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Showing posts with label Eyeshadow application. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eyeshadow application. Show all posts

March 24, 2014

Subtle, Defined, and Opened Eye Look for the Mature Wise Eyes

Eyeshadow application becomes a bit puzzling when one becomes a mature and wise woman.  The muscular structure around the eyes isn't as defined as they used to be, and the skin texture is not as smooth.  Yet, beauty of the eyes is more defined by the years lived.  This is where eyeshadow should just enhance those wise and wonderful eyes.

February 12, 2014

The Daytime Smoky Eyes


Daytime smoky eyes might sound like an oxymoron but you can wear smoky eyes without looking like you hollowed out your eyes.  In this post I use the simple pattern used in my Definitive Eyeshadow Guide which works on all eye shapes.

January 13, 2014

Changing the Shape of Round Eyes

A note: I meant Changing the Shape of Round Eyes and not eyeshadow.  Sorry for the typo!
inglot neutral eyeshadow basics

I did a tutorial on elongating round eyes here, but I figured I should update it and explain it a bit better and more in depth.

September 23, 2013

A Modernized 60's Eye Makeup Tutorial

*Just a tutorial.  Eyelashes were PR samples.*

You may have noticed I am revamping some of my tutorials.  I won't delete the previous ones, although they do show the pictorial history of my posts which at times are embarrassing to me.  But, hey, everyone learns and I just choose to keep them up and just allow people to laugh and shake their heads in disdain.  I see this blog as my scrapbook of makeup looks and my brain trying to understand makeup application.  Anyway…this 1960's eye look is highly exaggerated and slightly more complicated than the others.  This one has a few tricks and tips for application, so read carefully and practice.

June 14, 2013

5 Minute Eyeshadow Application for Any Eye Shape

*Nothing to disclose except my (in)sanity.*


This eyeshadow tutorial works on any eye shape from monolids to deep set eyes.  The fast and easy application will also give the eyes the illusion of contour and depth without the excess guidelines like scotch tape and/or that business card to hold at the angle.  After all, you only have two hands and applying eyeshadow on oneself is sometimes an act of a contortionist.  In this tutorial all you need is your eyes' bone structure as your guide.  The only rule (recommendation) is a matte contour shadow.  This is probably the most important eyeshadow.  Just remember a brown-tone eyeshadow at least two shades darker than your natural skin tone.  Two shades will just give the most natural and no-makeup crease; the darker you go the more depth it will give under heavy lighting.

February 18, 2013

Sultry Smoky Eyes

Images from the movie Skyfall
I know I am late to the game in doing a tutorial on Skyfall, but I wanted to make sure it suited my mature eyes.  In other words, like the movie the application had to look 3D.  It had to give depth and dimension while looking sultry.  Is it easy to do? Well, I can't say this tutorial is for the fast and easy smoky eye look but everything in this tutorial has been covered in my past posts.  With some practice and patience, I am sure you can achieve the same look too.  Let's get on with the tutorial.

June 17, 2012

Mad Men Inspired Eyeshadow Tutorial-Joan Holloway


The Mad Men television series not only is an excellent and well written show of the 60's era, it has also influenced the fashion and beauty industry.  For some of us who are old enough to remember, the fashion is remarkable replica of that time but with a bit of that update for today's television.  Same with the makeup, classic and very 60's with the winged eyeliners, the look has been updated to suit the vision of today's modern audience.  One character that continuously gets remarkable attention for her personality and looks is Joan Holloway (Harris).

January 16, 2012

Reader Request-Going from Weekend, Daytime, to Night Time Eyes Easily


For this tutorial Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has volunteered.  Give her a round of applause!


In this tutorial I hope you can see how to define, divide, and conquer!  Watch as Lisa's eyes go from a basic weekend to professional daytime to an alluring and seductive night time eye look with just little changes.  Knowing the basics of eyeshadow and what little changes can do can make the biggest difference in the look of the eyes as a whole.  Hopefully, this tutorial can open your eyes (pun) and paint a clearer picture of past tutorials.

January 1, 2012

Reader Request Tutorial-A Modernized Smoky Eye Look

One of my readers contacted me (<---I can't believe I have a reader who actually reads this blog!  Thrilled me to bits!!) and wondered if she could wear smoky eyes.  I told Lola that anyone could no matter what age.  Like many women though she couldn't see how because she just focused on her flaws or what she thought were her flaws.  We are so critical of ourselves that sometimes we don't see that beauty isn't just parts of a face but everything put together.  And, when I saw the pictures of Lola well she is one beautiful woman who looks like Juliette Binoche!

January 16, 2011

Glamming Up Hooded Eyes Using Lancome Les Gris L'Wren Palette


Borrowing Jane's picture of the Lancome L'Wren Gris palette ($42USD) which I thank her for.  Please be aware that the colors for the tutorial aren't exact since I don't have the actual palette.  When I saw this palette and Jane's eyes, all I could think about was Eva Green's character Vesper in James Bond Casino Royale.  This will be a variation of Vesper's smoky eyes.

November 28, 2010

Mad Men-Peggy Olson's Look

For a modernized 60's eye look, please check out this tutorial here


This is the final installment of the Mad Men women.  Peggy Olson is the ingenue of the group-makeup wise.  Her taste in make up, although a novice is much more youthful than the other three women.  Even though the 1960's didn't have the variety of colors as they do today, I thought I would just make Peggy's palette more colorful since she still has time to experiment.

November 18, 2010

Mad Men-Betty Draper's Look

Please go here for an updated and modernized 60's eye tutorial.

Here is one woman who divorced one of the most good looking and philandering guys of the 1960's-Don Draper.  Instead of becoming a woman of her own, she has decided to marry a guy much older than her so she can be taken care of.  Does this stem from the inadequacy of her father and his death?  She is no longer daddy's little girl but acts like one to Henry Francis.

November 8, 2010

Mad Men-Faye Miller's Look

Check out the modernized 60's eye tutorial here.


In Season 4, Mad Men introduced Faye Miller, a market researcher.  A well educated woman, one with a PhD to her name.  She exudes confidence in her work yet she is vulnerable when it comes to love.

November 1, 2010

Mad Men-Joan Holloway's Look

Please, check out the updated 60's eye tutorial here.

Disclaimer: The following is just an interpretation.  Make sure you have ample time to practice.  Don't get frustrated and start throwing your make up brushes.  Practice makes perfect.  Also, I can't guarantee that you will find a Don Draper or Roger Sterling at your door with this make up application.

For this tutorial I chose a look that I loved on Joan in season 4.  The makeup in this season has been modernized by the makeup artists on Mad Men.  Although, it still has that 1960's look, it can be worn today without looking dated.  The makeup is still polished but has that sultry eye look.



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