Friday, July 6, 2012

Bold Earth Toned Eyes & Red Lips

I wore this look for one of the pre-wedding ceremonies at my cousins wedding: the mehendi/henna night.

My outfit was red, green, & gold, so I decided to use those colours in my look.
I decided to go with a look that's a little similar to a gold & green combo that I did a while ago because I really like how it turned out. Pairing the look with red lips completed the look & made it look 10 times better!

 These pictures were taken at the end of the night (around 1 am), so my lipstick wore off & I was working the next morning so I took these pics as fast as I could & headed off to bed. At least I finally posted a look, right? :)

Products Used:
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer [lid till under the brow + inner corner + lower lashline]
  • Senna Cosmetics Glow Eye Color in Flare [applied as hihglight - under brow & inner corner of eye]
  • Prestige Cosmetics eyeshadow in C-179 Golden Retriever [lid & blended up to the crease]
  • BH Cosmetics eyeshadow in MM17 [crease & blended upward toward the browbone]
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk [lower lashline - to help the green eyeshadow stick & avoid fallout]
  • 120 eyeshadow palette (1st edition) - shimmery dark green eyeshadow (O2 in reference chart below) [lower lashline & winged on the outer corner]
  • Maybelline waterproof liquid eyeliner in Black [upper lashline]
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black [upper & lower lashes]

  • C.O. Bigelow's Rose Salve [from Bath & Body Works]
  • Revlon matte lipstick in 007 In the Red

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation for combination/oily skin in 250 Fresh Beige
  • Senna Cosmetics concealer palette in [under eye & nose]
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Honey - Medium 3-4  [to set concealer & dusted lightly on T-zone (forehead + nose) to help control oil throughout the night]
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil matte bronzing powder [contoured cheeks]
  • Dior Shimmer Powder in 002 Amber Diamond [cheekbone highlight]
  • Barry M Blusher in BL1 - Pink Orchid [cheeks]

For reference purposes, here are pictures of the 120 eyeshadow palette (1st edition) & the BH Cosmetics palette.

The red lips along with the rest of the makeup might seem like a bit much, but I can't stress how much the red lips completed the look especially since desi (South Asian) outfits are heavily embroidered & the wedding ceremonies are filled with tons of colours!

I'll be posting the makeup look that I did for the wedding as well, so stay tuned for that.


Gone2RehabBRB said...

Green looks so striking next to your eye coloring.
I can never get such a WHAM! effect with my light blue eyes.

July 7, 2012 at 6:02 AM
Anonymous said...

You look gorgeous! Lovely makeup.

July 7, 2012 at 9:31 AM
indian beauty central said...

Love the earthy tones, beautiful :)

July 7, 2012 at 1:59 PM
Betzy's Makeup said...

I really did miss your makeup looks

July 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM
Iridescent Colors said...

This is just too pretty!!

July 7, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Maryam Maquillage said...

sooooo gorgeous!!! the green on the lower lash line is so playful yet sophisticated... love your brows too!! love it all!!

July 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Anonymous said...

Great make up and nice blog. We are from Poland and we have hope that you will visit us!! :)

July 10, 2012 at 7:50 AM
Anonymous said...

wow saimese this look is perfect for henna function and i love ur nose piercing, Im urs new follower and i would appreciate if u follow me back

August 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM

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