Dressed Up with Blue-Brown Pigment for the Eyes

I went to an event recently that needed me to be very dressed up. My zits were not inflamed then and I had a few marks that I needed concealor for. Other than that the skin is fairly natural with a bit of powder on the forehead to stop shine (damn my oily skin). The focus is mostly on the eyes which I kept very dramatic (big surprise, I know) and I kept the rest of the face fairly neutral.

Also, I used the Sand Pink blush from Bobbi's Cocoa Mauve collection. It's a versatile shade that I find I can have a lot of fun with.

Tools Used:

  • MAC 242 brush. This is great for those annoying hyperpigmentation marks I'm trying to fade. This is also perfect for applying loose pigments and cream shadows.
  • MAC 129 brush for powder and blush.
  • MAC 219 brush for applying detail in the crease.
  • A thin art store brush I use for cream liner.
Make-up Used:
  • Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Luminous Matte Pressed Powder
  • Revlon Skinlights Illuminating Touch in Medium
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Galaxy
  • MAC Blue Brown pigment
  • MAC Ricepaper
  • MAC Carbon
  • L'Oreal HiP cream liner in Black
  • Guerlain Loose Kohl in Noir. I love this as a liner on my lower waterline but a basic black liner should do.
  • L'Oreal Panoramic Curl mascara
  • Bobbi Brown Sand Pink blush
  • Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Silhouette. This is my favourite lipstick of all time by the way.
Step 1:
Groom eyebrows and set them in place. With the 242 brush, pat on Galaxy cream shadow to the lid. Be sure to stop right above the crease

Step 2:
Dip the 242 brush in the Blue Brown pigment and apply over the Galaxy cream shadow.

Step 3:
Apply carbon to the crease very lightly and blend out with the 217 brush. Then, accentuate the very outer edges with the 219 brush dipped in carbon. Blend out so that there are no hard edges but keep the very outer edges dark so you get defined drama.

Step 4:
Line your top lid by starting off with a very thin line at the inner corner and make the line medium-thick as you get to the outer edge. Gently wing the liner slightly past the black shadow.

Step 5:
Line your bottom lid with the Guerlain loose kohl.

Step 6:
Coat your top and bottom lashes liberally with the Panoramic Curl mascara.

Initial Result:

Step 7:
Apply concealor to under-eyes and any blemishes. I liked doing this after the eyes because this way my make-up won't get ruined by eyeshadow fall out. In case you were wondering I camouflaged the red marks that are left with the Skinlights Illuminating Wand. If you ever do see it anywhere, I really recommend you try it. it's amazing for marks and under-eye circles.

Step 8:
Lightly dust the Luminous Matte Pressed Powder all over. Keep it light because you want your skin to show through and you've already applied the necessary concealor.

Step 9:
Smile and apply Sand Pink blush to the apple of the cheeks and blend towards the temples. Keep the application light because your eyes should be the focus.

Step 10:
Finish the look with the Silhouette lipstick.


purl said...

you look ravishing!!!

1:49 AM
Ranjani said...

You look like a gorgeous Bollywood glam queen!

5:17 AM
MakeupByRenRen said...

sultry and gorgeous! i just discovered your blog and i love it! i'm adding you to my blog roll if you don't mind...check me out if you have a chance :)

7:57 AM
Anonymous said...

you are so good with makeup...thanks for sharing via this blog. I never knew I had this resource when trying out looks!

9:50 AM
An Indian's makeup musings said...

Super sultry and super sexy !! No one could guess there was any skin issue at all ! Puuurfect!

10:03 AM
Anonymous said...

you look gorgeous! :)

3:51 PM
Praveena said...

Anu! I have been looking for the revlon skinlights everywhere!!!! Can't find it! Can you recommend anything else? Btw I have become somewhat of a blush fanatic thanks to you! You have converted a blush virgin! :)
PS. You have to a makeup breakdown of your engagment as well! :)

6:51 PM
Anonymous said...

yes Anu u should do break down of your engagement makeup.

8:12 PM
10-C said...

Pretty! But the main shadow on your lid looks greenish, not really blue-brown.

5:25 AM
Visha said...

I am once again not the first and yes I know its the second time I am saying it, but you really are gorgoeus Anu. Your makeup skills are fantastic

6:09 AM
Anonymous said...

Love it! Its so good for any party, not too much and just enough.. is there anyway you can make a video out of this look?

I get really confused unless I see it in person, so I would love a video tutorial, thanks!!!

your so pretty and amazing at makeupp

9:24 AM
sassychix said...

Girl this is stunning


10:07 PM
mylanqolia said...

Wow, Anu! That's absolutely hot! Your eye m/u is classy (I love drama!) and you look stunning!Hope, you had a great time.:-)

12:51 PM
anitakrishlee said...

You're beautiful! You should grace the front page of fashion magazines!

3:59 PM
Anonymous said...

hi ,im new to your blog n must say its fab n so r u.......look amazing could u suggest some good prssed or translucent powder for oily skin and waterproof liner for waterline area in eyes...

thank you

11:19 AM
Anonymous said...

your skin looks *flawless* in this picture. i'll have to pick up some of that revlon skinlights stuff!

10:09 AM
Leeann said...

Love the entire look, as always=) The eyeshadow color...fabulous!

8:06 PM
zee said...

Anu, you look like a classic timeless beauty. I used to be a no-makeup person (because I didn't know how to). After reading your blog, I have taken baby steps towards using few products, and I am very happy with the results. I have a few question here:
1. If I apply any liner on my lower bottom lid, it usually makes its in the undereye area and looks ghastly. any suggestions ?
2. Can you tell me if there are any mac blush similar to what neha is wearing here:

Thanks! You and your blog rocks.

8:14 PM
zee said...

oops...I see the link I posted did not appear fully, so I'll break it into 3 lines:

8:17 PM
Monique said...

You are so hot! Wow! Get 'em girl!

11:22 AM
Anonymous said...

For an upcoming post, can you do a makeup break down of Dilshad Vadsaria's look? She is a deeper skin color and uses different shading techniques on the inside parts of her face without it looking like a greasy/pasty mask. I love Parminder Nagra's makeup looks as well! Thanks!

You can see her here: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=387302081&albumID=0&imageID=782371

11:52 PM
Anonymous said...

I just read the usweekly magazine with shannon doherty on the cover. could you tell me what vanessa minillo's make-up is on page 76. Her lips and cheeks look so pink and fresh.

10:20 AM
Anonymous said...

Also, can you do Emmanuelle Chiri...'s make-up from here:

It is subtle yet bequatful. By the way, I am NC44 like you.

12:02 PM
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5:50 PM
JJC said...

you did a good job..im lovin the blush

9:21 PM
Danica said...

Gorgeous makeup!

6:45 AM
Joi said...

That looks is very pretty. I'm loving the entire BB cocoa mauve collection.

8:43 AM

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