Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana! Monochrome Makeup

Monochrome Makeup

Hi Guys & Dolls!

When I sat down to film my Urban Decay eyeliner  review Swatchfest I decided to film the makeup application. I was so pleased with the result I knew this had to be a tutorial, so I did something different: Rather than recording a voice over after I’d edited the video footage, I recorded me talking about everything I just did, with the makeup on! Then I spliced them together in a split screen. This was so much easier for me to film, and surprisingly easier to edit. I know some of you don’t like voice overs, so I think this is a perfect compromise! It helps me to focus on the makeup while I’m doing it, and gives me time to fully explain something. I also added in the text for the products I used, not sure if i’m going to keep doing that because adding in all the text it takes FOREVER, and I always list everything here on the blog anyway. Also I bought new bedding and night lamps, and I think I finally got the lighting right!!! YAY!!! I would really appreciate your feedback on this new format!

I’ve wanted to so a Monochrome look for a while and since Orange is so hot right now it seems like the perfect one to do. A few weeks ago Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics sent me some items to review and I’m so impressed with them and I used several in this tutorial. I’ve really fallen in love with both the Loose Color Concentrates and especially the new Cream Color Concentrates. “Grandma” is a bright Coral that has just enough of a coolness to it that it works on my red-based complexion. Today I used it on my eyes, cheeks and lips to create a harmonious monochrome makeup look. ” Trick” is the other I used, and it’s my new go-to for contouring; I’ve heard John Doe is also quite good for contouring , so I’m going to have to check that one out as well. Sadly, my new favorite eyeshadow, the incredible duochrome one I used for the the lid, “Hum” has been discontinued. You can still get it while it lasts on the Sephora website, but it’s going going, gone. In the event that you can’t get Hum, Twirl might be a good alternative.

The secret to making a bold color like Orange to not just look fun, but also beautiful is to create a neutral base, and blend, blend blend. I this having fresh but perfected skin keeps the look clean and stops it from looking tacky.Each color and texture was carefully selected to create a look that looks effortless ^_^

oki-doki, Please leave me feedback about the new video format, and enjoy the look!

Orange Makeup

face 1-001

eye 6

eye 4 with text


 List of Products
NARS Smudgeproof Primer
MAC “Soft Brown” Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek “Cocoa Bear” Eyeshadow
MAC “Handwritten” Eyeshadow
OCC “Grandma” Cream Color Concentrate
OCC “Hum” Loose Color Concentrate
Urban Decay “Yeyo” 247 Glide on Pencil
NYX “Milk” Jumbo Pencil
OCC “Oberon” Loose Color Concentrate
Physician’s Formula “Ultra Black” Eye Booster/Liner
Anastasia “Noir” Covet Waterproof Liner
Urban Decay “Roach” 24/7 Glide on Pencil
Blinc Amplified Mascara
Urban Decay Brightening Primer
Illamasqua Skinbase White & 3.5 Mixed
Make Up For Ever HD Powder
tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer “Light”
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
OCC Cream Color Concentrate “Grandma”
Jack Black Shea Butter Lip Balm
OCC Cream Color Concentrate “Grandma”
Milani Lipstick ” Nude Creme”

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  1. Shay
    May 3, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    Just in case you weren’t aware, the video is private. I want to see how to recreate this tangy gorgeousness!

  2. May 3, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    I didn’t much care for the new format only because I found it hard to focus on the two screens plus the text

  3. May 3, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    i was hoping you were going to do a tutorial on this look! while watching your swatch video, i remember thinking about how i hadn’t seen your makeup like that before, and i thought it was really interesting – orange has always seemed like a color that’s rarely used on the lids, let alone in a monochromatic look!

    <3 max.

  4. Stacey
    May 3, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    You are Amazing!! Thank you for being so detailed! I’ve been experimenting so much more since I happened to come across your Rapunzel tutorial! I have an awesome coral strapless top I’m wearing for a party tomorrow night… This look will be perfect!! Thanks!

  5. May 3, 2013 / 2:29 pm

    You’re stunning! Your beauty is astounding,inside and out !

  6. Pinky
    May 3, 2013 / 7:02 pm

    So so so in love! Can you list some other dupes for hum from other brands?

  7. Stephanie
    May 4, 2013 / 11:58 am

    i love this look!! What nail polish are you wearing? Cuz i am in LOVE with it!!!

  8. Jennifer
    May 4, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    Hey Cora, I have never commented on any blog or utube vid, but I think you are great! Your tutorials are so pretty and creative, not to mention helpful for learning new techniques. I really love this peachy orange look you’ve created, and now that I know how to use the colour cream bases I am finally going to purchase some OCC products. Thanks again and keep up the fab tutorials!

  9. Jessica
    May 4, 2013 / 7:54 pm

    i love love love this look! i actually was at ulta today and licked up some orange eyeshadow to play with some color! and you had your video release for the orange look today! great minds think alike lol 🙂 loved the new format also!!! xoxo Jessi

  10. May 4, 2013 / 10:37 pm

    I love the new video! It was very fun to watch. Please continue to do your future ones like this one as well! 🙂

  11. May 5, 2013 / 9:56 am

    You look fabulous! That orange is so pretty!

  12. Brittany
    May 14, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    The new format is nice because I like to hear your tips while its being done. Loves it!

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