Tutorial Tuesday: Fire Season Makeup Tutorial

I chose to do a fire related tutorial today.  Mostly because I was wearing a red halter dress at the time.  I wanted to match!

This look is called Fire Season.  I live in a state that has a yearly fire season (no, not California.  Montana).  In fact, just about a week ago, or most important mountain was on fire.  While it looked neat at night, it’s serious business.

Anyway, the classic fire colors are red, orange, yellow and white.  Of course, the fire is hottest when it’s white.  Right?

Using these three colors, I created the Fire Season makeup tutorial, which is so scorching hot!

Read on, ladies.

First thing’s first, you’ll start completely nude.  In the face anyway.

Look at my nakedness.

Then, you need to get your face ready so that the makeup blends well.  I only used powder.  It is summer after all.  Learn more here: Priming the Canvas: Getting Your Face Ready for Makeup.

Now, get your materials.

Here’s all the makeup that I used.  You can use something else if it looks similarly.

  1. Elite Pro Cosmetics 88 Eye Shadow Pallet
  2. MAC Eye Shadow in Orange
  3. MAC Eye Shadow in Chrome Yellow
  4. Loreal Pencil Perfect Eyeliner in Carbon Black
  5. Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara in Glam Black
  6. Cover Girl WetSlicks Fruit Spritzers Lip Gloss in Raspberry Splash

Now, it’s time to get eye shadow’d.  The first color is red.  I used a darker red color from my Elite Pro Cosmetics 88 Eye Shadow Pallet.

Apply this to the outside corner and up to the crease as shown in the picture above.

Next is orange.  I used MAC Eye Shadow for this color.  Apply it from lash line to crease, blending it into the red color.  Don’t go much farther than halfway across your lid.

For easy blending, you should use a medium eye shadow brush, like I did.

Here’s another MAC Eye Shadow in yellow.  Blend this in with the orange and start it about one centimeter from the inside corner of your eye.  Don’t put the yellow in the corner.  There’s still one more color left.

The final eye shadow color is from the Elite Pro Cosmetics 88 Eye Shadow Pallet again.  This time, use a very light, almost-white beige color.

Apply this to the inside corner of the eye, blending it into the yellow.  Also put this under your brow, blending it into the crease a bit.  This will soften up the overall look.

We’re not done, though.  Now we need to use the eye shadow on the lower lid.  Using a thin, angled eye shadow brush with soft, stiff bristles, fill in the lower lid.

Start at the outside corner with orange and go underneath the lash line almost all the way to the inside corner.  Then take yellow and go over the orange starting in the middle of the lower lid and work till almost the inside corner.  Next, take the light beige and blend it on the lower lid starting at the inside corner and working into some of the yellow.

You can see the outcome in the picture above.

After shadow, we need liner.  Today, I am only lining the lower lid on the inside of the lash line.  I used Loreal Pencil Perfect Eyeliner in Carbon Black.

Then, mascara.  I used the new Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara in Glam Black.  You should use the mascara on both the top and bottom lashes.

Lips!  I wanted it to be subtle, since the eyes are so bright.  I used Cover Girl WetSlicks Fruit Spritzers Lip Gloss in Raspberry Splash.

Done!  Here’s the after pictures:

I ended up really liking the Fire Season look.  I’ve just started doing looks with white/beige in the inside corner (like last week’s Plum Smoke) and I’m loving the way it looks on me.

And of course, it really went well with that red halter dress I was wearing, too!

What do you think of the Fire Season makeup tutorial?


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  1. Wow, it’s so cool to see your eyes transform!

  2. Annie:

    Thanks! While I don’t love to show my before picture with no makeup, it’s good because you can really see the transformation.

    It shows what a difference makeup can have on your overall beauty, that’s for sure!

  3. I love your lips! and beautiful eyes!

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