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Spring/Summer look#5 : Bronzed look with Orange lips and neutral brown eyes

Hi everyone!

Here’s another look for the summer with orange lips, this time with neutral frost brown eyeshadow and bronzed face.  In my previous look with orange lips, I’d paired it with golden/ brown eyes and peachy bronzed cheeks HERE.

Orange lips are not difficult to carry provided you choose a shade suitable for your complexion and pair it with neutral eye and cheek makeup.  I have chosen a burnt rusty orange shade as I find it more flattering for my skin tone than a neon orange.  This is more of an evening makeup look and goes best with neutral color clothing- white, black, beige and other nude shades.

Summary of the look-

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply foundation, set with powder and apply shimmery bronzer on apples of cheeks and blend out till hairline. With the remaining bronzer on the brush, lightly dust it all over the face for a ‘bronzed’ look. For the eyes, apply frosty medium-dark brown eyeshadow on the entire lid and blend out at crease with dark brown matte eye shadow. Apply kohl on lower lash line and brown liner on upper lash and finish off with mascara. Using lip brush apply the orange lipstick evenly on the lips.

Bronzed look with orange lips

Products used for eye makeup :

1.  MAC eyeshadow ‘Twinks’ (all over lid)

2. Maybelline chai latte quad (dark brown crease color)

3. MAC Smolder (kohl on waterline)

4. Bourjois kohl and contour eye pencil ‘Brun expressif’ (Dark brown shade for lining upper lash line)

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. Brushes- unbranded brush for applying shadows, MAC 222 (For blending)

Products for eye makeup for neutral brown eyes with orange lips

Steps :

1. Apply Twinks (Frosty plum-brown) eyeshadow all over lid.

2. Using blending brush, blend out the color at the crease using a dark brown matte eyeshadow.

3. Apply compact powder under browbone for a neat look.

4. Apply kohl on waterline, smudge on lower lash line using angular/pencil brush loaded with dark brown matte eyeshadow.

5. Line upper lash line with dark brown eye pencil (to keep the eyes soft and not steal focus from the lips)

6. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Products used for face :

1. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5

2. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40

3. Chambor compact powder ‘RR2 Rose pale’

4. Revlon sunkiss radieux bronzer

5. Brushes – MAC 188 (foundation), The Body Shop face and body brush (compact), Vega blush brush (Bronzer)

products used for face bronzed look with orange lips

Products used for lips :

Revlon matte lipstick ‘Misty Rust’

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'

Revlon matte 'Misty rust'

Final look –

Bronzed look with orange lips FOTD

Bronzed look with orange lips

Bronzed look with orange lips

I did this makeup for my entry for IMBB Most Fashionable Summer look. Click HERE to view.

Have you tried orange lipsticks ? What eye makeup and outfit do you like pairing it with? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Spring/Summer look#4 : Neutral Bronzed look FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a Neutral bronzed look which is quite in vogue this summer and can be worn with any outfit, western or traditional for the daytime or evening.

Final look :

Neutral bronzed look FOTD

Summary of the look-

On a well moisturized face, conceal required areas, apply  foundation, set with powder and apply bronzer on the apple of the cheek swept up to the hairline. Dust the remaining powder on brush all over face for a lightly bronzed look. For the eyes, apply frosty brown eyeshadow all over lid , highlight browbone and inner corner, line eyes with brown pencil and finish off with mascara. For the lips, use a natural shade lipstick and finish off with clear or pink-beige gloss.

Products used :

EYES :

1. MAC eyeshadows- Sable , Twinks

2. Maybelline chai latte quad (browbone highlighter, crease shade)

3. Bourjois Kohl and Contour eye pencil ‘Brun expressif’ (dark brown shade for lining upper lash line)

4. MAC Smolder (kohl on waterline)

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. MAC #222 brush (for blending) , unbranded brush for applying shadows.

Neutral bronzed look- eye makeup products

Steps :

You can apply single eyeshadow all over lid or use 2 shades- one lighter and one darker (of same color and undertone). I have used 2 shades here- Sable and Twinks. Both are frosty brown shades with plum/red undertone but Twinks is a little darker than Sable.

1. Apply Sable on inner half of lid, Twinks on outer half.

2. Using blending brush , blend in the crease with matte dark brown eyeshadow.

3. Apply brow bone highlight shade under brow and in the inner corner near the tear duct. Blend the brow bone shade with the crease color.

4. Apply kohl on waterline, smudge on lower lash line with dark brown matte eyeshadow (Crease color).

5. Line upper lash line with brown pencil for a softer look. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

 

Neutral bronzed look- eye makeup with MAC Sable and Twinks

Neutral bronzed look- eye makeup with MAC Sable and Twinks

FACE:

1. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC40

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Revlon Sunkiss radieux (bronzer)

4. Brushes- MAC #188 (foundation), The Body Shop Face and Body brush(for compact) and Vega blush brush for bronzer)

Neutral bronzed look- face makeup products

LIPS :

1. Maybelline moisture extreme lipstick ‘Chocolate Temptation’

2. Maybelline watershine lip gloss ‘Beige Sensation’

Maybelline moisture extreme 'Chocolate Temptation'

L-R: Maybelline moisture extreme 'Chocolate Temptation' single swipe, 5-6 swipes, Maybelline water shine lip gloss 'Beige Sensation'

Finished look –

neutral bronzed look FOTD

neutral bronzed look FOTD

Neutral bronzed look FOTD

Do you wear bronzers? Which is your favorite bronzer? Let me know your comments by replying below.

My M.A.C eye shadows- Swatches

MAC eye shadows I own-

1. Cranberry (frost finish reddish pink with bluish undertone)

This was my first MAC eyeshadow along with Amber lights. A very versatile pink shade, more on the dramatic side, can be used for a variety of looks. I’ve worn it paired with purple HERE, with MAC siahi HERE and HERE

2. Plum dressing (true purple-plum shade with veluxe pearl finish)

3. Twinks (deep plum brown shade- darker than sable, with veluxe pearl finish)

4. Amber lights (peachy golden-bronze)

Very flattering golden/bronze shade. Have worn it with brown in the crease HERE.

5. Sable (medium plum brown with taupe undertone with  frost finish)

Each MAC eyeshadow single costs Rs 900 and in pan Rs 680. If you’re looking to build your collection, its better to invest in a an empty palette and fill it up with shadows in pans over time. The palettes comes designed to hold either 4 or 15 eyeshadows. At Rs 680 or 900 , they are definitely not cheap but the texture, lasting power and pigmentation justifies the price.

Plum dressing, Sable and Twinks are new additions to my MAC palette and I will be doing looks with them soon.

MAC 15 eyeshadow palette

SWATCHES :

Swatches (L-R) : MAC Cranberry, MAC Amber lights

Swatches (L-R) : MAC Cranberry, MAC Amber lights

MAC eye shadows : Plum dressing, Twinks and Sable

Swatches (L-R) : Sable, Twinks, Plum dressing

Swatches (L-R) : Sable, Twinks, Plum dressing

 

Which eye shadow did you like best? Which are your favorite MAC eye shadows? Let me know your comments by replying below.

 

Evening wear look with MAC Siahi and Colorbar Warm palette

Hi everyone!

This is a blue-dark grey smokey eye makeup that I tried today using MAC Siahi and dark grey shade ‘mystery’ from Colorbar warm palette.

This is definitely an evening wear makeup look. With the smokey eyes I have paired a pink lipstick with a ruby red-pink gloss and peach blush on the cheeks with a little bronzer on the cheekbones.

Summary of look :

On a well moisturized face, apply concealer, foundation , set with powder, apply peach blush on cheeks with light hand (since the eyes and lips are a little dramatic) and finish off with a little bronzer on the cheekbones. For the eyes, using MAC Siahi as base, apply taupe-dark grey shade on the outer half of lid and build up Siahi on inner half, blend at crease with dark brown eye shadow, (kajal) and lower lash line(with siahi)line water line (upper lash line- optional). Pair with medium pink lipstick and ruby red-pink gloss.

This is the finished look :

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette FOTD

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette

Products used for the eyes :

1. BeYu eye base

2. MAC Siahi

3. Colorbar warm palette (taupe-dark grey shade)

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (dark brown shade- crease, brow filler)

5.MAC Naked pigment (brow bone highlight, inner corner, tear duct )

6. Lotus Herbals kajal

7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette - products used for eyes

Steps:

1. Prime eyes with eye primer. Apply Siahi as base on lid and smudge.

2.Apply dark grey shade on outer half of lid, build up siahi on inner half. Since Siahi is gel based, blending is difficult at the crease and socket.

3. Blend out the crease and outer corner with dark brown eyeshadow and loose powder.

4. Apply browbone highlight shade and blend with crease.

5. Apply kajal and smudge on lower lash line. Apply Siahi on lower lash line with angular brush. I have skipped lining the upper lash line.

6. Apply highlight shade on inner corners.

7. Finish the look with a coat of mascara.

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette

Products used for face :

1. Concealer : MAC Select Moisture Cover NC 45.5 (Mickey Contractor collection)

2. The Body Shop Oil free Foundation #6

3. Chambor Silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

4. Colorbar blush ‘Peachy rose’

5. Revlon bronzer

6. Brushes: Foundation – MAC 188, Blush- Vega blush brush

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette - Products used for face

Products used for lips :

1. Revlon Colorstay lipstick ‘Satin Rosewood’

2. Revlon Super lustrous lip gloss ‘Wrap yourself in Rubies’

Lipstick- Revlon Satin Rosewood, gloss- Revlon Wrap yourself in Rubies

Lip product swatch: L-R Revlon 'Satin Rosewood' Lipstick, Revlon Super lustrous 'Wrap yourself in Rubies' Lip gloss

Final look :

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette FOTD

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette FOTD

Blue-dark grey eye makeup with MAC siahi and Colorbar warm palette FOTD

Have you tried MAC Siahi? Do you like wearing smokey eye looks? What lip color do you like pairing with smokey eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Pink blue eye makeup with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry

Hi everyone!

This is a look I tried today with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry eyeshadow. Previous look of my Spring/Summer Look Book was Look #3 Pink Purple eye makeup with matching lips.

MAC Siahi from the Mickey Contractor collection proved to be one the most popular products from the collection. Less than a month after its release, Siahi had been sold out in most stores but luckily I found it tucked away in a MAC store in Shoppers’ Stop.

MAC Siahi

MAC Siahi swatch

Here is a summary of the look:

On a well moisturized face, apply light foundation and pink blush on the apples of the cheeks. On primed eyes, apply MAC Siahi (base  and outer half of lid) and apply MAC Cranberry(inner half of lid) and Liner (MAC Siahi). Pair this eye makeup with deep pink/fuchsia lips for a dramatic look or softer pink lipstick for a toned down look.

This is the completed look –

FOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry

EOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry

Products used for eyes :

1. BeYu eye base (not shown here)

2. MAC Siahi (as base, outer corner, liner )

3. MAC Cranberry eyeshadow

4. Revlon Berry bloom quad (for browbone highlight shade)

5. Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil #81 (waterline)

6. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Pink blue eye makeup - products used for eyes

Steps :

1. Prime eyes with an eye primer.

2. Apply Siahi all over lid as base and smudge.

3. Apply Cranberry eyeshadow on inner half of lid and build up Siahi on outer half. Blending would be a little difficult since its a gel liner and powder eye shadow but the combination of cranberry with siahi looks great!

4. Apply Siahi or a darker blue liner on water line. I have used Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil #81. It is a darker, blacker version of Siahi. Smudge it a little on the lower lash line with third finger or smudging brush.

5. Liner upper lash line with Siahi.  Wing out the ends and finish off with a coat of mascara.

This is the finished eye makeup:

EOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry

EOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry

EOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry

Products used for the face:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 ‘

2. Colorbar blush- Crimson Rose

3. Foundation Brush- MAC 188

products for face- pink blue eye makeup

Products used for the lips :

1. Maybelline colorsensational ‘Hooked on Pink’ or Revlon super lustrous ‘Grape Juice’

Revlon 'grape juice' and Maybelline 'Hooked on pink'

Final look:

 

FOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry (lipstick: Revlon Grape juice)

FOTD with MAC Siahi and MAC Cranberry( lipstick: Hooked on pink)

Do you have MAC Siahi from the Mickey Contractor collection? What is your favorite look with Siahi? Let me know your comments by replying below.