Runway – Ready Purple Smokey Eyes by MAC

Last year was a year of firsts for me. One of the many firsts I was able to experience was an opportunity to walk down the runway courtesy of Ferretti Shoes and Glorietta Vibe. I’ve always loved fashion shows and I won’t deny that sometimes, I fantasize about being a model, but because I’m vertically – challenged, it’s not really a possibility. Hence, to be given an opportunity to be an amateur runway model for a day was almost like a dream come true!

The experience was made even more legit when Ferretti got MAC to do our makeup. For once, someone else was doing my makeup and it was interesting to see their technique and how they interpreted the planes of my face.


My makeup artist that day was Mike GonzalesΒ of MAC Glorietta. Before he started working on my face, he gave me a color wheel and did a mini-consultation about which look I wanted, what I was wearing, etc. I told him about my hooded eyes and how you can’t really see the eye makeup when my eyes are open. All these he took into consideration and we finally settled on purple smokey eyes because I was wearing yellow shoes. πŸ™‚

MAC Consultation

MAC Colorwheel

For the eyes, Mike decided to use the products below. Now I wasn’t able to take note of the names of all the products so please help me identify them. I’m pretty sure he used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as base, MAC Eyeshadow in Vanilla, MAC Eyeshadow in Beautiful Iris, MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch, MAC Eyeshadow in Wedge, and MAC Eyeshadow in Stars N’ Rockets (not sure about this).

MAC Eyeshadows

Painterly was used as base then Beautiful Iris (purple shade) was swept all over my lids. Stars N’ Rockets (the pinkish – purple shade) was used along the crease and Sketch at the outer corners, winging out.

MAC eyeshadow

MAC Sketch

To create a sharp line at the outer corners, he swept a cotton ball soaked with makeup remover along my lower lash line, cleaning up any fall-outs in the process, as well.

MAC Eye Makeup

Vanilla was then used to highlight the inner corners and the brow bone. To line the upper lash line, Mike used MAC Fluid Line in Blacktrack. For the water line, he used MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder.

MAC Eyes halfway

After working on the eyes, he then moved on with the rest of the face. Don’t remember which foundation he actually used but for concealer, he used MAC Studio Finish in NC20. Then, he set everything with the Studio Fix Powder Foundation.

MAC Bronzer

A bit of contouring and highlighting was also done and then everything was finished off with golden nude lips.

Now here’s the before shot:

MAC Before

And then after:

MAC After

Some more photos from my phone:


What do you guys think? I think he did an excellent job! It was a different sort of makeup than I usually sport because he was very precise and patient when doing the eyes. Usually, my makeup is a bit slap dash because I’m often in a rush. πŸ™‚

Again, thanks to Mike Gonzales from MAC GloriettaΒ and Ferretti Shoes for this opportunity.

I hope you guys found this post useful in some way!

22 thoughts on “Runway – Ready Purple Smokey Eyes by MAC

  1. I was actually in Glorietta when you were among the models walking in the Vibe but of course, with too many models, I’m not sure if I saw you there. The make up brought out the beauty of your eyes.


  2. omg! that is mazing total transformation indeed!!You look glamorous! High five for Mike Gonzales! Pa-make over din aq sknya one time haha! nguguluhan aq sa mga make up dear! I dont know anything about them kc not so talented haha xx


    1. I just learned how to use makeup from watching tons of tutorials for years! eheheheh yes!! drop by the mac counter in glorietta. He’s really good πŸ˜€


  3. Love this make-up on you!!! It’s super fierce! And wow, to walk on a runway on a real fashion show, that’s really a great experience and you definitely deserve it, Mich! πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I don’t own even a single MAC product yet.. I’m not sure kasi if I’d like to invest on some MAC cosmetic products since I’m pretty happy na with Revlon and NYX.. XD I don’t even use my UD’s that much! Pero I might check out a MAC counter soon, and see if there’s something I can splurge on ^^


    1. Aww thanks, Sumi! πŸ˜€ If you’re to invest in a MAC product, I would recommend their studio fix concealer πŸ™‚ Very good coverage!


  4. Makeup really makes a difference in improving your imperfections. Say for example, I have chubby cheeks, a little contour, and I can have that chiseled Kim Kardashian face! :))


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