Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Duets - the Caribbean Queen!!

Monsoons are soon to start in India and I have a back up of three summer duet looks to come. This is inspired by the turquoise blue Caribbean sea and the fauna around. A matte aubergine purple meets a soft shimmery turquoise pearl, glamorous enough to add beautiful accents to eyes and easy enough to be done in just few steps.

To create this super easy look, I used BH cosmetics palettes, the 88 Tropical Shimmer palette and the Jenni Rivera eyeshadow and blush palette.
So lets see, how to do this look.......

Conceal the under eye area and prime the lids. I used a different light setting to capture these images as I wanted to feature the true hue of the matte purple that I used. They might look a bit cakey as I piled on a lot of concealer to hide my tired under eyes. But do not forget that makeup is not Neurosurgery (although both need the same precision) and can be changed according to will and need.

Apply a matte aubergine purple across the lower lid and smoke it out. This technique helps me to gauge the right shape I should apply the eyeshadow in.

Begin by applying the aubergine purple eyeshadow on the outer corner as a 'V'.

Apply the color all across the outer corners and then into the crease. To soften the crease, blend the shadow upto the brow bone. This also makes the eyes look bigger.

You have to achieve an eye shape like this. Very well contoured.

Apply a soft light pearlised iridescent duo chrome turquoise blue from the BH cosmetics 88 Tropical Shimmer palette on the middle and inner part of the eye lid. This color reminds me of a very old eyeshadow from Lancome called Sentimental blue. It has this insect-wings like effect.

Apply the iridescent turquoise in the inner corners and inner part of the lower lid. Trace the upper lash line and fill the inner rims of lower lids with Estee Lauder Double wear stay in place pencil in Blackened Plum

Curl the lashes and apply 3 coats of Revlon Custom eyes mascara. Groom the brows and keep them defined and nice.

For the rest of the face, I prefer it to keep flushed and dewy. For lips one can opt for a flattering pink lip balm but in order to make a statement can also opt for a loud matte bright pink fuchsia color.

Products used -
  • MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 foundation
  • Clinique All About Eyes concealer
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder
  • Maybelline Dream Touch blush in Shade no.4
  • Shiseido Multishade enhancer in S1
  • BH cosmetics 88 Tropical Shimmer Palette
  • BH cosmetics Jenni Rivera palette
  • MAC Dark Edge for brows
  • Estee Lauder Double wear pencil in Blackened Plum
  • Revlon custom eyes mascara in Blackest black
  • Shiseido Eye lash curler
  • Estee Lauder Pure color lipstick in Fuchsia Fever
  • Clinique Chubby Stick in Very Strawberry

Hope you enjoyed the look. 

Till then,


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  1. Very pretty! Love the combo and the lashes!! :)

  2. Loved it and it is STUNNING!

  3. I love Purple and I love this love a lot! and I love how you come up with creative names for the looks u create!!!

    1. thank u so much Shivangi!! the names are up at the spur of the moment!


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