Guest Post By Dr. Neeraj
This is my first article on Indian Beauty Journal and I am really excited to have this great venture in the future. All thanks to Preetha for believing in me and thanks for the support.
For my first article I wanted to share a makeup tutorial that is quick, effortless and fast to achieve. The key element is ‘blending’.
This is a very simple and elegant eye makeup look that opens up the eyes and creates a fresh looking appearance. Its those times when you do not need eye liners and simply a mascara and a few shadows and you are ready to rock. Its not that its completely devoid of any product. Its just that it is invisible and the end result is a very alluring eye.
Note – the products used in this tutorial are the ones which I like and I do not promote everyone to use what I have used. This is just a template look and you have a free hand on creating your own looks with this as a reference. It would be great fun if you share them with us too.
Lets see how to achieve this look.
Begin with a good skin care regimen like Shiseido Ibuki and a face primer like Laura Mercier Oil free primer to keep your foundation long lasting. Add a dot of your favorite foundation like Guerlain’s Tenue De Perfection foundation and blend it seamlessly. Dot and dab your favorite concealer like Clinique All About Eyes concealer to hide under eye circles, blemishes and areas that need some more special attention. Set it all with your favorite loose powder like Guerlain Les Violettes Loose powder.
A. Conceal the under eye area to brighten up the skin and prep for application of eye products.
B. Prime the lids with LORAC Behind the Scenes primer and apply MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Layin’ Low on the lids to create a extra layer. Since I am using MAC pigments, these creamy eyeshadows help them adhere better.
C. Trace the upper lash line and the outer half of the lower lash line with Elizabeth Arden Smokey eye pencil in Smokey Black. The pencil is supposed to be staining the lash line and defining eyes and not be a stark eye liner like line.
D. Smudge the smokey eye pencil into a smokey haze with a pencil eyeshadow brush. This stains the lash line and creates an illusion of thicker lashes. On the upper lids, apply the smokey eyes pencil as an outer ‘V’ and blend well in the outer corners and crease.
E. Apply MAC Pigment in Nebula on the outer corners, upper lash line and crease and smoke it all out by blending well.
F. Apply Nebula on the lower lids and smoke that out. Highlight with MAC Pigment in Naked in the inner corners and brow bone.
G. Apply MAC Pigment in Pink Bronze on the upper and lower lids on the centre and blend the edges to create a diffused look. To intensify the intensity of the pigment, dampen the brush with MAC Fix Plus and apply with a flat paddled eyeshadow brush.
H. Trace the inner rims of the lower lids with MAC Chromographic pencil in NC25-NW30 to brighten the eyes. If you already have a lighter inner rim, this step can be skipped.
I. Curl the lashes nicely with Shiseido Eye lash curler (with care) and add on lashing of LORAC PRO mascara in Black.
To keep the look simple and glowing, apply a lovely beige-mauve-rosy blush like Chanel’s Joues Contraste Blush in Orchid Rose. Highlight key areas of the face with a subtle highlighter like Guerlain Meteorites Pearls in Perles Du Dragon. These are subtle finishing powders that impart high radiance and glowing skin without looking overdone. Finish off with a nice nude rose lipstick like MAC Twig/Mehr/Please Me. And slick on a shiny gloss like Estee Lauder Pure color lipgloss in Brazen Berry.
Its all about keeping it simple and glowing. Hope you enjoyed the look.
Thanks a lot.
About The Author: Dr. Neeraj Navare is a professional makeup artist and is here to guide us with some amazing looks. He writes Beauty Traveller. Do visit his blog for some amazing product reviews and makeup tutorials as well.