Eye Makeup Tutorial : MAC Antiqued


Hey everyone!

Today I’m going to show you a simple soft smokey eye using MAC Antiqued eye shadow (coppery brown – veluxe pearl finish)- one of MAC’s classic shades from the permanent range. To add a little more interest to the look, I’ve added a little kitten flick edge while keeping the look soft and wearable.


MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial

MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial


MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial

MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial



Products used –

  • Lakme Absolute Face Stylist concealer 05 Honey
  • Lakme Absolute Brown Kajal
  • MAC Antiqued eye shadow (coppery brown)
  • MAC Soft brown eye shadow (matte light brown)
  • MAC Ricepaper (soft beige gold highlighter)
  • Maybelline Black Gel liner
  • L’Oreal Paris Color Riche le kohl (black kohl)
  • Colorbar eye lash curler
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara


MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial

MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial



Step 1 : Start by applying concealer/brightener under the eyes to neutralize darkness and pigmentation. I’ve used the Lakme Absolute Face Stylist concealer in shade 05 Honey.


Step 2 : Next, use a brown kohl pencil and line your waterline with it. Also use it all over the lid as shown to create a base. I’m using brown to keep the look on the softer side. If you want to wear this look for an evening function, use black kohl instead of the brown. I have used my current favorite brown pencil – Lakme Absolute Brown Kajal.



Step 3 : Using a smudging brush, soften the edges of the kohl applied in the previous step. Run the brush along the crease line to eliminate harsh line and along the lower lash line to create a soft haze of brown around the eyes. I used Coastal Scents pointed crease brush. You could use Colorbar Smudging brush or MAC 219 brush.


Step 4 : Using an applicator brush (like MAC 239 brush), pat MAC Antiqued eye shadow all over the lid as shown. Do not go beyond the crease. Instead of the sweeping the eye shadow, use gentle patting motion to deposit maximum color onto the lids.



MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial

MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial



Step 5 : Apply MAC Antiqued eye shadow to the lower lash line as well starting from the outer corner. Make sure to leave the inner corner and tear duct area blank as we are going to place the highlighter in this spot.


Step 6 : Blend the eyeshadow in the crease using a matte light brown eye shadow (MAC Soft Brown) to give a smooth transition and softly blended look. I have used MAC 217 blending brush for this step.


Step 7 : Highlight the inner corner and browbone using a soft beige gold eye shadow like MAC Ricepaper. I used MAC 219 to apply the eye shadow in the inner corner (you could use an ear bud) and MAC 222 for the browbone.


Step 8 : Apply black liner along the upper lash line – keeping it thin in the inner corner and thickening the line as you go outwards. Wing it out a little to get the kitten flick. I used Maybelline black gel liner and Colorbar Angled brush for applying it.



MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial

MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial



 Step 9 : Soften the intensity of the black if you want by running a clean brush over the liner (works only with gel and pencil liners, not liquid liner). Apply black kohl to the outer half of the waterline as shown. I used L’Oreal Paris Color Riche le kohl.


Step 10 : Fill your brows, curl your lashes and apply 2 coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes. I used Colorbar eye lash curler and Clinique High Impact Mascara. For the brows, I used Shiseido eye brow styling compact in Medium Brown. Here’s the finished look –


MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial

MAC Antiqued eye shadow Tutorial



[note color=”#FFE4C4″] I think Antiqued is a gorgeous color and the coppery rust element makes it different from regular pearly brown eye shadows. Being Veluxe Pearl, it has an excellent formula – smooth texture, rich color pay off, easy blendability and good staying power. Layering it over the kohl makes the color pop better and extends the wear time as well! This eye makeup would work with a wide range of lip colors but if you’re confused – just go with a peach or warm nude lip and coordinating peach/earth toned blush.

Hope you found this simple look tutorial useful! Would you like me to do more of single eye shadow focus tutorials? Do let me know in the comments below! [/note]



  1. March 18, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    You just enhance the beauty of your eyes with makeup. They are naturally beautiful

  2. March 18, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    I love how pretty the smudged kajal looks against copper! Gorgeous Tutorial <3

  3. B
    March 18, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    Yes. We would love to see more single eye shadow tutorials!

  4. Swati
    March 18, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    wow… ur eyes r luking fabulous. Nice tutorial 🙂
    Ya in future i wud lik to c ur mre mre tutorials.

  5. March 18, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    That is a beautiful shade! Lovely EOTD! Very nicely done! 🙂

  6. March 18, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    Beautiful color and gorg tute 🙂 xo

  7. Prabhleen
    March 18, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    such an easy tutorial.. will definitely try it

  8. March 18, 2014 / 7:41 pm

    gorgeous! and pretty simple steps 😀

  9. March 18, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Awesome tute Ankita, it’s just simply wow!!

  10. March 18, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Awesome tutorial ! love the coppery color !

  11. March 18, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    very pretty indeed! 🙂

  12. March 18, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    Hey Ankita, what a beautiful beautiful look as usual! I like Antiqued on others, but copper is not a shade I can wear too well most of the time so I don’t own it. Still, seeing it on you makes it kind of tempting!

  13. Mini
    March 18, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Nice n easy look for beginners…i would love to see such easy tutorials for beginners

  14. March 18, 2014 / 10:54 pm

    love the smokey effect you gave by smudging the liner, whole eye look is looking very pretty 🙂

  15. March 18, 2014 / 10:56 pm

    It looks simply gorgeous Ankita. Loved it!

  16. Aditi
    March 18, 2014 / 11:09 pm

    This is another beautiful look, thanks for this. After watching your previous look where you have used MAC Romp, I went to get it, came to know it is discontinued. I almost purchased Antiqued, then thought I do have woodwinked, sure they both are 2 different things now I understand, and going to grab Antiqued. Thanks again…!!

    • Corallista
      March 19, 2014 / 4:55 am

      Ohh Romp has been discontinued? Thats sad! Its such a great color!

  17. March 19, 2014 / 1:26 am

    loved the tutorial.. very well explained and loved the eye makeup <3

  18. deeptika
    March 19, 2014 / 7:26 am

    its very useful tutorial.
    YOur eyes looking so beautiful..
    But one question why to apply brown kajal on water line if we are coating it with black kajal..

  19. March 19, 2014 / 10:37 am

    Love Antiqued! Its one of my fav shade from MAC ! Thats eye look is simply cool!

  20. March 19, 2014 / 11:03 am

    beautiful beyond words.. I will try this out hope hubby like this 🙂

  21. March 19, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    Gorgeous shade for an eyeshadow! 😀 i love how detailed you made this tutorial.. such a helpful post 🙂

  22. mangali
    March 19, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    veryyyy nice..

  23. Harsha Akhade
    March 19, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Dear Ankita,
    I’ve question about lakme absolute face stylist concealer, that it really work or not?
    B’coz i had used the lakme absolute concealer in shade medium 2 dark n that gave me very bad result like fine line,patchy look within 1\2 hr..

  24. Harsha Akhade
    March 19, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    Ankita your eye looking super gorgeous..

  25. Yogita
    March 19, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Wow Ankit… what an awesome tutorial… Yes do provide, for an absolute beginner like me…. Btw you made it look so easy…. Will definately going to try…

  26. Pri
    March 19, 2014 / 6:23 pm

    Gorgeous eyes and gorgeous tutorial <3 You have such beautiful eyes. Thanx for explaining so well, you make it look so easy. Yes, please do more such tutorials.

  27. March 20, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    You have gorgeous eyes! This tutorial is really helpful… Please do more…

  28. March 20, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Gr8 tutorial Thankss for sharing <3

  29. March 21, 2014 / 10:42 am

    Nice tutorial dear 🙂

  30. March 21, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Hiii.Nice tutorial and Your eyes look so beautiful.

  31. Aparajita
    April 1, 2014 / 10:19 am

    Simply WOW

  32. Aparajita
    April 3, 2014 / 10:20 am

    WOW!!!! Its amazing beautifully done…I can try it 2…

  33. navpreet.kaur.5070276
    August 29, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    So pretty and easy makeup yet so gorgeous

  34. navpreet.kaur.5070276
    August 29, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    Very nice post.love the eyeshadow n ur eyes are so pretty

  35. aliyajamshed7
    September 16, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    beautiful color …..your eyes are beautiful naturally

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