Monthly Archives: April 2011

Party makeup#2 : Red lips and shimmery eyes

Hi everyone!

Last time I did a simple golden party look (click on link to read post) which would pair very well with ethnic outfits.

Today I’m doing a bold lips with shimmery eyes party look with my favorite red lipstick Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’ and MAC ‘Jigs and  Jive’ pigment. This look would look great for evening parties paired with a western outfit. Red lips always take up the glam factor up a notch and are a perfect choice for party looks.

The eyes are kept softly shimmery with champagne-tan shimmery eyeshadow with slightly thick winged liner on upper lash line and bare waterline.  I’ve paired this makeup with a black lace-satin knee length dress with red sandals and red nails to match with the red lipstick.

Final look :

Party makeup : Shimmery eyes and Red lips FOTD

Summary of the look :

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply foundation and set with powder. For the eyes, apply shimmery champagne eyeshadow all over lid, blend at crease with dark brown matte eyeshadow, apply highlight shade under brows, apply winged liner on upper lash line and finish with mascara. For the cheeks, apply matte earthy pink blush under the cheekbones and on the apples of the cheeks and finish with highlighter on cheekbones. Apply red lipstick using lip brush for precision. 

PRODUCTS USED :

EYES :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. MAC Pigments- Jigs and Jive, Naked (From 5 pigment set -Tartan take collection)

3. Maybelline chai latte quad (Dark brown shade)

4. VOV liquid liner in black

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. Brushes : The Body Shop mineral eyeshadow brush, MAC 222 (blending brush)

STEPS :

1. Apply concealer under the eyes and on the lids, blend well and set with powder.

2. Apply shimmery tan-champagne colored eyeshadow all over lid.

3. Apply matte dark brown eyeshadow at the outer corner and crease and blend well with loose powder.

4. Apply highlight shade under browbone and blend with crease. Apply highlight shade on inner corners of the eyes too.

5. Apply medium thickness slightly winged liner on upper lash line.

6. Leave the water line bare(or use a white/flesh colored pencil) and apply brown eyeshadow lightly on the lower lash line with a brush (for defining eyes- since we are not using kohl)

7. Finish with a coat of volumizing mascara.

shimmery eye makeup with MAC jigs and Jive pigment

FACE :

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Lakme pure rouge blush ‘Rose Crush’

4. MAC Naked pigment (as highlighter on cheekbones)

Steps :

1. Apply concealer on required areas.

2. Apply foundation on face and neck and blend well.

3. Set the foundation with compact powder.

4. Apply earthy pink blush under cheekbones and blend upwards and outwards towards the apples of the cheeks and hairline.

5. Apply MAC Naked pigment (or any other shimmery highlighter) on cheekbones and blend towards hairline.

LIPS :

Apply red lipstick (I have used Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’) on lips using lip brush for precise application. I have not used a lip liner underneath since this particular lipstick does not feather or bleed.

Final look :

Party makeup : Shimmery eyes and Red lips FOTD

Party makeup : Red lips and shimmery eyes FOTD

Party makeup : Shimmery eyes and Red lips FOTD

Whats you favorite party makeup look ? Let me know your comments by replying below. 

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Party makeup#1 : Simple golden look FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a simple copper- gold party makeup look .  The overall look is quite subtle yet party wear. The key to this look is lots of fine golden shimmer used as lid color and highlighter on cheeks to give a glow to the face. This look is easy to do and will go best with ethnic wear having copper/gold work.

simple copper-golden party makeup

simple copper-golden party makeup

Summary of the look :

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas , apply foundation and set with powder. For the eyes, use MAC cream color base is ‘Improper Copper’ (or any other copper/gold shimmery eye shadow) all over lid and blend till brow bone,set with golden eyeshadow,  apply brown liner on upper lash line, kohl on water line and finish with mascara. For the cheeks, apply earthy pink blush on apples and hollows of cheeks and lots of golden highlighter on cheekbones. Apply earthy pink lipstick and top off with gloss.

Products used :

EYES :

1. MAC Cream color base ‘Improper Copper’

2. Chambor blush #59- Star Delight (Yes! blush as eyeshadow 😛 )

3. Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil ‘Brun expressif’ (dark brown shade)

4. MAC Smolder

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. Brushes : MAC 222 (blending) , The Body Shop smudging brush, The Body shop eyeshadow application brush

Eye products used for simple golden party look

Steps :

The eye makeup is very simple with all over lid application of golden-copper eye shadow, smudged liner, kohl and mascara.

1. Apply golden/copper cream/powder eye shadow all over lid, build it up to high intensity and blend it out towards the browbone. I have MAC Cream color base in ‘Improper copper’. Its a golden-copper shade with lots of subtle gold shimmer.

2. Next, I’ve used Chambor blush ‘#59 Star Delight’ as all over lid color to set the cream base. The blush is basically an deep earthy pink shade. When I opened the packaging I found out that it had a lot of fine golden shimmer on the top. The shimmer is very fine and I’m using it as a highlighter/eyeshadow till I finish off the top golden layer and reach the actual blush shade.

Chambor blush '#59 Star Delight'

3. Next, I’ve applied Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil on upper lash line and smudged it.

4. Applied MAC Smolder on waterline and finish off with mascara.

quick golden eye makeup

quick golden eye makeup

FACE :

Products used :

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06’

2. Lakme rose powder (warm)

3. MAC Cream color base ‘Improper Copper’

4. Lakme blush ‘Rose Crush’

5. Chambor blush ‘#59 Star delight’

6. The Body shop face and body brush (not pictured)

7. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5(not pictured)

Face products used for simple golden party makeup

Steps :

1. Apply conceal on required areas, apply foundation, set with powder.

2. Apply MAC Cream color base in ‘Improper Copper’ on cheekbones and blend towards hairline.

3. Apply Lakme ‘rose crush’ (matte earthy pink) blush on apples and hollows of cheeks, blend towards hairline.

4. Lastly, apply the golden shimmer as highlighter on cheekbones and blend towards hairline.

LIPS :

1. Lotus pure color lipstick ‘Pink Blush’

2. Maybelline watershine gloss ‘Naked Brown’

lotus pure color lipstick 'Pink Blush' and maybelline watershine gloss 'Naked Brown'

lotus pure color lipstick 'Pink Blush' and maybelline watershine gloss 'Naked Brown' (swatches)

The  lip color is not showing up well in some pics. This is how it looks –

lip color

Final look :

simple copper- golden party makeup

simple copper- golden party makeup

simple copper-golden party makeup

Whats your quick party makeup look? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Heavy kohl lined eyes with red lips FOTD

Hi everyone!

Few days back one of the readers AD asked me if heavy kohl lined eyes would look good with red lips with reference to the eye makeup worn by Kareena Kapoor in Kurbaan.  I tried the look today and I quite liked the effect! Thanks AD!

The kohl looked heavier and darker than how it is appearing in the picture.

heavy kohl lined eys with red lips look FOTD

Summary of the look : 

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply foundation and set with compact powder. For the eyes, apply light brown matte eyeshadow all over lid, apply heavy kohl on lower lash line and brown pencil on upper lash line and finish with mascara. Apply matte brown blush under the cheekbones and fill in lips with red lipstick using a brush for precise application. 

Products used for eye makeup :

EYES:

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. MAC Smolder (on water line and lower lash line)

3. Bourjois kohl and contour pencil ‘Brun expressif’ (dark brown shade)

4. Coastal Scents 88 eyeshadow palette

5. The Body Shop smudging brush

products used for eye makeup

Steps :

1. Apply concealer under the eyes as well as on the lids. Blend well and set with compact.

2. Apply matte light brown eye shadow all over the lid.

3. Using MAC Smolder (or any other blackest black liner) apply a thick line on the waterline and smudge it with black eyeshadow on the lower lash line with a smudging brush. This will set the kohl and prevent it from smudging and giving raccoon eyes.

4. Line upper lash line with a medium thick line using matte brown liner pencil.

5. Finish off with mascara.

heavy kohl lned eyes -red lips look

FACE:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06’

2. Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Colorbar ‘Just Earth’ blush(applied lightly under the cheekbones)

4. The Body Shop sponge

products used for face

LIPS:

Revlon colorburst lipstick ‘Crimson’

Vega lip filler brush

Revlon colorburst Crimson

Final look :

heavy kohl lined eyes -red lips look FOTD

heavy kohl lined eyes -red lips look FOTD

heavy kohl lined eys with red lips look FOTD

Did you like the heavy kohl lined eyes and the red lips combo? Let me know your comments by replying below. 

'Barely Feline' look: Quick makeup with cat eyes and nude lips

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a cat eyes- nude lips look that can be worn in the daytime or evening and takes under 10 minutes to do. The only skill required is eye liner application to do the ‘cat’ eyes to add some oomph and drama to an otherwise regular look.  Apart from the eyes, the  look is very clean, fresh and simple with nude gloss and a hint of bronzer, hence I call it the ‘Barely Feline‘ look.

Cat eyes have been in trend for quite a while now and are a favorite with celebrities like Angeline Jolie, Taylor Swift, Rihanna to name a few. Pair it with nude lips or a dramatic pout, either way cat eyes give a glamorous touch to the face.

Summary of the look :

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas and apply light foundation, set with powder. Using liquid/gel eye liner, apply thick line on upper lash line and wing it outwards and  upwards (as shown). Apply kohl starting from inner corner all the way to the outer corner and join it with the wing to frame the eye. Apply nude natural pink gloss and a little bronzer under the cheekbones for a perfect summer look. 

quick summer look : cat eyes-nude lips

Some tips to get perfect cat eyes :

1. Frame the entire eyes, do not leave out the ends/corners.  Start kohl at the inner corner and take it right to the outer corner. Tightline the eyes fully. Start eye liner application for upper lash line also from the inner corner.

2. Do not draw a very thin line. Keep the line medium/thick for the desired ‘cat’ eyes effect. Increase the thickness of the line as you move outwards. Thus the line should be thickest at the outer most corner.

3. Join the bottom of the ‘wing’ to the lower lash line for a continuous frame around the eyes.

4. Can add a little highlighter in the inner corners of the eyes for an extra pop of brightness to the eyes. (I have used a shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corners here)

5. Lastly, Practice eye liner application to get a perfect wing. It is not difficult at all and takes 4-5 trials to get it perfect.

Products used :

1. EYES : Maybelline drama gel liner, MAC Smolder kohl, Maybelline colossal volume mascara, Marie claire shimmery eyeshadow at inner corner

2. FACE: MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5, MAC Studio fix fluid foundation, Chambor silver shadow compact, Revlon sunkiss radieux (bronzer)

3. LIPS : Bourjois nouveau effet gloss 3D ’03 Brun rose academic’

Final look :

cat eye makeup

quick makeup look : Cat eyes- nude lips

Have you tried the ‘cat eye’ look? What cheek and lip product do you pair with cat eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.

‘Barely Feline’ look: Quick makeup with cat eyes and nude lips

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a cat eyes- nude lips look that can be worn in the daytime or evening and takes under 10 minutes to do. The only skill required is eye liner application to do the ‘cat’ eyes to add some oomph and drama to an otherwise regular look.  Apart from the eyes, the  look is very clean, fresh and simple with nude gloss and a hint of bronzer, hence I call it the ‘Barely Feline‘ look.

Cat eyes have been in trend for quite a while now and are a favorite with celebrities like Angeline Jolie, Taylor Swift, Rihanna to name a few. Pair it with nude lips or a dramatic pout, either way cat eyes give a glamorous touch to the face.

Summary of the look :

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas and apply light foundation, set with powder. Using liquid/gel eye liner, apply thick line on upper lash line and wing it outwards and  upwards (as shown). Apply kohl starting from inner corner all the way to the outer corner and join it with the wing to frame the eye. Apply nude natural pink gloss and a little bronzer under the cheekbones for a perfect summer look. 

quick summer look : cat eyes-nude lips

Some tips to get perfect cat eyes :

1. Frame the entire eyes, do not leave out the ends/corners.  Start kohl at the inner corner and take it right to the outer corner. Tightline the eyes fully. Start eye liner application for upper lash line also from the inner corner.

2. Do not draw a very thin line. Keep the line medium/thick for the desired ‘cat’ eyes effect. Increase the thickness of the line as you move outwards. Thus the line should be thickest at the outer most corner.

3. Join the bottom of the ‘wing’ to the lower lash line for a continuous frame around the eyes.

4. Can add a little highlighter in the inner corners of the eyes for an extra pop of brightness to the eyes. (I have used a shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corners here)

5. Lastly, Practice eye liner application to get a perfect wing. It is not difficult at all and takes 4-5 trials to get it perfect.

Products used :

1. EYES : Maybelline drama gel liner, MAC Smolder kohl, Maybelline colossal volume mascara, Marie claire shimmery eyeshadow at inner corner

2. FACE: MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5, MAC Studio fix fluid foundation, Chambor silver shadow compact, Revlon sunkiss radieux (bronzer)

3. LIPS : Bourjois nouveau effet gloss 3D ’03 Brun rose academic’

Final look :

cat eye makeup

quick makeup look : Cat eyes- nude lips

Have you tried the ‘cat eye’ look? What cheek and lip product do you pair with cat eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.