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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Romantic Valentine's Day eye makeup Tutorial

This look was created using eyeshadows from Archetype Cosmetics. They are now out of business, so if you want to duplicate this look, just use similar colors of whatever you have. :-)
This did not photograph well. Some of these shadows have amazing color-shifts but the camera could not capture it at all. :-( So much more gorgeous in person!

 

 
 
 


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. 
Any part where you see me using the same brush more than once, I always wipe any excess shadow off of the brush before applying a new shadow. I use cloth diapers as my brush cleaner/wiper, rather than being wasteful and using tissue paper.  I always completely clean my brushes between each makeup look that I do (using Cinema Secrets brush cleaner), to keep them clean and to avoid color transfer.

 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 AC - Spilled Wine to the outer 1/2 of crease, outer lower lash line and outer V, with CS's Classic Shadow Angle Synthetic Brush.

 Apply AC - Burnt Love Letters above the outer 1/2 of crease, with CS's Classic Shadow Angle Synthetic Brush.

 Apply AC - Lolita's Lollipop to the lid and inner crease, with CS's Classic Synthetic Blender Brush by patting and sweeping outward.

 Apply AC - Lolita's Lollipop to the lower lash line, with CS's Classic Liner Medium Synthetic Brush.

 Apply AC - Verre de Soie 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 and black mascara to the lower lashes to complete the look. 
For the rest of what is on my face:
 
Eyebrows: e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow - Burnt Plum (applied with CS's Classic Liner Medium Synthetic Brush)

Lips: e.l.f. Matte Lip Color - Praline (outer lips), Morgana Cyrptoria - Goldspun (center lips) and TKB - Gold Sparks! patted on the center lips

Face: 
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 - Orgasmic (applied to cheek bones and blending back toward the hair line with CS's Classic Blush Large Angle Synthetic Brush)
Sobe Blush - Fortune (applied above cheek bones to hilight)
 
  If you have any questions, please let me know!

8 comments:

  1. You're always so perfect when it comes to winged liner! Gorgeous look, as always <3

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  2. love this!!
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  3. This is so pretty. I gotta dig around my stash to see what I have that is close. I love what you did with your lip application :)

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  4. Gorgeous! The picture tutorial is always so helpful.

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  5. All makeups are beautiful but the lashes are very bad at all photos

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    1. Wow, really? I guess I'll just run over to your blog and comment on how unkempt your eyebrows are. But I wouldn't do that since I'm not an asshole.

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