Saturday, March 17, 2012


Wish you all a very Happy St.Patrick's day. Its all about 'greens' and leprechauns today. As I wasn't able to coin a perfect name for the series, my best friend and a true fashionista Dr.Abhishek Subhash suggested me a lovely name. He calls it 'Bevy of Envy' where sassy greens meet acids and pure greens create an aura of harmony. Its a weird world, a weird color and bit of altered ego.

In this look I got inspired from how a matte object would reflect in a river under the sun......It is very inspirational and instead of creating something avantgarde I chose something simple and easy. Lets see how to do this look....

Conceal under eyes. Please remember darker colors can accentuate under eye circles so its very important to conceal the under eye area nicely.

Dab some eye primer on the eye lids to make the colors appear true and stay put longer.

Trace the lash line with Black eye pencil which is preferably dark. A lowlight always accentuates highlight better and bright colors pop better with an added depth.

Trace the lash line with 'Black'. The little flesh that peeps through is taken care of with a smudge brush. Also to make the eyes look wider wing the eye liner a bit on the outer side towards the end of the brow. This makes eyes look more almond shaped than round.

Highlight with MAC All that glitters eyeshadow in the inner corners and on the brow bone. The peach in this eyeshadow would help the green pop better plus it looks lovely on someone with brown eyes.

Apply MAC Woodwinked to add an accent to the eye lids. See how reflective this eyeshadow is.

Contour the crease with MAC Cork for subtle definition.

Add MAC Brown down on the outer corners to add some depth and create a gradient from dark to light. This makes the eyes look almond shaped.

To create a base for the eyeshadows re-trace the lash lines of upper and lower lids with the black eye pencil. Since its is black, the bolder colors would have a dimension and depth.

Trace the upper lash line with MAC Sassy green eyeshadow. This is a perfect bottle green color and very amazingly pigmented matte eyeshadow.

Trace the lower lash line with MAC Sweet and Punchy. This lime green with a hint of gold looks very pretty and like a reflection of the matte (leaves) in a shimmered river.

Tame the brows. Fill in if required. Curl the eyelashes and apply several coats of Clinique High Lengths mascara in Black to add a superb length while volumizing the lashes at the base.

Another option is using absolutely natural looking false lashes that blend into the real lashes adding even more feathered effect. There is no harm in putting falsies though just remember to put them as close to lashes as possible and not create a boo boo.

This is the finished look. Finish the cheeks with some gold and beige accents.

  • Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation
  • Shiseido Natural Finish Creamy concealer
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder
  • Laura Mercier Cream blush in Golden Honey
  • MAC mineralize blush in Light over Dark
  • Clinique Long last lipgloss SPF 15 in Knockout Nude
  • NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow base
  • MAC eyeshadows in All that glitters, Brown Down, Woodwinked, Cork, Sassy Green, Sweet and Punchy.
  • Bourjois Effet Smokey in Ultrablack
  • Shiseido Eyelash curler
  • Clinique High Lengths mascara in Black
  • MAC Brow Gel
Hope you like the looks. Do let me know your inputs and opinions.
You can follow Dr. Abhishek on his FB page here.

Till then,


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  1. very nice , i love it !i like the way you have teamed two different shades of green :)

  2. your eyes are soo pretty !! <3 lovely look !!

    1. Thank u sooooo much Deeptima. So happy u liked the looks.

  3. wow dats very pretty....n the lime green definitely adds a punch 2 the whole look:-)....hey could u recco a good mattifying compact 4 me-my skin is combination oily and its lookin pretty bad at the start of the summer itself....

  4. wow dats lovely neeraj.....n the lime green definitely adds a punch to the whole look.....

    hey could u recco a good mattifying compact for my combination oily skin-its lookin pretty bad at the start of the summer itself....

    1. Hi Soph, Thanks for the lovely comments. For Spring 2012 I would recommend you a loose powder from the Healthy Mix Range of Bourjois or Revlon Photoready powder. I also like Inglot YSM compact powder.

      If you are looking for something in a higher range then I am eyeing the Estee Lauder Double wear compact. Also try out the new Lancome Teint miracle compact.
      Hope this works


    2. thnx a ton doc:-)think il try the inglot n the EL'nt the revlon compact a bit shimmery for daywear???

    3. didnt find the revlon one shimmery at all...its a bit heavy coverage though..u may have to use a brush instead of the sponge

  5. That's such a simple look but it packs a punch! Love it!

  6. Very pretty and so festive :) i especially like how the liners onthe upper and lower lashlines just pop and adds a very fun yet sexy element to the look..

    1. Thanks Zara...I m trying some other combinations and contrasting colors as well....Its just St.Patrick's day dats why!

  7. WOW NEERAJ !!!! I will die ... this is such a pretty look ... and so mesmerizing .... I am always drawn towards green and this is one of the best color combos i have ever witnessed ....

    1. Thanks Rashmi...sometimes trial works and this just came into my mind..I have stopped referring indian fashion magazines for makeup inspirations...rarely they have something good and that too is copied from their other country version!


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