Sweet & Simple Thanksgiving Makeup

Hi Guys and Dolls!

Today’s look is a beginner & (mostly) wallet friendly soft-to-smoky eye. There is no complicated eyeliner, nothing over technical, and you can dupe all of the products I used. This is just a breezy warm smoky eye that wears well and is easy to recreate and tailor make for yourself.  This video is a voice-over tutorial, let me know what you guys think of my version of the voice-over or voice over videos in general. I don’t see me going all-voice over, but it might be nice to switch it up. (I think it helps me focus on the makeup itself, though it is impersonal)

PS I’ve been LOVING Cargo Blushes lately. I have Rome & Tonga of the regular blushes and the original Blu-Ray highlighter/blush- what other shades do you like?  They are SO expensive, but they make your skin look really plush!

Pics & Prodz

this is my hot face. JSYK.

What I used:


MAC NW20 Pro Longwear Concealer and NW15Select Cover-up. One is too dark, the other is too light, together it’s perfect.

MAC Light Mineralize Skinfinifh Natural


MAC Tenderling Blush (contour)

Cargo Original Blu-Ray Highlighter (One of my fave blushes of all time!)


Nars Smudge-proof eyelid primer

Pastel Orange with Orange and Gold reflects from the E.L.F. Eyeshadow Transformer Palette ( it makes your face like Optimus Prime!*)

Peachy-Brown from the Wet ‘n’ Wild Greed Palette (if you have it Mac’s Tete-A-Tint or Soft brown work about the same)

Milani Illusion Eyeshadow (this is a very light pink with gold shimmer. You could use the similar color that is is in the Greed Palette, but the Milani version is smoother and more pigmented)

Chocolate Brown from the Wet’n’Wild Vanity Palette (If you have MAC’s Embark or Hadwritten those work the same)


Milani Attitude Lipstick (Rosey/Mauve/Pink with gold shimmer)

MAC Soar Lipliner (Mauve Brown)

MAC Poetic License Lipgloss ( a very pigmented creamy/peach/nude)

Thanks for stopping by!

*No, it really doesn’t

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  1. Rhonda
    November 22, 2010 / 7:16 pm

    U look stunning…!

  2. Rhonda
    November 22, 2010 / 7:16 pm

    How are u able to take such a close picture, with out it looking fuzzy…?

    • vintageortacky
      November 22, 2010 / 7:27 pm

      I used the Marco-setting on my camera 🙂

  3. Sarah
    November 22, 2010 / 8:31 pm

    I love this look and your tutorial was very helpful! I like the voice over, it seems like you can concentrate on explaining things while you show how it’s done, without also at the same time trying not to poke yourself in the eye.

  4. Jess
    November 24, 2010 / 1:32 pm

    It’s Oh so prettifull. ; )

  5. Steph
    December 1, 2010 / 12:33 am

    Just found you on Youtube, watched your falsies (false eyelashes) tutorial, great stuff!

    For this fall look what is your mascara and did you use a lash curler this time?

    Thanks for all!

    • Steph
      December 1, 2010 / 7:20 pm

      Ha, watched the vid on FB and you answered my question there. Voice over is cool, don’t mind it at all!

  6. Sam
    December 7, 2010 / 11:07 am

    Love it! You’re fantastic, and a complete inspiration! x

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