Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Madd Style Cosmetics: Three Colour Combos!

Helllloooooo internets!

Today's Madd Style Cosmetics tutorial is brought to you by the colours: Psychobilly Freakout, Sexxxy Rexy (from the Empire Records Collection) and Princess Buttahcup! These three colours are going to participate in a very fun (and pretty basic) look that I like to do--and the neat thing about it, is it's soooooo easy to mix and match colours. (As you'll see at the end--I'll post two other looks I did using the exact same techniques.)

To begin, collect the supplies!

(Left to Right, top to bottom: NYX Eyeshadow Base in "White"; Gabriel Color Mascara in "Black"l Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in "Yeyo"; Urban Decay's Ink for Eyes in "Zero"; Madd Style Cosmetics pigments (clockwise from the green): Psychobilly Freakout, Sexxy Rexy (Empire Records Collection), Birfday Suit, 3rd Wish (Sham ROCK Collection), and Princess Buttahcup; Small Shader Brush; Fluffy Crease Brush; Angled/Slanted Shadow Brush; 2 Angled Liner Brushes (or just one if you want to clean stuff off!); and a Domed Crease Brush. I just realized that I completely forgot to include my primer in the photo! It's Too Faced Shadow Insurance!)

Start with a clean eye (as always!):

(BIG clean eye! I mistakenly didn't use my flash for a few of the early pictures, but they'll get better--I promise!)

Then you'll want to apply your primer and base. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance as my primer and applied it all over my lid and then I applied NYX's Eyeshadow Base in "White" over the primer after giving the primer a few seconds to set. I applied the primer and base the same way that I did in my previous tutorial, found here.

Next, take a white eyeliner pencil (here I used my UD 24/7 pencil in "Yeyo") and line your lower lash line--from the duct all the way to the outside corner of your lower lashes.

For the fun part, extend the white liner at the outside edge at the same angle that your upper lash line would create, if it continued on its downward slope (I realize that not everyone has the same shape as eyes that I have, of course--so you would want to draw the line to be at roughly 8 O'clock, or probably between 7 and 8, really--if you imagine your eye as a clock!). In the middle picture, that's what you'll get after you draw the line. And then what you need to do is kind of "fill in" that triangle a bit so you don't have two lines meeting at an angle--create more of a gradual slope from the line you just created toward your lower lash line (as is pictured on the right).

(Ah, the flash! Welcome to the party!)

Now is time for the first piggie! Take a small shader brush and dip it into MSC's Psychobilly Freakout (a lovely green with an aqua shimmer). Press the pigment into the bristles of your brush by using the inside of the piggie's jar's lid. Once you have the pigment evenly dispersed on your brush, pat or press the colour on to your lid. Continue patting the colour on the whole lid until it's all covered--take the colour up to your crease, but don't go above your crease just yet!

Then, switch to a fluffy crease brush and dip it into Psychobilly Freakout! With the fluffy brush you want to fade out that harsh line that is at your crease--and by changing to a fluffy brush, the brush will pretty much do all of the work for you! Starting at the outside corner of your lid, apply the colour into your crease using a wind-shield wiper motion. Don't take the colour too high--you're just wanting to create a more faded effect at the edge of the colour. Then, at the outside of your eye, using the fluffy brush, wing the colour out a bit to create a triangle at the outside of your eye (as you can see in the right most picture).

Now, to help with blending out the Psychobilly Freakout even more, we're going to use some Birfday Suit as the brow highlight. Using a slanted brush, dip it into Birfday Suit--and distribute the colour throughout the bristles using the inside of the lid (as you did before). Apply this colour directly under your eyebrow--concentrating on also blending the colour down into the line where Psychobilly Freakout ends.

Now to work on the lower lash line. Take an angled liner brush and dip it into Sexxxy Rexy (a GORGEOUS strawberry pink colour) and apply this over the white liner you applied as the base. Don't forge the little outside triangle! (Leave the duct bare for now, we'll get to that in a minute!)

Now for the surprise addition of a third colour! I know, you're all wondering--where is there room for a third colour?! No, not the duct! Line your waterline with the same white pencil you used before. (The waterline is that bit of skin that is next to your eyeball--before your eyelashes.)

Using a different angled brush (or clean off the one you used to apply Sexxxy Rexy), dip it into Princess Buttahcup (a lovely shimmery butter yellow). Carefully press this colour into your waterline! Princess Buttahcup works well for this because it doesn't have any glitter in it--you don't want glitter that close to your eyeball! I find it adds a nice little "pop" of unexpected colour when its hidden on the waterline. :)

Lastly! Take a domed crease brush and dip it into 3rd Wish (this colour is no longer available, but if you have Thunder Snow or just any sparkly white--that would work perfectly too). Dab this colour right into the duct. I've found, lately, that using a larger domed brush like this does a good job of applying the colour and also blending it out a bit on to the inner upper lid and inner lower lash line--again, the brush does all of the work for you!

Apply some mascara (I used my trusty Gabriel Color Mascara) and a winged eyeliner (UD Ink for Eyes)'re done!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this tutorial--the extra fun thing about this look is that it's super easy to swap out these colours and try any three colours!

For example:
I did this using Amethyst (from the Dark Crystal Collection) on the lid, Ecto Cooler on the lower lash line, and Foux du Fafa on the waterline. (Opal, from the Dark Crystal Collection in the duct.)

Bi-Winning (from the Sheen Dream Collection) on the lid, Mr. Roboto on the lower lash line, and Lust (from the Love and Hate Collection) on the waterline. (Sparkle Motion in the duct.)

Fun stuff, right?! :)

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I hope it'll inspire you to put to colours together you wouldn't think of putting together--and then throwing on a surprise colour on your waterline! Be sure to check out Madd Style Cosmetics, if you haven't already.

And now for my "random fact you didn't know about me" section! I grew up in a small town of around 6,000 people! The town is in a gorgeous valley where I was able to go downhill skiing--which I miss a lot. There's nothing quite like having your face burn off in the cold wind while going up the chair lift! Cross Country skiing though--NOT my thing. Kind of like how yoga will never be my thing. I am not patient enough for that stuff!!! :)


  1. Thanks!!  Coloured make-up is the bestest, I think.   :)

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  3. Really cute!! I love colored make-up, I wish I could pull it off more. Great post!

  4. Caitie (Naturalla Beauty)January 22, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    I love the idea of the surprise pop of colour on the waterline!  Will have to try it out :)

  5. Hooray!  I hope you will try it out.  :)

  6. Yay!  I'm glad!  :)

  7. absolutely gorgeous Danielle!