14 September 2014

Rosy-hued Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Hello! Today's post is a make-up tutorial, the first of many more to come, I hope, as I've been slowly dipping my feet into the beauty industry. In collaboration with Belle & Cat, Patricia and I actually filmed a vlog tutorial for this look, but after some sort of a technical error, I lost all the video files. We will be filming a new one soon, but for now, this post should do! It's a girly take on the smokey-eye look with a pop of color thanks to the brightly-tinted lipstick. The tutorial and the products we used will all be under the cut.


Of course, you have the option of using other products, but if you'd like to recreate the exact same look, then we suggest the following products below. You can also get alternatives to these at Tamera Online.
  • Shu Uemura Raspberry & Mocha Palette
  • Shu Eumura Pink Hues Palette
  • Shu Uemura Purple Black 04 Drawing Pencil
  • Mac Rebel lipstick
  • Ofra Fuschia lipstick
  • Eye of Horus Mascara

It's a simple look that takes about fifteen minutes or less to recreate, and it's light enough to wear casually or on a daily basis, if you'd like. I'm in love with the soft pink hues and how it darkens, and of course, the contrast the mixture of two different lipsticks created. You can actually change the overall feel just by changing the shade of the lipstick, which we'll explain in the tutorial below. So now without further ado, here's the steps on how to achieve this rosy-hued smokey eye look!


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  1. Apply light eyeshadow all over your eyelid. (Use the fifth eyeshadow from the left.)
  2. Apply a darker shade to the outer corner of your eyes. (Use the second eyeshadow from the left.)
  3. Apply an even darker shade to the crease, the outer 'V,' and under the bottom lash line. (Use the first eyeshadow from the left.)
  4. Blend properly! Here's a quick video giving you tips on how to blend smokey-eyes properly.
  5. Apply your eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible (but not directly on it!) and smudge slightly with a brush or a cotton bud. We used the Shu Uemura Purple Black 04 drawing pencil for this one!
  6. Curl your lashes in 3 segments—first at the base, then the middle of the lash, and finally the tip of the lash to achieve a natural looking curl.
  7. Apply your mascara! If you don't know how, click this.
  8. Finally, your lipstick. Use a bright colored lipstick for a girly look like the one I'm wearing above, or a dark vampy shade like so (click the link!) for a grungier appeal. You can also just use nude lipstick for a casual every day look.
And voilĂ , you're done! If you have any questions, feel free to tweet Patricia at @PattyinPinkk, but I do think the photos could serve as a guide for you if you ever feel lost. I have two more beauty tutorial vlogs lined up for you guys, this time with Ate Cathy Cantada, who has also worked with Paris Hilton and many other local and international figures. You can check out her website to see all her work; it's really impressive! 'Til the next time, guys. xx


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  2. A video tutorial soon please? Wondering where'd you get the Shu Uemura make ups/whatever. They said those lipsticks from Shu Uemura were extremely nice. Thanks Nina! :)

  3. Thanks for the tips! I'm definitely in need of some makeup tutorials...

    The Life of Little Me

  4. Hello, Nina! If the files magically disappeared or got deleted from your memory card, you should try using test disk (PhotoRec). I tried retrieving my deleted photos in my SD card using PhotoRec before, and it worked! I hope it works for you too, because I'd love to see the video. :) Have a great day!

    x B