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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dramatic Holiday Party Eye Makeup Tutorial

This look was created using products from Morgana Cryptoria. I wanted to do a really dramatic, sparkly look that would be fun to wear for an evening Holiday/Christmas party.



Click below for the tutorial!
For a while now I've been using Coastal Scents Synthetic Brushes and I LOVE them! So I'll mention which brushes I used through out the tutorial. 
 Start by applying your favourite eye primer. I used Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Primer. Then apply a very sticky base (Sobe's Stick It!, Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy or Darling Girls Cosmetics Glitter Glue all work great).
 Apply Phantasmagoria to the outer half of the lower lash line with CS's Classic Shadow Angle Synthetic Brush, by patting and sweeping outward to form a wing. It doesn't have to be perfect, we're going to blend it out later.

 Using the same brush and shadow, apply it to the outer V and sweep it into the crease.

 Apply Arcana to the lid and crease  with CS's Classic Synthetic Blender by patting and blending outward.

 Apply Paracelsus to the lower lash line with CS's Classic Shadow Angle Synthetic Brush, by patting and sweeping outward.

 Apply Morgana's Mysterious Veil to the inner V with CS's Classic Detail Pointed Synthetic Brush by patting and sweeping outward.

 Using CS's Classic Shadow Large Synthetic brush, apply a skin tone shadow or use a powder foundation to blend and soften any harsh edges.

 Apply a black liquid liner to the upper lash line, then wing outward.

Apply Red Cherry lashes #43

To complete the look, apply Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Covet to the waterline and black mascara to the lower lashes.

For the rest of what is on my face:
Eyebrows: Ardell - Mink Brown (applied with CS's Classic Liner Medium Synthetic Brush)

Lips: Morgana - Type-O

Skin MD Shielding lotion 
Sobe Botanicals Mineral Powder Foundation - Light Warm (applied with CS's small classic synthetic buffer brush)
Sobe Tinted Illusionist Powder (applied with CS's small classic synthetic buffer brush) 
NYX blush - Taupe (applied just below the cheek bones to contour using CS's Classic Blush Small Angle Synthetic Brush)
Sobe Blush - Festivities (applied to cheek bones and blending back toward the hair line with CS's Classic Blush Large Angle Synthetic Brush)
Sobe Duochrome Blush - Fortune (applied just above the cheek bones to highlight using CS's Classic Blush Small Angle Synthetic Brush)
If you have any questions, please let me know!


  1. So gorgeous! Love tutorials like this :)

  2. Fabulous! :) That's such a great holiday look!

  3. LINDA!!!

  4. Oooh I love Paracelsus and Arcana! I am jealous that you have Type O, it is gorgeous!

  5. Absolutely stunning! You have outdone yourself. With your natural coloring, you should rock this look every day! I have a couple of questions. First, where do I purchase Morgana's makeup, secondly, for those of us with a closet full of make up, could you blog about organization and some of the cases, organizers, etc. that you use to keep your collection readily usable. Thank you for your beautiful creativity.