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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Michelle Phan's Avatar Inspired Look recreation

Ever since I watched this video at the start of the year, I've always wanted to do this look, and now I have, but I substituted some products or omitted some entirely. The look came out looking alright. To watch the original video, click here.

The original look. Taken from Michelle Phan's Facebook page.

Michelle used:

  • EOS G201 Max Pure Green lenses
  • shu uemura Painter Liner in Turquoise
  • Coastal Scents Sky Blue Gel Liner
  • Bare Minerals Azure
  • shu uemura Painter Liner in Citrine
  • NYX Eyeshadow Trio (pink and baby blue)
  • Lise Watier White Shimmering Eyeshadow
  • Lancome Brow Pencil in Taupe
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
  • Amazing Concealer in Medium Beige
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
  • Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Blue
  • shu uemura Rainbow Lashes
  • L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara
  • Lancome Color Fever Shine in Neo Pink

(Yes, I know my skin sucks and my pores are the size of the craters on the Moon.) Wow. All the products she used are quite ... expensive. I substituted the teal and blue liner colors with eye shadows from the 120 palette. I completely skipped the lenses completely because my Blincon Jazzy Ocean Blue lenses have expired. That's the only thing about Blincon - for FreshLook you can extend the use of them for at least one more month. All shadow colors from the 120 palette. Refer here.

Close up
Better look at the shadows

  • shu uemura Creme Eyeshadow in Beige (applied as primer with ring finger all over the lids)
  • #116 (turquoise, applied with angled brush)
  • #107 (azul, applied with angled brush)
  • #115 (shimmering teal, applied using ring finger)
  • #77 (yellow, applied wet with liner brush)
  • #36 (contrasting pink, applied with large flat shadow brush)
  • #119 (baby blue, applied wet with cotton bud)
  • #2 (shimmering white, applied with fingers)
  • TheFaceShop Automatic Eyebrow Pencil in 01 Black (fill sparse areas)
  • TheBodyShop Oil-Free Balancing Foundation in 05 (applied with damp sponge on dark circles)
  • Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in 12 Natural (applied with damp sponge all over the face)
  • Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in 01 Blackest Black (applied thinly on upper lash line, extending out slightly)
  • Generic brand lashes (cut in half and applied on outer corners)
  • Lancome Hypnose mascara in Black
  • Clarins Lipstick in 722 Lilac Pink
It didn't come out perfect because I didn't have the suitable brushes and thus my precision went out the window. However, I did nail the overall look, I especially like the yellow 'cause it gives a very nice pop of color.

Compared to my old attempt of "recreating" this look, this is way better, maybe it's because I followed the instructions. My old look here (Nature-Inspired Eyes), I know it doesn't really look like it, but Michelle did talk about nature, and I thought that this rather fit the picture.

This look was done last minute, within like 15 minutes. Somehow I don't need hours and hours to do my make-up like those in the movies, but if you included wardrobe, accessories, hair, fragrance, I'd take much more time because I'd suddenly remember something then rush to the other room to get it, then rush back into my own room and the process repeats.

I'll stop ranting and stop here. Hope you guys like the look~

1 comment:

  1. Ah-- I really like the pop of colour the yellow gives, too. <33 That teal is gorgeous on your skin tone, too.

    I can definitely see that Michelle's look was the inspiration, too. :]

    Great recreation~!