Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Too Faced Pretty Rebel - Tutorial

All Products in this post purchased by me 

Too Faced Pretty Rebel
If you only purchased one palette this Fall, I hope it was Too Faced Pretty Rebel. I am in love with this palette, and reach for it often. All of the shades are richly pigmented and the texture is an absolute win. This palette includes 10 all new shades to the brand, and comes with everything from wearable neutrals to fun more rebellious shades. Metallic shadows are a huge trend this Fall, and this palette does not fall short. Each eyeshadow has a super cute name, plus the formula is free of parabens. This is a complete palette, meaning you can create a variety of looks without having to reach for any outside shades. I always wear a primer under my shadows, but accidentally forgot to the other day. I created a pretty bold look using this palette, and to my surprise, the shadows stayed put all day, no creasing or fading. This may just be the best palette Too Faced has ever made! The bad news is that it's limited edition, so you better grab it while it's still available. As with any tutorial, if you don't have this exact palette, you can still create the look using similar colors you have in your own collection.

The inspiration for this look was an updated version of the 60's mod eye with a defined, somewhat unblended crease. I didn't add falsies, because I was testing a new mascara, but feel free to add top and bottom lashes if you are so inclined.

Let's get started:

If you normally use an eyeshadow primer, go ahead and prime your eyes. However, these shadows really don't need a primer to make them last all day. I just prepped my lids with foundation, concealer and a little loose powder. I usually like to start with a wash of a neutral color as a base. Since we are using some dark colors, you may want to apply your foundation after you are done with your eyes. It's really a matter of personal preference.

Base: Apply Dainty (matte pinky-beige) from lash line up to your brow using a fluffy brush. You just want a light wash of color at this point.

 Lid: Using a flat shader brush, apply Ringleader (shimmery peachy pink) just to the mobile lid. I used both patting and swiping motions to create the appearance of a nice sheen on the eye. Since these shadows are so pigmented, a little goes a long way. Start with just a touch, you can always add more if you think you need it.

Crease: For the crease, I used a mix of Badass (dark blue-violet metallic)and Totally Fetch (fuchsia). For extra definition, I added just a touch of Miss Sparkles (black with silver shimmer).  Just tap a fluffy dome shaped brush in Totally Fetch, then into Badass and blend slightly above the natural crease of your eye. The two colors combined should create a smokey purple color.  With a smaller crease brush, add Miss Sparkles. You will want to blend slightly with a clean blending brush, but be careful not to over blend. You want the crease to stay defined for this look. I find it helps to keep the eye open, and look straight ahead into a mirror.

Liner: Line top and bottom lash line with black eye pencil I used Milani Liquif'eye in black. Don't worry if it's not perfect, we are gong to smudge it out. You don't want a true wing, but the end should follow the natural curve of your lash line. Then with a synthetic smudge brush, smudge the line to soften it. Line your waterline and tight line if desired.  To set the pencil, I applied Miss Sparkles on top.

Finishing Steps: Curl lashes, add mascara (and/or false lashes), and finish up the rest of your makeup. I went with Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint in Moody. On cheeks, I used NYX blush in Cinnamon.

Here is the final eye look:

To see a couple different variations on this look, using the Pretty Rebel palette, check out my Pinterest board, here:  

 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Tweet me a picture of your Pretty Rebel look @MakeupMatters1


  1. Wow I really like seeing this palette on people! The eyeshadows create so much depth on top of each other. You look beautiful as always. xo

  2. GORGEOUS look - I love tutorial and have similar colors from my Arbonne shadows to practice with. You also gave me an idea for the fat shadow pencil I recently bought from the holiday line. Thank you Nicole - fab blending as always!


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