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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Smokin' Blues.....

For this look I was inspired by late night pubs and parties. The rock chic girls pairing strong eyes with bright lips. Of course this look can be made demure as necessary. I love the way this smokey eye diffuses from a dark core towards the lighter outsides.



Lets see how to do this look!





Conceal under eyes to brighten up the area. Prep the lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer.


To create a stencil, out line the circumference of the eye with Estee Lauder Double Wear stay in place eye pencil in Onyx.


With smudger provided behind the pencil, smudge to soften harsh lines. Then softly diffuse the black into the crease with a dome shaped eyeshadow brush.


Apply 2-3 layers of MAC Climate Blue (violet blue with pink pearl) with a flat brush on the black to add some blue. Keep it muted so that the black peeps through and maintains darkness.


Smoke MAC Climate blue on lower lids too, above the black and smoke it outwards.


Apply Climate Blue in the crease. You can see how different it looks when not applied over a black base. The blue looks true. It also helps creating transitions into 2 color just by adding a black.


Highlight with Shimmery sky blue from BH Cosmetics Tropical Mineral palette. I like the shimmery contrast over the satiny lid.


Highlight inner corners with the same shimmery sky blue (it does not have turquoise tones but some grey tones). Tame brows with MAC Brow Gel.


Line inner rims with Estee Lauder's Double wear pencil in Onyx. Curl lashes with Shiseido eyelash curler and add on several coats of Revlon Grow Luscious lashes mascara.


And voila!! you have easy smokey eyes with just 2 colors and a pencil. To make it less intense you can layer a lighter satin blue over a navy blue or dark teal. Keep the lashes voluminous to keep eyes in focus.

Apply a soft highlighter +  bronzer on cheeks and finish with some clear gloss.

PRODUCTS USED: -

  1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
  2. Shiseido Natural Finish Creamy concealer
  3. Clinique Blended Face powder
  4. Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  5. MAC Blush in Gana
  6. MAC lipstick in Touch
  7. Clarins Color Quench in Melon
  8. Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer
  9. Estee Lauder Double wear stay in place eye pencil in ONYX
  10. MAC Brow Gel
  11. MAC eyeshadow in Climate Blue
  12. BH cosmetics eyeshadow palette in Tropical shimmer palette. Cool grey sky blue.
  13. Shiseido Eye lash curler
  14. Revlon Grow Luscious lashes mascara
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I could not update it since my granny need hospitalization for heart problems but now she seems to be stabilized.

Thanks a lot.

Till then,

Ciao



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10 comments:

  1. I want to stand up and clap..this is just perfect..so simple and easy to do..thanks Dr..great tute

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    1. Thanks a lot Parul...such kind words....I am so happy u liked the tut...Its all about doing easy looks this time than complicated ones!

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  2. Hi!!!!
    This look is super sexy,but can using dark colours all over the lid make small eyes look smaller???

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    1. apply a beige liner in the inner rims instead of black to make eyes look bigger! was thinking of the same but u asked the question at a perfect time..
      Thanks a lot Vini

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  3. what a transformation Neeraj ?? this is just outstanding and am really digging the revlon mascara .... you should review it ASAP :D :D
    loveddd the colors and i guess the MAC one LE shade ??? correct me if am wrong ? :D :D

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    1. isnt it the easiest makeup! i am planning to do such looks for sometime and then do some more complex ones...Thanks Rashmi....of course that is MAC LE...it was repromoted in Hello kitty palette but originally launched in their Naughty Nauticals and was a big hit that time...

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    2. am looking forward for the looks Neeraj ... yeah i guessed it right .. :D i will look for the shade or a dupe for that :D :D

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  4. Trust me I was thinking of the same thing when you asked me this question as I forgot to mention other versions of this look! I would suggest using a beige liner instead of black liner in the inner rims!

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