radioactive // a makeup tutorial

Remember when I did my first makeup tutorial inspired by a song here? Well, after being slightly obsessed with the song "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons (don't ask me why, it just sparks a "revolution" feel within me, it speaks of strength) I decided to do one for this song too. I knew I had so many different options for this makeup, whether it was loud and colorful and bold, or a grungy, dark smokey eye.
But I wanted it to be wearable for everyday, so I decided on a slightly minimalistic, sleek, and yet still eye-catching look.

Products Used:
Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
L'Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Iced Latte
Wet n Wild Mega Liquid Liner in Black
Madison Street Beauty Mineral Eyeshadow in Gold Leaf
Maybelline Volume Express Mega Plush Mascara in Black
Coastal Scents 88 Original Eye Palette (for brow powder)
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer in Fair/Light N1-2-3
M.A.C. Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Light
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin 2-in-1 Bronzer & Blush

 Of course, start with a clean face!

step 1: Prime your eyelids

step 2: Pack a cream-colored shimmery shadow on your whole lids

step 3: Do a thin cat-eye with black liquid liner on your upper lashline

step 4: Taking a gold metallic shadow or liquid liner, draw a thin line with it above the black one. I used a mineral shadow and wet it down to turn it into a liquid liner.

step 5: Finish off the eye look with generously coating your upper and lower lashes with black mascara. See, I told you it was pretty minimalistic!

step 6 (optional, but recommended): Fill in your brows with a powder that's 2-3 shades lighter than your actual brows. (Yes, I know, I'm in desperate need of an eyebrow grooming :/)

I covered up any blemishes with concealer and then set it with powder. Then I just used a light peach blush on my cheeks to go along with the warm tones of the gold on my eyes.

Seriously guys, LISTEN TO THIS SONG. It is uh-maze-ing. I even made a post about it yesterday. Yep, this song is being featured on the blog twice. Big. Deal. And did I mention that I literally listened to it 17 times while making this post? 17 times.

What's your favorite song as of late?



  1. This is spectacular; I like it just as much as I like the song, and that's saying a lot. :)

    ~ Abby


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