Monday, October 31, 2011

Madd Style Cosmetics: Office Friendly

Hiiii Everyone!

Today is Halloween, but instead of bringing a "Halloween" tutorial I wanted to start off doing the tutorials that were requested in my 100 Followers Giveaway! One reader requested that I do a tutorial for a look that would be office (or interview) appropriate. Since I just recently received the *lovely* Madd Style Cosmetics Coffee House Collection, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to knock out a pretty and neutral tutorial. :)

(If you weren't lucky enough to scoop up the Coffee House Collection while it was still available--fear not! Mo plans to bring it back for the Holidays! Hooray!)

As always, gather the necessary supplies (you'll notice that I went pretty "minimal" with this one!):

(Left to right: Too Faced Shadow Insurance; Madd Style Cosmetics piggies: Dirty Chai, Caramel Macchiato and Fresh Pots!; Flat Shadow Brush; Angled Fluffy Crease Brush; Pointed Crease Brush/Pencil Brush; Gabriel Color Mascara in "Black".)

Make sure your eyelids are nice and clean. Then, prime! As much of the product you see on my finger (in the middle picture!) is how much I use for both eyes. I rub my two ring fingers together and then evenly spread the product on both lids--up to the crease/brow bone area. Then I bring what is left of the product down around my ducts and along the lower lash line.

For this look I wanted to keep it nice and soft. To help achieve this, do not apply a base (my chosen base is NXY Eyeshadow Base in "White"). Instead--skip right on ahead to the piggie application! To begin, dip a regular ol' flat shader brush into the very lovely "Dirty Chai"! Apply this colour all over the entire lid.

Next, take a fluffy angled crease brush and dip it into "Caramel Macchiato"! This was my first time using these piggies and had I known just how intense Caramel Macchiato gets--I would have applied even less of it to this fluffy brush! Place the brush at the outside corner of your eyelid and slowly work it throughout your entire crease area.

(Step 1!)

Bring the Caramel Macchiato all the way into the inner crease (as seen in the leftmost picture). Then, go back to the outsider corner (with the same fluffy brush) and bring the colour out/soften its edges--especially on that outside corner.

(Step 2!)

Now. Dip a pointed crease brush (or a pencil brush would work too!) into "Fresh Pots!". Starting at the outside part of your upper lash line--line the outside half of your lid with this. On the picture in the right, you can see that I "winged" this colour out a bit--just like how I would do with regular liner. Because I kept this piggie dry (instead of wetting it), it helps to keep the whole look nice and soft.

Finish off with Fresh Pots! by applying it along the lower lash line. Make sure to connect it up with the Fresh Pots! you had put on your upper lash line at that outside corner. This gives you a subtle "cat eye" effect.

If you made the same mistake I did (and applied a bit too much Caramel Macchiato into the crease), continue trying to blend it out!! Here I am, going at it with that same fluffy brush. I blended around the Caramel Macchiato and also down below on the lower lash line to help soften the Fresh Pots!. Then apply some mascara!

And then I still wasn't entirely happy with how blended it was. So I went in with my finger to help really soften that outer edge of the Caramel Macchiato.

The final look should be something like this:


I hope you all enjoyed this coffee-licious tutorial!!


  1. YAY!  So pretty!  Thank you!  I love some of the darker colors, but they just sit because only bad things happen when I actually use them!  I'll have to try that with some of them!

  2. I'm glad you liked it!!  :)

  3. your eyes are really pretty hun!! i love too faced e/s as well!
    thanks for the sweet compliment.. you made my day hun!let's keep in touch =)
    i followed you! xoxoxo