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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Makeup Tutorial: The Pink Eyes

This is a look I used to give some color to my solid black LBD, glammed up a little with some gold~

Natural light

With flash

What you'll need:
Eyes: (all shadows from the 120 palette)

  • At least 2 eye/blending/fluffy brushes
  • Eyelid primer or a cream eye shadow [shu uemura Cream Eyeshadow in Beige]
  • Bright pink (#38) eye shadow
  • Sheer shimmery beige (#3) eye shadow
  • Champagne (#51) eye shadow
  • Dark grey (#8) eye shadow
  • Pencil liner [Elianto Stay-On Pencil Eyeliner in Black]
  • Liquid liner [Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black]
  • Mascara [MaxFactor False Lash Effect in Black]
  • False lashes (optional)



Brows:
  • Brow pencil [TheFaceShop Automatic Brow Pencil in Black]

Face:
  • Fan brush
  • Fluffy soft face brush
  • Facial sponge
  • Liquid concealer [Biotherm White Detox Whitening Pen Immediate Spot Corrector]
  • Liquid foundation [TheBodyShop Oil Free Balancing Foundation SPF15 in #05]
  • Face powder [Laneige Sliding Pact SPF 24 in Natural No. 1]
  • Powder blush (as contouring product) [Bobbi Brown Powder Blush in Blushed]

Lips:
  • Rosy nude lipstick [TheBodyShop Lipstick in #7 Rose Pink]

Basically you can switch it up a bit if you want, especially where the pink is concerned, you could apply it wet or use a cream shadow for more intense color. Also, you could change the pink into some other color that you prefer~


I use the non-waterproof Revlon liquid liner 'cause if there were any mistakes, I could just use a cotton bud dipped in water and the boo boo is gone~


Now for the steps:
  1. We'll do foundation later. Start off with a clean face, preferably with some moisturizer. If your lips are dry then apply some lip balm or Vaseline first so that the lip color can go on nicely.
  2. Apply the primer or cream eye shadow right up to the brow bone.
  3. Take the shimmery beige and apply it to the inner corners and inner 1/3 of the top lid.
  4. Blend the pink onto the rest of the lid with another brush, keeping the color intense nearer the lashline.
  5. Blend both colors together by using the first brush and sweeping some shimmery beige where the two colors meet.
  6. Apply the dark grey to give definition to the crease. Also apply some on the lower lash line, just a bit.
  7. Using a blending brush, apply the champagne to the brow bone and blend gently into the pink.
  8. Tightline using the pencil liner. Apply some also on the outer half of the waterline.
  9. Here comes the tricky part - slowly and patiently scale your wing (it should follow the natural curve of your eye) and line your eyes, winging out. There shouldn't be any skin showing at the roots of your lashes.
  10. Dust off any fall-outs with the fan brush. Wet your facial sponge and squeeze out the excess water.
  11. Apply concealer on blemishes, dark circles and the darker nooks and crannies of the face.
  12. Squeeze a suitable amount of foundation onto the back of your hand, and using the sponge, apply the foundation evenly over the face, starting from the centre, working outwards to achieve a more natural finish.
  13. Set the liquid foundation with facial powder, taking care to do it gently. (I would prefer using Michelle Phan's method - rolling the brush all over your face) Take little amounts of powder at a time, replenishing only when insufficient. (This also helps correct makeup mistakes =])
  14. Using the blush as a contouring product, suck in your cheeks to see where to apply the product. Starting from your ears, apply along the hollowed parts where your cheeks are sucked in, gently, slowly layering until only just visible. Do not apply near the corners of the mouth.
  15. Gently shade your brows and blend the color to achieve a more natural look.
  16. Apply lipstick.
  17. DONE!



This was actually in impromptu look I threw together within around 15 minutes. I had planned something colorful to go with my mum's old LBD, but pink was all I had in my mind. XD Hope you liked this look~ Cheers~

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