Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Smokey Eyes

Hi Bellas,

With the Holidays surrounding us, I've been getting quite a few requests to do a Holiday look. I've seen a lot of golds, greens, and reds out there, but I wanted to do something a little different.

I stuck with the red and green theme, but I decided to do a more mature take and used a deep forest green and reddish burgundy instead. I paired them to create a grown up smokey eye. I was actually inspired by some of the makeup I saw on the Atlanta Housewives reunion!

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Here's What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise specified):

-H.I.P crayon in Unmistakeable
-sharkskin shadestick
-humid e/s
-club e/s
-deep damson e/s (pro color)
-vanilla e/s
-creme royal e/s (gold color for highlight) from 2007 Holiday Metallic palette
-kohl pencil in smolder
-Ardell 120 demi lashes
-Smashbox Iconic mascara
-Rimmel professional brow pencil in Hazel

-Rimmel primer
-studio tech foundation in NC42
-select cover up concealer in NW35
-format blush to contour
-pink blush
-elf highlighter in luminance

-dervish lipliner
-viva glam VI lipglass

Now gimme some egg nog! he he

Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist


sooji said...

oh ren! i think this is my favorite look on you! this totally makes your eyes pop! i must try! :D

thanks for all your work! :D

Tysh said...

I love it, you inspire me so much, you know I am about to steal this look, I just have to purchase the burgundy color. By the way the green brushes you are using, who are those by.

yummy411 said...

ren fab and gorg!!! i love it. i might have to give it a try!! now here's a mickey d's egg nog milk shake for you!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-these colours are soo you, very gorgeous! thanks for your well wishes too!

Wes said...

Omgosssh!! That's so pretty- My TWO favorite colors!! I love it!

Askmewhats said...

so pretty! I love this!!!! :) I love how the colors complement each other!

Sarai said...

fabulous look! it looks like a fun day time and night time look. just awesome :D

Girl with Curl said...

Oooh pretty. I love red and green together like that.

Mrs.Young_fashion said...

I always knew purple and green would compliment each other. This look is definitely one I can recreate.

梅子 said...

speaking of eggnogg, do you have a Peet's Coffee house and tea in your area? you should try the Eggnog latte WEOW soooo good. hehe lovely tutorial i like it because its a colorful smokey eye very awesome yeah i need to get my mac shadow book filled up again. thank you for your hard work!

Cupcake said...

this is a really beautiful look!

Nic Nic said...

beautiful!!! love the blending as per usual!!

MakeupByRenRen said...

sooji: thx sooji, i wanted to try something different than usual and i like it!

tysh: steal it girl! i think you can rock it 4sho! i think the green brush i used is from michaels!

yummy: yay for the egg nog, hehe

sharonrose: no prob hon! i hope ur feeling better!

wes: oh really! u know nars has a duo with the exact same colors called belly dance, u should cop it!

askmewhats: thx, i would never have thought to pair them before!

sarai: yup i would rock this day or night!

girl with curl: me too! it's festive but not too garish u know

mrs young fashion: oh definitely do it!

-hmm i dont have a peets by me but now i wish i did!

cupcake: thx hon!
nice nic: aww shuck, thnx!

mayaari said...

nice take using festive holiday colors - I like the deeper red and green that you used :)

C said...

yes! I've been waiting for you to do this look. i remember seeing it in one of your recent videos. i was you have any suggestions on how to replicate this look but using less dramtic colors? 'cause i would love to wear this on my bday!!!

thanks ren
P.S. Thanks for putting me as honorable're bomb, girl!


MakeupByRenRen said...

mayaari: thanks, i like the deeper colors too

c: don't forget to email me to get your prize, i haven't gotten that yet! for a less dramatic look, maybe bring the burgundy color only into the outer v instead of the crease

rockSTARbeauty said...

love the color combination! hot stuff..

Dominican Enigma said...

beautiful mama!

Tina Marie Online said...

i LOVE this look. it's perfect for the holidays. work it gurl, this looks is HAAAWT!!

Product Junkie Diva said...

I love how the green in there, so pretty. That is a totally different smokey eye and I LOVE it!

alien man?! said...

the plum and green here are blended so beautifully.

jeSmakeup said...

u have such a cute smile