Thursday, February 10, 2011

Purple smokey look

Hi Guys :D
I created this pretty purple smokey look. Perfect for parties and a night out :D Just so you know, other than neutrals and corals, purple also makes a great complimentary color for asians :D

Here are the steps.
1. Apply your favourite base. Preferably black, bronze, gold, or purple.

2. Apply a dark matte brown just concentrating on the lids.

3. Apply a shimmery purple/violet on top of the brown with an eyeshadow brush (equals to MAC 239) and using a fluffy blending brush, take some more purple, in a sweeping motion go slightly up pass the brown. (So the purple you put on top of the brown would be the heaviest, whereas the area above it where the brown isn't applied on should be only a wash of purple)

4. Finally, using a pencil brush, apply a matte black eyeshadow focusing on just the edge first, then with the remaining black sweep inwards along the crease and stop about halfway through.

5. Apply silverish white on the inner corners to give extra "life" to the look.

6. Apply a thin black liquid liner and false lashes on the upper lashline :) And for those of you who want extra drama, don't hesitate to apply a black liner on the bottom lashline as well :D For me, I'll just leave it like that :)

7. And you're done!

See you soon!
Cha xx

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tutorials! Winged liner and simple brown look for monolids :)

Hey guys.
It's seriously been so long since ive made a tutorial. 2 years ago? lol. That time i was just starting with makeup. wasn't that experienced. now it's been 2 years. You guys judge. LOL

I have 3 sisters, two of them including me, have monolid eyes, which we all hate. Well for some people monolids look perfectly fine. But not for us. we have hooded eyelids. without eyetape, trying to make us look 'beautiful' is just pain in the neck. No joke. perfectly true. So far the best makeup trick I've discovered for all monolids including hooded eyelid people is to put on a super thick black liquid liner on the upper lid. SUPER THICK, like 0.5 cm. That creates the illusion of bigger eyes. Always abide by this rule, and you'll be fine. Eyeshadow exceptional.

For a more sophisticated look, try winged liner. Takes a while to find your angle and balance the left and right line. But don't worry. practice makes perfect : )
Keep in mind that not everybody can pull off cat eye. Like me. Not sexy do i look in cat eye, but evil. RAAWWR!

So what I do is that I try to find my own angle. To create a cat eye you just simply wing the line up following your bottom eye line, towards the end of your eyebrows. Then drag the line towards the inner corner. The line has to get thinner and thinner as you go inwards. This trick works best on bigger and hollow eyelids. But for monolids and asian double eyelids (small lids), lay the wing down just a little bit so the it doesn't look too dramatic and overwhelming.

See what I mean? If I follow my bottom eyeline, my wing would be higher and the result will be too harsh for me. FYI, i'm using an eyetape :)

Wanna look sexier for a night out? spice it up with this eyeshadow combination. Dark brown and orange. Put the brown all over the lid. The color has to be the heaviest at the bottom, softer and softer as you go up, then blend away the harsh edges with a fluffier brush. Then apply matte bright orange just on top of the brown, sort of mixing it with the faded brown. Blend blend blend, and voila! You've got a simple, pretty smokey look that's not at all scary!


P.S in this look i didn't draw winged liner because i was in a hurry :(

Will be back with more tutorials!
Cha xx