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Defined Crease Tutorial with MAC Rebel Lipstick

Rebel is one of those lipsticks which can work on absolutely any skin tone, from the palest to the darkest. It looks great sheered out to a stain too or made into a gloss by mixing a tiny amount in with some clear lipgloss. It's really versatile and tends to be a favourite among make-up artists. I paired it with very neutral eyeshadows here but I think the defined crease and winged black liner still inject just enough drama to balance out the deep lip. You can of course also use this eye make-up with just about any lip colour!

 ~ Products Used ~

Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation 20
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW20
MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base
MAC Prep & Prime Powder
MAC Matte Bronzer
NYX Blush in Pinky

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC eyeshadows in Vanilla, Gesso, Wedge, 
Embark, Carbon
Urban Decay Buck eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever Star Powder
Clinique Cream Liner
Make Up For Ever Concealer Pencil
Maybelline Volume Express Mascara
Ardell Demi 102 Lashes
MAC Dirty Blonde Brow Pencil

MAC Plum Lip Liner & Rebel Lipstick
MAC Clear Lipglass

1. Appy MAC Painterly Paint Pot as a base. Next, apply a good amount of MAC Vanilla eyeshadow all over the lid all the way up to the brow. Doing this ensures that the shadows which will be applied later will blend really easily. 

2. Apply MAC Gesso eyeshadow to the lid on a flat brush, keeping it below the crease. 
3. On a large fluffy brush like the Illamasqua Blending Brush sweep some MAC Wedge eyeshadow onto the area slightly above the socket line.

4. On a pointed brush (I'm using one by Louise Young) apply a darker brown shade into the crease. I mixed Urban Decay Buck and MAC Embark to get the shade I wanted. The pointed brush should create a very defined line in the crease with the eyeshadow.

5. Take a MAC 217 or a similar blending brush and blend the top edge of the darker brown where it meets the lighter brown shade. Now just keep applying more dark brown and blending it. You can apply more of the lighter brown too if it begins to get lost. 

6. Run some of the Urban Decay Buck eyeshadow underneath the eye on a flat brush like a MAC 242. I also applied a tiny bit of MAC Carbon eyeshadow very close to the lower lashes on an angled brush to define my lash line. If you already have dark lashes and a dark lash line you may not need to do this.

7. Line your top lash line with a cream/gel or liquid liner. I used Clinique Cream Liner on a MAC 210 brush.

8.  Line your waterline with an off white pencil. I used Make Up For Ever's Concealer Pencil. On a small brush, apply a shimmery eyeshadow to the tear duct area as a highlight. I used a Make Up For Ever Star Powder for this.

9. Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes. Add some false lashes and you're done! 

Here's the finished look. The eye make-up is really quite simple - it just requires some good blending work!