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Friday, January 21, 2011

i miss putting make-up!

Just a quick post...I have a lot of drafts sitting on my dashboard but this is something that i want to post as early as i can so that i won't ever forget to do the tutorial.hehe

Yesterday, as i watched the anime NANA, it inspired me to do a bright smokey cat-eye look. I finished watching the whole 47 episodes for 2 days & i have to say that its worth it! haha!

I'll not bore you with the details about it, but if you are looking for that real slice-of-life drama anime you ought to watch it.

Going back, its been a while since i played with my eyeshadows but as soon as i start patting it on & blending it just dawned on me how much i miss applying make-up. I just steered away from make-up since my acne acted up again late last year & whenever that happens i just don't feel like putting anything on my face to make it heal faster. Anyway, im sure all  people had suffered a zit or two,right?

I won't do a tutorial of this look yet for when i did this, i was on my room & it wasn't suitable for taking pics while i was making it so i'll just do a tut later on, recreating this will be easy enough.


I never did like orange but since i always relate Nana Komatsu to orange so i decided to pick up the orange color on my palette as the lid color, for some reason the room 707 made me think of color green & of course the crease color would be black... actually it's not just a matte black. It's a sparkly black for Nana Osaki.

It just dawned on me that most eye make-up tutorials especially on youtube always stresses that you ought to darken the crease for a bolder, more defined look, making the edges taper so to have that cat-eye look. I agree with the bolder look, but i think this is more applicable to those that got deep-set eyes. Why?

Looking at my pic here:


It did made my eyes look bold, but for some reason it just made my eyes look smaller all because of the crease. I'll do a smokey eye tut for asian-eyes some other time. Something that can make an oriental eye shape bigger without doing that tapered edge.

Then the other day, i was watching Prince of Tennis (yes! i love anime! im not ashamed to admit that i still do watch it even though im already in my mid-20s) so i decided to do a bright eye make-up. I haven't done a blue-purple look yet so i experimented & i think the combination is not bad,ne?


I always thought that blending eyeshadows is so hard to do, but with the right tool, you can achieve that gradient look in no time.


I'm just not keen on darkening the crease area for the reason that i stated above so i try to avoid really dark colors on the crease. Bright colors can make your eyes bigger & stand out more!

Well, that's just a quick post for now. I'll try to get on with the tutorial once i'm free. I hope my acne will clear out so that i can play with my make-up again. With that, i'll go back to researching about South Eat asian countries again.
^_~

Hope you all are enjoying your day!
Jaa ne~!
^_^

20 comments:

Pammy said...

Pretty! I missed seeing FOTD's from you and I'm glad you posted one. :P

Elsa said...

oo nga sis...tagal mo na di nag EOTD ako din nyahaha namimiss ko na din!!!

-AnGiEpInK- said...

Gorgeous as usual..^_^..Love to see more makeup look from you hun..

herroyalbleakness said...

It's nice that you've done an EOTD... and you look darling in that 2nd pic!
the outer dark shadows complimented your chinky eyes!

♔ Reina (The Pink Fence) said...

i love putting on light colored eyeshadows cause its the safest color for the newbies like me!

Louie said...

hey thia i love anime too :D ..animax to the max sa bahay puro kasi kiddoes hehe..you look nice with that smokey e/s plus your sexy hair.. I want to have long hair na tuloy!

Askmewhats said...

yay! i love your makeup photo! I do miss doing eye makeup looks too! :) Have a great weekend!

EveryDay Makeup (becky) said...

I don't know who Nana is but the look is really pretty and I love your big smile!

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Hazel said...

The first one made you more chinky eyed :) Lovely palette on the second one :)

Michelle said...

Totally true about the dark color making eyes smaller. Especially for people with monolids! Great looks! You're really awesome at blending! :)

Cris said...

Both looks are so pretty :).

Justine said...

First eye makeup made you more chinky-eyed! ;) But you're so gorgeous on your half body shots!

DeBi said...

like it!

Camille said...

Wow! Gusto ko yan! =) I'll try that on one of my night outs =P

I tagged you back on my blog too! =)

Shopcoholic said...

ganda sis! favorite ko yung 2nd look, its so colorful! =)

donnarence said...

i love the first one.. :D miss your fotds jem..:D

My-My said...

I haven't watched Nana, and I hear a lot of good stuff on the anime. I just need time to be able to sit and watch it.

There is something really calm and relaxing about putting on make up. especially as a morning ritual when you start the day.

G. said...

Very pretty looks! :)

By the way, I just tagged you on my blog. :) xo

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