Hi guys!

I’m Amy from Paperbacks & Postcards and I’m a 22 year old make-up fiend! My blog mainly contains posts of my recent eye shadow experiments with the odd fashion and haul post thrown in there for good measure.

Today I thought I would show you my most favourite eye shadow for autumn and a really nice look that is super simple to achieve!

The eye shadow in question?
MAC Club.

Club is a beautiful eye shadow,  it’s a duochrome (my favourite kind!). What’s a duochrome? A shadow that appears one colour but when the light shines on it or it’s in shadow it looks a completely different shade. They really are special and I think they are the best MAC eyeshadows. With Club the base colour is a reddish brown and the duochrome is a lovely greenish grey colour. I love Club as it's so versatile, it can be applied lightly in the crease for a neutral eye shadow look; it can be used as a liner; it looks amazing along the lower lashes to add a pop of colour and it can be used all by itself (well with a bit of black eyeliner…) to create a smoky eye.

That is what I am going to be showing you today. A classic autumnal smoky eye using one eye shadow and a black kohl pencil. (I also used another eye shadow in the inner corner but that step is optional).

What I did
1. Apply a black kohl pencil or black cream base all over the eyelid to just below the crease.
2. Blend the edges of this with a fluffy brush so that there isn’t a definite edge to this.
3. Pat the Club eye shadow over the top of the black base. This is where the magic happens. It won’t apply as the reddy brown it appears in the pan – it will become a green shade!
4. Take a fluffy blending brush and apply some of the Club eyeshadow to the crease. Blend this out and a reddish glow should appear right above the crease.
5. Take your blending brush again and make sure that the greeny colour on your lid blends in to the red colour in your crease.

That’s it! Super simple!

Optional step: Take a gold eyeshadow and apply to the inner corners of your eyes to help brighten the look up and make it even more autumnal looking.

I really hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will check out my blog for some similar posts some time soon!

A huge thank you to Ray for letting me take over Who Is She? for a day!

Amy xx