Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"Midnight Rose" Tutorial (Dramatic Pink/Plum Smoky Eyes using Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux 71 Purple Show)

Rosy pink tones are not typical colors for the eyes, because it can go so wrong and make your eyes look tired and swollen. Do it right, and it can be pretty and dramatic with a slight “goth”/gothic feel.

Here are a few tips:
  • Make sure you conceal any unevenness and redness in your skin. Rosy shadows will bring those out, and make them more obvious. 
  • Blend a rose colored shadow with softer, more pastel tones AND make sure you ground it with dark definition at the lash line. 
  • One other trick is to use a bit of liner in a contrasting tone (I used an olive-bronze pencil since there are so many red tones and green is on the opposite end of the color wheel). A brown or plum pencil complements the rosy shadows better but they would fade right into the background instead of standing out.
  • Pair it with soft blush and neutral/nude lips. Rose everywhere can look quite scary and over the top.

Products used:
  1. Foundation: Makeon Chokchok Shining BB Cushion (smoothed on with fingers)
  2. Concealer: MAC Studiofinish Concealer in NW20
  3. Powder: Bourjois Poudre de Riz de Java
  4. Contouring: The Body Shop Matte Bronzer 01
  5. Blush: Benefit Rockateur (I keep using this recently; it goes great with most looks…)
  6. Eyeshadows: Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux Quatuor in 71 Purple Show (it says purple, but the colors are more rosy-plum)
  7. Liquid liner: Givenchy Parad’eyes Liner in 1 Dream in Black
  8. Pencil: Givenchy Magic Khôl in 5 Bronze
  9. Mascara: Givenchy Phenomen’eyes Waterproof in 1 Water Black (this is fantastic for very separated wispy looking lashes and good lift because it catches every lash)
  10. Lipstick: The Body Shop Colour Crush lipstick in 220
  11. Lipgloss: Clinique Long Last Glosswear in 18 Mystic (a purple grape). This was applied just around the center of the lips for some dimension. 
  12. On nails: Lancôme Rouge Reglisse, which is a dark blood/red but looks black here.)


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