I’m so late in the game. I’ve had Urban Decay’s Naked Palette for a while now. It’s barely used but when I really need to get dolled up, it’s the best thing ever!
For my eyes this morning, I went with a simple brown-gold-midnight blue combination to go with my peach blusher and cherry lips. All to go with my cobalt blue dress.
The Naked Palette. I picked “virgin” for under the eyebrows, “half-baked” for most of the eye, “toasted” on the corners and up, finished off with “gunmetal” to give more definition to the eyes.
I needed light-looking eyes to complement the deeper cherry lips.
Just one of those days that I thought I’d switch out of my bare faced routine and dress up the face and hands.
Baby Corn (yellow) nails
Green eyeshadow range (bought for a green sari back in 2011)
Paired the look off with pretty embroidered neutrals.
It’s been a while since I last posted about eye make-up… actually, it’s been a while since I posted anything. Period!
I tried this new blending technique yesterday and thought I share this 🙂
Step 1: Apply a base on the eyelid (it can be any nude-ish colour). Start from the eyelash bone to the crease line (where the double eyelid sets in)
Step 2: Apply the light grey shadown, Start from the inner corner of the eye and brush outwards. Do not cross the crease line of the eyelid
Step 3: Apply the dark grey shadow. Start from the outer corner of the eye and brush inwards. Stop at the middle of the eye (where the pupils are)
Step 4: Blend the light and dark grey shadows so that they don’t look like water colours gone wrong
Step 5: Accentuate the eyes further with a dark brown eyeliner and mascara. If you’re up for it, you might even want to try using the eyeliner on the lower lids.
Step 6: Highlight the brow bone area with a pink shimmery eye shadow
There you go… quick steps to more beautiful eyes! And of course you can replace the colours with whatever that suits your mood for the day once you master the blending technique.
New sunnies today!
sunglasses from Charles & Keith (S$55.90)
Sisters know me best! Another awesome Christmas from another sister.
Can’t wait to experiment on new looks for the new year!
Experimented with this new eyeliner which I bought from Korea..
This green eyeliner was actually a pleasant mistake… I had wanted to get a blue eyeliner and had paid for the product without checking. It was only when I got back to Singapore that I realised that the colour was wrong. But all’s too late! Since then, I procrastinated in opening it. I finally decided to experiment on the colour after about 6 months and was super pleased with the effect 🙂
Eye make-up details: Beige eyeshadow base by Christian Dior, Green eyeliner by CLIO (Korean brand), Metallic Brown eye shadow by Shu Uemura, Virtuose Precious Cells mascara by Lancome.
If you recall, a while back I wrote about different styles of doing eye make-up. I’d actually then embarked upon some human experimentation, by trying on those looks, and then taking pictures of the styles that actually made it to the outside world.
Without further ado:
1. Purple all over: Purple eyeliner on upper lid, purple eyeshadow below lower lash line
2. Blackandyellow: Black eyeliner with yellow eyeshadow under lash line (this is my new favourite, it really makes the eyes look brighter)
3. Not-so-subtle: Black eyeliner with a holy crap that’s bright turquoise eyeliner lining the bottom lash line. (I assure you, this one gets attention)
The eye makeup today to match my dusty pink top and pink jelly shoes.
Beige matte shadow as the base, metallic baby pink as the main colour, ivory glitter as the highlight. All eye shadows from Christian Dior. Completed with metallic purplish-pink eye liner from Shu Uemura and mascara from Lancome.
Pictogram eye make-up so you know exactly where to put the color/shade. Good idea!
Completed with purple eyeliner from Silky Girl, dark purple & violet eye shadows from Christian Dior.
Woohoo! Check out my newly acquired toys!
Cheers to beautiful eyes!
Completed with metallic grey eye shadow from Christian Dior and metallic grey eyeliner from Shu Uemura. Oh I also added a dash of metallic violet eye shadow (from Dior) too for that tweeny bit of extra highlights at the brow bone and lower eye corners.
I was pretty pleased with the effect *pat on the back*
Felt really inspired to replicate this look with my newly acquired Missha eyeliner from Korea yesterday…
What I found online
The product of my “painting and blending” skills…. Ha! I must say that it actually looks nicer in person than on photos. I blame it on the lighting 😛
Close up shot