Orange Soda Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial
*Cover Fx Cream Foundation(s), N100, G10
*Smashbox Step By Step Contour Kit, Light/Medium
*Nars Liquid Illuminator, Copacabana
*Natasha Denona All Over Glow Face & Body Shimmer, Powder 01 Light
In the morning I had recorded a darling iridescent blue and purple makeup tutorial. I was going to post until I realized “holy shit this looks like a child threw fairy dust on my eyeballs”, so wasn’t going to post that. Few hours later came the bright idea, if you catch my drift. Why is it important I tell you this? Well, it plays into how I “washed” my face. Basically, I applied warm water to my skin to remove the sparkle particles from my previous look, then lightly dabbed it dry and set it with a beaker full of Fresh’s Seaberry Oil! You really should always rinse your skin fully before makeup application, however I just wasn’t fellin’ it.
Due to my oil taking a super long time to absorb I carried along to choosing the products I’d use from this look. Normally that process takes anywhere between 5-10 minutes which is the perfect wait time to allow any moisturizing cream/oil to set! Once I had chosen my products I proceeded onto the next step of priming my skin. As many of you know I am completely obsessed with Natasha Denona’s Face Glow Hydrating Primer! This stuff has not only improved my skin, dry patch wise, but it has revolutionized the way I do makeup. With just a finger tip amount I gently spread the product from the center of my face out towards my hairline. Since this does contain oil properties I allowed it to sink into my pores for about 8 minutes before moving onto the foundation! Depending on if your primer has oil or not, the general time to allow a primer to set is 5 minutes. Oil takes longer to absorb sadly, but if you’re going for a dewy look its best to stick with the naturals 😉
Right after bronzing & contouring I moved along to applying a cream blush, once again, we’re focusing on warm tones. While most might opt in for coral or even purple blushes for this- stop. All you need is a simply warm pink such as Mac’s Relaxation Cream Color! Using that same Elf Ultimate Blending Brush from earlier I gently patted the pink from the apples of my cheeks up to my hairline (think of this like a nike swoop symbol!).
After the eyes and lips were fully dolled up I moved along to setting my face. I apologize in advance, if you’re viewing the blog post first. By accident my phone stopped recording and then I attempted once more which just yielding a blur fest, and as said in my intro I wasn’t going to give you guys crap quality. The parts I was unable to record is the lips and setting powder+spray, thought these are not the biggest deals’ out of the entire look itself! The first thing I had done is applied Colourpop’s Safari and to mimic the bronzed shadow I applied YSL’s Gold lipgloss right ontop. As far as setting powder goes I took my Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder right under my eyes, on my forehead, between the cheek and jaw contour, as well as on my chin using that Sephora Teardrop brush! I set everything with a few sprays of my UD All Nighter, and by then you should be completely fabulous :)!
Hopefully you guys got the main idea of what occurred in my video, but if not all will be explained here! For the brows in specific I didn’t record them just due to the factor my video was going over 12 minutes. Essentially all I did was spoolie through them using my favorite Anastasia Beverly Hills #12 brush, then I gradually lined+filled them in using the dipbrow pomade in Caramel! After doing so I then took my Mac 239 brush and dipped right into Nyx’s Black Shadow Base. This will play a major part for the following steps since I ended up using this to line my waterline. Anyhow, I patted the black shadow base over my entire lid area. Avoiding blending up to my brow (not a good look) or under my lower lash line, I instead prior blended my foundation over the lid which is just as good of a priming base as an actual primer.
*Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow, Penelope
*Urban Decay Electric Pallet, Slowburn
Once I had applied the black shadow base I freaked out slightly because the shade Poppy, which was the first lid color, needed A LOT of build up which made it have a chalk like texture despite this I still followed through and honestly I don’t regret it. Using a Sephora #27 Brush, I smudged my brush into the color Poppy by Makeup Geek and began to gently pat the shade across my entire lid area. As mentioned before this needed A LOT of build up since the black base overpowered the orange toned coral. Simply work in light layers and build as you go :)! To just make the color a slight bit more prominent I then took Slowburn from the Electric Pallet and patted a light layer right on-top of Poppy. I went frantic with the orange shadows, so adding Mac’s shadow in Orange is completely optional! This shade just brings a true pumpkin tone to the look rather such coral notes. Just like the other shadows, with the same brush I lightly patted this on with one light layer. The orange peeping through doesn’t matter actually since Penelope (pigment) will be applied directly on-top and will cover most of the mishaps.
Once you have a main idea of what will be applied to the lid move on to the crease! I chose Makeup Geek’s Peach Smoothie primarily because it mimics the warm tones found throughout this look. Using a Mac’s 217 I gently eased the shade right in my crease and fully disbursed it with a series of circular and side to side blending motions. Be aware that this color mends with the oranges on the lid thus making the crease shade less of a peach and more of a coral, which is the point! If I were to add just a coral shadow it would clash WAY too much. To counteract the black shadow base that still was peeping through I took Mac’s Passionate and placed it right in the inner V of my crease. With this color I used the same 217 and followed the natural creasing of my eye socket. This is actually like a transitional shade since once you add the darker browns it disappears! Speaking of darker browns, the first one I applied in the inner INNER V of my eye is Brun. This shade is chocolatey sweet thus meaning it hinders red tones! Any brown color you use for this look in specific should contain red-peach undertones. Anyhoo, just like the shades before it I patted and side to side blended Brun in. For some added drama I then took Icon and smudged it right in the crease to form an “uplifted” effect.
Moving along to the finishing steps shadow wise, using a 219 pencil brush by mac I smudged Star Violet across my lower lash line. I then proceeded to smoking Icon exactly ABOVE Star Violet with smudging side to side motions. The placement should look exactly as it does in my photo above with a fading effect! With the same 219 I then went into Penelope and gently patted it across my inner-mid lid area along with in the inner corners of my eye peeping down to the lower lash line. The beauty of Sugarpill pigments is they don’t need much, meaning a glitter glue or even priming base is NOT needed. The only thing you will have to do is gradually pick up and pat on the loose shadow!
*Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Pen Liner, Blacquer
As said in my video you can opt in for whatever liner style you prefer. Wether it be smudged liner, or extremely defined wings anything goes for this makeup look in particular. For me, I decided to give myself nice wings with the Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er, then with the flip side of the Urban Decay Electric Pallet brush (mini shader side) I took the Nyx Shadow Base and lined my waterline. As you can see from the photo above I aimed for SUPER sharp lines for an abstract appearance!