Tutorial: Vibrant Grape Concert Look

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Hello! I went to see Tori Amos last night, and thought it would be a great time to do a night out/concert tutorial. For some reason I was feeling the purples here. Plus, I had to wear MAC Raspberry Swirl lipstick (the name of a Tori song, yay!).

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Most of the items I used are from MAC, but you can of course switch it up with other brands in similar color families. I wanted a long wearing look that would last for around 12 hours.

1- First, I filled in my brows with MAC’s Deep Dark Brunette brow gel.

2- I primed my lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and then added Smashbox cream shadow in Topaz on top for extra longevity.

3- Using a fluffy crease brush, I blended MAC Samoa Silk into the crease and up to the brow bone.

4- With a MAC 239 brush, I applied MAC Vibrant Grape eyeshadow all over the lid.

C35- Using a small detailer brush, I slowly worked MAC Carbon into and outside of the crease.

6- With a fluffy brush, I blended out Carbon, and cleaned off the excess shadow. Next, I used MAC Gesso and applied it all over the brow bone to the inner corner of the eye.

7- Using another detailer brush, I applied The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer to the inner corner of the eyes. With the same brush, I tapped a little bit of MAC Vex onto the inner corner of the eyelid.

8- I lined my top lash line with Urban Decay Perversion liner, very lightly. Going back to the detailer brush, I smudged a little more Carbon to the lower lash line.

9- Finally, I used Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara after curling my lashes.

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When the eyes were done, I worked on the rest of my face!

1- First, I primed my face with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer. Next, I applied MAC Matchmaster in 2.0 all over my face. This is a fantastic foundation and lasts for hours. I didn’t use any concealer, but you can if needed!

2- With a fluffy brush, I applied MAC Full of Joy blush to my cheeks. This is pretty light on me, but since the eyes are dramatic, I’m fine with that.

3- With the same brush, I applied TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer at the tops of my cheekbones.

4- Continuing with the same brush, I lightly buffed MAC Refined Golden Bronzer around my hairline and under my jawline.

5- To finish the look, I pressed Maybelline Dream Matte powder in Honey all over my face, and spritzed MAC Fix+ to set everything.

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Last but not least, I applied MAC Prep + Prime and MAC Raspberry Swirl to my lips to finish the look.

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The show was AMAZING of course. When we got there, the tickets weren’t scanning right and they had us go to guest services. Of course I was totally panicking that I did something wrong printing them out. As it turns out, they upgraded our seats from the way back of the balcony to the MAIN FLOOR! I actually prefer sitting in the balcony if I can be somewhere near the front, but our seats were in the way back. The set list was fantastic, lots of old stuff and b-sides.

That’s it! πŸ™‚

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2 Responses to Tutorial: Vibrant Grape Concert Look

  1. April Williams says:

    So you know I had to come point out that Carbon is a Tori song as well, right? πŸ˜‰
    A love the eye makeup. I wish I had your patience for a beauty regimin!!

    • MelissaC says:

      DUH!! I can’t believe I missed that since it’s a favorite. And she PLAYED IT that night! πŸ˜€

      Thank you for the sweet comments! πŸ™‚

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