Saturday, March 9, 2013

Chocolates and Cream....

Sometimes I find inspiration for an eye makeup from foods. This is not unusual though with so many artists being inspired from chocolates, cherries, blueberries etc. I got this fantabulous quint from Estee Lauder which is like a 'balanced diet' for makeup. One kit does it all. If one is brave enough they also could use these colors on their cheeks as a blush, its that good.

This is the lovely Estee Lauder Violet Underground Quint that I have used to create this look. I would be using just 3 colors to create one of the simplest daily wear eyes ever using the black with gold shimmer, shimmery beige and plummy chocolate brown color from the palette.

So lets have a look...................

This is the picture where I haven't used a concealer. There isn't conspicuous dark circles but a hint of darkness in the inner and outer corners that has to be concealed in order to look bright and radiant.

Apply concealer in the under eye area and immediately seal it with some loose powder. This will avoid the concealer from settling into the lines and give a lovely finish.

Prime the lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer. Soon I shall be shifting my choices of an eyeshadow primer and may get the Tarte one if I can.

Thinly and haphazardly trace the upper lash line and outer third of the lower lash line with Lancome Le Khol Waterproof in Raisin Noir. The lines do not have to be precise and really a light handed application is needed to get the shape of the eyes right.

Smudge it so that there is just a haze of darkness around the circumference of the eye and subtle definition. Of course the intensity of this depends on the color of the skin and I suggest a heavy handed application depending on the same.

Apply the plummy chocolate brown from the quint in the outer corners and the crease and blend it towards the brow bone.

Smoke out the plummy chocolate brown on the lower lids starting outwards blending inwards.

Strategically apply the shimmery beige eyeshadow on the eye lids, under the brow bone and also in the inner corners to open up the eye. 

Darken the lash line by patting the black shimmery eyeshadow on both upper and lower lash lines. Its important to be as close to the lashes as possible and just enhance the lash line and shape of the eyes instead of going bold and dramatic.

Tame the brows with some MAC Dark Edge eyeshadow and brow gel. Curl the lashes and apply a thin coat of the Estee Lauder Lash Primer to add some body to my thin lashes.

Apply 2-3 coats of Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Lengthening mascara in Black to the lashes to make them look long and lovely and fluttery.

For the upcoming Spring season, pair this soft smokey eye with a touch of bronzer on the face and some strategic highlighting. Finish with a nude lipstick and a gloss or something in brown tones to compliment and create monochromatic effects.

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay in Place foundation in 03.
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place concealer 03
  • Clinique Blended Loose Powder
  • Guerlain Terracotta Shimmery Bronzer
  • Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee in Modern Mercury
  • Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in Mocha mixed with Beige
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • MAC Dark Edge 
  • MAC Brow gel
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow palette in Violet Underground
  • Estee Lauder Lash Primer
  • MAC Eyelash curler
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place mascara in Black

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Do let me know in the comments section. Due to incessant work load and makeup jobs I would be seldom seen on the blog. So do support the blog.

Thanks a ton.

Till then,


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  1. ohh gosh!!!
    i was dumbstuck to see this gorgeous palette doc..
    u do complete justice to any given product..
    grt look!

    1. Thanks a ton Ritika..this is indeed an amazing palette..lovely words

  2. Very pretty look Neeraj. Love it. Very red carpet types :-)

    1. Thanks a million Eesha..truly its a red carpet look...simple and glowing.

  3. How come you do everyyyyy look with so much precision :D :D i am getting this palette for sure ... if it is avlb. here :D


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