Prom Season: Golden Burgundy

Hi all! Been awhile since my last tutorial, I’ve been trying to come up with a look for this year’s prom.  And today I’m gonna show you a really nice golden burgundy type of look, inspired room.  Because it’s literally filled with purples and burgundies, and no purple isn’t my favourite colour.  So in case you’re wondering:

Anyhow back to today’s look:

As always, prep and prime your face with moisturizer, make up base, foundation, concealer, and loose powder.

1. Apply an eyeshadow base all over the lids, including the bottom of your eyes.
2.  Using a brush, dab a bit of shimmering white eyeshadow and pat it all over the lids.
3. Using a light burgundy cream eye shadow, pat this on the lower half of your lids, about 3/4’s up.  (The key is to dab little by little, so you can blend with your fingers)
It should now look like this:

4. Using an eye shadow brush, dab the dark burgundy eye shadow all over the cream eye shadow.  The burgundy will now appear to be more vibrant because of the cream eye shadow.

5.  Now, use a smaller brush and blend in a gold eyeshadow just on the ball of your eyes and into the inner corners.  You should now use a brush to blend in the edges into the burgundy so it looks less harsh.

6. Using a smaller eye shadow brush, apply a small amount of black on the outer V corner, blend well.
7. Line the bottom of your eyes using the dark burgundy eye shadow, and slowly change it to the gold eye shadow as you reach the inner corner of your eyes.

8. Using a black pencil liner, tight line the upper lids and bring it out just a bit near the end.  Remember not to make the eye liner to thick, as it will make your eyes look heavy.
9. Use a white eyeliner, and line the bottom so it’ll make your eyes pop.
10.  Use a black pencil eyeliner, and line the bottom, just under the white eyeliner.
11.  Apply your false lashes to create a more dramatic look.
12. Fill in your eye brows, make sure the arch is more accentuated than normal.

Blush and Lips:
1. For blush, use a bronze colour to contour the hollows of your cheeks, and apply it an angle.
2. Using a softer pink, apply this on the apples of your cheeks, and blend it with the bronze to lose the harsh lines.
3. Apply a soft pink cream lipstick, and add a clear lip gloss on top.

Your look is complete!… oh wait, don’t forget about the hair :)

Products worth the mention:

1.  (right) Mac’s paint pot in Painterly.  This is a must have product!  It’s basically an eye shadow base that is in a very light cream colour.  The texture of it really grabs onto the pigments in eye shadows, and therefore make it more vibrant and longer lasting.  I sometimes use it to prevent my eyeliner from smudging, and it works wonders :)
2. (left) Mac’s Big Bounce Shadow in Luxury Touch.  This is a great cream/gel eye shadow that’s very easy to blend with just your fingers, or a fiber brush.  It’s great to use under pigment pots or eye shadow to bring out the colours even more.

Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial, so have fun and stay safe for prom 2011!
Because it’s almost the end of a school year for some people, here’s to happy beginnings, because there ain’t no mountain high enough ♥ 


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