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Saturday, 4 July 2009

My take on the whole dark eye & pink lip thing. Emphasis on 'my take'.

Inspiration here.

Stunning. But of course, when I tried to recreate it, I kept my pale skin, used pink blusher, and changed the eye make-up a bit. Resulting in...

This.

I know I'm not as beautiful as either Nic Nic or the model :-P. But I still love make-up so I still do these shoots - and anyway, anyone who finds me ugly doesn't have to read this XD.

This look is actually fairly simple. I don't do black eyes usually but it's not that hard regarding technique - just annoying when the (very black) pigment slides to its heart's content onto places where it shouldn't >:-). Here's the stuff you need...

Basic list: your usual matte look skin stuff, mascara, a curler, black eye shadow, black liner, white liner (naturally - it's my version :-P ;D), something pink for the cheeks (preferrably powder to enhance the matteness) and some baby pink lip product. Unusually for me, I chose gloss - but Nice Girl is my perfect baby pink ;).

Detailed explanation: read on.

Skin: Matte. Stick to your natural skin tone for this ;) - mine is pale :). I used my usual Tigi concealer, Tesco foundation in Porcelain, and Physicians Formula loose powder in Translucent.
The foundation is wonderful :) - and you can see that on the pic too, it makes my skin look flawlessly sculpted. And for the record, it's even lighter than my usual one ;). I'm very happy I took a chance on this supermarket product :).
Oh, and I almost forgot - Bourjois Apricote powder for contouring ;D.

Eyes: Black eye shadow all over the lid but not exceeding it (I used my birthday gift Wet & Wild quad ^_^), black liner (Oriflame Retro Chic) on the upper inner eyeline & around the eye, and white liner (of course, Oriflame Laurel & Hardy - I'll need a new white liner soon, it's like 3 cm long right now >:-D) on the lower inner eyeline. Mascara (Pucci Guerlain) on all lashes, and lots of it, and of course, curl (Revlon) ;).

Cheeks: Bourjois Little Round Pot in Rose Fougue.

Lips: Oriflame Plump & Gloss lip gloss in Nice Girl.

More pic spam :-P...

I'm trying to pose, but it's not really working :-P.

"Oh God, may I just please get one decent photograph?!?"

Failed attempt at a wink >:-D.

And of course, I had to pout :-P.

I will be camera-less for the next two weeks, so no looks >:-/, but I have some stuff prepared so I will be blogging ;). Thanks for reading :).

Bonus pic:

My little sister stuck her hand there. I laughed XD.

15 comments:

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

LOVE IT!!! :DD

you have great teeth smile. seriously!!!

HaNNa_HuLLaBaLoo said...

Those black+white eyeliners remind of Kelly Clarkson in her Never Again vid. Overall, it's a sweet look..with a twist. ;)

eclecticsatire said...

Do I see a smile there for the last pic? :P

Looking hot, as usual! ;)

miku said...

WAH you are so cute!!!! Seriously, I like your take, it looks faboosh!

Jess said...

Cris, I absolutely LOVE this look! I think you did a great job here! The lined eyes looks so sultry, yet not too loud. This is so different from all your previous looks. And also like how you took the photos - very pretty! <3

hammit said...

The past pic is so cute. Makes me wanna smile with you. :) Hehe.

Askmewhats said...

wow Cris! You look different! I like this look! once in awhile you do more of these looks!!!! I love love love it! gorgeous!

Y said...

I love your winged eyeliner!

Steph said...

awww... i love the look! you look like a doll :D

Sammiebbz * said...

awww i love it cris! looks really goood! :-) by the way have you redyed ur hair or is it just me? cos looks nice :) xoxxx

smiley13tree said...

The rocker eye looks awesome on you!

Kim said...

A very beautiful look on you! Stunning eyes and I'm so jealous of your lips, it has such an adorable shape to it. D:

~tHiAmErE~ said...

whoa!
you look hot & alluring..
rawr!
love it!

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

very rocker chick! I like that Bourjois blush you are using. Also the last pic is cute, its so candid :)

Cris said...

Thanks for the comments ^_^!!!

The last pic was an accident - I wasn't expecting my sister to stick her hand there >:-)...I laughed...And inexplicably, I pressed the button too, so I got a pic out of it :-P. I guess it's kinda serendipitous for you all, since I never smile >:-D, lol...

And my hair, like most bleached hair, changes colour depending on lightning, whether it's been recently washed or not, and other factors...But I did sort out my roots ;). I leave them undyed for longer than most people 'cause I enjoy the contrast, but I do have to fix them periodically anyway ;D.