Monday, May 11, 2009

2 Aaliyah Inspired Looks Using the Same Products

I wanted to try out the new Revlon eyeshadow palette in 11 Sultry Smoke that I got, so I used it to do my entry for Amina's challenge. For the challenge I had to recreate the look of my favourite singer or girl group from the 90s & I chose the gorgeous & talented Aaliyah! (My other choice was TLC). I used the same drugstore products *ahem bonus* for both looks (except for a glitter eyeliner, which I added for the 2nd look).

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Look 1

Inspiration #1
The Attempt
I used only 2 eyeshadows for this look (the lightest & darkest colour in the palette) along with a lot of blending. I swept the darker eyeshadow inward from the outer corner of my eye, so that the corners would appear a little darker without me having to use a darker eyeshadow for the outer V than the dark one that I was already using.

Look 2


Inspiration #2
I love using inspirations from music videos because the looks are usually much more dramatic. I was going to re-create Aaliyah's dramatic cut crease look from her More Than a Woman video, but decided to go with this smokey eye from her Rock the Boat video instead.
The Attempt
For this look, I used the lightest & darkest shades from the palette once again & added the blue eyeshadow from the palette as well. The blue didn't show up as much in the pictures though.
Products Used
(for both looks)
Face:
1. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Honey
2. NYX Blush in Dusty Rose
Eyes:
3. Revlon eyeshadow palette in 11 Sultry Smoke
4. Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Black
5. Claire's glitter eyeliner (only used for look 2)
6. Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara
Lips:
7. Softlips lipbalm in Honeydew Melon
8. L'Oreal Colour Juice Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss in 850 Butterscotch Drop

So far I like the colours in the palette, but haven't worn the eyeshadows long enough so I'm skeptical about whether it wont crease for 8 hours like it claims to do so. I do wish the black was a bit darker though. I had to use a lot of it to get it dark enough for my looks. I could've just used the MAC eyeshadow in Carbon & it would have been a lot faster, but I wanted to stick to drugstore products.

22 comments:

Rai said...
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Rai said...

Aw, Aaliyah! I miss her so. =[
I love both looks! I can't get over how gorgeous you are! GOOD LUCK MA'AM!

May 11, 2009 at 6:41 PM
Amina said...

wooooooooooooow!
girl, your applications skills are on point! That smokey eye is pure hotness!! You look amaaazing!!!thank you again for participating!!!!
wow!!! I need to run to the CVS to get me that revlon palette!!

May 11, 2009 at 6:44 PM
makeupper said...

Very pretty! That palette looks really nice :)

May 11, 2009 at 8:14 PM
fantastic said...

i love the lips! so nude and pretty!

May 11, 2009 at 8:49 PM
Chrissy said...

Wow, what a pretty look. :) Both of them, I mean. You are amazing at blending!! And good going with using the same products, its so hard to get creative when you're only using four e/s shades. x.x

May 11, 2009 at 9:23 PM
May said...

You look great on both looks. This color if your lipgloss is so pretty.

May 11, 2009 at 9:55 PM
Dana Yoshimizu said...

Your makeup looks great! You're really pretty <3

May 11, 2009 at 11:45 PM
Sarah said...

You look sooooooooooooooooooooo stunning!!!!!!!!!!! But then you always do :) gorgeous!!

May 12, 2009 at 3:10 AM
Katrina is a Princess said...

I miss Aaliyah!!! Both of your looks are great! You never ever disappoint! Gorgeous!

May 12, 2009 at 3:18 AM
jussjammin.. said...

RIP aaliyah...great look saimese

May 12, 2009 at 4:41 AM
Mevish said...

I'm a very big fan of Aaliya,this look was very stunning very well put togethere keep up the good work :)

May 12, 2009 at 10:15 AM
pangie said...

both looks are really pretty.

May 12, 2009 at 10:23 AM
Patricia Grannum said...

wow, you look totally gorgeous. I am going to give this look a try!

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May 12, 2009 at 3:11 PM
tiff said...

Both looks are great. You are insanely gorgeous :).

May 13, 2009 at 2:28 AM
B said...

Beautiful!!!

May 13, 2009 at 9:45 AM
JENSMAKEUPBAG said...

those are soo beautiful! i love the second one.

May 15, 2009 at 2:31 AM
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btw, i love this look.. u did a really good job!

May 15, 2009 at 9:15 PM
Amina said...

I tried to replicate this look and just looked like I lost a fight!
I am so terrible with smokey eyes!!

May 18, 2009 at 1:30 AM
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