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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Madd Style Cosmetix - Frozen Treat Tutorial!

I scream, you scream....

Not that I EVER need a reason to eat ice cream, but there is just something about summertime that makes ice cream alllll the more delicious!

We Madd Models of Madd Style Cosmetix  have been commissioned to do "Frozen Treats" for the month of June. I had considered a few options, but I really wanted to do some kind of ice cream because well, I loooove me some ice cream! In Martinsville, NJ near where I live there is a super-sweet mom and pop owned restaurant/ice cream parlor called Gabriel's Fountain. Hubby discovered it on his way home from work one day and we have been going there for YEARS! I dragged myself there pregnant with BOTH of my boys and now we go as a family as well. Its an awesome family oriented place and the ice cream is TO DIE FOR (all made on the premises!)

So Gabriel's Fountain has a flavor of ice cream called "Black Raspberry Truffle" (yes, that's it in the above pic!!!) and its my most favoritest yummiest ice cream like ever. Its a Black Raspberry ice cream with teeeeeeny little dark chocolate truffles that when you bite into them are filled with Black Raspberry Jam. I told you it was TO DIE FOR!!!

Here is my bestie Lisa Anne eating a cone of Black Raspberry Truffle the size of Wisconsin. In her defense....she was pregnant so its perfectly ok that she was trying to eat her weight in Black Raspberry Truffle ice cream. Incidentally, her and I were due last year on the same EXACT date. Pretty sweet to be miserable alongside your best friend in the whole universe. (Long story short, I gave birth a month early because I suck. Lisa Anne is my son's Godmother and her daughter is already betrothed to my son.) But I digress....whenever I go to Gabriel's and get ice cream, Lisa Anne calls me all kinds of awful names.

...Until I show up on her doorstep with a quart of Black Raspberry Truffle.

So yes, this is my inspiration! Mo makes such gorgeous purples how could I not use one for this tutorial? So lets get moving. Here's what you need.

Madd Style Cosmetix! (Left to right, top to bottom:) Bon Bon Blitz - a gorgeous brown with gold glitter, Spooky Girl - Black with silver glitter, Bubble Gum Crisis - a metallic dusty pink that's borderline lavendar, Sugar Plum - a plum purple with pink undertones, XRay Spex - a neutral white with pink duo chrome.

Brushes of course:

Time to Prime with our Urban Decay Primer Potion and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk".

Eep almost forgot, we must have Awesomesauce!!!! I really want my colors to POP and by applying the TINIEST bit of Awesomesauce to your lids (and giving it some sufficient drying time) it will magnify the colors!! I have found that a little bit goes a loooong way with this, so a helpful trick is take the tiniest drop and put it on your pinkie. Rub your pinkies together and apply a thin coating to your lids. I give it a few minutes and a little fanning to help get it drier and a bit tacky.

OK lovelies, are we all primed, based, Awesomesauced and ready to rock? Good. First thing we need is our smallest eyeshadow brush to get into our duct area. What's going there? I'm glad you asked. XRay Spex of course!

Try not to go too far into the inner corner with the Xray Spex, we are just using it as a small highlight...a place to pick up the light. Duh, highLIGHT.



Next up, grab another small, short bristled eyeshadow brush and load it up with Bubble Gum Crisis. We are basically going to from lightest color to darkest to get that sweet color-progression. Since Black Raspberry Truffle is a light purple color, this will help achieve the look. Apply Bubble Gum Crisis just after Xray Spex, near the inner corner and blending out just slightly.  Remember to PAT the color on! Whenever you sweep the brush you knock off glitter and also the precious pigmented minerals that you WANT to stick to your eyes! Patting is a great gentle way for you to almost PUSH the color onto your eye to really make it pop. Also, because Bubble Gum Crisis is a pretty light color, don't be afraid to layer the colors up to get it to the desired shade. You really don't want to go much further than the center of the lid. Let's save that real estate for something else.

OK here comes some Sugar Plum! Use your medium sized shadow brush and grab that sweet sweet purpley Sugar Plum! I'm using this on the last third of the eyelid towards the outer corner, but juuuuust leaving enough space for more good goodness on the outside. Once you've patted the color on, sweep your brush ever so slightly (without picking up more pigment....just using whats already on the brush) into the crease. This will drag some of the Sugar Plum up and over your eyelid ever so slightly.

Now here comes the fun mixy part that I was waiting for. To achieve the dark chocolate look we want, let's blend two colors together. I know, it sounds crazy but hang with me a sec. You'll see! Take your crease brush and get some Bon Bon Blitz on there. Next, get your spooky girl and tap out just a little into the cap.  Without knocking any Bon Bon Blitz off your brush, start tapping into the Spooky Girl on the cap and swirl the two colors together. You want to create the dark chocolate color by combining the two, and there is no perfect science to it. If you re concerned its too light or too dark for you...make a small swatch on the inside of your arm.  It should look like my brush above. Not too brown, not too black.  Once you're happy with the new color we've created (Spooky Bon Bon?) tap that color into the outer corner of your eye.

Using the crease brush and without getting more pigment, drag the brush across the orbital bone just above where the Sugar Plum was blended into the crease. This is going to create a layered color look. The point is to have the outer corner the darkest point and have the color taper off and get lighter as it reaches your inner corner.

At this point, let's evaluate what our eyelid situation is. We may need to reapply some colors if they have been covered over somewhat in all the blending and adding we've done. Re-apply some of that Xray Spex like I am in the picture. Also, get more of your Bubble Gum Crisis and punch it up just a little patting and blending all the way.

Blendyyyyy!!!!! Get your big, fat, naked blendy brush (that means no color on it!) and start blending the top line out. Small circles help soften the line of Spooky Bon Bon, and brush upwards to help soften.

So, at this point this is what you should have! To finish this look off, I had a super cool idea!

Grab a liquid liner eyeliner pen. I'm using E.L.F. in Coffee. It's cheap, (Target for $1. That's right, $1) easy to use and the coverage is pretty darn decent! (Take note of my super sweet nailposish btw...Sally Hansen HD in "Laser" FTW!!!) For those of you who are eyeliner freaked out...practice really does make perfect. I can tell you that if you start from the middle of your eyelid and work your way out in short connecting lines (almost like you re brushing it on in small strokes) you can get a straighter line rather than if you just drag the pen/pencil along in one fell swoop. Once you get to the outer corner, return back to the center of your eyelid and go backwards towards your tear duct in small lines.

Let's pull a little magic out of our asses now. While the liner is still relatively "wet" grab your thinnest, smallest bristle eyeshadow brush or a smudger as it's called in my Ecotools set. Get some Bon Bon Blitz ONLY (no Spooky Girl this time....sorry Spooky Girl!) and do this:

TAP the Bon Bon Blitz onto the semi-wet liquid eyeliner and it will STICK!!!! Now check out the redonk line we made! It's all sparkly and looks very much like chocolate. Then again, since Ive been dieting, many things look like chocolate to me.

To finish the look off, you can use a pencil liner on the waterline...I used a black pencil. If this creeps you out you don't HAVE to do this, but you can take Bon Bon Blitz on the smudger brush one more time and pat some onto the waterline over the pencil. I also smudged it down into the lash line a little bit as well to create a semi-smokey look.

A little mascara and BOOM! We're done!!!!! I REALLY loved this look if I do say so myself! I hope its a fitting tribute to such a delicious ice cream!  As always, super awesome pictures of the finished product!!!

Hope you liked this tutorial! Let me know in the comments if you like, it's great for stroking my already enormous ego!

I MUST give a shout-out to Gabriel's Fountain of Martinsville, NJ. If you live in the area GO and have a lovely lunch or dinner there. The place is so adorable like a cottage and of course the ICE CREAM is just unreal. They also have tours of the facility so you can see how they make the ice cream by hand!!!  I adore this place, and hey...maybe I'll run into you there!

....just don't tell my BFF Lisa Anne I'm there without her!

Later Lovelies  ~ xoxoxoxo


1948 Washington Valley Road
 Martinsville, NJ 08836


  1. I think this is one of my favorite looks on you! The raspberry color with brown is amazing with your coloring! <3 <3 <3

  2. NICE combo. I do sorta hate the whole ice cream thing but I get it :P That cone is HUGE that Lisa Anne is holding.

  3. Pretty! I love Bubble Gum Crisis and Bon Bon Blitz is going on my "To Order" list!

  4. This is an f'ing awesome tutorial, Chrissy! I had read it before, but I was just now getting around to putting it in the spreadsheet. You cover SO MUCH GROUND! *applause*