Edgy & Sexy Fall Makeup

Hi Guys & Dolls!

Todays tutorial has a double inspiration behind it. The first burst came while I was talking about makeup with my friend Jamie. She mentioned some Burgundy and Grey liners and instantly I thought- what a fab color combo! I immediately made note of colors to use in a makeup tutorial- I love when inspiration comes like that.

While I was getting ready to make this video I was listening to the Black Key’s “10 Cent Pistol”. In the song a woman gets back at an ex-lover and their new partner with a “10 Cent Pistol”(which could mean either drugs laced with poison or Acid). Not really a cheery song, but I love that type of stripped down, distressed music. The Black Keys make the type of music you feel like you’ve known your whole life- you just instantly like them (at least I do) if you haven’t checked them out please do!

This look is rather glam with the bold eyes and lips, a fall color palette, straight hair and the Kardashian Kurve top that is covered in lipstick and shoes, and is perhaps at odds with the sound and theme of the music. I imagined the Heroine (or Villain, depending on your perspective) getting dolled up to ruin the lives of those who dun wrong’d her! Looking good is the best revenge anyway.

Makeup Breakdown


Urban Decay Primer Potion

Jordana “Double Effect” Duo

MAC “Sketch” & “Blanc Type” Eyeshadows

Urban Decay “Tease”, “Pistol”, & “Verve” Eyeshadows (Naked 2 Palette)

Milani “Silver” Liquif’eye Pencil

Milani Brow Tint Pen “Natural Taupe”

Urban Decay “Hustle” 24/7 Liner

Too Faced “Perfect Black Orchid” Liner

MUFE “23L” Aqua Liner

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

MAC “35” lashes & Duo Glue


Too Faced Primed & Poreless

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

tarte Sooth Operator powder

MAC Strada Blush

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

tarte park avenue princess matte waterproof bronzer


MAC Prep& Prime Lipstick

MAC Currant Lipliner

Wet ‘n’ Wild 908C Lipstick

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Disclosure: Jordanda, tarte, and Sigma products used in this post are PR samples sent for editorial consideration, everything else I purchased myself. Complimentary products do not receive preferential treatment; My subscribers & readers are my #1 priority and I honor your trust by always being honest with you. This video/post contains opinions that are solely my own; I am not influenced by, nor do I represent any company. All brands used are not tested on animals with the exception of MAC which is not internationally cruelty free.

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  1. November 13, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    I love the burgundy and silver together, especially with the lips. you look gorgeous 😉

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      November 13, 2012 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks Doll!

  2. kaeden
    November 14, 2012 / 3:54 am

    Did you put lipliner for the color only or does it helps the lipstick to stay longer even though you already use a primer?

  3. November 14, 2012 / 8:04 am

    This looks great, especially with your hair! I saved your picture because I really want to try this color combo soon. I just hope I have something close to the burgundy color, I don’t tend to gravitate colors like that and might not have anything even remotely similar.

  4. November 14, 2012 / 10:05 am

    Love this look, and I LOVE that song!
    The Silver color is so metallic and gorgeous, I really think you captured the subtle bad-assery of the black keys.

    Well done, as usual!

  5. Ashlee
    November 14, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Hi Cora! I love, love, loooove this look! It’s really inspiring especially for me because I’ve been in an edgy mood lately, must be the fall weather or something hahaha. Oh, also in the products list the name of Jordana eyeshadow duo is wrong, it’s “Double Impact” that you’re using not “Double Effect”… Just wanted to let you know 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      November 14, 2012 / 6:51 pm

      Oops I’ll fix that right away! Thank you

  6. Sara
    November 14, 2012 / 5:17 pm

    I love this look!i love the purply brown with the bright lips

  7. November 14, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    love this look, the crease part is my favorite! you look great!

  8. November 15, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    I love the eye colors together looks stunning! That lip color is also amazing!!

  9. Joanna
    November 15, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    Love it! and I love your blouse! 🙂

  10. November 16, 2012 / 11:39 am

    I haven’t visited your page in such a long time! 🙁 But you have AMAZING things up! This look is gorgeous totally gonna wear this when I see Breaking Dawn this weekend, very vampy.

  11. Zeina
    November 16, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    Hi Cora,
    I enjoy ur tutorials so much & learn a great deal from them!! I wait for your posts impatiently & try to apply ur techniques on my eyes 🙂 I live in Beirut Lebanon (middle east), I have a full round face & full eyes…(my crease bone is invisible!! A bit like Japanese eyes… 🙂 ) Any tips for that?
    I used to stick to burgundy color for eye make-up (with hazel eyes I feel it goes well…) but since I’ve been watching ur tutorials, I have become more daring & just widened my palette!!
    Thank u so much for ur beautiful tutorials!
    All the best!


  12. November 22, 2012 / 8:59 am

    Love This makeup look! I just found your blog and I love it! I’m definitely following xx

  13. Red Head
    December 10, 2012 / 10:25 am

    Love this one! You’re one of the first bloggers I started following. Keep up the awesome magic that you do! 😉

  14. Sabrina
    December 15, 2012 / 10:44 am

    I love this look! I have done my own little version of it using a sephora color palette that I have. I love the purple and sliver together! AMAZING!

    I also recently got a white liner for my lower water line – WHAT?! Crazy amazing! I love how it looks! Thanks for all the amazing tips!

  15. Karina
    September 15, 2013 / 11:10 pm

    Hi Cora,

    Love your videos! Just wondering, what is the pink champagne eye liner you used on your waterline? In the video you just say ‘a pink champagne liner’ and don’t give a brand and colour. I find a white eyeliner is sometimes too ‘bright’ (if that makes sense!) and a colour like this might be better on me.


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