Steel My Crimson Heart

Hi Guys & Dolls, welcome back. Today’s tutorial is the first in the 2  part series all about how to properly rock Silver/Grey & a Red Lip. This is a classic combination, one you see over & over again, because when done correctly, it’s chic glamour at it’s finest. That said, it’s also one that takes careful planning and restraint, or you can end up looking like you did your makeup in the dark -because you’re  a street walker.  One of the #1 “no-nos” I see is when someone pairs Silver & Grey eyeshadows with a slightly bluish cast, with a red lipstick that is warm (orange or yellow undertones). The overall effect of this is not the intended ultra chic look- you look tired and over done- the makeup is wearing you. I decided the best way to show the right way to pull this look off was to do 2 different versions, a warm and a cool. Today’s look is the cool one, but it’s important to point out that I didn’t go all-out with blue-based greys & silvers- the key is to keep it almost neutral. I only used one eyeshadow that pulls blue (MAC’s Knight Divine). I also went for a lipstick that wasn’t too bright or too blue-based. Each individual will need to decided for themselves their comfort zone, and what looks best on them, but I show a quick demo in the video for selecting shades. I hope this video is informative and fun to watch- I certainly had fun making it for you!

Here’s a list of what I used to create this makeup tutorial:


Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #115

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW15

MAC Prep & Prime Radiant Rose Highlighter ( mixed with concealer, Cheekbones & Nose)

Purely Cosmetics Diamond Powder

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (under eye)

MAC Strada Blush (contour)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Heather Silk Blush


MAC Painterly Paint Pot

MAC Typographic e/s

NYX Pots & Pans Jumbo Pencil

Sugarpill “Tiara” Chromalust

MAC Knight Divine

MAC Carbon

MAC Brule

Ben Nye Black Cake Liner

Fling Brow Pencil

MAC Opulash Optimum Black

MAC #33 Lash


MAC Prep & Prime

MAC Russian Red

Until next time, be Vintageortacky, just be yourself!


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  1. Nonatut
    January 29, 2012 / 11:41 am

    OMG! This has me written all over it. Love the cool tones..these shades are perfect. Guess I know what I’m wearing for Valentines Day. Awesome Cora 🙂

  2. January 29, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    i clearly need russian red! it’s soooo gorgeous

  3. January 29, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    Cora you are so cute! I am always entertained by your videos haha, I think the looks you do are amazing and you have such beautiful blue eyes!

  4. January 29, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    This is so pretty! I need to start using more silvers, I never do. =/

  5. January 29, 2012 / 1:37 pm

    Beautiful! I absolutely love trying to recreate your looks… never have the exact products but it’s fun searching through my stash looking for colors that come close.

  6. January 29, 2012 / 1:37 pm

    Wauw, amazing look! The eyeshadow match perfectly with the lipstick, gorgeous!

  7. January 29, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    Love the look! 🙂 I think it’s really hard sometimes to see if a color has a warm or cold undertone though. Do you have any tips on how to see that?

  8. January 29, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    I wore a look almost identical to this last night!! I used a pink lipgloss instead though 🙂

  9. Lucia Barstow
    January 29, 2012 / 4:31 pm

    Wow beautiful..I watch your videos all the time..and this definitely is one of my just inspire me to be really do..

  10. Amanda
    January 29, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    I am a big matte fan, and never wear metallic or glitter, BUT after seeing this look I am totally going to try it. LOVE IT!

  11. January 30, 2012 / 8:14 am

    gorgeous love it! not sure why i don’t own russian red in my red lip collection 😉 i want!

  12. January 30, 2012 / 9:39 am

    Your lips look sooo beautiful in this tutorial! LOVE IT!! x

  13. January 30, 2012 / 10:06 am

    That was a great video. I learned a lot. I’m going to try a work version of this tomorrow. 🙂

    Really looking forward to the “warm” video. 🙂

  14. January 31, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    I cant see your homepage, why? 🙁

  15. Lisa Marie
    March 6, 2012 / 5:43 am

    This is just lovely. As one other person commented, this has “me” written all over it. Thanks for all of your videos and this blog. I adore you!

  16. April 27, 2012 / 9:27 am

    Utterly inspiring! I’m becoming addicted to your videos, they’re just so good!:)

  17. September 4, 2012 / 11:29 pm

    Cora what do you use to apply your chromalust?

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