October 4, 2012

Madd Style Cosmetics: My First Tutorial (ever!)

I'm excited and nervous all at the same time :)  This is my very first tutorial as a Madd Model - and first ever tutorial in general! Since this is something completely new to me, I wanted to start out with something a bit "simple."

So let's get started! Go ahead and grab your "supplies" - as always you'll need a good eyeshadow primer and base, your go-to mascara and choice of eyeliner, as well as a crease and eyeshadow brush (depending on your choice of eyeliner, you may want to grab an eyeliner brush as well!). Most importantly, you will need Madd Style Cosmetics pigments in Unicorns & Glitter, Girl with the most cake, and Caramel Macchiato to complete this super simple but girly-neutral look :)

Here's what I'm using:
Top Left: Madd Style "Pop N' Lock" Shadow Base - Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion(original)
Bottom Left: E.L.F. Cream Eyeliner in "black" - Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
Top/Middle Right: MSC pigments in Unicorns & Glitter, Girl with the most cake, and Caramel Macchiato
Bottom Right: bdellium tools green bambu brushes #781, #777, and #760

Start off by applying your eyeshadow primer and eyeshadow base (all over lids, up to brow.)
*as a side note:  if you happen to be using the MSC Pop N' Lock, as I did, you will find it has a sort of clay-like texture.
I find it easiest to apply with my ring finger, and I tend to rest my ring finger in the jar for a few seconds to kind of "warm" it up. I am then able to swirl my finger over the product to get a thin layer and I apply it very lightly.

Grab your eyeshadow brush (for reference, I'm using my bdellium tools green bambu #777) and apply Girl with the most cake all over your lid (with loose pigments, you want to "pat" this on to get the best color payoff) and up to your natural crease.

Using your crease brush (for reference, I'm using my bdellium tools green bambu #781) apply Caramel Macchiato very lightly to the crease/hollow of your eye (I use just the very tip of the crease brush to get a lighter application).
To make this addition of Caramel Macchiato not so "harsh" (since we are going for a softer look) use your brush in a "wiping" motion - think wind shield wipers!

Also, you can softly blend Caramel Macchiato upward (using the same crease brush) to further soften it a bit. If you feel like Girl with the most cake started to disappear during blending, go ahead and lightly reapply to the lid using your eyeshadow brush. :)

Still using my crease brush, I added Unicorns & Glitter to the duct/inner corner of my eye.
I really like the golden highlight that Unicorns & Glitter gives, so I very very lightly took my crease brush and dipped just the very tip of my brush into the loose pigment that was left on the lid of Unicorns & Glitter. I then, even further, blended out Caramel Macchiato using Unicorns & Glitter up to the brow bone.
When done lightly, this gives a nice golden shimmer that isn't too overpowering for this look.

Last but not least, you're going to want to grab your eyeliner and mascara to finish off this look. This is where my bdellium tools #760 came into play as I decided to use my E.L.F. cream eyeliner in "black" to create a wing - however, this is entirely optional and up to you! You can skip the wing and simply line your upper lash line and waterline with your favorite eyeliner and then apply your mascara if you want :)
Since I need the practice anyway, I decided to play up this look a bit by doing a wing:

And there you have it!

I hope you enjoyed my first ever tutorial and that it wasn't too hard to follow along :)


  1. Love it girl!! Beautiful, and congrats on being a MSC model!!

  2. Nicely done! The colors look beautiful together as well as on you.