Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Whimsical Hues......

Makeup is all about experimenting.Colors are everywhere and once placed rightly they are known to do magic to the face. This is an 80s inspired look with exaggeration of everything and is made modern by sticking all the brights and smokes near the lash line and not taking the attention all over. Here the lashes do a lot of talking as well and clumpy spidery lashes with well defined spiked tips makes the entire look so disco themed.

I am a huge fan of blues and when given a chance I do incorporate a blue eyeshadow in my look somewhere. And here there's a full blown chance to do so. There's a smidgen of inspiration from Twiggy and Biba as well but not much of a visible impact.

So lets see how to achieve this colorful look.......

Conceal the under eye area and brighten up with a touch of eye brightener if required, especially in the inner corners. This gives that 8 Hr well slept effect.

Prime the lids. Groom the brows and make it all look like a spic and span canvas for the colors to be filled in. Primer holds the eyeshadows really well.

Begin with applying Urban Decay eyeshadow in Freestyle on the entire lid upto brow bone. Then with UD eyeshadow in Backdoor trace the crease to make the eyes look bigger.

Apply Bourjois 16 HR Khol and Contour liner beginning from a bit farther of the inner corners. This makes eyes appear wider and bigger. Also a small kitten flick on the eye liner is harmless.

Blend the eyeshadow with a pencil brush to soften the edges. We need the lash lines to be really dark so do not hesitate to reapply the liner in case required.

Apply the purple plum shade from Guerlain's Velours D'Or palette on the upper lash line. Draw it thick but ensure that it does not kill the black haziness.

Apply UD eyeshadow in Evidence on the lower half of the lid. That little black on the outer corners of the lower lids has helped to add depth to this mono hue.

From the Bourjois Trio in Pastels, apply the light shimmery apple green duochrome on the inner corners of upper lid. Apply the powdery duochrome blue on the lower inner corners. I loved the subtle change in the shades and the drama they create.

Fill in the inner corners with Bourjois Effet Metallise liner in Vert Pepite. This changes the look completely.

Curl the lashes and apply 4-5 coats of the Guerlain Noir G Mascara. While layering do not forget to comb out any clumps. The lashes look amplified and truly sexy.

Pair such a lovely colorful eye with a pink or a peachy coral blush and drench the lips in a color that matches the blush.


  • YSL Touche Eclat foundation BD50 shade
  • Clinique All About Eyes concealer
  • YSL Touche Eclat Illuminating concealer
  • Guerlain Les Violettes  Loose Powder
  • MAC Pro Longwear blush in Whole Lotta Love
  • Clinique Fresh Bloom All over color in Peony
  • Guerlain Rouge G lipstick in Grenade
  • Guerlain Terracotta gloss in Salsa
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay Smoked Palette - Shades - Freestyle, Backdoor, Evidence
  • Bourjois Eyeshadow Trio in Pastels
  • Guerlain Eyeshadow Quad in Velours D'Or
  • Bourjois 16 Hr pencil in Ultra Black and Effet Metallise pencil in Vert Pepite
  • MAC Dark Edge
  • MAC Brow gel
  • MAC eye lash curler
  • Guerlain Noir G Mascara in Noir
Hope you liked the look. Do let me know in the comments. Soon posting a Giveaway and hope shall have time to mail the winners soon.

Till then,


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  1. Lovely look. very pretty... loved ths drama of colors under your lashline. :-)
    Neeraj, you should teach me make-up. Please ... :-) :-D

    1. Thanks a lot. Yaaa one day will teach...:-)

  2. I agree with Eesha :D you mustttt start taking classes :D :D lovelyyy eye look , i will try this with my smoked palette

    1. Thanks a lot Rashmi....will start someday...hope u guys make it then...

  3. The Bourjois Liner Vert Peptite is so pretty, I wonder how I haven't yet got it since I'm a big Bourjois Fan...Thanks Neeraj, the tutorial is great an dthe look is simply marvellous :)


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