Friday, August 5, 2011

Ta taa..Bye byee..See You All In a Few Weeks :(

Yes.. you read that right.I am shifting to a new my net connection is going to get disconnected today and obviously i will not be able to access my blog until i get the connection back in that new town.I don't know how long it is going to take..few days? few weeks? or even more than a month!? don't know! :(

Will miss you all a loooooottttt..... :,( :,( :,( *Hugs* *Hugs* *Hugs*

Till then, Bye byee everyone.. Take care.. :* :* :*


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Photo Tutorial: How to Recreate Drew Barrymore's Look

Hi friends :-)

Today i'm doing a tutorial showing you how to recreate drew barrymore's purple smokey eye which she is wearing in this picture:

This is the reference pic my friend Fathima sent me.

So on to the tutorial..

I'm so sorry for the blurry pictures :( It was cloudy and the lighting was bad and dark.Hence the unclear pictures.

Step 1: I first primed my lids with an eyeshadow primer and then i used a concealer as an eyeshadow base to help in intensifying the less pigmented eyeshadows.

Step 2: Take a shimmery medium purple eyeshadow (If you have a bit lighter purple than this then use that one instead) and apply it tot he middle of the lid leaving the outer and inner 1/4ths of the lid.Take this colour slightly above the crease(slightly above than what you are seeing in the pic.I realised later that i should go a little above and i adjusted it afterwards.) 

Step 3: Now take a frosty golden/silvery pink colour (i opted for golden pink) and apply it to the inner corner.I applied a bit of it over the purple colour to make it lighter and more frosty.You may skip that if you have a nice  frosty medium purple colour.

Step 4: Next take a matte mid-dark purple colour  and apply to the outer 1/4th of the lid and blend it inwards with  the lighter purple colour.

Step 5: Take a blending brush and blend the purple in to the crease and all the way inwards (you will be able to see the effect in step 7)

Step 6: Now apply the same matte purple,frosty purple and golden pink to the lower lashline in same order as on the lid.Blend the harsh edges.

Step 7: Now take a matte black eyeshadow and apply it on the outer V of the lid and on outer 1/4th of lower lashline too.blend them with the purple colour.Make sure to blend it a bit inwards in to the crease.

Step 8: Now take a bit more of the purple on a soft pencil brush and dab it on the back of your hand to remove any excess shadow.Then apply it with light short strokes starting halfway above the crease going inwards towards the brow.Blend it.

Step 9: Apply a black kohl on both the waterlines.

Take a matte eyeshadow close to your skintone and use it to add a finished look to the browbone and to blend any harsh eedges (you can use your regular compact powder too) Finally add two coats of any mascara of your choice and our eye makeup is finished! Here is how it looks:

Now on to the face..
Drew has very flawless natural luminous skin in this pic.So to mimic that i applied a natural finish foundation,concealed my blemishes and applied a soft irredicent gold powder to my T-zone.(If you have oily skin like me then you need to set the foundation and concealer with powder prior to applying the highlighter) Do not apply a shimmery or glittery highlighters.Apply something that merges with the skin and makes it look naturally lit from within. And then apply a matte/satin bronzer to the hollows of your cheek and blend it upwards and inwards.

In case you are wondering,that huge scar on the left of my face is a birth mark and i kinda love it because it looks like a leopard print tatto :P :D It is a slightly more darker in real life <3

And drew has very pale lips naturally which i don't obviously.So to reduce the pigment and make them look slightly paler i used two lip pencils.

First i applied a light bubblegum pink lip pencil lightly and smudged it with my fingers.You can use a more warmer peachy pink too.

Then i took a peachy nude lip pencil and applied it on top.

Finally to recreate that glowy shiny pout i applied a sheer pale gold lipstick mainly near the cupids bow and center on the lower lip.Then i blended it lightly on to the rest of the lip.

So here is the final look:

Sorry for the bad pose wala pic.It was cloudy and the lighting was low and bad.So this was the only best pic i could find among a ton of  pics i took.

I was feeling a bit adventurous so i went ahead.. intensified the eyes with more black eyeshadow..and painted my pout red! I actually used a deep chocolate brown lipstick allover the lips and used a cherry red lipstick on the cupids bow and center of the lower lip.But i guess my camera was in a bad mood and it picked it up as a single red colour! grrr!! but anywayz.. i quite liked this one more than the nude lip one! <3

I hope i succeeded at recreating drew's look..though not as good as the original one :D

Products used:

(In no particular order)

  1. Ben nye banana visage poudre(To set my foundation and undereye concealer)
  2. Eve pearl salmon concealer trio (To correct dark circles)
  3. Yaby liquid foundation in "Custard" (to the T-zone and apples of cheeks)
  4. Yaby liquid foundation in "Honey" (to the rest of the face)
  5. MAC prolongwear concealer in "NC35(to conceal dark circles and blemishes)
  6. TKB trading mica powder in "Silken gold" (To thighlight the T-zone,apples on cheeks and slightly to the inner part of the under eye circles to disguise them)

  1. Too faced shadow insurance. (to prime my lids)
  2. Oriflame dual skin corrector in "medium" (as an eyeshadow base)
  3. Golden pink eyeshadow from coastal scent's "88 metal mania palette" (on the inner corners of the eye)
  4. Matte mid-dark purple from sleek "Curacao" i-divine palette. (on the outer 1/4th of the lid)
  5. Ben nye eyeshadow in "Royal purple" (on the middle of the lid)
  6. Ben nye eyeshadow in "Banana" (on the browbone)
  7. Oriflame "Lash explosion" mascara.
  8. MAC eye kohl in "Smolder"

Cheeks and Lips:
  1. Sleek blush in "Sahara" (as bronzer)
  2. Sleek sheer cover lipstick in "Silk" (to add sheen and highlight the lips)
  3. Bourjois lip pencil in "Rose precieux" (buble gum pink liner)
  4. Graftobian eye liner pencil in "Natural" (peachy nude liner)

which one did you all like? Let me know :-)

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