Makeup Tutorial Featuring Make Colour Salt Flat Shadow & Face Gloss

One of my favorite new-to-me cosmetic companies of 2013 sent me one of their new shadows and one face product--Salt Flat shadow and Face Gloss--which are both a part of their new Aether Collection. Here is some information from MAKE Colour on this collection:

"...the newest concept collection from MAKE: the Aether Collection, which launches today on Collaborating for the second time, London-based interior and furniture designer Faye Toogood and make-up artist Ayami Nishimura have created the Aether Collection, inspired by spirituality, rebalance and ceremony and designed to reflect eternal beauty."

The Products

Make Colour Salt Flat Eyeshadow - matte white.
Brief Overview
White shadows are always difficult for me with my skin tone. It is a rarity that I get opaque white coverage unless it is a thick cream or super opaque shimmery or frosty shadow--even then it's sometimes debatable. This shadow is very soft and while I wouldn't call it chalky, it is slightly powdery--as many mattes are. I personally could not get opaque coverage with this due to my skin tone and partially due to its texture. It is, however, a fabulous color for blending out the edges of an eye color as it is very delicate and almost translucent. I actually used it below in my tutorial for another purpose.

 This is priced at $18 retail

Where to Buy
You can purchase this shadow at We See Beauty HERE

Make Colour Face Gloss
Make Colour Face Gloss - instructions

Make Colour Face Gloss on skin
Brief Overview
When I first saw this I began wracking my brain trying to figure out if I'd ever used a product similar. While I regularly use highlighters (powder, cream, etc.), I can't think of anything identical. I would say its purpose is almost comparable to that of Dinair's Moist & Dexy finish, which gives your skin a dewy rather than super flat finish. Application and consistency are entirely different obviously. Make Colour Face Gloss is a thick gel that is slightly tacky. It almost has the consistency of a tacky vaseline. When I used it I found that a little goes a long way, but it really did give my face a dewy finish that lasted. I've come across different people that hate dewy looks as they equate them to oiliness (this is often what I find with those that struggle with oily skin especially) and much prefer matte finishes. If this is you, this product is most likely NOT for you. However, if you hate a completely matte finish then give this a try! I personally recommend only using this on the planes of your face that naturally hit the light the most/first (cheek bones, bridge of nose, etc.) as I feel it's a bit much to cover your entire face with it, but that's my personal opinion. Figure out what works best for the look you're going for.

This is priced at $18 retail.

Where to Buy
You can purchase this on We See Beauty's site HERE

Make Colour Tutorial

I used the following in this tutorial (obviously you can use anything comparable):
  • Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
  • MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot
  • Make Colour Salt Flat matte shadow
  • Sugarpill Flamepoint matte shadow  
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte in Ember
  • Fyrinnae Pop Art Mini Skirt loose shadow
  • Inglot #395 (inner corner highlight and brow arch highlight)
  • Mirenesse Inside Out 27hr Kohl in Osiris
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Clash
  • Revlon Grow Luscious waterproof mascara in Blackest Black
  • Faux Lashes in Bianca
I want to preface this tutorial by saying it has been brought up in past tutorials that you can't see orange extremely well on my skin compared to other skin tones. That is absolutely true. I am of primarily Asian and Italian descent and have a good deal of yellow in my skin, so unlike someone that is fairer or has less yellow in their skin, orange doesn't tend to stand out quite the same way on my skin as it would on someone else. Just a heads up, should you try this look using the same colors I used. I was recently asked to do a tutorial for Remington Ready and created a different orange look for them. If you'd like to view it you can do so HERE.

Begin with...

I suggest starting with a clean, moisturized eye prepped with your favorite primer. I tend to favor Benefit Stay Don't Stray with non-finicky shadows. I find it doesn't always play well with everything, though.

Step 1

Step 1 - Pat MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot to your lid. I occasionally use this as a base for neutral eye colors because it is similar (but by no means the same) in tone to my skin. I'm not a huge fan of most of the paint pots as I find them a tad thick and they tug at the skin a bit (something I am incredibly picky about), but occasionally I like the smooth, matte finish I can achieve with them when layered with matte shadow. I know it looks a tad uneven here, but you'll see in the next step how it transforms.

Step 2

Step 2 - Pat and blend Make Colour Salt Flat shadow into the soft ochre to achieve a smooth, even finish. See the difference between step 1 and 2? Salt Flat blended perfectly into Soft Ochre and gave it a lovely even appearance.

Step 3

Step 3 - Using a pencil brush or crease brush (I prefer a dense pencil brush for this part) create a "c" shape by starting at the outer edge of your eye and sweeping up and around your crease towards the inner corner of your eye using Sugarpill Flamepoint. Darken the outer v with Concrete Minerals Ember. As you can see, I tend to concentrate the color in the outer edge so that the final effect will be a more wide-eyed look--very important with my almond eyes not to make them smaller).

Step 4

Step 4 - Blend Fyrinnae Pop Art Mini Skirt into the crease over Flamepoint and Ember (pulling the color up a bit towards the orbital bone and blending it out) and then pull a tiny bit of color under the lower lashline.

Step 5

Step 5 - Tightline upper lashline and line lower waterline with Mirenesse Osiris. Because my upper lids are so limited for space, I tend not to line them above the lashline often as it leaves very little color showing when my eyes are open. Also, because my eyes aren't super wide, I tend to concentrate liner (especially on my upper lashline) to the outer 2/3 to further widen them.

Step 6

Step 6 - I wanted to make this a little bit more interesting, so I added some Clash shadow pencil over the black, just to give it a tiny flash of blue without overpowering the rest of the look. You could certainly skip the black liner on your lower waterline and just do blue, but I prefer it in this look this way.

Step 7

Step 7 - Add the finishing touches! Highlight the inner corner of your eye and just below your brows with Inglot #395, fill in your brows, and apply Grow Luscious mascara and/or Faux Bianca false lashes. Voila! All done!

And when you step away, you look like this...

The white behind me and the sun shining directly onto me makes me look a tad lighter than I am in person (for those that have been following my blog because we have similar Asian skin tones), but that doesn't really make much of a difference. When creating wearable looks I personally think it's so important that the completed look on your face has a great effect and isn't just pretty on its own. After all, people will be looking at your entire face, not viewing you through a cropped, macro square of vision. How many times have you created an amazing eye look that looked fabulous up-close in the mirror, but when you stepped away you went ... what the heck happened?! Been there! I try to make sure that even when applying fun colors (like orange) I'm mindful of things that will and won't enhance the overall appearance of my eyes. My goal here was wearable and complementary. Do what works for you!

Note: I am wearing Make Colour Face Gloss over my Inglot #84 cream blush, on the bridge of my nose, and highest point of my forehead. I don't have oily skin and like the effect of using a minimal amount of it on the highest planes of my face. I applied a tiny bit of traditional highlighter on my cupid's bow. I did minimal contouring under my cheek bones and jaw line, too. I'm not wearing foundation. Oh! And of course I should mention my lip color--MAC Pink Pearl Pop over an organic lip balm.

What do you think? Would you try this look?

Note: Some of the products reviewed/mentioned above were provided by PR for review. All opinions stated above are my own and are based on my personal experience. They were in no way influenced by the brand or PR.


  1. Very beautiful lady you are. loving the finished look.

  2. Gorgeous as always! Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. You are TOO sweet! Thank you ;)


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