Ace Beaute Vintage Dawn Tutorial

Although I’ve had very positive experiences with Ace Beautē products in the past, I kinda had some mixed emotions when I first opened this Vintage Dawn palette. I know they have a good formula, but these bright jewel toned colors were a little intimidating! I wasn’t exactly sure where to start in applying these shadows to my eyes to make the colors compliment my skin tone. The only way to find out is to start, which is just what I did...
I primed my eyes with the Milani eyeshadow primer and waited for that to try before choosing a shade in the palette. I decided to go with Grand Canyon for my crease. I know Ace Beautē has very pigmented shadows, so I used a loosely packed blending brush to apply it and made sure to tap off the excess.
Next I’m taking the shade called Pyramid and placing that in the outer third of my lid. I’m using a slightly more dense brush to apply this shade and working in light layers, building up the color as needed. Once I had enough of the color applied, I added just a little bit more of the Grand Canyon shade in the upper crease. Then brought in a separate, empty, loose-bristled blending brush to soften the edges.
With my finger, I’m taking the shimmery Serengeti shade and packing that on the inner ⅔ of my lid. Due to the creamy consistency and high shimmer that this shade has, fingers are the best method of application because it provides more control, more pigmentation, and less fallout.
Then I took the shade called Sun and placed that right on the innermost part of my eyelid to add even more dimension. This palette is supposed to be reminiscent of various sunrises across the world and that’s what I’m trying to recreate by adding this hint of a lighter color for more gradient. Again, I applied this shade with my finger first and then used a small shader brush to blend it into the crease.
I’m not sure what prompted me to do this, but I guess I was feeling a little fancy and decided to take some of the matte green shade called Cactus and place that right in between Pyramid and Serengeti. I used the tiniest amount of color on a small shader brush to apply it. It’s not super noticeable, but it did add a nice amount of dimension to the look.
After the upper lid shades were complete, I went back into the Pyramid shade and blended that underneath the lower lashes with a pencil brush. Based on my specific eye shape, I don’t like to make this step too intense. I just want a little bit of color in that area to help tie everything together.
A classic black or a really dark brown eyeliner is typically what I would pair this with, but since we’re experimenting with color in this look I decided to go with a navy blue. The shade Sky in the palette was definitely the inspiration for this decision, but that particular color is a little too light for what I’m looking for. So instead, I applied the Skinn Luxe Waterproof Eyeliner in the shade Navy Seal and topped it with the L’oreal Infallible single eyeshadow in the shade Midnight Blue.
Now all there’s left to do is curl the lashes and add a few coats of mascara. Falsies would definitely pair great with this look since it’s a little more dramatic, but I just chose to use my favorite Benefit Roller Lash mascara because it provides all the length and volume that I’m looking for.
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:
To finish the rest of the face, I used a few other products that were included in my April Boxycharm along with this palette. I applied the Benefit POREfessional Hydrate Primer under my foundation and used a combination of Clinique’s Lip Colour + Primer in the shade Love Pop topped with the Iconic London Plumping Lip Gloss in the shade Peek-A-Boo for the lips.
As nervous as I was to start playing with these bright and bold colors, I actually ended up really enjoying this finished look. It’s definitely more dramatic than what I’m used to wearing, but I love all of these colors together. I even think the green shadow and blue eyeliner is what pulled it all together!

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XO ♥ Christina ♥


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