Thursday, August 9th, 2007

This tutorial is designed to show you how to create a light smokey brown eye that’s perfect for both night and day with very detailed photos and text directions to guide you.

Skill Level: Beginner


Eyes: Constructivist paint pot (Warm dark brown cream shadow/base), Shroom eyeshadow (light taupe), Woodwinked eyeshadow (warm bronzy brown), Bronze eyeshadow (dark shimmery brown), Carbon eyeshadow (matte black), Ricepaper eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Indianwood paint pot (bronze gold cream eyeshadow), Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Margin blush (darker coral) on apples of cheeks with Taupe blush to contour.
Lips: For matching lips, try Curtsy lipstick with Lightswitch 3D lipglass.
Tools: MAC 249 firm shadow brush, 239 shadow brush, 219 detailed crease brush

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Saturday, August 4th, 2007

This tutorial is designed to show you how to utilize the new paint pot formula with a smokey green eye.

Skill Level: Moderate


Eyes: Indianwood paint pot (gold tinted cream shadow), Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow (frosty light gold with green sheen), Tectonic mineralize shadow (yellow green), Velvet Moss eyeshadow (velvet olive green), Humid eyeshadow (deep green), White Tie eyeshadow (white-gold highlighter), Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Springsheen blush (warm coral) on apples of cheeks with Taupe blush to contour.
Lips: For matching lips, try Tiger Tiger lipstick with Apex 3D glass.

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

This tutorial is designed to show you how to create a bright and vibrant look for dramatic eyes using MAC’s C-Shock eye shadows.

Skill Level: Moderate


Eyes: Golden Lemon pigment (mixed with MAC’s water-based mixing medium as your base),Goin’ Bananas (bright yellow frost) eyeshadow, Wondergrass eyeshadow (chartreuse green), Big T eyeshadow (bright teal), Bang On Blue eyeshadow (bright medium blue), Eyepopping eyeshadow (bright medium green), White Tie eyeshadow (white gold highlighter), Blue Herizon liquidlast liner, Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Margin blush (darker coral) on apples of cheeks with Taupe blush to contour.
Lips: For matching lips, try Overrich lipstick with Lil’ Sizzler lipgelee.

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Every bride wants to look her most beautiful on her wedding day, however that may translate in her eyes. It might mean dramatic siren red lips or soft neutrals on her lids. Each bride and her wedding are different enough to warrant a full spectrum of great full face looks that would match her taste and style. However, there are often several common themes that tend to appear when finding inspiration for bridal looks. Because bridal makeup encompasses such a large range of potential looks, this is only one part of a series of bridal make-up tutorials.

Some brides like to use the season to help determine the color theme of their makeup, which is a great starting point!
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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

I put together a diagram labeling the different parts of the eye to better help users understand where to put what product when they read through my descriptions.

Click here for the FULL sized diagram! :)

Friday, June 1st, 2007

This tutorial is designed to show you how to create a fairly dark and dramatic eye using MAC’s recent Moonbathe collection as inspiration. It is full of deep raspberry colors and utilizes a gradient of color to work.

Skill Level: Moderate

Note: This tutorial is designed for more advanced users who grasp and understand the basic concepts of makeup application, blending, and other related techniques. I strongly suggest viewing some of the more detailed articles and tutorials that better describe basic techniques for less advanced users. To view a more detailed tutorial to gain a better understanding of the techniques applied here, please view this one or this one.


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