What up Monday?? Ok so it’s kind of the end of the day Monday, but it’s the best time for me to post. Sahrry! I posted a sneak peak of this look on instagram yesterday and I’m happy to post the rest of the tutorial on my blog today. I was in Portland last weekend for a friend’s wedding, and I was getting ready REALLY quickly so I kind of just slapped a bunch of colors on my eyes. Well guess what? I ended up loving it! You can see it a little bit in this picture with my lovely group of friends. (Hi friends!)
As you can see everyone was going for the Fall look here, and I was no different. 🙂 I won’t waste much more of your time, but grab your favorite orange and purple eyeshadow and get ready to GO.FOR.IT. I also need to add in that all the accent colors used in this tutorial are from the MAC Warm Neutral Pre-made Palette. I’m super pleased with the colors, which is great because I was originally so apprehensive about buying it. Highly recommend it! One more thing, I just tinted my brows, so they are not really filled in or anything aside from a little bit of shadow that I had done earlier. That’s why they are awesomely dark. OK now, let’s do the damn thing!
Start with a primer! I just got the new Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, so I’m doubling up with this and a traditional primer. To be honest, I’m not quite sure what kind of staying power the water has alone, so it might be best to use something on top of it too! Another great alternative is the Mario Badescu Rose Water (a personal fave).
I didn’t use this product on the day of, but this is another product I am trying out so I wanted to see how I like it. So far, so good! I just slap it on with my fingers. It’s not necessary to use two, especially if they are same type, but the water is gentle enough in my opinion to add this on.
I finally caved and bought the Toofaced Born This Way Foundation. I knew I would love it and I was right! I have been loving my Loreal True Match/Lumi Foundations, so I didn’t think it was necessary at first. I had a hard time choosing a color and this one is definitely on the lighter side of my range, but it works for the winter. When I use my beauty blender I like to tap on the product first, then blend it out with my trusty bb. Gorgeous finish.
Just like I promised, I’m using the Colour Pop Cosmetics Super Shock shadow in Melrose in this tutorial. This color is available in the Forever Freshman set that is currently available on their website. As I said in my review of this product, the staying power is amazing! That being said I still used the Lorac eye primer for some extra strength. I used my ring finger to pat the shade onto my lid. You don’t have to be neat with it, just don’t take too far up or past your crease.
Grab whatever super warm-orange brown you have, this is MAC Saddle, and start to blend out the edges of Melrose. We obviously don’t want any harsh lines, but also want it too look like the orange just fades its way up. I applied 2 full layers of saddle and blended from corner to corner.
I have always wanted MAC Amber Lights eye shadow, and you are about to see why. It’s such a pretty, vibrant bronze-y gold. For this look we want it to pop right off the center of the lid, so wet your brush with whatever you have! This is where that Mario Badescu rose spray comes in, but honestly water will work too! Make sure to just light spritz your brush, you don’t want to completely douse it.
I’m using the Real Techniques shader brush because it is the perfect small dome shape for applying shadow on the lid. I literally just tapped the color lightly on the center, building it up until I liked the brightness. The picture on the right is 2 layers of wetting the brush and applying. The thing that is great about this is that you don’t really need to blend that much. You can use your finger to buff out the edges a bit, but you want it to stand out.
Going into MAC Dark Brew, grab the same fluffy crease brush (MAC 224) you used earlier and start to lightly blend the shadow into the outer and inner corner. This is a really warm, almost maroon brown that we are going to use to just add a little bit of depth to the look. Keep a light hand because you don’t want to overdo the dark shade, we want to keep this thing orang AF. As you can see in the pic above, you can mostly see the darker shaded areas in the inner and outer crease.
I must admit I am way too please about matching the eye brow up like that. It doesn’t even make the picture look better, it just looks weird haha. FOCUS. Take the brightest gold shadow that you have and use it to highlight the inner corner of the eye. I mixed MAC’s Lemon Tart and Butter Fudge together. I used Brule under the brows, which is a light cream matte eyeshadow. Didn’t want to go too sparkly, but also wanted to brighten under the brow.
Because you know I’m a weirde, I’m not finishing the eyes and moving onto concealer. I am used the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhances to conceal. The creepy name goes perfectly with my creepy eye in the background right? Aside from the bonerific name, this stuff is FOR REAL with those dark circles. It’s quite creamy and thick, so it’s best to buff in with freshly damp beauty blender. I also baked that shit with my Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. God bless baking.
Go ham contouring if you want. I clearly did…. I used my Tarte The Scuptor double ended stick to carve out my chubby face. I usually stay away from creams to contour, but this one is spectacular and blends out like a dream. I used my Real Techniques Contour brush to make sure it was all blended in. This brush is perfect for creamier products because it’s half synthetic! Back to the eyes my friends.
Sorry for bouncing around, but there is no order in art my friends. 😉 I’m using this Inglot shadow that will remain unnamed because I don’t know it. Any bright purple with do in either shadow, cream, or liner form. Just smoke it out with a small dense brush. I took it really far in and then added a bit of that bright gold combo to blend the 2 together. As you can see I took it up past the outside of my eye, pretty much to my upper lid. I want it to meet the fierce wing I’m bout to go in on.
So far I am loving this Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Liquid Liner Pen! I wasn’t sure I could like something more than my Stila one, but I think this formula might be better for me. I did a pretty thick wing (for me) and took out somewhat far. You can see where it meets up with the purple and makes you eyes look that much bigger. I added some Urban Decay Liner in Bourban on the waterline, but that is totally optional.
Even though this blush looks really pink in the picture, it’s actually a really sheer neutral shade. This is a blush from Bourjois, which you can order on Asos.com if you are in the States (it’s British brand). It is technically a “drugstore” item, but beware if you buy online, you will have to pay a little more to get it. But I still love their products and am having fun with a few I got online. This blush in particular is just ok, but for this look I liked the sheerness of it. You know the dead: Apples. Done.
This Milani Shadow Bella Chiffon is quickly becoming one of my favorite highlighters!! It’s so pretty and glowing. It does say this can be used for a shadow or highlight, so don’t worry that it’s an eye shadow. I dusted this on my cheekbones, temples, tip of the nose, and cupid’s bow. The usual. This is the time when you can go crazy with your highlight, it’s all the rage and we should rock it while we can. (as if it’s ever going out of style right).
Since I did this for the wedding, I put on about 6 Ardell Individual Double Flares on the outside of each eye. I ended up going to the movies after this, so I felt REAL glam with this look, but that’s ok. That’s why I love individuals, they aren’t crazy noticeable.
I’m so sorry that I don’t have the name of either of these products, i didn’t realize the stickers had faded or come of of both of these! But the lipstick is the really peach shade of the Kate Moss Rimmel Lipsticks and the gloss is a super light Makeup Forever gloss. I just went for a glossy peach pout basically! Use whatever you want. 🙂
Hope enjoyed this fun look! I think this is one of my favorites! If you liked this, lemme know duh! And if you aren’t subscribed to my blog, head to the right hand side and subscribe via email or wordpress so you can get updates on when I’m posting. Well… only if you want to. 🙂