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)
1. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Honey
2. NYX Blush in Dusty Rose
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
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.


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...

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!

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...


May 13, 2009 at 9:45 AM

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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