Sunday, February 12, 2012

K.I.S.S of date!

Keeping it simple and sophisticated, this time for Valentine's day its about the looks that are not very overpowering and are very simple and sober. This tutorial is inspired by lovely ladies from Europe who believe in minimalism as a key to beauty. No liner no drama....just some eyeshadows and lots of mascara.


Prime the lids with eyeshadow primer.


Faintly define the crease with a brown grey eyeshadow to create a stencil. This enhances the shape of the eye and helps gauging the placement of other crease shadows for enhancment.


Dust a soft mauve grey eyeshadow on the lid. This immediately brightens and lifts any signs of fatigue.


Apply a bright pastel reddish pink in the crease and blend softly in the mauve and towards the brow bone.


Highlight with a wheat colored shimmery beige eyeshadow on the brow bone and in the inner corners.


Softly define the outer lash line with a black eyeshadow. Also apply mauve on the lower lid and smoke it out.


Tame the brows with a brow gel. Curl lashes and apply mascara primer to get voluptuous lashes.


Apply 2-3 coats of darkest black mascara on the top and bottom lashes.


This is the finished look. Hope you like it.

PRODUCTS USED
  • Estee Lauder Illuminating base
  • MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 foundation
  • Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer
  • Kryolan Transparent powder
  • Clinique Fresh bloom all over color in Peony
  • NARS Pro Prime Smudge proof eyeshadow base.
  • MAC Remotely Grey
  • MAC Sushi Flower
  • MAC Illegal Cargo
  • Stila Wheat
  • Urban Decay Black out
  • Revlon Lash Fantasy mascara in Blackest Black
  • MAC Brow Gel
  • Clinique Buttershine lipstick in Parisian Red
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipgloss in Garnet

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Its an easy look for Valentine's day and can be done by anyone to brighten up the day. Choose darker colors in the same family as the skin color goes darker to compliment and brighten up your eyes.

Till then,

Ciao



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17 comments:

  1. I really loved the lengthening effect of your lashes! Its amazing!Really sophisticated look!

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    1. That Revlon mascara is amazing...Its called Lash Fantasy...Returned it as it was not waterproof but shall buy it again..

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  2. wow this mascara makes such a big difference!

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    1. That mascara was a fluke purchase and I foolishly returned it before doing this tut. Now i am repenting.

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  3. Neeraj Navare you are one true genius! never could imagine that just a couple fo shadow and mascara could make one's eyes so beautiful! awesome! and thank u so much for the step by step tutorial! :D

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    1. Thanks for ur encouraging words Samyukta...I hope you are enjoying these simple makeup tuts...

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  4. I luv this! and ur so right about the minimalism thingy...my hubs has said that for VDay he wants t see me in a minimal makeup look instead of all decked up...this is perfect for me and has come at the right time...Thanx a ton!

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    1. Minimal is what I believe although u will be seeing some complicated looks too!

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  5. your lashes are so WOW Neeraj ... and am loving the new soft looks ... it is beautiful transition from fall to spring :D :D

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    1. Thanks...I just loved that Revlon mascara but had to return as I wanted something waterproof for the bride...but I am going to buy this mascara later this year again...

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  6. where is my comment gone ??

    this is beautiful Neeraj ... :D loved the soft look on eyes :D :D

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  7. omg..i love d mascara!!! it looks super effective... i need smtin lke tat cz my lashes arent long :(

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    1. This mascara is amazing...buy it as it comes with a primer on other side..

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