Monday, March 5, 2012

Pink for an evening drink!

I feel so proud when some dedicated readers tell me to do certain looks. I feel confident, motivated and most importantly realize that the efforts I put in making some of the tutorials happen are not going waste. Thanks a million for all the support. Please pardon the title name, you dont have to drink with this look on...:)) (PJ)

This post is one of the easy posts I have been making with a long term obsession for BH Cosmetics 88 Tropical shimmer palette. Since it has 88 eyeshadows imagine the permutations and combinations that can be made so please pardon me if you come across this palette more than a million times. What I love about this palette is that the colors are very pigmented and ultra shimmery and adhere very well to the eye lids (best with primer underneath). The color palette is inspired by the Caribbean and the Mediterranean and these are some amazing combinations.


I have chosen the colors marked with stars for this looks and trust me . that there are only 4 colors. This means that this is a quick pink eye which is hassle free and very glamorous at the same time. This makeup could be perfect for evening parties and soft candle light dinners. The Sakura pink eyeshadow is so delicately placed on the lids that it emanates an innocent glow in candle light and looks incredibly romantic. This could also be an easy and quick bridal look if applied tastefully.

So lets begin with the look...............









Begin by concealing under eyes and priming the lid.



Prime with Urban Decay Primer potion.



Apply plum toned shimmery brown in the crease and blend it towards the brow bone.



Highlight brow bone and inner corners with shimmery duo chrome pink. (It looks whitish lilac in the palette). Dust subtly on the brow bone to avoid going OTT as pink highlighters are cliched and look aweful. (errors made by some silly cinema makeup artists)



Apply the same shimmery plum toned brown on the lower lids and smoke it out. Use a thin flat brush for this type of smokey effect as dome shaped brushes may draw thicker lines. I used Shiseido small eyeshadow brush.



Apply shimmery plum eyeshadow on the outer corners and blend in the outer crease. You can also extend it a bit outwards to make the eye look elongated (almond shaped). I learnt this tip while reading an article on famous makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury for Chloe.



Apply this duo chrome Sakura pink eyeshadow on the entire lid and blend the edges of the color block. Layer it accordingly although I have kept it a bit translucent.



This is a high resolution picture to show the duo chrome effect of the Sakura pink. It does have a lilac interplay. Apply some of that Sakura pink in inner half of lower lids as well blending it into the shimmering plum. Tame the brows, curl lashes and apply generous coatings of MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara, with in between combing to remove clumps.You can also create a tight lining effect with mascara to make lashes appear fuller and thicker. Also pardon me as my skin is looking very dry and toad like.

Keep the look matchy with subtle doses of pink on cheeks and lips. This look demands monochromatism and no harsh contrasts. No pencils are used as the look is not about definition.

PRODUCTS USED: -
  • MAC Pro Longwear foundation SPF 10
  • Shiseido Natural Finish Creamy concealer
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder
  • MAC Powder blush in Dollymix 
  • MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle
  • MAC Lipglass in Full on Flirty
  • Urban Decay Primer potion
  • BH Cosmetics 88 Tropical shimmer palette
  • Shiseido Eyelash curler
  • MAC Zoom Fash Black Lash mascara
  • MAC Brow gel

Hope you liked this simple pink eyeshadow tutorial. More of such simple and easy yet sophisticated tutorials on their way. I would love to get your feedback and requests on certain looks (any picture of model or actor and I could copy or get inspired with the eye look) so keep me posted.


Till then,


Ciao





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11 comments:

  1. thats a nice spring look i would say... would go with floral prints on a bright sunny day :)

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    1. Thanks Nyt. It would look lovely with florals.

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  2. Thanx a ton Dr!!! I was soo waiting for you to put up this post :) :) Loved it....its so soft and romantic...ive always ben a been wary of pinks on the eyes for fear of looking drunk ;) But this is totally wearable and m gona practice this for an upcoming wedding.. Thanx again! :)

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    1. Thanks Zara I was so inspired by pinks and have really never used pinks on the lids since long.

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    2. Love very bit if it Dr! :)

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  3. this is the besttttt ever pink tutorial i have seen .... but Neeraj all of your looks are so wonderfullll and its hard for me to decide which one is best :D D:

    the pink e/s is stunninggg and i loved the high resol. pic :D

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    1. Thank u so much Rashmi. Such lovely words. Yes the high resolution show the lovely lilac duochrome.

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  4. Veryyyy pretty wearable pink makeup! Awesome!

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  5. I love using pinks..and this is fab !

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    1. Thanks Bhumika...Using pinks after long...hope to some more posts as its like the 'it' color for spring.

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