Good morning beauties
I'm sorry i didn't post the pictorial anymore yesterday....i got carried away watching 'The 4400'. It's a series i bought the other day, and it's a very intriguing movie about 4400 people that were abducted from earth from different times....some in 1932, 1954, 1960's , 1970's etc till around 2003 or so. These people were then returned back to earth at the same time, in 2005 or so in a massive ball of light. They didn't age a day, even the ones that were supposed to be 60 years old, and they had no memory of where they had been and of who took them. Guess what? They returned with special powers.....some for good, others bad. It's an interesting movie sha.
So, today, i want to post the step-by-step tutorial of how i created the 'Orange Smoke' . Like i warned yesterday, it's a lot of pictures.
|My bare face. God bless whoever invented makeup.|
So Emmy, this is for you....and also for any other interested reader...
Here, i have tied my hair back to avoid tendrils falling over my face and getting into my eyes. I have also done my eyebrows.
Next, i prepped my eyes by applying my Tara eyeshadow primer all over my eyelids. I also applied my NYX eyeshadow base in skin-tone in order to intensify the vibrancy of the colors i want to use. However, if you don't have an eyeshadow base, the primer alone will do just fine.
Next, i applied a Dark brown eyeshadow color from my Sleek 'Paraguaya' palette in my crease. This is supposed to act as my transition color and to help with blending. (I think i forgot to include this in the list of products used in the last post......forgive)
Then, in the next pix, i applied an orange color from my Sleek 'Sunset' palette all over my lids. This is the base color for my smokey eye, and it's also why the look was christened 'Orange Smoke' *winks and grins*
Now, here, i have applied black over the orange. Notice that i didn't really apply black in the inner corners? Yeah, i wanted that part to remain orange. I wanted to try something different. It turned out pretty well i must say.
Next, i highlighted my brow bone with a light color from my Estee Lauder palette. Don't know the name. Well, any light color will do 'cos light colors are usually used to highlight the brow bone. I used a matte texture here sha, but if you are skilled at blending, you can try a shimmery texture.
In the next pix, i applied my Zaron 'Black velvet' eyeliner in my upper and lower waterlines. Did you notice how it suddenly gave my eyes a deeper dimension? Cool stuff! I also applied a black eyeshadow on my lower lash line (I don't like to use pencils there...they smear.....well, unless i go ahead and set the pencil line with an eyeshadow of the same color).
In the next picture, i have lined my upper lash line with my MAC fluidline eyeliner in 'blacktrack'. Peer closely, ye shall sight it.
|Chai! See transformation!|
Lash properly placed. Don't worry, the glue dries clear.
Now, on to the lips. Here, i have lined the lips using my Jordana lipliner in 'Hot Cocoa' and i have also blended out the outline.
Next, i applied my MaryKay 'Frosted Rose' lipstick all over my lips. Did i mention that i love the lipstick? My kinda shade......mild.
In the next pix, I have applied my MaryKay Bronze 607 mixed with a 'lil Bronze 507 all over my face. Did you notice that my nose looks more pointed than it actually is? Yelz....i contoured it a bit with Bronze 708, and i highlighted with bronze 507.
In the next pix, i used my sleek pressed powder in 'Tropical bronze' to set the foundation and brighten up my face (i finally overcame my laziness and checked my makeup box to get the powder shade).
Finally, i applied my blush from my Sleek 'Lace' blush-by-3 palette on the apples of my cheeks......and voila! We are done!
Try out the look and please send pictures if possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll love to see how you would do.....don't worry, i won't post the pictures here if you don't want me to.
Hope this pictorial helped.
Have a wonderful day......