Inspired by dramatic Arabic makeup, I filmed a tutorial today on a bold and bright look. (I have to edit the video before I post it, but stay tuned to this blog or to my YouTube channel if you want to see it.)
The eyes are rimmed sharply with black, and I used highly pigmented eyeshadows along with shimmer and a trace of glitter, so you will really stand out if you choose to experiment with makeup like this. Parties and nights out with friends are suitable occasions to wear it, if you have yet to try something along these lines.
I’ll be back soon with the link. :)
UPDATE on July 3rd, 2011: To see he video, you can now go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtmpHsCMQ2U
Here’s a preview of a tutorial I’ll be posting soon on my YouTube channel.
This one is glamour makeup that you might particularly find useful if the crease of your eye is not so defined, as in the case of some Asian eyes.
If you’d like to see it, stay tuned—I’ll post the link to the finished video once I’ve uploaded it. Thanks to my sister-in-law, Jownie, for taking the pictures, and to Dettes for modeling. :)
UPDATE on June 10th, 2011: You can see the video now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxl5ZYW32wc
These are some screencaps from my tutorial, Polished and Minimal Graduation/Teen Special Event Makeup, which you can view HERE.
My little sister models for us in this video, and the look created is pretty and pulled together, but very minimalistic. It’s ideal for those who are only beginning to wear makeup and don’t want to overdo it, as well as those who prefer stepping out with what appears to be just a little bit.
If you’d like a bolder or more intricate look to wear to your special occasion, feel free to browse through the videos on my YouTube channel. To this year’s graduates, congratulations! :)
On the occasion of what would’ve been Marilyn Monroe’s 85th birthday, here are the links to the tutorials I’ve put together inspired by her:
Happy birthday to a beautiful legend and style icon! ♥
Yesterday, I filmed a tutorial on makeup inspired by Twiggy’s look in the sixties. She wore it with some variations every time—sometimes she looked pretty dramatic, at others more natural.
I chose something in the middle in terms of boldness, including little drawn-on eyelashes on the lower lash line.
If you want to see the video, stay tuned; I’ll post the link here once I’ve edited my footage. :)
UPDATE on June 7th, 2011: You can see the tutorial now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwuYA-8qn0c Thanks! ;)
I chose to use more color than the actual makeup look commonly seen in ads from back in the day, where both the lips and eyes were pretty dark. By all means, pick your own combination of shades to use to personalize the makeup.
I also kept the application relatively easy, so it wouldn’t be elaborate and take too much of your time if you tried it, although you can definitely blend and layer more products together if you want to.
I hope your day is going really well—I’ll be back with more looks and tutorials. :)
Ever since I saw Kate Moss years ago wearing the Biba look in Kevyn Aucoin’s book, Making Faces, I’ve been intrigued by this style of makeup. When Lisa Eldridge made a couple of tutorials using actual vintage Biba cosmetics on a model, I felt inspired to create my own.
I didn’t use the dark eyeshadows and lipstick the girls in the Biba ads wore back in the day, because I wanted to somewhat modernize the makeup.
If you want to see the video I put together, I’ll let you know here once it’s been edited and uploaded on my YouTube channel.
UPDATE on May 28, 2011: The finished tutorial can now be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqkJWXWUIE8
As requested by the lovely juliadream, I have filmed a tutorial for makeup inspired by Barbara Eden’s in I Dream of Jeannie from the sixties.
I think it’s a pretty look—especially since I love retro stuff—and you definitely do not have to wait for Halloween to wear it (though I suspect that costume party attendees may find it useful).
If you’d like to see the video, stay tuned; I’ll post the link here when I’ve edited it. ;)
UPDATE on May 19th, 2011: You can see the uploaded tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oW68KWJOxM
If you like smoky eyes, I just uploaded a tutorial you may enjoy. It’s based on a look I’ve seen actress Sienna Miller wear, where her eye makeup is sooty with a kind of slept-in vibe. (Click HERE to see the video.)
It’s on the dramatic side, yet doesn’t use a lot of products; if you don’t like wearing lipstick or lip gloss, this look has pretty low-key lips so that the eyes are the center of attention.