Beginner Friendly Smoky Eyes {Full Face Tutorial}


Hi Guys & Dolls!

I was just noticing how long my roots are; Hello natural hair color! The weirdest thing is I kinda like it with the faded out pink & purple, with the middle part it looks sort of low-key and beachy. I think when it does come time to recolor it I’m going to leave the front section blond. It’s easier to maintain, and then I won’t have those first few days of “purple forehead fun times.”

Why am I talking about my hair?

Today I’m sharing with you a tutorial for the makeup I’ve been wearing in my last two videos (Back to Mac & Nordstrom Rack, & June Faves With Mikey). It’s a simple look so I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a really in depth step-by-step Beginner Friendly tutorial where I break down the what, whys and hows more than I normally do (though I have been told my videos are usually very informative anyway). In the video I share lighting tips, getting it even, how to apply liquid liner for beginners or people with shaky hands. I even give Dupes! I used all MAC brushes & eyeshadows because MAC is one of the easiest brands to look up dupes for. I hope this is helpful ^_^

For those of you itching for a more exciting tutorial -get excited- because I’ve got a costume look coming up- I’m looking to finish off the Disney Princess Series. Also for everyone who can’t get enough of Mikey (I can’t blame you, he’s adorable) we’re going to be starting a vlog channel soon, we just want to have some videos stored up/make a great intro to the channel video. I’m also working on a Draw My Life video, who knew that would be so hard?! All in all, I have tons of stuff coming up!!

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  • Milani Eyeshadow Primer
  • MAC Shale Eyeshadow (Dupe with Makeup Geek Prom Night or Wet ‘n’ Wild Silent Treatment trio)
  • MAC Shadowy Lady Eyeshadow (Dupe with Wet ‘n’ Wild Lust Palette)
  • MAC Mylar Eyeshadow- Dupe with the creamy off white or flesh tone of your choice.
  • Urban Decay Retrograde 24/7 Waterproof Liner (Milani Ultra Fine Purple Waterproof Liner)
  • Anastasia Lash Genius (Brow Gel)
  • Blinc Mascara Amplified


  •  CeraVe Am Moisturizer
  • Tarte BB Cream “Fair”
  • MAC Select Moisturecover NW15
  • NYX Stay Matte Not Flat “Ivory”
  • tarte “blushing bride” Amazonian Clay blush


  • Jack Black Shea Butter spf25 Lipbalm
  • Milani “Plumrose” Color Statement Lipstick
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11 thoughts on “Beginner Friendly Smoky Eyes {Full Face Tutorial}

  1. Jess

    Awesome! Can’t Wait For The Vlog, You Two Are Adorbs! Thanks For The Tips! I Would Love To See More Of The Disney Princesses, I Would Love To See More Collaborations With You, Angie, Dawn, HeatheR, Tash And Claire

    1. Cora (vintageortacky) Post author

      Oops I see I forgot that! I used MAC Select MoistureCover NW15 ^_^ I added it into the list, thanks!

  2. Courtney

    I personally love your natural color. It is BEA U TI FULLLL. And your roots are not bad at all. I didn’t even notice them till you mentioned it.

    1. Cora (vintageortacky) Post author

      Thanks! I think the blondness helps them blend in. I’m mostly self conscious about the blond to black roots.

  3. kj hemeon

    OMG! Just watched you + Mikey doing June faves on You Tube! You guys are adorable + I’m crushing on him! (Actually, I’m more than old enough to be your mother!) Consider yourselves fantasy adopted……

  4. Melanie

    What nail polish do you have on in this video? Reminds me on OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques. Love it!


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