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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

August 24, 2008

  • Eyeshadow Base: Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid: Smashbox eyeshadow in Bronze
  • Inner crease: Smashbox eyeshadow in Bronze
  • Outer crease: Artistry eyeshadow in Espresso
  • Browbone: Artistry eyeshadow in Spun Silk
  • Inner lower lashline: Smashbox eyeshadow in Bronze
  • Outer lower lashline: Artistry eyeshadow in Espresso
  • Upper lashline: Artistry eyeshadow in Black Tie as eyeliner
  • Eyelashes: Ardell false eyelashes in Babies (black)
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My How To’s – Green Look Tutorial

June 2, 2008

I’ve been stuck on greens all last week (as you can tell from my current Create This Look). Here’s my tutorial for my favorite green look:

green eyeshadow tutorial

1) Apply an eyeshadow base (I used NAO’s concealer/eyeshadow base) on the entire lid, passed the crease, and up to the browbone.

2) Apply a light beige green eyeshadow (I used MAC’s Equibeige eyeshadow) to the inner lid. Apply a bright green eyeshadow (I used NAO’s Arrant/Fled eyeshadow duo; I used the green side) on the outer lid.

4) Apply a olive green eyeshadow (I used Milani Antique Gold eyeshadow) to the crease and blend up to the browbone. Apply a matte black eyeshadow (I used Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow) on just the outer crease.

5) Use a brown eyeliner as a base and apply it to the lower lashline 1/3 of the way. Apply a dark brown eyeshadow (I used Artistry’s Espresso eyeshadow) on top of the eyeliner. Apply an eyeshadow base to the inner lash line and then, apply a light beige eyeshadow on top. Use a light shimmery beige as a highlighter on the browbone. Finish off with a few coats of black mascara on both the top & bottom lashes. You can also use a white pencil eyeliner on the bottom waterline like I did. That’s completely optional.

The finished look

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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

June 2, 2008

green eye look

  • Eyeshadow Base : Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid : NYX Lime Green eyeshadow & NAO Arrant/Fled (the green eyeshadow; on top of NYX Lime Green)
  • Outer crease : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow
  • Very outer lid : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow
  • Browbone : Artistry Spun Silk eyeshadow & MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow
  • Upper lashline : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow applied with a damp thin liner brush
  • Lower waterline : MAC Blacktrack fluidline
  • Eyelashes : Artistry Essentials Black mascara & Artistry Waterproof Black mascara
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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

May 26, 2008

  • Eyeshadow Base : Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid & inner crease : MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow
  • Outer crease up to the browbone : Artistry Espresso eyeshadow
  • Very outer lid : Artistry Espresso eyeshadow
  • Browbone : Artistry Spun Silk eyeshadow & MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow
  • Upper lashline : Wet n Wild Megaliner Turquoise liquid eyeliner
  • Lower lashline : Beautique Brown eyeliner as a base, Artistry Espresso eyeshadow on outer lashline, and Artistry Spun Silk eyeshadow on the inner lashline .
  • Lower waterline : NYC White eyeliner pencil
  • Eyelashes : Artistry Essentials Black mascara & Artistry Waterproof Black mascara
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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

May 17, 2008

pink & purple eye look

  • Eyeshadow Base : Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid & inner crease : NYX Prune eyeshadow
  • Outer crease up to the browbone : NYX Deep Purple eyeshadow & Artistry Royalty eyeshadow
  • Outer crease & outer lid : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow
  • Browbone : Artistry On The Move eyeshadow
  • Upper lashline : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow & Wet n Wild Mega Line Black liquid liner
  • Lower lashline : Milani Color Brilliance Purple eye pencil as a base, MAC Violet pigment on outer lashline, and NYX Prune eyeshadow on inner lashline.
  • Lower waterline : NYC White eyeliner pencil
  • Eyelashes : Artistry Essentials Black mascara & Artistry Waterproof Black mascara

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My How To’s – Light Yellow & Red Tutorial

May 12, 2008

I’ve been in such a colorful mood lately that I’ve been doing this yellow & red eyeshadow look for the past few days now. It’s now my current favorite look. I finally got my hands on some NYX eyeshadows this past week and they are the eyeshadow I used in this look.

Here’s how I achieved this look :

yellow and red eyeshadow look

1) First, apply an eyeshadow base to the lid, passed the crease, and on the browbone. I used this time Ulta Eye Primer (review coming soon). Apply a shimmery light yellow/light gold eyeshadow to the lid and just the inner crease. I used NYX’s Blondie eyeshadow for the light yellow.

2) Apply a shimmery red eyeshadow on the outer crease and just on the outer corner of the lid. I used NYX’s Rust eyeshadow for the red eyeshadow.

3) Apply a shimmery light beige on the browbone for the highlighter color. Use an eyeshadow primer on the lower lashline and apply the yellow on the inner lashline/red on the outer lashline.

4) Apply black eyeliner on the top lashline. I used Wet n Wild Megaliner Liquid eyeliner in Black. Lastly, I apply a few coats of Artistry Essentials mascara in Black & Artistry Waterproof mascara in Black for a false eyelash look.


Up close final look

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Make Up Shorts ; More Make Up Tips for Asian Women

May 6, 2008

asian women make up

I decided to do another make up post for asian women because of the increasing e-mails and feedback about having more make up tips for asian women!

– Look for foundations and concealers that have a yellow undertone. Since, most asians have yellow undertones, this will ensure that your foundation will look natural.

– When filling in eyebrows, use a medium to dark brown eyeliner/eyeshadow for natural looking brows.

– When choosing eyeliners, use colors like soft black, navy, plum, brown and dark grey. Avoid applying eyeliner on the lower waterline (this will make your eyes look smaller). Instead, apply it to your upper lashline and wing it at the end to accentuate your exotic eye shape.

– Use blushes that are soft pink, peach, or light coral in color.

– When choosing lip colors or lip glosses, look for colors in soft pinks, mauves, deep red, and berries.

Don’t forget to check out more make up tips for asian women on the For The Women Of Color page!