Saturday, October 31, 2009

NOTD: Zoya Lael and Zoya Suvi

Lael - A beautiful cream formula - rich burgundy purple color. It's my favorite color for this Fall!! The picture does not do justice.

Suvi - Jewel-toned dark green. The application is sheer and a bit gooey. I applied 4 coats to get the desired intensity

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kristen Stewart's Matte Brown Look from the Allure cover page

It was requested of me to try and dupe Kristen Stewart's matte brown eyes from the Allure cover page.

Here is the look:

Here is my rendition:

I am much much much darker than Kristen and my eyes are brown, so the look of course will be different on me. Mine probably came out a little bit too dark compared to her look

Items used:
  • Lid: Loreal HIP gel liner in brown. Smudge it with MAc 217
  • Upper lashline: Apply Stila Onyx black pencil liner very close to the lash line and smudge (I would try to avoid this step to get a lighter look)
  • Now pack MAC Cordoroy on the lid, layer it with Milani Rich Chocolate eyeshadow
  • Apply MAC Rule in the crease to fade out the color
  • outer V: darken with MAC Carbon as usual
  • Drag Milani Rich Chocolate below the waterline. Darken outer 1/3rd with MAC Carbon
  • Apply any black pencil kohl on waterline
  • Curl lashes and apply mascara
Done :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Look: Brown and Teals

Of late I am loving a strong colorful waterline with bright teals/blues. Do you like it?

Items used:
  • Lid: MAC Bronze
  • Crease and Outer V: MAC Espresso, darken outer V with MAC Carbon
  • Urban Decay Flipside applied below waterline (apply 2-3 times to build intensity). This is from the UD BOS Vol 2

Friday, October 23, 2009

Look: Bronze and brown

A very simple and quick look - MAC Bronze on lid, and MAC Brown Down (or any dark brown matte eyeshadow) in crease and outer V. MAC soft brown to blend out the crease.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why you need UD BOS Vol 2 Palette:)

The colors were so much more brighter in real life. I tried really hard, but somehow purples are very hard to capture on my camera:(

UD BOS Vol2 - stands for Urban Decay, Book of Shadows - Volume 2 palette

(Thanks to MUAer sylvialeexd for the clever title :):)

Items used:
  • Inner lid - Urban Decay (UD) Ecstasy (from the book of shadows, volume 2 pallet)
  • Whole lid - UD AC/DC
  • Outer V and crease: UD Gunmetal
  • Intensify outer V with MAC Carbon or UD Perversion
  • Highlight with MAC Shroom
  • Any silver in inner V, I used a MAC sample, and the name has worn off:(

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Smokey satin taupe with a kick of blue/teals

So yesterday's look was so boring, and devoid of color. I thought I'd try it again with a kick of blue/teal. You like?

Items used:
  • Lid: MAC gilded cream e/s with satin taupe on top
  • Smoke the lid with MAC Carbon
  • Next smoke out the waterline with Urban Decay Jinx (from their new Book of shadows Vol 2 palette). You can use MAC Freshwater and/or Deep Truth as well
  • Add UD Flipside below it (from the same UD palette)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Smokey satin taupe

Well yeah its some boring smoked out MAC Satin Taupe again. We were headed for dinner and I literally had 10 mins to put my face on..

Items used
  • Base: Gilded Ash Metal X Shadow (cream)
  • Lid color: MAC Satin Taupe
  • Inner V and highlight: MAC Shroom
  • Outer V and crease: MAC Carbon
  • Waterline and upper lashline: MAC Feline kohl
  • Mascara:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Look: Penelope Cruz's matte smoked warm brown eyes


closeup of the eyes:

My rendition:

I did this look a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post it. So ofcourse I forgot the items used as well...sorry:( From what I remember I used MAC Saddle, Follie, Brule, Dark edge, Carbon

Friday, October 16, 2009

Love of the week: iPod Touch

I know, I know, it's not makeup related, but I am in love with it this week!!!! As you may already know, iPod Touch basically has almost all of the functionalities as an iPhone minus the "phone" feature:)

I can check my email, youtube videos, download any app, listen to itunes etc. etc. on it. More features:

If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch, what apps are you loving? There is such a dearth of "good" makeup related apps!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Look: Gold and cranberry

Items used:
  • Lid: MAC Rubenesque paint pot. Layer it with MAC Goldmine
  • Crease: MAC Cranberry
  • Outer V: MAC Handwritten
  • Upper lashline liner: Bobbi Brown Black Ink gel liner
  • Waterline: Black kohl, smoke it with MAC Carbon
  • Inner corner: MAC Goldmine

Monday, October 12, 2009

Look: Matte brown eyes

Items used:
  • Wash entire lid with MAC Brule
  • Lid: MAC Saddle
  • Crease and Outer V: MAC Handwritten, Dark Edge
  • Line upper lashline with black liquid eyeliner and smoke it with MAC Carbon
  • Line waterline with black kohl