Posts Tagged ‘metallic’

2016 MET GALA TRANSLATED

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Every year I look forward to the MET Ball, even more than the Oscars! It marries fashion with red carpet glamour and is themed, so it’s always fascinating to see how each designer and makeup artist will interpret it.  This year’s Ex-Machina theme did not disappoint, with tons of metallics and robotic, futuristic gowns… it was pure eye candy! I especially loved the makeup my colleague Jillian Dempsey did on Kristen Stewart and thought it’s the perfect look for a red carpet translation. Here’s how to pull it off the next time you head out to a club or music festival:

TOOLS:

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STEPS:

  1. Wet the contour brush, swirl it in the shadow to make a paste and start the outline of the rectangle. You can take it as long as your brow or as short as the end of your eye.
  2. Fill it in.
  3. Perfect the angles and lines with the pointed Q-tip.
  4. Rim the inner waterline with the black pencil.
  5. Add a couple coats of mascara.

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SPRING MAKEUP INSPO

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I’m so ready for Spring. Especially when we get little teasers of warm sunny days! And one of my favorite ways to express it is through makeup, obvi! When switching to a pastel eye shadow, you can make it pop even more if you first pick one that sparkles a little (nothing too showgirl) and second, find one that you can wetten for more intensity. I had the pleasure of working on a metallic beauty story for Darling magazine this month that inspired this tutorial to show you just how easy it is to create this look.

TOOLS:

  • A Metallic Eye Shadow — I used this one ($$) on Amelia but you can create a similar effect with this one ($$) if you don’t want to deal with wetting it and making a paste.
  • An Eye Contour Brush — I love to use this one ($$$) for wetting shadows because of its short and thin bristles. You can also try this one ($1).
  • Optional — I added this lash strip ($) because, well, you know… but this look doesn’t need it!

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STEPS:

  1. Fill the lid to the eye shadow with water or the liquid that comes with it (in that case use the tray that it comes with too). If you’re using a different metallic shadow, test it to see if it can be applied wet by wetting just the brush and swirling it across a small area of the shadow. If it makes a paste, great! If it balls up, no bueno and try a different one. Then dip the brush in the water and swirl it in the shadow to make a paste.
  2. Sweep the brush over the lid to start. You can leave it as is or bring it up into the crease as well like Amelia did here.
  3. Finish the look with mascara or add a lash strip like we did.

FALL MAKEUP INSPIRATION

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Everyone has been asking me what copper lid I’ve been doing in a lot of my last makeup tutorials so thank you for waiting for the breakdown! There’s just something about warm metals on the lid: coppers, champagnes, teaks and nudes, they either work in gorgeous harmony with brown and hazel eyes or they pop blue and green eyes. There are many ways to apply them — a single wash of color, an ombre sunset effect (coming soon!) or a reverse smoky cut crease like I did on Kori here.

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TOOLS (BRUSHES PLACED NEXT TO CORRESPONDING SHADOW):

  • A Warm Semi-Matte Metallic Palette — I (of course!) used my new Amy Nadine Renewing Nudes Palette because I’ve been developing it for almost a year to accomplish two things important to me: 1. I wanted to load it up with antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients (Bamboo Silk, Red Raspberry Seed, Bilberry Seed Oil and Clover Flower Extract) so it works with your skincare program instead of against it by settling into fine lines and 2. I wanted it to have the same intense color payoff as if I had wet the brush beforehand. And I’m happy to report I was able to make both happen! You can buy it here ($$$) or if at Costco ($), even if you’re not a member!
  • An Angled Shader Brush – This one ($$) has replaced all other lid brushes in my kit because it really presses the shadow into the skin as it sweeps across the lid.
  • A Crease Brush — This one ($$) has been my favorite for a few years now because you can roll it as you sweep it along the crease.
  • A Smudge Brush (not shown) — Look for a long, dense and almost flat head like this one ($$).
  • An Angled Liner Brush — I love this ($$) because it’s longer than any other liner brush I’ve ever found, making it much more user friendly.
  • Your Favorite Mascara — I’ve been using this one ($) on all of my girls lately because it’s really thickening.

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STEPS:

  1. Apply the Carat (champagne) shade all over the lid with the flat-headed brush.
  2. Apply the Copper shade along the crease with the crease brush.
  3. Sweep the same Copper shade along the bottom lashline with the smudge brush.
  4. Stamp the Mineral (off-white) shade in the inner corner with the dome-shaped brush.
  5. Trace the Teak (dark mahogany) shade along the upper lash line with the angled liner brush.
  6. Finish with a couple coats of mascara.

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As you can see above, I’ve been using it on everyone LOL! You can say I’m a little obsessed…

LIGHTEN UP!

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

This Summer why not ditch the dark smoky eyes and try something different? Something that you’ll friends will notice is nothing you’ve ever done before. Something that is light but head-turning… a creamy metallic eye tint is just what you need! I’ve been obsessed with eye tints; using them on my clients and myself every chance I can. Because the formulas  do. not. crease. Or feather. They stay where you put them and have way more intensity than a shadow could ever hope for. So here’s your chance to break out of your comfort zone and try something new. Here’s how:

FAVORITE EYE TINTS:

  • I used this one ($$) in shade #5 Green Iron on Penelope above and have kind of been wearing it every day since I got my hands on it. Something gorgeous happens to it over time and it becomes really sparkly. Prepare yourself for tons of compliments.
  • I also really love this one ($$$) because it comes with a cream tint and a shimmer to stamp on top, this one ($) that comes with a cream on one end and glitter on the other end and this one ($) which is just a beautiful cream shine shadow.

STEPS:

  1. Apply it directly with the wand if applicable or a brush if it’s in a pot or tube. I apply it as a color wash all over both the lid and the crease but you can just do the lid.
  2. Blend the crease portion with your finger. This is optional. Sometimes I do it, sometimes I don’t!

Pair it with mascara, cream blush and a lip stain or balm and you’re set for Summer! You can also line your eyes to bump it up for night, but if you’re going to do more than rim the inner waterline, just wait a couple minutes for the tint to dry. You can also add a copper eyeshadow “sunset” to the crease to make it more dramatic for nighttime. But I like to go lighter in the Summer. Regardless, have fun!