Sunday, October 6, 2013

Quick Look!!

I happened to borrow a friend's Dior palette and put it to test to see whether it was worth the money. Thence I did not end up shooting a tutorial but made a quick 5 min makeup look to really see how the palette was.

Due to their excruciatingly high costs, Dior 5 Couleurs palettes are a bit like unsung heroes. They seem to get too pricey for colors that may get repeated as well. Anyways, here I have used the Nude Pink Design palette from their earlier collections. Dior boasts this one to be a complete palette with a primer, highlighter, liner and 2 shadows that help complete the look. 

So let me quickly take you through achieving this look........

Nude Pink Design has 1 Primer, 1 Shimmer Accent, 1 Liner and 2 eyeshadows (brightening and defining).

  • The primer is - White with a tint of pink
  • The Shimmer Accent - White translucent base with white and duo chrome pink shimmer (almost glitter). This one has a creamy consistency
  • The liner is a chocolate brown leaning towards plum
  • The eyeshadows are pink-peach-beige shimmer and a medium toned plummy brown
Overall a beautiful palette.

  • Prime the lids. I used my new favorite LORAC Behind the Scenes eyeshadow primer
  • Then I used the primer provided in the quint on the entire eye lid upto the crease.
  • With a Colorbar Purple Shimmer pencil I traced the upper and lower lash lines. Smudged the pencil to remove any hard lines.
  • With a dome shaped smokey eyeshadow brush from NYX, I applied the chocolate brown on the outer corners and crease. Also smoked it out on the lower lids for that 'opium den' effect.
  • On the lids, I applied the shimmery beigey-peachy-pink eyeshadow to bring out a highly reflective finish.
  • On the crease, I used the plummy brown eyeshadow to define the lids and slightly smoked it all out.
  • I used the primer shade from the quint as a highlighter for brow bone and inner corners.
  • On the centre of the lid I used the shimmery accent to make the look very glowing and ethereal.
  • I retraced the purple liner and also applied some in the inner rims of the lower lids.
  • Curled the lashes, tamed and gelled the brows and then applied YSL Faux Cils mascara on the lashes to amplify them.

I thought of keeping the look on a monochromatic line. So I used MAC Blush in Hot Nights that was gently swept on the cheeks and used Guerlain Terra Ora as a highlight. For the lips I opted for Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Violet Berry/Chocolate-Raspberry.

And voila!! another look for this upcoming festive season. The eye lids look as if they have been made up of glass!! 

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Till then,


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  1. Love the look Neeraj <3 I wish I am able to afford this one day :(

  2. I love all yr eotds they are so fresh and wearable <3


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