Saturday, October 11, 2008

Silverscreen Glam

As you probably know, I am a huge fan of bright colors so I wanted to try something a little different. This look was inspired by vintage movie star glamour. I used silver tones, and made the look more office appropriate with some coral lips.

One way you could look at this is to approach it as a smokey eye without black. I used three main shadows: light silver, medium silver, and charcoal.

What you want to do is to first prime your eyes with an eyeshadow primer. I used urban decay primer potion. Next, use the medium silver to cover your entire lid below your brow bone. Use the charcoal to contour the outer corners of your lids, as well as the outer half of your lower lash line. Then, highlight the brow bone and along the inner half of your lower lash line and tear duct. You can also use the highlighter color to blend into the tear duct on your upper lids too.

Next, use a black cream liner (or liquid liner) to line your upper and lower lashes. You'll want to wing out the liner a bit. One trick I use is to draw the wing in a straight line out from your upper lash line. It will look winged up when your eyes are open.



Typically, this look goes with red lips but I wanted to make it look a bit more wearable so I put a reddish gloss over neutral lip liner-covered lips.



Voila! A classy look with neutral greys, perfect for fall or the holidays. Like I said, this isn't a color I usually try but I ended up loving it! So I'm curious to know, what is your usual color palette and what do you want to try that is outside of your norm?



14 comments:

  1. as always, you look stunning :D
    i was just wondering.. what's a good make up remover that you recommend? :S..

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  3. Being the lazy person that I am, I usually don't wear makeup for school unless I have the extra time but I stick with neutrals. On occasion I like to try purple or blue but since I'm still a newb with makeup I'm afraid I'll overdo it. I don't want to look like I'm trying too hard so I'm just experimenting at home for now.

    EDIT: I realized I made a grammatical error (and I absolutely hate when that happens because it makes me look stupid) so I deleted the previous post. LOL.

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  4. hi! have you ever shopped at urban original? i love their boots and im very unsure of my size because ive never bought boots before :( im a size 7 with open toe shoes like heels and flip flops. would i have to buy a size bigger or smaller to be able to fit into the boots? please help! thank you in advance :)

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  5. Wow... u have such lovely eyes.

    I was wonderin what colour palette or brands did you use for this look?

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  6. happyliean: I recommend Clinique's Take the Day Off makeup remover. It's my favorite. :)

    anonymous: I've never heard of urban original. Sorry I can't help!

    anonymous 2: I used the 78 shadows palette for the silvers and a revlon colorstay eyeshadow quad in nude elements for the charcoal color.

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  7. HI. the makeup looks great. i love the gray. i was wondering what you recommend. i want to buy coastal scents 88 shadow pallets. do you think the regular one with the matte colours is better for regular use or would you splurge on the 88 shimmer eye shadow palette? i'm just not sure if the matte colours or the shimmer colours are more worth it..

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  8. anonymous 3: It's really up to preference. I'm finding that I really enjoy matte shadows, but I also love a little pearl. I guess just swatch a few shadows you love and see if they are matte or shimmer then decide that way.

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  9. do you wear eyelid tape everyday? it seems like you're wearing it in almost alllll of the posts on your blog.

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  10. anonymous 4: Yes, I've been wearing them nearly everyday lately. :P I figure, I wear them for work all the time anyway so might as well see if I get a permanent crease. Let me know if you want a monolid tutorial though. :)

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  11. hm, maybe a good compromise would be to add a note to your monolid readers on how to adapt your looks for people who don't like eyelid tape or glue. thanks!

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  12. it's so pretty. would you consider doing a video tutorial for this look?

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  13. great blog! I was wondering if you can give some advice on makeup removal. how do you remove your eye tape? and also I really need help with removing waterproof mascara! for me, it just won't all come off so I always wake up with racoon eyes the next day :( THANKS!!!!

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