Thursday, October 15, 2009

TUTORIAL: Jessica Burciaga (Playmate) Inspired

I did a Jessica Burciaga inspired look several days ago (click here to see the post) and it was requested that I do a tutorial for this look. This is my first tutorial so I wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't go into detail about my foundation routine. If you would like to see strictly a foundation tutorial I'd be more than happy to do one, just leave a comment below saying you'd like to see it. I hope this is helpful! There is a TON of pictures!

MAKEUP PRODUCTS (some not pictured because I always forget stuff):
1)Smashbox Photo Finish Primer 2)Revlon Color Stay Foundation in Medium Beige 3)MAC Face and Body in N5 4)MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 5)Ben Nye Neutral Set Translucent Powder 6)MAC Strobe Liquid 7)MAC Fix+ 8)MAC Golden Bronzer 9)MAC Harmony Blush 10)MAC DollyMix Blush 11)Too Faced Shadow Insurance 12)MAC Expresso e/s (brows) 13)MAC Carbon e/s 14)MAC Bronze e/s 15)MAC Black Tied e/s 16)MAC Nylon e/s 17)MAC Lovelorn l/s 18)L'Oreal Colour Juice in Grape Soda 19)Maybelline Lipliner in Rose 20)Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx 21)L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara 22)Duo Lash Adhesive 23)Ardell 111's 24)MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium/Dark

MAC 266
MAC 219
MAC 239
MAC 224
MAC 217
MAC 227

MAC 182
MAC 116
QUO Duo Fibre
QUO Angled Contour

Step 1: Apply moisturizer, primer, foundation and brows

Step 2: Use 1 pump of MAC Strobe Liquid and apply to cheek bones and bridge of nose and blend in with fingers by lightly tapping from cheek to hairline.

Step 3: Using a MAC 116, apply MAC Dollymix on the apples of your cheeks and blend back to hairline.

Step 4: Using an angled contour brush, use MAC Golden Bronzer to contour cheek bones. Place brush in the hollow of your cheek (if you need to suck in your cheeks) and brush from corner of your mouth back to your hairline in the hollow. Your cheeks should look like the second photo (you can use more or less of each product... i like to keep it on the light side)

Step 5: Using a MAC 227 brush, apply MAC Nylon under the arch of your brow and blend.

Step 6: Using a MAC 239 eyeshadow brush, apply MAC Bronze eyeshadow all over the lid until you get the shape you desire (I like to angle mine and square it off).

Step 7: Blend out any harsh lines of the Bronze e/s you just applied with a clean blending brush. I like using the MAC 224 for this.

Step 8: Using a MAC 217 blending brush, apply MAC Black Tied to the outer "V" and blend lightly into the crease and bronze e/s. Try and keep it to the outer 1/3 of your eye.

Step 9: Fix up your lid and highlight by pressing more bronze e/s on the lid and nylon under the brow.

Step 10: Lightly blend everything together with a MAC 224 and you are done with your eyeshadow.

Step 11: Using Stila Kajal Eye Pencil in Onxy and a MAC 266 small angled brush, lightly line your upper and lower lash line.

Step 12: Line your upper waterline. This is called "Tight lining"

Step 13: Using a MAC 219 Pencil Brush and MAC Carbon e/s, tap over where you put the eyeliner pencil so that it sets it and won't smudge later on (upper and lower lashline).

Step 14: Apply one coat of L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara and let dry before you apply your false lashes. I like to go on to my lips at this point.

Step 15: Line lips with Maybelline "Rose" Lip Liner. Apply MAC "Lovelorn" Lipstick. Apply L'Oreal Color Juice Lip Gloss in "Grape Soda".

Step 16: Apply some falsies and you're done! I used Ardell 111's because they are my most dramatic pair I own.

And here's a sneak peak at my red wig for Halloween! Only 16 more days! :D


  1. Ahh such a pretty look hun i am deffinately gunna give this a try xx

  2. This tutorial was SUPER awesome!! Fantastic job and you look lovely! Thank you!

    P.S. I'd like see your foundation routine!

  3. Such a pretty look, and a really good informative post. I would like to see your foundation post as you have great skin x

  4. sexy look! lovelorn looks amazing on you :)

  5. That's really pretty. Great step by step tut.


  6. What a brilliant brilliant tutorial, the photos are so helpful and clear, I LOVE the way it turned out, you look stunning. I love your blog and I keep telling people to check it out!

  7. Wow, this looks incredible! I have no idea who the inspiration is, but she is stunning! You recreated this perfectly, and I LOVE Voluminous on your lashes, it almost makes me want to try it again (I hated it, found it too thick and clumpy, but it looks fab on you!). Laura x

  8. awesome tutorial!!! really enjoyed this post :)

  9. Great tute! Love the bright pi8nk lips

  10. Thanks for all your comments ladies!!! ♥

  11. That's an excellent step by step tutorial and you got the desired look. Your eyebrows are to die for which is the subject of my latest blog post!

    Keep up the good work.


  12. You did such a FANTASTIC look with this!!!
    Absolutely stunning!


  13. Oh WOW. I have been looking and asking for a Jessica Burciaga tutorial for what seems like forever! You're is perfection. Not to mention you're gorgeous to boot!

    Thank you SO much!

  14. OMG you have GOT to tell me what you used on your brows in the last 2 pics ( im guessing its the same product through out the tutorial?) They look darker in the last 2 pics, anyway lol what is it?? It looks phenomenal!

  15. OMG you have GOT to tell me what you used on your brows in the last 4 pics! They look phenomenal!! You look gorgeous as usual :)


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