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Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Look with Gold & Red Tutorial

Hi guys! I'm on a tutorial making frenzy. I've jumped on the Holiday FOTD bandwagon. Today I did a look using the Beauties Factory 120 palette that you can purchase here. I didn't do detailed tut for my face b/c I'm sure you all know how to do it.

1. Prime your eyes. I used TKB Trading eye fix. I didn't take a pic, but you can go to the last post to see the pic if you want.

2. Take that shimmery light gold and put it all over your eyes.

3. Take that matte tomato red and darken your outer crease. Blend like a Mofo.

4. Take some color that reminds me of MAC melon pigment, blend b/t the gold and the red.

5. Take a brow highlight. The color I used looks like MAC Vanilla. The gold in it really pulls the look together.

5. Take some shimmery cranberry color, line your outer 1/3 of bottom lid.

6. Take the gold you used in step 2 and liner your inner bottom lid.

7. Falsies time! I used Model 28 lashes in #36.

8. Liner! I didn't use a thick liner this time. I used Maybelline Ultra liner and draw the liner on top of the lashes. This brush is REALLY tiny.

9. Take some shimmery dark grey color and connect your bottom eye w/ the winged up top liner.

10. Do your brows. I'm using stila e/s in espresso.

10. Add some sparkle to your eyes by using a glitter liner. I used NYX Candy glitter liner in Gold.

Then do you cheeks (matte peachy pink from CS blush palette) and lips (NYC sheer red l/s with Neutrogena Moistureshine l/g in Glimmer), and you are DONE!
Please excuse my acne scars....

In sunlight:

The corner of my mouth cracked due to the dry weather....@%## it.


It's really easy to make it from holiday look to just regular look: REMOVE THE LIPS!

...My BF took this...

That's it guys! Hope you enjoyed!


miracle said...

nice holiday look, i like it~~

Maria Elizabeth said...

ooh pretty, that palette looks great.

izumi said...

i've been a creeper for the past few weeks and never commented.. but.. just wanted to say i love your FOTD/EOTD! my friend's been trying to get me into wearing eyeliner 'cause she says it helps a LOT with single lids and i never believed her until i started watching your blog. and.. i forgot what else i was going to comment about (d'oh!)

angie519 said...

Wow smart! Removing the lip color really tones down the look!

Pretty! I love those colors! I've never used red shadows!

I love the way you wing out your liner!

melody said...

i've been wondering how do you cover your acne scars?
i have so many around my mouth..and nothing seems to hide it

Maria Elizabeth said...

by the way, i tagged you on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

OMG where did you get those lashes i've been lookin for them. btw i like the orangeish eyes. very tropical cuteness

Miss Katin said...

Hi Tao... I love your blog, new addition to your many readers.. hehe.
Anyways, superrrr love the lashes you used for this look. ^_^ but I'm too scared to wear falsies... I mean I did try it but I always end up takin them off.. definitely something i need time to get used to for myself!

Kimberly Tia said...


you're so darn lovely, and you def make me want to get this palette, those colors are so incredibly vibrant, it's amazing!

reminds me of my yummy manly palette I got from ebay.

love following your blog, your makeup is always flawless and vibrant!!! have a great weekend lovely girl!

p.s. i gotta get me some of that liner, i love the little brushy!

Askmewhats said...

oh my! super pretty holiday look and you know what? No matter how many times you kept on saying your skin looks bad? For me it always ended up looking good! plus your funky cool personality? You are so pretty! :D

Kimberly Tia said...

omg isn't it true tho -- as much as i know water is so good for you, and there's all these great benefactors of it for your face/body -- i just can't deal with that non-taste of YUCK.

and come on girl just get a lil tattoo what's a fill bagillion pokes with a ginormous needle on your skin...then get to go thru the healing and peeling stage... WHEEEEEEEE... funnnn

fuzkittie said...

Mmm reminds me of a yummy cocktail.. :D

gio said...

This is a very pretty look, I love the colors!

Tina Marie Online said...

Hi Tao :)

I love the way you do your make-up. You actually make me wanna start doing photo tutorials now. So I think later today I will attempt to do that. Haha :P

I've added you to my blogroll btw. :)

MakeupByRenRen said...

i have those exact lashes too, he he...i really like how you did the winged eyeliner :)

Violet Honeybee said...

that's a huge palette.. o.o

i'm jealous of how well you can pull off red lips. *pouts hehe

nuts4makeup said...

does the eyeshadow primer from tkb work well? sorry if someone already asked this. thanks!!!

evynoppie said...

Hi I found your blog via your youtube tutorials and review of Coastal Scents.

I was planning to buy Coastal Scents 88 e/s pallete, before I found this post. Hmmm now I have to choose and it is difficult! ;)

So between CS and BF e/s, which one is better in your opinion?
Thanks for sharing.

laymen's view said...

wow what a transformation. From a smal long chinese eyes to an anime look. Good job