Category Archives: Eyes
Today I’m doing a Blue and bronze look inspired by Aishwarya Rai’s Cannes 2011 makeup that she wore with the blue and white Armani Prive outfit.
I loved the blue used by the L’oreal artists on her lids but did not like the pairing with gold on the lower lash line. In my version of this makeup, I skipped the gold for a subtler coppery/bronze shade on the lower lash line.
Warm colors when paired with blues and green bring out their color because of the contrast and this is what I’ve done here. The blue shade used is a iridescent midnight blue shade (Read review HERE) and it quite bright , so I’ve kept the lip and cheek makeup understated with a nude warm lippy and bronzed cheeks for a balanced look.
The eye makeup is very simple and the most important product you need is a vibrant blue eyeshadow.
Products used :
1. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow #14 ‘Blue Nuit irise’
2. Coastal scents 88 palette (marked shade)
3. VOV pigment (copper/bronze shade)
4. Lotus Herbals kajal
5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara
6. MAC Blending brush 222
1. Apply the blue shade all over lid. (Use primer first, I haven’t used one since I was testing the eyeshadow).
2. Blend the shade in the crease using marked shade from Coastal Scents palette and use it right upto the browbone.
3. Apply kohl on waterline.
4. Apply bronzer/coppery shade on lower lash line.
5. Finish off with mascara.
1. Lotus Herbals Naturablend swift makeup ‘Creamy Peach’
2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’
3. Maybelline expert wear blush ‘Apricot flush’
4. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’
1. Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection.
2. MAC Cream color base ‘Improper copper’
Finished look :
Does it look better with bronze or with Aishwarya’s gold? Let me know your comments by replying below.
Today I’m reviewing Chambor dazzle eye liner pencil. I have the shades Black, Purple, Grey, Teal and Gold from this range. From the no. of shades I own, you can guess as to how much I love these eye pencils! The first one I picked for the purple one and the formula and staying power was so good that I purchased more shades later.
Price: Rs 445
Quantity : 0.28 g
What the website says:
Chambor’s New DAZZLE EYEPENCILS with its innovative formula allows smooth application and perfect color with a one stroke precise application. At a party or even for everyday wear the colorful dazzling pencil light’s up your eyes.
The transformation from a dark room to a magically lit up one will never fail to charm, attract or DAZZLE you…. Much like Chambor’s New DAZZLE EYEPENCILS with its new skate formula that allows for smooth application and perfect colour with a one stroke precise application. At a party or even for daily wear this pencil and the colours it is available in will go a long way to Dazzle you.
- No Animal Ingredients.
- Non – Comodogenic.
- Dermatologist Tested.
- Opthalmologist Tested.
Shade selection: It comes in 9 shades- Black, Brown, Blue, Green, Purple, Teal, Gold, Silver and Gray. Most shades have a pearl/glossy finish.
This is a plummy brown smokey eye look what I wore yesterday. To those who’ve been following me on Facebook would have seen this look yesterday. It is a neutral smokey eye paired with a warm nude lipstick and blush. This is one of the looks that can be worn with any outfit regardless of color. Read post on “Makeup looks to suit every outfit” HERE.
Summary of the look :
For the eyes, apply kohl on lid as base and smudge, apply plummy brown (or any neutral shade) eyeshadow all over lid and blend at the crease. Apply compact under the brows, kohl smudged with the same eyeshadow on lower lash line and finish off with mascara. Moisturize face well before eye makup and apply concealer, foundation and compact after completing eye makeup. Apply a warm blush under the cheekbones and blend upwards. Apply a nude lipstick with a warm undertone to finish the look. Alternatively, you can use a cool toned blush and pair with a nude lipstick with a pink undertone.
Products used :
1. MAC Smolder kohl (as base)- all over lid
2. Coastal scents 88 palette ( marked shades)
3. Blending brush : MAC 222, The body shop brushes for application
4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara
5. Lakme rose powder for blending and under brow
1. Lotus herbals naturablend swift makeup ‘730 Creamy Peach’
2. Lotus herbals compact
3. Maybelline Apricot flush brush
4. The body shop face and body brush
5. Sponge for blending foundation
Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy Collection
Final look :
Did you like the look? What face and lip makeup do you pair with smokey eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.
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Today I’m doing a tutorial on how to do a simple contoured eye.
For the eye, contouring simply means working in deeper socket area with a dark eye shadow and on the raised/bony areas with a lighter (highlighter) eye shadow.
Products used :
1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5
2. Bourjois kohl and contour pencil ‘Brun expressif’
3. Chambor eye shadow trio ‘Bronze’
4. MAC fluidline ‘Blacktrack’
5. Brush : MAC 219 -smudging
6. Brush : MAC 239 – eye shadow application
7. Brush : MAC 222 – blending
8. Faces cosmetics mascara
Bare eye –
Step 1- Start by concealing and priming the eye. I am using concealer in the eye as well as the lid. This will act as primer for eye shadow too. Alternatively,you can use a primer or paint pot after concealing.
Step 2 – Blend the concealer using patting motions using third finger.
Step 3 – Set the concealer with powder. I’m using Chambor compact with a fluffy brush (MAC 222)
Step 4– Now , on the primed eye, draw a line using dark brown eye pencil on the upper lash line , outer corner and socket as shown. The line need not be very precise as we will smudge it in the next step. Apply the brown pencil to the waterline as well.
Step 5- Smudge the line drawn in the previous step using a smudging brush.
Step 6 – Apply a neutral light shade in the lid 3/4th of the way starting from inner corner. I’m using a pink shade from Chambor ‘Bronze’ eyeshadow trio. It is nude pink shade but the pink is washed out because of the flash. It appears more like a muted lavender shade on the lid.
Step 7 – Take a dark brown eye shadow and apply in on the outer corner and crease (socket). Apply highlight shade on brow bone and blend with the crease color.
Step 8 – Blend the shades using a blending brush as shown. Start from the outer corner and move the brush towards the inner corner in a semi-circular motion (following the contour of the eye) and the same way back. Repeat the to and fro semi circular motion with the brush till the blending is done.
Step 9 – Apply liner on upper lash line and just a hint of it on the lower lash line, mascara and clean up the ends using a Q-tip.
Finished eye makeup :
Products used for face makeup –
1. The Body Shop oil free foundation
2. Chambor Silver shadow compact
3. Colorbar blush – Crimson Rose
4. Brushes : MAC 188(foundation ), TBS face and body brush , blush brush
Products used for lips –
Faces creme matte lip gloss ’03 Deep Lilac’
Finished look :
Let me know your comments by replying below.
Today I’m doing a tutorial on a very simple eye makeup that I love wearing. I like to call it ‘Smoldering Summer eyes‘.
The basic idea is to frame the upper and lower lash line + water line with kohl /black smudgy eye pencil and then smudge and set with an eye shadow like brown/gray/blue/green..(you can use whichever shade you want ). The result is smoldering look which can be paired with a subtle lipstick/gloss for everyday wear. I’ve been wearing this look a lot lately and experimenting with different colored eye shadows to smudge the kohl.
Time it takes : 5-7 min. No precision is required since its a soft smudgy look with no precise lines.
What you require :
1. Kohl/kajal/smudgy black eye pencil
I’ve used : FACES kajal
2. Dark eye shadow shade of your choice ( My personal favorites are blue, gray and brownish purple)
I’ve used : Coastal Scents 88 original palette– shade as shown (for the first eye) , Bourjois ombre stretch eye shadow Navy blue shade (for other eye)
3. Any brush with slightly stiff bristles to smudge the kohl and apply the eye shadow
I’ve used : An unbranded brush that cost me only Rs 30/-
4. Compact (for applying on the under eye area. Powdering the under eye area prevents the kajal from smudging and bleeding to a large extent)
I’ve used: Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’
5. Mascara (optional)
If you wish to apply concealer, apply it before the first step.
Step 1 – Apply thick line with the kohl on the upper lash line and water line.
Step 2- Smudge the line using the brush on upper lash line and lower lash line.
Step 3– Apply eye shadow of desired shade on top of the smudged liner. This will have the following benefits
i. It will set the kajal/kohl and prevent it from smudging. The powder will absord the oils/moisture that cause smudging.
ii. It will add to the soft look of this makeup.
iii. Colored shadows will make it more interesting. You can experiment with different colors and combinations (I tried with navy blue and added a little maroon/red from the CS palette- resulted in a beautiful plum-purple shade! )
Step 4– Add finishing touches. The shade seemed a little dull to me so I picked up some red-maroon shade from the Coastal Scents palette and blended it with the gray-brown and winged it lightly.
Pat some powder in the under eye area and finish with mascara. Smoldering Summer eyes are done!
I have done the right using dark blue eyeshadow.
I’m only wearing compact and Nivea fruity shine lip balm in ‘Strawberry’ in the following picture –
I’ve used the frosty grey-taupe shade from Colorbar warm palette to smudge the kohl in the following picture –
Also worn it in my review of Lakme pure rouge blusher ‘Rose Crush ‘ (I did mention I’ve been wearing it a LOT lately!! ). Used navy blue shade of Bourjois ombre stretch eye shadow here.
How to make it last longer –
If you have oily lids, this is important for you. The makeup should look smoftly smoked and smoldering but not messy !
1. Prime your lids ( eye primer/ paint pot/ concealer or foundation topped with compact powder)
2. Powder under eye area and tear duct area well. This really helps!
My lids are not very oily but my kajal does run a bit without proper setting with eyeshadow/compact. This makeup however lasted the entire day (8-9 hours) with little fading and a little bit of smudging near the tear duct (I had forgotten to powder that area).
Do you like wearing eye liner sharp or smudged? Did you like the Smoldering summer eyes look? Let me know your comments by replying below.