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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Cora (vintageortacky)


  1. Jess
    July 12, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    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

  2. July 12, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    I loved how easy you made the liquid liner! That is a great tip!

  3. July 12, 2013 / 10:30 pm

    Amazing as always! Love it!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      July 17, 2013 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks babe!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      July 17, 2013 / 3:09 pm

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

  4. Courtney
    July 15, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    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.

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      July 17, 2013 / 3:08 pm

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

  5. kj hemeon
    July 19, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    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……

  6. Melanie
    July 20, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    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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