, mineralize skin finish, photo lipstick, and lap dog gloss. These look like great products.


    • September 5, 2015 / 10:26 pm

      Hey Asa! Wow – thank you so much for your kind words. I had so much fun with Hannah and Anthonia – two truly talented makeup artists! I think you’ll love all the products described. The Lap Dog lip gloss sold out so quickly that I couldn’t buy it – but found it this weekend in Montreal. Hope you love everything as much as I do! xoxox

  5. September 7, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    You definitely rock the smoky eye! Gorgeous! xo

  6. September 9, 2015 / 1:45 am

    What’s even more pretty about this look is the woman rocking it; you pull it off impeccably AND you are totally my woman crush at the moment haha! I LOVE that shade of blue … never thought of wearing such intensity on my lids but hey it Kim Kardashian can do it then why can’t we?! Thanks for sharing lovely!

    Xo. http://www.sonamnaiducreative.com

    • September 11, 2015 / 5:32 pm

      Aww Sonam! You made my day!!! Thank so much…means a lot coming from such a beauty like you! ?

  7. Priscilla
    September 10, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Since you mentioned Mac in your review – I am at a cross roads re: foundation. Which would you choose for someone with combination skin – Mac or Lancome’s Teint Idole? Getting into the smokey eye look for an upcoming wedding! Gonna try the blue!

    • September 11, 2015 / 5:31 pm

      Hey Priscilla! I’m a huge fan of the Lancôme! Try both out though. I prefer a matte finish, but I think both provide that look. Good luck with the smoky eye and have fun at the wedding!

  8. September 30, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    The colour looks amazing on you! Lovely 🙂

    • September 30, 2015 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you! I was surprised at first as it was so bright, but I loved it!

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