Saturday, April 18, 2009

Berry Crush Tutorial Using MAC and Aromaleigh

Here’s some strawberry reds and neutrals using Aromaleigh eyeshadow, blush and lipstick, and my MAC eyeshadows. I loved Aromaleigh’s lipstick in Crush! The pigmentation is amazing and I love how it applied smoothly on the lips. It’s the best Aromaleigh lipstick I’ve tried, and I also like the citrus-chocolatey scent and flavor.

I used Aromaleigh’s amazing Sonic Rouge blush in Rococo. It’s a deadringer for (and Aromaleigh’s version of) NARS Orgasm blush, except that Rococo looks better on my skin than Orgasm. I loved these Sonic Rouges so much that I got mini-jars of these blushes. They are pigmented, apply smoothly on the cheeks and are never splotchy, and finish is flawless.

I used Aromaleigh’s eyeshadow in Damask foiled on the lids, then used MAC’s Cranberry, Handwritten and Twinks shadows.

All products MAC unless otherwise stated.

Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over lid and brows. Smooth with finger. With a fluffy shader brush, apply Girl Friendly paint pot on lid. Apply Beige-ing shadestick on lower lashline to prevent smudging of liner and shadows.

Using Loew Cornell Maxine’s Mop 3/8″ brush (or the 239 brush), apply Aromaleigh shadow in Damask foiled using Charged Water on the lid.

Using the 224 brush, apply Cranberry on the crease. Doesn’t have to be perfect.

Using the 226 brush, apply Twinks to contour the crease, blending into Cranberry using the 224.

Using the Sonia Kashuk blender brush, apply Handwritten on the crease and outer V.

Blend the crease colors together using the 224. Apply Ricepaper on the browbone using Essence of Beauty large fluffy brush. Apply MAC Blacktrack fluidline, Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero to tightline and on waterline, Damask foiled on inner half of lower lashline and Handwritten on outer half of lower lashline. Apply Sugar Flirt CrissCross falsies.

Monistat gel as primer
Pure Anada mineral foundation in Deep Gold and Flaxen Field (50-50 mix)
MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NC20
Dayna’s Rested mineral undereye concealer
DreamWorld whipped cocoon (silk finishing powder) in Whipped Strawberries
Coastal Scents 6-pc blush and contour palette to contour
Aromaleigh Sonic Rouge blush in Rococo
MAC Refined MSF on top of blush

MAC tinted lip conditioner in Pink Fish
Aromaleigh lipstick in Crush
MAC lipglass in Orangedescence