Today I have a tutorial inspired by the awesome Mallory1712 who did a video where she did a reverse smoky eye and I was obsessed and had to try this look for myself. It looks so pretty on her and unexpectedly flattering. I can’t say it was the most flattering look I have done on myself, it emphasizes my ginky eyelids like crazy but it was fun in an avant-garde kinda way. I wasn’t too concerned with being pretty with this look. I wanted a more editorial feel. Pretty/ugly is what Tyra Banks would say I believe. Makeup isn’t always about pretty, it’s about being creative and having fun. Mallory had pulled inspiration from Natascha Pedersen, her Instagram is goals and Mallory is one of my favorite YouTubers ever. I want to be BFF with her, LOL.
Spring of Rage is a Moonspell song title and it really suits my moods this spring. LOL! Even though Mallory did a tutorial, I wanted to show you my take on the look and what products I used so if you wanna see how I got this look just keep reading below.
For this look I used the Tarte Tarteist Amazonian Clay Pro Eyeshadow Palette that I reviewed last week, You can check that out here: Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette Review
I wanted to stick to neutrals and all matte on the eyes, so I used the bottom row in the Tarte Palette aside from the base shade which is called Classic and is just a cream shade and the white shade called Vintage.
I started with my brows done, I opted for a very full structured brow. Not what I would do every day but I was feeling all kinds of bold here. I actually loved they way the brow looked once the look was completed.
After priming my lids with concealer, I went in with that Classic shade to create a smooth even canvas for our shadows.
On a big fluffy brush, I applied Classic from lid to brow bone. This look is going to have a lot of blending to you need these lighter shades to help smooth out the deeper ones.
Next up on a pencil brush, I took the shade called Bold which is a light brown all through the crease area but focusing the majority on the inner corner and blending out with a fluffy blending brush from the inner corner, sweeping up toward the tail of the brow. I repeated this a few times to build up the pigmentation.
Next up I took Edgy on a pencil brush and started to darken up in the inner corner, slowly building depth and adding more pigmentation then blending with a larger brush.
I kept the outer portion of the lid clean and built up the brown in the crease like you would for a cut crease. Now for the drama, taking Punk on that same pencil brush I carefully start adding black to the inner corner and blending it over the same way you normally would in the outer V.
Next, I used the shade Vintage to really brighten the outer portion of the lid. I went back and forth between the black shade, the light brown and the white until I got the look I was going for. I added more of the black to the inner corner and into the crease in a cut crease fashion.
To really add some oomph to the look, I added a thick wing that curved with the shape of the eyeshadow and lined my upper and lower waterline with intense black liner and smudged it out along the lower lashline.
I went in with the Bold shade and blended out the lower lash line.
I added in the Edgy shade blending down pretty low really smoking it out.
and lastly with Punk, the black shade. Really just going all the way with it all along the lower lashline and joining it into the wing., then I added a touch of Stunner, a champagne highlight from the Tarte Pro Glow Palette to the inner corner. I finished off with a few coats of mascara and done!For the lips, I went with a nude peach shade from Bite Beauty called Honey Comb
The Finished Look
I hope you guys enjoyed this little tutorial. It was fun to break out of doing the same old thing and I will see ya Friday for a review of the Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminators and Monday for a tutorial of my go-to makeup look this spring.
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