Showing posts with label EOTD: Greys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EOTD: Greys. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Silver and Grey Eye Look and Tutorial Using Aromaleigh and Stila Eye Shadows



Here is a silver and grey eye look using my Aromaleigh Wonderstruck eye shadows. This is an eyeshadow collection inspired by Alice in Wonderland. I am loving the shades of this collection and it's one of my favorite Aromaleigh limited edition collections. You can still purchase these if you are located in the U.S. They are on clearance at the Aromaleigh blog site for $3.50 per jar.

For this look, I used Tattered & Grown and Just A-head.


To deepen the crease, I used Stila Ebony and #1 Base from the Talking Smokey Eye palette.

Here's a step by step.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Smokey Eye Tutorial Using MAC Leopard Luxe Shadow Quad and Urban Decay Naked Palette




Wild By Nature, Notoriety
Style Predator, Furiously Fabulous

I used my Leopard Luxe in a coral eye look, but I haven't tried it for a smokey eye. I honestly wasn't blown away by Furiously Fabulous - until I did this look. It is such a gorgeous, gorgeous color - sort of like a pewter-khaki color on my lids. It looks darker in the pan but it morphs into a very pretty color when applied.


To create depth, I used Creep from Urban Decay Naked palette on the crease and outer V. It is a black shadow with micro-glitter.


I used Pet Me mineralize blush from the MAC Fabulous Felines collection.


I used my MAC lustreglass in Star Nova (right-most).


I used one of my all-time favorite MAC lipsticks ever, the beautiful Rubia named after Paulina Rubio (my Orchidazzle lipstick was being sandwiched by my two Rubias in the pic). I love it so much that I have fully consumed one tube, so I am now using the first of my two backups.


Of course, you just gotta love Purely Cosmetics' Diamond Perfect Finish powder. It gives an airbrushed finish and blurs imperfections and fine lines.


I also used my Benefit Creaseless cream shadow in Skinny Jeans as base for my Furiously Fabulous shadow.

Here's a step-by-step. All eye products MAC unless otherwise specified.



Apply Urban Decay primer potion in Sin all over lid, browbone and lower lashline. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply Benefit Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans on lid.


Using a stiff shader brush like the 239, apply Furiously Fabulous on lid.



Using Sonia Kashuk blender brush, apply Urban Decay shadow in Creep on outer V.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Silver and Grey Eye Look Using MAC Eye Shadows



Here's another silver/grey look, but this time a little lighter, without the heavy false lashes. I am trying different mascaras which I will be featuring in separate reviews, so pardon the absence of falsies for this look. I will be dishing out a review of my mascara in this look in a future entry. I used MAC greys and silvers for this look. I love these colors from MAC because they are quite rich and pigmented.



Silverthorn, however, has got to be one of the prettiest MAC silver shadows ever. It goes on buttery smooth, and is neither gritty nor chalky. Color pay-off is amazing as well. I used this silver as my main lid color.


I used MAC eyeshadow in Pincurl to highlight.

Here is a step-by-step. All eye products MAC unless otherwise stated.


Apply Urban Decay primer potion in Sin all over lid and lower lashline. Using a stiff shader brush like the 239, apply Aromaleigh mineral eyeshadow in Moth foiled. I used Moth as a pigmented base to make the shadows on top more vibrant.


Using the same shader brush, apply Silverthorn on lid.


Using Sonia Kashuk blender brush, apply Silver Ring on outer V.


Using the same brush, apply Knight Divine on crease and outer V. Blend with the 224 brush.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dark Blues and Greys Using NYX Smokey Eyes Palette and MAC Give Me Liberty Of London Eye Shadows



Here is a smokey grey and dark blue eye look using eyeshadows from the MAC Give Me Liberty of London collection. I really love these eyeshadows especially Birds & Berries (the name is adorable as well). It's a gorgeous dark green blue in the veluxe pearl formula. I am such a sucker for the combination of dark blues and greys as I think this is a match made in heaven. Love the vibrant dark blues in contrast with the greys and blacks. That's why I really love my MAC Tone:Grey eyeshadow quad as well. I also used Bough Grey which is a grey blue color, also from the Give Me Liberty of London collection.



This is the first time I used my NYX Smokey Eyes palette. This was the last palette in stock at my neighborhood ULTA, so I had to make do with its chipped shadows as you can see in the photo above! I love this palette though and the shadows applied smoothly and vibrantly especially with the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans that I used underneath:




I used the lovely Jouer mineral blush in Blossom.


I used MAC Perfect Topping MSF to highlight.

Please refer to the NYX Smokey Eyes palette photo for particular eyeshadows used since I'd labeled them for reference. All eye products used are MAC unless otherwise stated.


Apply Urban Decay primer potion in Sin all over lid and browbone and lowerlashline. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply Benefit Skinny Jeans on lid.


Using a stiff shader brush like the 239, apply Shadow A of the NYX palette on lid.


Use a piece of Scotch tape on the corner of the eye to create a clean edge.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Grey Look Using MAC and Aromaleigh Eye Shadows



I was pretty excited to use my MAC greys because I have not used these in a while. I love MAC's greys. They are pigmented and smooth and they don't make my eyes look like I was punched in the face. I also tried to use it lightly because I was going out but not to go clubbing.  It was just a simple event with friends and I didn't want to look over-the-top.



I also used this lovely Aromaleigh mineral shadow in Basil. It's a kind of silver-grey with some taupe/beige thrown into the mix that is so pretty. It reminds me of a darker version of MAC Arctic Grey because of its complex nuances. This is my favorite Aromaleigh grey shadow.



Of course, to come up with a pigmented eye look, you have to have a good base. I used my favorite base for smokey eyes, my Benefit Creaseless Cream Liner/Shadow in Skinny Jeans, an amazing pewter color that really makes the loose pigments adhere to my lid and create a beautiful base for them.


I am all about layering these days. I tried to layer these two lipsticks from MAC Riveting collection and I was riveted! I layered Metal Maven over Riveting lipstick and I was really amazed at how nice the combination was. I used these two for this look.

Here's a step-by-step. All eye products MAC unless othewise specified.



Apply Urban Decay primer potion all over lid, browbone and lower lashline. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply Benefit Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans on lid.


Using a stiff shader brush like the 239, apply Aromaleigh eyeshadow in Basil foiled using Fix+ (see the nice nuances?).


Another angle


Using Sonia Kashuk blender brush, apply Swan Lake on outer V.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Simple Silver and Grey Look Using MAC Eye Shadows





If I have a favorite MAC eyeshadow palette of late, it would be the Tone:Grey quad from the MAC Trend F/W '09 collection. I'd thought that the colors were a bit blah and were not really of interest especially if you consider them individually, but the combination of all these shades is pretty amazing to me. I also like that the blue really makes the eyes pop and it kicks up the boring grey-smokey eye a notch. For this particular look, though, I used mostly the greys in the quad.

I also used Silverthorn eyeshadow from the Rose Romance collection. I LOVE this eyeshadow. It is just the perfect silver for me - not too bling-y, not too garish, not too dull, but just gives the right sparkle to the eye to make it glow.









All MAC products unless otherwise stated:

I used Urban Decay primer potion on lid and lower lashline, Cash Flow paint pot on lid, Silverthorn on lid applied with the 239 brush, Waft and Tone Grey on crease and outer V using Sonia Kashuk blender brush and blended together using the 224, Waft on outer lower lashline and Silverthorn on inner lower lashline using the 219 brush. I used A Warmer White to highlight using Stila No. 5 brush. I lined the eye using L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner, and rimmed eyes (waterline and tightline) using Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liner in Zero.



FACE:
Dr. Denese SPF30 Tinted Defense Day Cream
Earthen Glow mousse mineral foundation in Helena
Urban Decay 24/7 concealer
Bare Escentuals Well-Rested on undereye area
Lumiere face enhancer in Nectar Radiance
MAC Golden powder to contour
MAC beauty powder blush in Secret Blush
LIPS:
Jordanna lipliner in Nutmeg
Estee Lauder lipstick in Soiree
MAC cremesheen glass in Fashion Scoop

Monday, September 7, 2009

Smokey Eyes Using Aromaleigh Mineral Eyeshadows



Who says only high-end or department store cosmetics can create pigmented, sultry smokey eyes? I challenged myself to come up with smokey eyes using mineral shadows, and here is what I came up with. I also challenge you, dear readers, to come up with amazing looks using mineral makeup from small, independent mineral makeup companies such as Aromaleigh. Not all quality cosmetics come from department stores or makeup boutiques. In fact, some of these pigments are actually better than some mainstream products I've tried.


Of course, to come up with a pigmented eye look, you have to have a good base. I used my favorite base for smokey eyes, my Benefit Creaseless Cream Liner/Shadow in Skinny Jeans, an amazing pewter color that really makes the loose pigments adhere to my lid and create a beautiful base for them.


I used my MAC beauty powder blush in Feeling.


I used my MAC Penultimate Liner in Rapidblack.


For the lips, I used A Rose Romance lipstick from the A Rose Romance collection.


I applied Fashion Scoop Creamsheen glass.

All eye products Aromaleigh unless otherwise stated.


Apply MAC Soft Ochre paint pot paint all over lid and lower lashline. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply Benefit Creaseless Cream Liner/Shadow in Skinny Jeans on the lid.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Smoky Blue-Charcoal Grey Tutorial Using MAC Eyeshadows

I am so in love with the products I used for this look! I will be featuring/reviewing them individually in separate posts, but for now, here is a step-by-step tutorial on how I did this blue-grey smoky eye. This is my first time to combine grey and blue, and I really like the resulting color.


For the grey component of this look, I used Charred, a beautiful deep charcoal grey from The Originals collection. It looks quite boring in the pan but it packs a mean punch when worn. This looks like it has a lot of blue undertones, so this is perfect for the bluish grey look that I was going for.


For the blue part, I used Zonk Bleu!, a beautiful teal. It is a Veluxe Pearl (formula) but it goes on sheer, which again is perfect for this look. It will aim to soften the Charred color, and I don't like to add too much pigment to the eye, so this one is great for blending out Charred.


I used a combination of Ricepaper and Pincurl to highlight, and Brule (not in photo) to soften the edges of Zonk Bleu!.


I also used my new dazzleglass, Local Colour from The Euristocrats II collection. This is my favorite dazzleglass as of the moment. Beautiful light peachy-pink with lots of sparkles.

Here's a step-by-step. All products MAC unless otherwise noted.


Apply Beige-ing shadestick all over lid and on lower lashline. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply Delft paint pot on lid.


Using Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/8" brush (or the 239 brush), apply Charred on lid, staying just under the crease.


Using the Sonia Kashuk fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply Zonk Bleu! on and above the crease.


Using the 224 brush, slowly blend the harsh edges.


Like so.