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Friday, September 16, 2011

eyelook: Pin-up + liquid lining

I consider Pin-up as a classic & very lady-like amongst all make-up look. There's something sexy & beautiful about red lips & clean yet elongated eyes. For some reason red lipstick works better on me rather than pink ones, so i guess that's the reason why i'm biased with this look. I think i mostly wear red every time i go out.

I've always preferred the pin-up look because it's all about being natural. I mean, you just have to enhance what you have but not to the point of altering it already. Strong brows, lined eyes, full lashes & red lips... these are the things that you just need to enhance.


I know i look haggard. ggaaahhhh!!!!
Blame it on lack of sleep because of the dogs. Charlie, our choco lab keeps on going outside of room to check on his buddy, Tippy, our aspin dog. I can't let TP in my room because he got fleas & i don't want to sleep on a flea-ridden bed.
*shivers at the thought*

Last time, i focused on highlighters. I also made a separate post about how i apply red lipstick. So this time it's just a separate post on how i apply liquid liner.  I'm sure there are tons of ways on how you can apply them but i hope that somehow this post will be of help for those who are having difficulty with it.

I have said countless times that i prefer to use liquid liner compare to other liners. I'm not a fan of gel even though i have been hearing good things about it. I find it a nuisance to use a separate brush, dip it, use it then clean it afterwards. It's hard to take gel liner off your brush, not if you use oil first, but i just didn't like extra work..haha.. just call it laziness.
XD

There are 3 Ls that you have to remember when you do the pin-up look.
LINER - cat-eyeliner for that smoldering & mesmerizing look. meow!
LASHES - bat your eyes to melt your guy's heart out.
LIPS - red lips for that seductive smile. rawr!

Start with your foundation (i'm sorry, i still haven't even started my post about foundations..it's just that i want everything to be really detailed), making sure that you have a nice clean base. Having a flawless skin is one of the key factor in achieving a very nice pin-up look.

Making the cat-eye look is difficult for a lot of girls. Heck, I still sometimes struggle with it, making sure that my eyes look even! I learned form my experience that it's better to do it with your eyes open rather than lining with it closed.

Why?
Simple!
You have your eyes open the whole time, except for when blinking but you can't really count that, can you? So, why apply something that could change the shape of your eye with it closed when you spend your waking hours with it open. You'll be able to see what you are doing clearly, notice any stray marks, smudges & flicks very easily if you have both of them open.

You just have to be gentle & take the time perfecting your eyeliner. You can't just do a single swipe of it & expect it to be perfect?! I guess if you are a professional eyelining chick (LOL! can't think of a word to describe it) then it's no sweat. Even professional make-up artist knows how important it is to take time even-ing out your eyeliner!


Tell me, what's the difference between the two?
I think it's quite obvious already how eyelining can alter the shape of your eyes... in this case the strong brows also plays an important part because the high arch was able to give out the illusion that i have bigger eyes.

When lining the eyes, make sure that you have a steady table where you can rest your elbows. It would help give you a better & steady grip on your brush. I took countless of pictures & done this look many times just to be able to give you better pics so sorry if they somehow looks different because there are some good pics in one batch.hehe.

If you are using an eyeshadow primer, bring it up to your brows so to ensure that your brows will also last long. Choose an eyeshadow that is almost like the color of your skin. You can even just bring in your foundation all over the lids. You have to cover any uneven color on your lids. Then using something that you would contour your face (or a foundation 2 shades darker than your tone). apply it on the contour of your eye.


That's it.
You wouldn't even need to bring the contour on the edge of your lash line. You just need to create the illusion of a deep-set eyes. It would enhance the vampy-look of your liner. Now let's get to lining...

What i do first, instead of dragging the liquid on my lash line is to pat it in, work it in to make sure that i also cover the space in between the lashes. Start from the middle going outward, then slowly bring the line in the inner corner of your eyes.


Even if you tightline (lining the waterline), there is still that small "unlined" space, which somehow destroys the whole look. Patting in the liquid will also enable you to somehow line that space.


Make sure that you also line the inner lash line,ok?
Again, keep your eyes open to see what you are really doing. Just be gentle & it will be ok.
Once you have already lined it, then it's time to do the flick.

I made the flick deliberately thicker here to make sure that you'll be able to see it clearly, but it's really better to start with a thin line. I have heard that to make the perfect flick you have to just follow the shape of your outer lash line going to the end of your brows... like so.


I do it differently, though. I mostly just follow the natural curl of my lashes. My right eye has a slightly different shape to the left eye so following the lash line mostly just makes me look weird. I stare at the mirror then i slowly draw the flick under my lash.


Make sure you bring in a darker color on the lower lash line to define your eyes.


Now, the most difficult part is making sure that your right eye looks the same with your left eye.


Again, im stressing on the importance of looking straight in the mirror to see if they look even. If you are not yet sure about using liquid liner straight on your eyes, then use a pencil liner first. Trace the line that you will do to see if it looks the same with the other eye. If not, then you can easily erase it using a Q-tip soaked with a non-oily make-up remover. Roll the Q-tip away to get rid of the line, roll, not rub.

Take your time, im sure you'll eventually get them looking equal.

Let's move on with the brows.
Using your favorite brow powder, gel or cream, load your angled brush with it. Start in the middle to define your arch. Don't exceed your natural arch. You just need to strengthen the look of your brows by applying a darker color, but not by exceeding your natural brow shape. I think it would just look very unnatural.


Lightly fill in the gaps of your brow using a feathery stroke. You wouldn't want any harsh lines. I prefer using powder because it wouldn't create any harsh lines with it. Once you get to the inner area, just use the tip of the brush... using feathery strokes.


I didn't really use falsies because i can't find something that would fit this look on my stock of lashes. I have to go to the Beauty Bar once more to stock up on my favorite Andrea lashes! So i just cut the falsies that i had here with me & added it on the outer area for the much needed flair!

Finally, for the blush, just choose a light peachy pink blush. Something that will add a hint of healthy color, not something that will draw the attention away from your lips.


Whew!
That took a lot!
Gosh, i'm not even sure if you understood my explanation back there! hahaha!
I hope to God that you just did because i won't go into it again.
Did you know that this post had been sitting on my draft for more than a week now because i just can't seem to find the right words to explain it?!
Now, i need to just publish it because i feel like i've reached my limit.
Mou genkai nan desu~
T_T
It's hard to be a perfectionist!

Anyway, if you are really having a hard time lining, practice, practice, practice.
You'll get the hang of it. I'm sure!

Hope you all are having a great evening/day,sweeties!
Jaa ne~!
^_^

51 comments:

Angel said...

Wow Sis! You Look Hawwt Here~! <3

Pammy D. said...

You look like Chinese/Japanese! Gorgeous pin up look! :)

Maggie said...

Absolutely Stunning! I love it! :)

Thiamere Brea said...

*blush*
thanks,sis!
*hugs*

NinMonster said...

Lurv et! :D ♥

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,pammy girl!
mwah!

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,sweetie!
^_^
pinagpawisan ako ng malapot sa kakaexplain
LOL!

Thiamere Brea said...

magagawa mo din yan,sis
practice lang talaga

ako hanggang ngayon practice pa din ng practice
nakailang bili na ko ng makeup remover!
LOL

JesRoque said...

Pretty! :)

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,girl!
^_^

Diane said...

very detailed tutorial hun! love this look on you =))) pretty!

Ida said...

Haggard? Di kaya! :) Lovely look and tutorial sis. :)

Khaye Umayam said...

as ive said before... SUPER LOVE THIS LOOK..so simple, yet... very sexy.. :) love ur lippy sis.. hehe.. i tried red now (never tried it before kasi kla ko d bagay skin..hihi) and thank GOD.. my pare (pare n din tawag eh noh..hahahaha :D ) loves it... hahaha,, now.. i love red lippies n din... hehe.. :)

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,hun!
im glad that it didn't end up as confusing as i thought it would be
LOL!

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,hun!
you're sweet as always!
*hugs*

Thiamere Brea said...

haha!
sabi ko sayo e!
nice naman
^_^
you are able to explore lots of lip colors na!
patingin ako!

Khaye Umayam said...

hahaha.. sure sis..
naku.. naadik ako sa lipstick..
puro lippy binibili ko ngaun..
kaloka.. :)
target ko nmn ngaun red lippies.. hihi..
:D

Nikki said...

ABA! Bakit super gorgeous???? :) I love this Super bagay ang red lippie and mega winged liner sayo :)

Onika Ru Chi said...

You're so gorgeous!! :D I love to try this one out!!! <3 it looks great on you! hnde ka mukhang hagard :) seriously~

followed your blog, love it <3

Thiamere Brea said...

naghahanap nga din ako ng lipstick na orange tone e!
gusto ko ung satin lang ang finish at hnd shimmery
natry mo na ba yung pro lipstick ng ever bilena?

lagi kong nakakalimutan i-check e.
tsk!
gand daw e!
tell me pag natry mo na a
^_~

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,sis!
^_^

you're so sweet as always!
mwah!

Thiamere Brea said...

awwww
thank you,hun!
^_^

i hope i'll get to see you do a pin-up look!

alencious said...

Wow nice review. Buti pa sayo bagay red lips, sa kin ewan ko, muka akong clown haha

Khaye Umayam said...

nakabili n ko sis.. pero d ko p na try.. hehe..
pink & orange tone :D

Thiamere Brea said...

keep me posted ha
^_~

Thiamere Brea said...

copied from blogger comment:
Wow nice review. Buti pa sayo bagay red lips, sa kin ewan ko, muka akong clown haha
By alencious on eyelook: Pin-up + liquid lining on 9/16/11

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,sis!
^_^
i'm sure may red lipstick na bagay para sayo!

Jackie A. said...

i love the pin-up girl look and you can rock it extra hard. =))

you make it look so easy.

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,sweetie!
hope to see your pin up look too!
^_^

Aika said...

omg omg omg super pretty :D

April Hollie said...

You look lovely! when I saw your photo, you reminded me of the movie memoirs of a geisha...hehe

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks so much,sweetie!
^_^

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,hun!
^_^

which reminded me...i still haven't watched that movie but it's already on my movies-to-watch list
XD

Dana Yoshimizu said...

RYC:

Yes girl friend bonding time is absolutely awesome :D


& you definitely do not look haggard !
I think that you look sexy ;)


<3,
Dana

Diane said...

pretty talaga!

Diane said...

pretty talaga!

Aiyoh said...

you look hot here sis thia! namimiss ko na make up ko haha, I'll try this sa date ko hehe, thanks=)

Thiamere Brea said...

i miss my friends!
its been a while since i get to see them
blast my schedule!
T_T

thanks,sweetie!
^_^

Thiamere Brea said...

im sure you'll look good in red,sis!
^_^

thanks!

Marge said...

love the lip color ^_^

Sushee said...

your eyeliner is perfect! and the red lipstick is sexy! :)

http://sassy-sushee.blogspot.com/2011/08/ever-bilena-extreme-red-lipstick-review.html

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,sis!
^_^

i haven't really tried any lip color from any korean brands kasi most often than not i find it shimmery. or the color doesn't suit me... is there a satin finish that you know from any Kbrands that you've tried?

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,hun!
^_^

MereMakeupManiac said...

great step-by-step tutorial sis! i also heart brow powders, easy to correct if used too much or lined harshly. i hate liquid brow marker, easy to mess with and hard to correct! :(

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks!

i agree!
i have been looking for a great single brow powder but i can't find any...even shadows...im still looking!

Clair said...

I think you look divine! ♥ Thanks for sharing this. I really suck at lining especially using liquid eyeliner. ~_~ I find a dampened angled eyeliner brush and eyeshadow easier to use. Will try to do this one time with liquid eyeliner though. :)

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,sweetie!
*hugs*
yep!
that's the best & easiest way to line the eyes...
before i have to draw some guides pa just to make sure that i have it looking even pa nga
practice lang talaga
^_~

Clair said...

slowly but surely! still very envious of the very clean lines you made. ang ganda talaga. *u*

these days, siguro ang advantage ng eyeshadow as eyeliner na gamit ko ay may instant smokey eyed look dahil minsan nag-e-end up na mas thick yung lines so ginagawa ko na lang na thick talaga pero mas dark lang sa may lash line. at least i try XD

Thiamere Brea said...

tama!
before when i still use gel liner i still have to set it with eyeshadow to prevent it from smearing before...

anung angled brush ang gamit mo?

i think the thinnest that i have is a nail art brush e..haha!
nail art brush for eyeliner?
LOL

Clair said...

marionnaud na brush. siguro manginig din lang talaga yung kamay ko haha XD must practice steadying my hand.

haha nail art brush for eyeliner -- pwede sigurong subukan. for clean lines XD

Thiamere Brea said...

tomo!
actually minsan pag gumagamit ako ng pencil liner, yun ang ginagamit kong pang smudge for a clean-looking line
^_~

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