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“Kerry represents classic beauty with an edge and the Vera Wang dress she chose is classic with a punk twist. The stunning violets and blacks in the dress inspired me to create Kerry’s bold, smoky eye.”-Carola Gonzalez, The Magnet Agency for tarte
• To begin, Carola prepped Kerry Washington’s skin with tarte’s clean slate™ poreless 12-hr perfecting primer
• For the perfect pop of rosy color, Carola dusted tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in natural beauty on the apples of her cheeks
• To create a dramatic smoky eye, Carola used the purple and silver shadows from tarte’s beauty & the box Amazonian clay eyeshadow quad in envoke the smoke
• Then she lined Kerry’s top and bottom lashlines with Aqualillies for tarte Amazonian clay waterproof liner in black to give her a punk edge
• She finished by lining the lower inner rims with tarte’s lights, camera, lashes™ waterproof inner rim liner (out in July)
• For extra definition she applied five coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
• To complete her look, she swiped tarte’s glamazon™ pure performance 12-hour lipstick in pure over her lips
Spring is here, but, you really can’t tell with this weather. That doesn’t mean I can’t bring in some spring brights, which would help brighten up the gloomy days we’ve been having in NYC. I created a simple, fun green eye for spring using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics ‘Bitmap’ loose pigment. I remember when OCC released ‘bitmap‘, it used to be my joint! I love this green! Plus, green is pantone’s color of the year, so I killed two birds with one stone with this look. Also, I believe either on instagram or twitter someone asked me to start doing spring makeup tutorials, so here’s one of many to come.
Last week I posted about using SnapGuide for my Tutorial Tuesday posts, so I’m going to continue to use it until I have time to actually shoot and edit a video. Please be patient.
If you’re wondering what I’m wearing on my lip, it’s an Ellis Faas Milky Lips color in a burnt orange shade (L204). It’s neutral enough to pair with a fun green eye for spring, don’t you think? Plus, orange lippies are the business right now.
My sister told me about an iPhone app called Snapguide (available for iPad, too). Snapguide is a free app that allows you to create pictorial or video “how-to guides” to share with the Snapguide community. There are many topics covered on Snapguide, one of them being beauty. I only recently started playing around with it, and demonstrated how to create a work safe purple smoky eye. The guide is user-friendly, too! Going forward, I will use this app for my ‘Tutorial Tuesday’ posts.
So far, I like Snapguide because it allows you to add the list of tools, products or ingredients you need to create whatever it is you’re creating. It also allows you to add step-by-step instructions, and as I mentioned before, videos and pictures. This is a great app for beauty bloggers like me.
Lately, I’ve been using MAC Fig1 eyeshadow. I used that eyeshadow in this tutorial. If you didn’t know, I love me some purple. Did you see I added some purple to my hair? Check my instagram MakeupbyKimPorter for photos.
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MAC Eyeshadow ‘Amber Lights’ (lid)
MAC Eyeshadow ‘Soft Brown’ (Blending)
MAC Eyeshadow ‘Texture’ (crease)
Urban Decay Naked Palette ‘Buck’
Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Color ‘Black’
Eldora Lashes B182 & Duo Adhesive
MAC Eyeshadow ‘Espresso’
MAC Brow Gel ‘Show-Off’
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Ben Nye Banana Powder (reduce oil)*
Graftobian HD Crème Super Palette ‘Pecan’, ‘Sienna’
AJ Crimson CCC Palette #4 (highlight)
AJ Crimson CCC Palette #7 + #8 (contour)
Ben Nye Banana Powder (highlight)
Ben Nye ‘Dark Cocoa’ Powder (Contour)
Model in a Bottle Setting Spray
*This bride suffered from oily skin; therefore, after applying the primer and blotting her skin with tissue once the primer set, I used a powder brush to place a light layer of Ben Nye Banana powder over the oily areas, to absorb excess oil.
MAC Blush ‘Peachy Keen’ (highlight)
NARS Blush ‘Sin’
MAC Lip pencil ‘Chestnut’
OCC Lip Tars ‘Butch’ + ‘Hoochie’
MAC Lipglass ‘Wrongspell’
When contouring and highlighting, blending is imperative to achieving a flawless, natural finish. I used my faux beauty blender I purchased from Avon. When it was available I had only purchased two. Now I am regretting it. It was a steal! I’m talking $3.99 each compared to $19.95 for one. Hopefully, Avon brings them back in another campaign, and then I will stock up!