Feb 2, 2011

'Burning Flame' Look

'Burning Flame' Look

This look is half request and half Valentine's Day inspired. One of the main looks I have seen for Valentine's Day is a red smokey eye...but using black as the central color. I did my own twist on the look with red as the focal point. Red eyeshadow is really hard to wear without looking sore or bruised but I think this turned out great! Oh and before I forget...Pure Luxe OMG! Pigment is phenomenal!


I started off with Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer all over my lid up to the brow bone. I applied MAC Groundwork Paintpot (satin neutral taupe) on my brow bone and MAC Flammable Paint (satin deep red) on my lid as my primary bases. Sonia Kashuk Large Crease Brush & MAC 242 Shader Brush

On the inner lid and tearduct area I applied MUFE #902 Star Powder (pearl gold). MAC 242 Shader Brush
Next on the middle of the lid I applied Pure Luxe OMG! Pigment (shimmery red). MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush
On the outer lid and crease I applied MUFE #79 Eyeshadow (satin deep plum). Sonia Kashuk Dome Blending Brush
To deepen the outer V and crease I used MUFE #4 Eyeshadow (matte black). Sonia Kashuk Dome Blending Brush
On the browbone area and for blending I used Smashbox Nude Eyeshadow (matte camel). MAC Large 252 Shader Brush
For highlight I used Bare Escentuals Clear Radiance All Over Face Color (shimmery light pink). MAC Large 252 Shader Brush
For my lower lashline I used MAC Feline Eye Kohl Pencil (matte black).

My brows are filled in with MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud and NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (matte blackened brown). Paula Dorf Eye Definer Flat Top Brush

I lined my upper lashline with Wet 'n' Wild Gel Eyeliner in Black. MAC 266 Small Angle Brush
I lined my lower waterline with L'Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in Black. Stila #28 Smudge Pot Brush
I used Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara for my lashes and added Beautee Senses Smashing False Eyelashes for effect.


For my lips I used MAC Yash Lipstick (matte nude).


I primed my skin with MAC Oil Control Lotion and Tarte Clean Slate Primer. I used MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC45 - Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush - for my face and set my t-zone with MAC Blot Powder in Dark. I used MUFE #14 Full Cover Concealer - Fingers : ) under my eyes set with Benefit Powderflage - Beauty Blender Sponge.

I used MAC Peaches Blush (matte peach) for my cheeks - MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush and MUFE #2 Sculpting Kit for contour and highlight - MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush.


  1. I love ur twist on the classic smokey eyes. There are no colours u cannot rock!

  2. that's a really pretty way to wear red =)

  3. as always, very talented on your eye looks. love how you used red bc it is VERY hard to work with :)

  4. This is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Please do a tutorial!

  5. Thanks Saadeh. I had to find my own way to love smokey.

    Thanks so much Thess. It looks so much better in person. :)

    Thanx KayKay. Red is a killer! I like the smokier version tho. :)

    Thx Sarah. I'm thinking I just might di a tutorial actually. :)

    Thanks Krista hon!

  6. Its done beautifully, I'm just not a big fan of red eyeshadow. Lol... I don't know what it is about it, but I really just dislike red eyeshadow! So it wouldn't matter if it was you or Rihanna! Lol... But well done doll :-)

  7. very beautiful as always hun,love it btw do u wax or thread ur brows????

  8. This is a BEAUTIFUL look, I really wanted to try a look like this for "Valentines" because I'm so anti-Valentines day this year, so I thought this would perfectly depict that.

    I'm definitely going to recreate this look! Thanks for sharing.

  9. @Sher, yes those brows are always on point!

  10. This is gorgeous Tina! This gives me an idea of how to use red eyeshadow since I didn't know how to use it!

  11. Oh this is just SOOOOOO gorgeous! I would love a tutorial, I'll be trying this one this weekend, but with a different red since I don't have that one.

    Just lovely!

  12. Tweeze?!? Wow, thats a mighty good tweezer you have there chicky! You wanna share which one you use because a sister will be running out to get that one ASAP. Those brows look flawless... I so can't believe you tweeze them yourself! Gotta give you HUGE props for that one!!

  13. LOL Candy. Thx girl. Don't worry...I understand cawz I hate red eyeshadow too. Heee heee!

    Thanks Sher. Neither...I tweeze :) Can't trust these suckers to another person at all. LOL.

    Thanks so much Arezu. Glad u like it hon.

    Thanks Tasha. Glad it helps! :)

  14. Thanks Lola hon.

    Thanks Hilary. I'm going to try to get this tutorial up this weekend too. :)

  15. Hahahahaa Candy! Thanks girl! I use the Tweezerman Slanted Pointed Tweezers and sometimes the Anastasia Tweezers. Both of those have super short tips...which I need to grab those hard to reach hairs. The good thing is that after a while the hairs kinda fall into the shape and it's easy to maintain (mind you I tweeze EVERY day). And trust me it takes practice! I have been doing this for years! :)

  16. Like I said I would, I went out and got those Tweezermans! Lol... Girl, I have two words for you. THANK YOU! Those tweezers can catch the itty bittiest hairs out there. My ole' Revlon tweezers have been beat by a landslide! Lol... On top of that, I got a cute hot pink pair ;-)


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