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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Who's up for a wild tutorial? XD

It just rained and during that time I played around with my partially neglected stash. I suddenly got inspired by both Miyavi's pink eye makeup during the This Iz Japanese Kabuki Rock era, a teeny bit of MissChievous' newest gold glitter holiday look and also Michelle Phan's tiger eyes look. This look is pretty much like electro-pop with a bit of smokey, it might look weird, but hope you'll like it.

Things you'll need:
  • Pale foundation (I skipped)
  • Concealer for dark circles and pores (also skipped)
  • Contouring product (skipped~)
  • Dark brown gel liner (used: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner in 2 Sepia Ink)
  • Pink and gold cream shimmering eyeshadows (used: Abon Creme Eyeshadow)
  • Magenta/vibrant pink shadow (used: from Daiso 12 color palette)
  • Yellow shadow (used: Elianto Vibrant Shadow in 06 Golden Yellow)
  • Liquid liner (used: Elianto Stay-On Liquid Eyeliner in 01 Black)
  • Mascara (used: Lancome Hypnose mascara)
  • Brow pencil/powder (used: TheFaceShop Automatic Eyebrow Pencil in 01 Black)
  • Pale, frosty pink lipstick (used: Abon Lipstick)
  • Lip & cheek tint/red lip gloss (used: Kiehl's Lip Balm SPF15 in Hue No. 30G)
  • Gatsby Long-Keep Wax Spray
You could forgo the wax spray step, I just wanted to complete the look with something. I did this is a white New Orleans T-shirt right next to a window and dark sky, so the pics might look weird.

Step 1:
Apply your foundation, concealer and whatnot, just remember to set the liquid products with powder. Contour just a bit at the cheeks. The nose also, if you like.

Step 2:
Thickly line the upper lid with gel liner, precision is not needed. Apply some as well on the outer 1/3 of the lower lash line.

Step 3:
Apply cream eyeshadow (you can choose your own color) all over the eye area - from lash line all the way up to the brow, a bit at the inner corners and a bit at the outer-V. Layer a bit on the gel liner, this helps create a slightly smokey effect.

Step 4:
Take your matte shadow and apply in a winged-out shape toward your temple. It should look dramatic, but not unnatural (there's a fine line between those two ;D). Get into the crease for more depth. If you're using pink or purple, try not to blend too high and try to make it deliberately obvious that you're using that color - trying to apply these colors naturally will make your eye look either swollen or bruised. =P Get some of the shadow on the outer 1/3 of the lower lash line and join with the wing.

Step 5:
Line your eyes again, using gel liner. Wing out the liner slightly, taking care that the shape is proportional to your shadow's shape.

Step 6:
This step you could skip, but I think it adds a little more drama to the look. XD Starting from the center of your lower lash liner, very gently draw a line from there to somewhere near the end of the wing. This line should join with your wing at some point.

Step 7:
Take your liquid liner and draw random lines all over the matte shadow to create a tiger-stripe effect. There's no need to be precise, keep the lines random.

Step 8:
Define the inner corners of the eyes and line your lower waterline with gel liner.

Step 9:
Curl your lashes and apply mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.

Step 10:
Fill in your brows gently. You want focus on your eyes, and overly-dark brows can overwhelm the look.

Step 11:
Apply blush on the apples of the cheeks. The blush should be as close to the same color as your cream shadow, or you could just apply a base (lip & cheek tint or lip gloss, very sparingly), then apply the shadow.

Step 12:
Electro-pop looks call for vibrant eyes and pale lips (in my interpretation anyways). Take the frosty pink lipstick and smother it all over your lips.

Step 13:
For an added kick (why does this sound like curry? o.o), dab a tiny bit of gold cream shadow on the lips and blend with the lipstick. XD

Step 14:
Repeat steps 1-11 for the other side of your face. You could use the same color for a more tamed look, or swap the color palette to go full-on wild~!

For the pink side, I used a pale pink cream shadow for the eye base + blush and magenta shadow. The other side was yellow oriented, so I used the gold cream shadow for eye base + blush and yellow shadow. You can go as wild as you like, just remember to keep things in balance. Every time you complete one step, take a full view of the result in a mirror, then if you want to intensify the color, go ahead. The thing about makeup is, not every one agrees with one another, so be prepared if you were to ask someone's opinion on your work. =)

As for the hair, I just teased some bits like crazy then hairsprayed them in place. XD Doing this look was actually really fun, and this was something different for me, 'cause I usually just tried to match colors and try different styles of eye lining (which almost always end up as winged liner). Well, hope you enjoy trying this out, I know I did. ;)

Ps. The pics look ugly. I hate it when my skin is shiny and I have bad lighting. =s And sorry for the sour face, I just didn't know what expression to put on. =P

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