Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Lavender Moon

This look is inspired by Artemis the Moon Goddess post that I did a couple of months earlier. I wanted to use this amazing BH cosmetics Jenni Rivera Palette (reviewed here) to pull this look together for an incredibly beautiful monsoon evening. (Although monsoons are not too keen to come to India). Lavender moon is post where I have used luminescence of crystal moon like pearls to adorn a grey lavender shimmer eyeshadow.
The deep dark false lashes add to the flavor and make the eyes look shimmer-struck and glamorous.

I have tried to achieve a round eye more than an almond shaped one. To do this I have attempted to use certain techniques which I shall discuss in the tutorial. I went through a lot of international blogs where there are amazing makeups beautifully exhibited but with a lot of photo-shopping and airbrushing. Would you suggest whether I should do it too or keep it natural?

Anyways, lets see how to get the Lavender Moon look.......

The eyeshadows marked with a star have been used to achieve this look. I really loved the icy crystal white eyeshadow as it adds a totally different effect to the entire look. No wonder the look is called Lavender Moon.

Conceal the under eye are with a yellow based concealer. It helps take care of dark circles. I was really tired before thence my eye may look a bit lifeless till the lash furniture is added on.

Prime the lids with an eyeshadow primer. This helps amplify the effect of the eyeshadows and let them stay put for a longer time. These eyeshadows are very pigmented and can go without a primer too.

With a fluffy brush like Estee Lauder Eyeshadow brush in E25 give a subtle wash of the dirty silvery lavender grey shadow on the entire lid. Since I wanted to create a more round looking eye I concentrated the major part of the shadow on the centre of the lid while diffusing the edges.

Again apply the lavender grey only on the centre of the lower lid while diffusing it sideways. This itself is enough to don the eyes when you want a soft smokey eye for the day. Its very fashionable and runway-esque.

Apply shimmery purple taupe in the crease again in a crescent shape to enhance the crease for a rounder looking eye. Eyes look bigger and more beautiful when done in this way. I would recommend using a pencil brush like the Sigma one to load the color and then blend it with Scott Barnes fluffy crease brush.

Apply metallic burgundy shimmery eyeshadow on the outer corners and blend it into the crease. We want to create a higher crease to make the lids appear bigger. This is a beautiful shadow with nuances of burgundy and plum and is not overpowering. I also applied another layer of the lavender grey eyeshadow to intensify the effect.

Apply some of the burgundy eyeshadow on the outer corners of the lower lids. Since the eyes look quite elongated and almond shaped again I decided to use a matte beige-y mauve eyeshadow as a highlight and an eraser on the outer corners. Somehow that color also highlights the eyes subtly and make them rounder and fascinating.

Apply a matte beige-y mauve eyeshadow on the brow bone and also the sides of the outer corners. Extend it in a C-shape manner so that it adds the required shape that we desire for. Highlight the inner corners with icy crystal white eyeshadow to instantly perk up tired eyes. I have also added a sprinkle on the middle of the lower lid to brighten up the eye further.

With the same Estee Lauder E25 brush apply a dash of icy crystal white on the centre of the lid. With a higher shimmer quotient the effect created is dramatic and enticing. This is what would represent the moon.

To enhance the eye shape even further I traced a small C shaped line on the centre of the upper lash line. It looks a bit weird without the mascara but when applied gives you an impression of what I have been bragging about in the entire tutorial.

Fill in the brows with a matte brown color like MAC Dark Edge. Curl the lashes and apply several coats of Bourjois Beautifull Volume mascara in jet black for curly lovable doll like lashes. Again concentrate on the lash set that is on the middle part of the lid and make them look longer. To add dimension and create the desired round shape, I have applied mascara only on the centre lashes of the lower lid whilst keeping the outer and inner lashes bare and mascara free. I hope this can be appreciated in the pictures.

This is the round eye I was mentioning about all the time. This shape could be better appreciated if you see pictures of Urmila Matondkar's eye makeup. She has naturally round eyes and any eye makeup done on her looks incredibly glamorous and beautiful.

Add a set of Uroparis false lashes no.54 which are longer in the centre and a bit shorter and tapered at the ends. They are synthetic but so thin that they marry well with the real lashes and look beautiful. The spine of the lash is so thin that it can go (unnoticed like in the picture) and can be visible only when seen carefully. I haven't used any liquid liner to hide it.

So this is the finished look taken in a higher exposure to show the dreaminess. To pair with it I used a rose toned blush on the right corner of the same palette and would recommend rosy lipglosses to drench the lips with a high voltage shine. 

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay in place Foundation here
  • Clinique All About Eyes concealer here
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish compact
  • BH cosmetics Jenni Rivera palette for eyeshadows and blushes here
  • Bourjois Khol and Contour eye liner in Noir Expert here
  • MAC Mineralize Blush in Hanging Loose LE
  • Bourjois Beauty full Volume mascara here
  • MAC eyeshadow in Dark Edge
  • Shiseido Eyelash curler
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color gloss in Brazen Berry here
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Till then,


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  1. I just loved the look Neeraj. :-)

  2. Luved the look! i was always crazy about the almond shaped eyes but now I realize that round eyes look so pretty too!

    1. Oh they look very pretty and doll like....u will love the look if u try! Do let me know too...

  3. what a pretty look Neeraj ... :D now i realllyyyy want this palette .. :d all looks you posted in Review were deadly and this is no different .. it is like icing on cake .. :D let me order the palette :D

    1. Thanks a lot Rashmi. Ya, u must take this palette as its a fantastic multi-tasker. Just love the way it works and fits into any and every situation and adapts to a makeup junkie's lifestyle.

  4. You are very talented and share very affective information.
    Technology, Free Software and Best Tutorial
    Keep it up.Your research is very informative
    God Bless You


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