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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tutorial/MOTD: Black & Gold

Lately, I have been a lot of requests for black and gold eye shadow looks.  With all the Holiday parties coming this weekend along with New Years right around the corner I thought it would be the right time to make a tutorial.

[side note]
I am so into making YouTube tutorials now because of my new video camera and set up with my new lighting.  My goal is to make 1 video a week including reviews and how to segments.  My new Panasonic Lumix camera has been a great addition to my JVC video cam.  When I love something I want to keep playing with it hopefully it doesn't get old. lol





Here are the products that I used to create this look:
NYX White Eye Shadow Primer
MAC Eye Shadows - Ricepaper, Soft Brown, Espresso and Carbon
L'Oreal Infalliable 24hour Eye Shadow - Gold Imperial
Faux Lashes Alexia www.fauxlash.com
Sonia Kasuk Pointed Eye Liner Brush
Revlon Photoready BB Cream Medium (will do a review)
Benefit High Beam Highlighter (will do a review)
Smashbox Gingersnap Blush Rush
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder (will do a review)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Trollop/Ophelia

Some tips for this look:
-Try not to blend the black into the gold this will turn the black green.
-If you do not have the colors that I used then use colors that are similar but with a MATTE finish.  If you use something with shimmer or frost it will be too much and you won't get the definition.
-Remember to get the Scotch Tape tacky (first run it on the back of your hand) before you apply it to your eye area.  If you don't do this before, when you take it off it will be painful.  I've done this and it's not a good thing!
-Have a clean extra blending brush handy to use to blend the darker shades so the colors don't look muddy.

I'm already thinking of my next video! If you guys have any requests please let me know ;)