Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chocolate Strawberries

I had noooo idea what to name this post. I was trying to decide what kind of eye makeup to do on my friend's wedding. I needed something quick and easy to do in the morning since I'm doing makeup for the guys, might as well figure it out now.
I couldn't decide on brown or pink (considering my dress was lavender with a hint of grey hue to it), so I decided on both. Hopefully I won't change my mind when time comes XD

Here's what I used:
Majolica Majorca cream shadow pink
Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour Duo Sandstone/Cognac
Integrate Accent Eyes PK760 (pink and shimmery highlight shade in the middle)
Jill Stuart Seductive Eyes - Seductive Doll 01 (bright pink shade)
MJ Perfect Automatic Liner BR601
MUFE Aqua Eyes 2L
Fiberwig Mascara Extra Long

I always start off with a cream base if I have one, makes the color appear more vibrant and lasts longer. And of course, I always use UDPP too.
Using Sandstone shade, apply all over lid and up to the crease.
I warm up the MUFE liner on my hand to make it easier to apply. Draw a thicker line than usual on top lashline.
Using the Cognac shade, smudge it slightly upwards and blend out any harsh edges.
Next, I blend the pink shade from the Integrate palette on top of the smudged liner, careful not to apply the pink on the lashline. This will wash out the brown color on the lashline if applied there.
Using the same Cognac shade, blend starting from the middle of the lashline out towards the outer corner, making sure to apply more on the outer.
Next, I blend and pat the bright pink shade from the Jill Stuart palette on the outer corner and into the crease. I pat the pink shade on top of the brown to avoid making it muddy looking.
Highlight the inner corner and lower half of the lashline with the shimmery highlight shade from the Integrate palette, and apply Cognac on the outer half.
Line the top lashline, careful not to make it too thick. Drag the line out a bit and create a slight wing.
Load up on the mascara top and bottom and add false lashes. It was so difficult applying mascara to my bottom lashes!..since I don't have a lot -___-'
I forgot to mention, I highlighted using Sandstone on my brow bone.
Oopps..looks like the lashes are coming off =p
I might end up changing my eye makeup for night time...thinking of just using brown and gold shades..but with a heavier hand...hmmm... decisions decisions..

Anyone heard of Beauty So Clean? Well, if you haven't, it's a makeup mist that you can spritz onto pressed powders, shadows, blushes and even cream foundations!
This spray kills bacteria and helps keep makeup cleaner, especially if you're like me and just can't seem to part with your eyeshadows hehe.

The spray is mostly alcohol, but it's also got added ingredients (like isopropyl palmitate - moisturizing ingredient) so it won't dry out or damage your makeup.
I purchased mine at school as a special order. I don't think you can get this size anywhere, unless you order online from Eve Pearl. Last week, I saw they had the large bottle, but it seems like they only have the small one in stock at the moment.
Otherwise I know you can purchase it at The Bay, but unfortunately, not the large size that I have. Either way, I think it's a good investment for makeup artists and for personal use to keep everything nice and sanitized.
Check out the Beauty So Clean website and you can see a few other products they have.


Jess said...

The shades look very nice on your skin, and your eye lining is so perfect!

miemiemie said...

yay for tutorials! thanks for posting this up :)

Light Love said...

wow! how pretty, i'm in love <3
i love your tutorials, i must try it out sometime soon! <3

faye lu said...

i like your step by step tutorials, great colors too. x

sugar sugar said...

thank you for this tutorial! :) the e/s look gorgeous on you! =)

Myka Iyer said...

Must admit that I decided to glance through the profile because of the name 'Chocolate Strawberries.' Even though I couldn't find any sinful chocolate recipes, I was floored by the make up tip! Kudos! :)

eimi.desu said...

Oh my gosh, I love your blog! It's so charming! Thank you for the step-by-step application and the outline of where you put it! It's so helpful!!  I was hoping we could follow and friend each other! Thanks!

Jamilla Camel said...

Pretty in Pink! I've missed you while I've been absent in the blogosphere!

Sarah said...

love the eye look! very pretty and wedding appropriate :D you make me want to look into this makeup cleanser as well.

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Great tutorial! :) I love your eye look :) Very pretty!