Hello lova-lovers! I've gotten a few requests in the past to do a tutorial doing makeup on someone else. Frequenters of my blog know that I love doing makeup on all different types of eye shapes and skintones so I wanted to share this tutorial featuring one of my best friends, Hannah. (If you remember, Hannah is the amazing hair artist from this post and my zipper rose pin from this post. Mind you, the pin was back before anyone was doing it, before it was everywhere at Forever 21. She graduated with me in Industrial Design so we share a passion and value for intellect, design, creativity, and making things with our hands.
I've been URGING her to make a blog and I think she'll be putting that into action soon. She's a huge jewelry-maker and we are basically twins, aka she is 8" taller, blonde, blue-eyed and awesome. Well, at least we are the same at heart! ;D
Background to this look is that Hannah was convinced that both purple and copper don't look good on her and won't go with her skintone. I love a good challenge and vehemently disputed her claims and she, being a wonderful sport, let me play.
Here is what we came up with.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Taiwanese Shimmer Stick in Pink (from www.prettyandcute.com)
NYX Single Eyeshadow in Purple
NYX Ultimate Pearl Eyeshadow in Gold Pearl
NYX Ultimate Pearl Eyeshadow in White Pearl
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Random Pink Eyeliner
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Ransom
Anastasia Brows in Bloom in Brunette
Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler
C.O. Bigelow Lip Cream
Rimmel Kiss Off Lipgloss in Fever
The key points to this tutorial are:
1. The importance of a long-wear cream eyeshadow base
Taiwanese shimmer sticks are WONDERFUL! You can find them here at prettyandcute.com for a ridiculously cheap price. $3.50. Just mind-boggling.
2. Eyeliner tricks
Tightline upper waterline and between lashes to fill in gaps and line the lower lashline with a blank space in the middle to lessen the severity of the line.
3. Contour color application on small lid space
Use a small eyeshadow brush such as a pencil brush so the crease color shows above the crease, but not so high it overwhelms the brow bone color.
And here are pics of hottie Hannah!
If you need more help with "undertones" and figuring out which shades would be most flattering on you, please refer to my Beauty and the Color Wheel Theory post Generally, it's safe to say that warmer colors flatter warmer skintones while cooler shades flatter cool-toned girls. "Cool" usually means pink and "warm" usually means yellow-undertoned with an exception being MAC (mac cool = yellow and warm = pink. NC30 = neutral cool or yellow undertoned in shade 30).
Hannah's blessed because she falls pretty neutral and slightly warm so most shades will work for her except bruised colors like plum and pink. She wears a lot of greys and blues but I personally love bright colors on her like teal and green. ;)
Anyway, if people like this I might do more of these with a variety of different people. ^.^ What do you think? Diversity for the win!
Happy Earth Day y'all!
Disclaimer: Taiwanese Shimmer stick provied by PrettyandCute.com. Sigma Blushes provided by Sigmamakeup.com. All other items were bought by me or are Hannah's own.