Tutorial Tuesday: Tropical Storm Makeup Tutorial

Less than a week ago, I got my first ever MAC makeup stash.  At the time, I promised that my next makeup tutorial would use the MAC Cosmetics I got.

Well, I always live up to a promise.

Today I’ll be using MAC eye shadow and lip gloss (along with some other brands) to get a great summer look.  I call this Tropical Storm because it uses tropical colors (blue, green, yellow.)  It’s also stormy and smoky.

This is a pretty heavy look, using a lot of color.  Because of this, you may want to limit it to special occasions.  For instance, it would look nice at some club after a long day at the beach.

Although, if you’re like me, you may want to wear it any ol’ time.  I really do like wearing a lot of makeup.

Get ready for the Tropical Storm makeup tutorial!

First, you must have an unmadeup face.  After all, it’s going to look weird if you add on this look over your regular daily makeup.

Oh how I love to not wear makeup.  (I don’t really mean that.)

Before you start on this tutorial, and after you’ve cleaned your face, you’ll want to put on any concealer, foundation or powder.  Since it’s summer (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway), you may want to forego any heavy foundation.  To learn more, read this: Priming the Canvas: Getting Your Face Ready for Makeup.

Then, you will need to gather your supplies.

As usual, you are more than welcome to substitute wherever you can.  You don’t need to use the products that I use.  You can usually get about the same look with something similar in a different brand.

Here’s what I used:

  1. MAC Eye Shadow in Submarine
  2. MAC Eye Shadow in Newly Minted
  3. MAC Eye Shadow in Chrome Yellow
  4. Loreal Pencil Perfect Eyeliner in Black
  5. Loreal FeatherLash Water-Resistant Mascara in Black
  6. MAC Lustreglass in Ornamental

It may look like a lot, but it’s not, I swear.  Just like I promised, this makeup tutorial uses a lot of MAC.

The very first step uses the Submarine eye shadow.  This is a bright blue frost color.  Using a medium eye shadow brush, from the outer corner of your eye up and across your crease.  It should be darkest and most saturated at the outside corner as it fades inward.  Check out the picture to get a good idea of what I’m talking about.

Next, grab the Newly Minted eye shadow.  This is a bright, matte green.  Sweep this over about 3/4 of your lid from the outside corner working inward.  Blend this in with the Submarine blue so that they join together seamlessly.

You should also do a strip of this Newly Minted green color on your lower lid as well.  This is going to look sort of like an eye liner.  I used a stiff natural bristle brush with an angled head.  You can see it in the equipment picture (it’s the brush with the white handle.)  Make sure you use a good brush or you may make the line too thick.

Now it’s on to Chrome Yellow, which is matte.  Starting at the inside corner, work this over the lid up to the crease.  Blend it in a bit with the green and blue.  You may need to apply the yellow several times for it to look right.

Like you did with the Newly Minted green, line the bottom lid, underneath the lashes with the Chrome Yellow eye shadow.  Instead of going across the entire bottom lid, start at the inside corner and go across to only about halfway.

For eyeliner, I used Loreal Pencil Perfect Eyeliner in Black.  I lined just the bottom lid, on the inside of the lash line only.  No lining the top lid today.  This look is already harsh enough without it.

And, of course, mascara.  I used Loreal FeatherLash Water-Resistant Mascara in Black on the top and bottom lashes.  Beautiful, right?

For the lips, I used MAC Lustreglass in Ornamental.  This is a super shiny and shimmery lip gloss that’s tinted a light brown color.  Very cute.  Smells kind of like chocolate, too!

Well, that’s it.  That wasn’t too hard.  And for only having these MAC eye shadows for about six days, I think I did a good job.

Here’s the after pictures:

See how the blue sort of adds a smoky eyes look to this?  I love me some green and yellow, too.

So ends the Tropical Storm makeup tutorial.  I hope you liked it!

Trisha

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