Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Romance!

There's something about holidays that charms me and it may not be the sweets and carols and the festive season. It could be Christmas spirit. Black can be very inspiring with its color saturation and you can pull out very dramatic to less muted looks with black.

Today I'm portraiting another romantic side of 'Black'. This is soft diffused and blended black with nuances of purples as it fades out and with hither thither shimmer to create subtle drama.

Christian Dior Fall 2011 was my inspiration for makeup although the drama is lessened and muted.

Let's get on to the look;


  • Shiseido Dual Balancing Foundation (also used as concealer)
  • Shiseido Luminizing Powder Trio
  • MAC Mineralize blush in Hanging Loose and Gentle

Right from plum stained lips to soft glosses one can be creative and add into the drama. 


  • Nars Pro-prime Smudgeproof eyeshadow base (I hate this product and is one of the worst eye primers I have used)
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Blackbean traced on upper and lower lids and smoked out with Sigma SS217 brush.
  • Bourjois Extrait 10 Intense eyeshadow in stamp and spread method applied on the entire lid concentrating on the lash line and diffusing into the crease and above.
  • Bourjois Extrait 01 which is blush colored silver sparkle patted randomly on the lid to ignite a silvery spark. Also used a highlighter and in inner corners.
  • MUFE Eyeshadow in no.92 applied above the crease to blend with Black and spread the smoke.
  • Line inner rims with Bourjois Black Clubbing pencil.
  • Coat lashes with 2 coats of MAC Opulash Mascara
More pics

Its all about Holiday Romance.

Hope you enjoyed this look!

Till then,


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  1. NARS primer is not all that great! Good..that's one thing off my list :D :D I loved your eye makeup...I love love love smokey definitely going to shamelessly copycat this look, not that I have your kind of blending skills, but I just loved this combination..will surely try this someday..:D

  2. Just wanted to add a suggestion...since you have comment moderation on, why don't you take off the word verification feature? It would make commenting faster :D Someone suggested that to me on my blog never occurred to me till then that people might be finding it a hassle!

  3. I am gonna copy cat this look (hope you don't mind) :-D

  4. this is so totally my kinda smokey eye :)
    loved the look!

  5. wow..i just luv ur eye makeup.. btw i gave u a blog award..check it out

  6. Beautiful, whenever I have tried smokey eyes, its has ended in a disaster :(
    Fab :)

  7. stunning it is Neearj :D .... i dont know if i already commented ??

    this is seriously awesome :d


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