Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

This tutorial is for a darker teal/blue look – it’s a very bold, vibrant look, so if you prefer soft looks, this isn’t it. ;)

Skill Level: Beginner-Moderate


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Friday, March 9th, 2007

This is a tutorial for a dramatic eye that features a soft gold with emerald green to really bring out the shape and color of the eye.

Skill Level: Beginner


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Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Silver/gray smokey eyes video tutorial!

For a soft, gray smoky eye, check out this tutorial instead.

The following tutorial is for a very dramatic smokey eye that is basically black. It is considered sultry, sexy, and some might refer to it as the “Victoria Secret Model” look.

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Friday, February 9th, 2007

Eyeliner is often considered essential in finishing eye makeup or accenting the bare eye. You would be surprised at how much of a difference adding a touch of black eyelilner on the lower rim of your eye can be. There are many different types of liner–from gel to kohl to liquid to pencil–and nearly infinite shades and colors. Even textures vary from brand to brand and certain types of liner have a specific texture.
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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Eyebrow tutorial with photos & text-only “tutorial” of how I apply my face makeup and powders.

Skill Level: Beginner


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Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Blending

What is it?
Blending is the art of mixing different colors (whether still similar in hue or on completely opposite sides of the color wheel) to create a gradient of color, not a muddying mess that obliterates the vibrancy and trueness of the individual colors used to create a particular look.

Why bother?
Using a single wash of color can be perfect or even ideal for some situations, like running out the door to make a few errands or for a simple workday, but in general, people who utilize makeup want to use more than one color, and of course, there are several good reasons behind this. Using multiple colors creates a sense of depth and dimension to the eyes, especially when used correctly. A darker color in the crease gives the appearance of a deeper, more pronounced crease; just as darkening the outer portion of the lid often defines the natural eye shape. By contrasting this dark shadow with a lighter color, the artist will open up their eyes while still allowing for an emphasis on accenting the shape of their eyes.

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