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Tutorial: Plum-Brown and Black Cut Crease “Cat-Eye”

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by veggiebeauty 1 Comment

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I have decided I’m going to will autumn into appearing by wearing lots of dramatic and dark eyeshadows and that is how I came up with this look. This season’s makeup tends to favor not just a cat-eye with eyeliner, but a cut crease version. The trick to this look is making sure to take your time and even out the triangles on each crease so you don’t have the dreaded wonky eye, which is the culprit of many a failed flicked wing.

If I say it once, I will say it a thousand times…if you love wearing makeup, invest in quality brushes. It makes your job so much easier and more fun if you can effortlessly blend your looks. So many of my makeup looks have been ruined because I used the wrong tools. Here is a run down of the brushes I used to create this look. I honestly don’t mind using a few cheaper brushes, especially if they aren’t my blending brushes. If you are going to splurge on any brushes, splurge on face brushes and eye blending brushes.

 

 

Brushes You Will Need:

  • 2 Angled Eyeliner Brush (one for defining the cut crease, the other for filling your brows)
  • Precision Brush (a small, dense brush, I used the ELF Precision Brush)
  • Dense and Flat Eyeshadow Brush (I used ELF Eyeshadow C Brush)
  • Small Blending Brush (I used the Cozzette Mini Eye Contour Brush)
  • Soft Fluffy Blending Brush (for browbone and blending, I used this Larenim Brush)
  • Small Blush Brush (I think its worth spending the extra money for this Cozzette One, especially if you have issues contouring)

Pumpkin and Poppy Products:
Eyeshadows- Eiffel, Louvre, & Majesty
Little Black Dress Cream Eyeliner
Michelle Cream Face Contour
Evenstar Lip Butter

Other Products:
Zuzu Luxe Moisturizing Liquid Foundation
Beauty Without Cruelty Cream Concealer
Zuzu Luxe Liquid Liner (Raven)
Zuzu Luxe Mascara (Onyx)
Too Faced Matte Eye Palette (for brows)

Tip: Don’t apply your foundation and concealer until the end of this look! It is the key to fool proof dark eyeshadow.

Apply black eyeliner all over lid, lightly with your finger. Using an angled eyeliner brush, lightly sketch in a triangle, starting at your outer eye corner and meeting the top part of your crease. If you have hooded lids (like me) draw your triangle shape slightly about where you eyelid folds. This step doesn't have to look perfect, we are just lightly laying down a base.

Apply black eyeliner all over lid (I’m using Pumpkin and Poppy’s Little Black Dress Cream Eyeliner) lightly with your finger. Using an angled eyeliner brush, lightly sketch in a triangle, starting at your outer eye corner and meeting the top part of your crease. If you have hooded lids (like me) draw your triangle shape slightly above where you eyelid folds. This step doesn’t have to look perfect, we are just lightly laying down a base.

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Next, using your angled eyeliner brush, pat matte black eyeshadow (Eiffel) into a more defined cut crease cat-eye shape. Also, lightly press the shadow into your lower lashline.

Pat matte black eyeshadow onto the lid, don't worry if there is fall out. You can clean up any mess after you finish. Tightline your upper and lower waterline with black eyeliner, making sure to fill in any skintoned gaps that may show through your eyelashes. We want this look to have a super black base!

Pat matte black eyeshadow onto the lid, don’t worry if there is fall out. You can clean up any mess after you finish. Tightline your upper and lower waterline with black eyeliner, making sure to fill in any skintoned gaps that may show through your eyelashes. We want this look to have a super black base!

In the center of the lid, on top of the black eyeshadow, lightly pat and blend a plum toned brown eyeshadow. I used Majesty from my fall 2013 collection, Queen Anne.

In the center of the lid, on top of the black eyeshadow, lightly pat and blend a plum toned brown eyeshadow. I used Majesty from my fall 2013 collection, Queen Anne.

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Apply a thin line of black eyeliner and slightly wing out at edge, meeting with the line of the cat eye shape. Also, using a fluffy blending brush, blend a bit of off white matte shadow (I used Louvre) into the browbone.

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To help make this look a bit more seamless, blend more of the plummy brown (Majesty) right above your cut crease. Make sure to take your time and do it softly because we don’t want to ruin the cat-eye shape we created. Take the eyeshadow into the inner socket of the eye. Also, lightly blend the same shade underneath the black eyeshadow on the lower lashline.
Also, take a moment to lightly fill your brows with a complimentary eyeshadow color and an angled eyeliner brush, focusing on defining the crease.

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For the rest of the face, apply your concealer and foundation. To contour, I used Pumpkin and Poppy Michelle Cream Contour with my Cozzette Face Highlight Brush. Using this brush really gives a natural and soft contour. I also used to lightly define the bridge of my nose and jawline.
On the lips, I’m wearing Evenstar Lip Butter from Pumpkin and Poppy’s One Right Collection.

Voila, this look is perfect excuse to break out your darker and more dramatic makeup. I love pairing a strong eye look like this with an effortless and chic top knot and a dramatic scarf. Makes me feel more elegant and polished, and a colorful scarf also keeps the look more playful and less severe.

Halloween Tutorial: Siouxsie Sioux

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by veggiebeauty No Comments

This is a tutorial inspired by the talented, gothic musician, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Her most famous song is probably Hong Kong (more…)

FOTD: Aragorn Inspired Look

Posted on: September 29th, 2012 by veggiebeauty No Comments

Here is a look I did featuring the new products I’ve been working on for my One Ring collection, a couple of other P&P permenent items. Strider is Aragorn’s color and is based on his cloak he wears in the film.

I was enjoying playing with the new colors I’ve been working on for my upcoming fall-winter collection, One Ring, based on Lord of the Ring (in particular the films directed by Peter Jackson). This collection has a very earthy, neutral feel…but its far from boring. This look in particular features 3 new products I have coming up: Evenstar (a natural berry-bronze tinted lip butter); Strider (a deep matte hunter green eyeshadow); and My Precious (a golden antiqued bronze cream eyeshadow). I have several other products I will be working on in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! I’m shooting for a mid October release and will keep you posted on this website as for a more exact release date.

Also, I have to gush over my new soft box studio lights I bought off ebay…They are freakin’ amazing….wow! I should have invested in this a long time ago. It actually shows my makeup true to color…no more depending on the finicky light form my office window for photos and video!

Eyeshadow base is Louis cream eyeshadow (golden olive); I packed on Strider, which is a deep matte hunter green color, same formula as Magic Carpet Ride, which is one of my more popular matte colors. I blended a bit of Hemmingway (deep matte brown) into the crease and inner socket and transitioned Strider into that. Blended out Hemmingway with Moulin (satin matte red brown). On the lower lashes I used Strider and blended that out with Moulin.

Tightlined with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion (anyone have trouble with that one smudging a lot?). Zuzu Luxe for lashes. I also have a new hair color, Naturetint in Mahogany Blonde…its a deep burgundy red brown color, I love it! Headband is from Bethany Lorelle on Etsy:)On the lips I featured my newest lip product creation, an all vegan lip butter! The color is a berry-bronze shade, quite natural and soft, just like Arwen’s makeup in the film. A very wearable and moisturizing everyday color featuring: organic butters (avocado, extra virgin coconut oil, and mango).