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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