Saturday, 11 February 2012

Natural Glam to Soft Smokey Eyes for Valentines Day


Hey there beauties :) I'm back with another makeup tutorial and this time I put together the final two looks of my 'Valentines Day makeup look series'. 




First off is a sweet, "all naturale" look to suit those who are going for a really simple yet glamorous look. But if 'simple' is not your cup of tea and you're looking for something a little bit more sexy, I transformed the first look and jazzed it up with a soft smokey eye and nude lip. These are so simple and super easy, it literally took no more than ten minutes to do each look. 


So without further ado, let's get down to business and on with the tutorial.. 


Natural Glam Look



EYES

1. Mac Painterly Paint pot - apply all over the lid using ring finger and blend out. This will act as a base for the eyeshadow.
2. Mac Naked Pigment - using Mac 239 brush or any eye shader brush, dip it in the pigment and tap off any excess before applying all over the lid and up to the crease and in the tear duct. Grab a blending brush (I used Mac 217), and use it to soften the edges.
3. Wet N Wild Brulee - using Sigma E60 large shader brush, highlight the brow bone.
4. Mac Smolder Eye Pencil - line upper and lower lid and smudge it out a bit using a short shader brush (Sigma E20).
5. Curl lashes. I'm wearing natural false lashes (but this is optional) then I applied two coats of Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black out.
6. Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach - use ring finger and dab it under the eye to cover dark circles 




For the face: as I was aiming to make it as 'natural looking' as possible, I wanted to wear a light weight foundation, something that doesn't cover all the imperfections but enough to cover redness on my face and give it a nice healthy glow. I used Covergirl's Natureluxe Silk Foundation in Sandstone, but depending on how much you apply, you may choose to build it up to a medium coverage as well. I then used Mac's MSF Natural in Medium Dark to set the foundation and I applied Nyx Cream blush in Natural to the apples of my cheeks. Then I finished off the look with Urban Decay's lip junkie lip gloss in Naked (travel size that came with the Naked2 palette).






Soft Smokey Look


EYES

So basically, I just sexified the first look by smoking out the eyes with a darker eyeshadow to my outer lid and blending it really well, up to the crease. But I didn't want it to be too dark, with like a black eyeshadow, so I chose to use Mac's 'Contrast', it's like a dark blue greyish colour, it's really gorgeous, and for me, it's perfect for a softer smokey eye. I then applied more eyeliner to my upper and lower lash line using Stila's kajal eyeliner in Onyx, and using an eyeliner brush (Sigme E05), I smudged out the liner and set it with a dark brown eyeshadow (from my Clinique palette.. sorry don't know the name of it). But of course you guys don't have to use the same products, use whatever shades u have or like, depending on how intense and dramatic you want your eyes to look :)





For the face, I contoured my cheeks using my Sleek contour kit and then I applied Milani's baked blush in Dolce Pink on top of the cream blush I put on earlier. Highlighted the centre of my cheeks, forehead, chin and nose of my bridge with Mac's MSF in Redhead. Put concealer on my lips and applied Nyx lip gloss in Real Nude to finish off the look. 







Have a good weekend everyone and Happy Valentine's Day to all of you who celebrate it! And to those who don't, well hope you guys have a great day anyway (",)

Much love
Rina xoxo









96 comments:

  1. congrats! you have won an award http://pr3ttypow3rful.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html
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  2. hi sweetie, lovely tutorial! you look so pretty and you have the most beautiful smile ever! i am not good in doing make up so this post really helps me to do some makeover by myself for Valentine day. oh dear, i really love the way you smoking out your beautiful eyes, you are so good in blending color! how do you learn it? it is adorable! thank you for sharing dear. cant wait for your next post.
    ps: your hair is sooo beautiful.

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    1. thanks dian you are really sweet!
      i learned just by practice hun, still need to improve my technique though but im getting there.
      oh and it also helps to use a really good quality brush :) x

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  3. cant go wrong with soft smokey eyes! pretty!!

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  4. Wow this is a gorgeous look, might have to use this as inspiration on my vday date, you're lovely btw


    xo

    Haylee

    http://www.dolledupdaily.com

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    1. thanks haylee
      hope u have a great valentines day xoxo

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  5. lovely look cuz! :) Skype soon? :)

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    1. thank you dearie! im on skype now, waiting for u :D x

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  6. Pretty & sexy look! I always envy those that takes only 10 mins to do the whole makeup > < It would take me 10 mins or more just to do the eye makeup. & then another extra 10-15 mins to do the face! Sucks for me!

    I'm your new follower. Pls check out my blog if you have time! Thanks! **HUGGGS** ;)

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  7. Wow! You look really gorgeous in all those photos :D I wish my photos would turn out as great as yours hehe :)

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  8. I love the natural look. : )

    P.S. You might want some cupcakes too during this love season.
    Check this out: http://yupiseunoia.blogspot.com/2012/02/blissful-bites.html

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  9. Rina, I love the different looks you did. You have amazing cheek bones. :)

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  10. I just tagged you! I hope you do the tag!

    xo

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  11. Babe your skin looks AMAZING!!! I love the natural look on you, it's so sweet and romantic :)

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  12. So prettyyyy!!!!
    The blush looks lovely :)

    xx

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  13. OMG YOU LOOK ADORABLE! WOULD YOU LIKE TO FOLLOW EACH OTHER?
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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  14. Hey! Just become your follower, love your blog! Join me if you wish,
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  15. You look great sis :) Btw, first time to visit

    Regards,
    Paige
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  16. Love your blog! Great posts. Followed!
    xx
    Elli
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  17. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing it! Also, thanks for dropping by my blog, following back :3

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  18. Wow you are such a beautiful girl!! Thank your for following my blog, I have followed yours back :) I'm going to browse your blog for hair tutorials- your hair looks so amazing!!!
    Thanks for sharing your valentines look, it looks very lovely! xX

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  19. wow you look amazing! Your hair looks amazing too! Im really in to big curls but find it quite hard to do :(

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  20. Love this valentines day look the makeup looks really soft and light
    And your hair looks amazing!!!

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  21. gosh Rina, you are such a beauty!!

    xoxo Daisy

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  22. thanks for your comment on my blog =) following back =)
    keep in touch =)

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  23. Your makeup is so flawless! (:
    Follow me back? (:
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  24. Hi~
    great look, really pretty!! that Nyx cream blush looks really nice on you, i have to get my hands on one of those ^_^

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  25. You look beautiful, your skin is perfect!!!
    XOXO
    Ylenia
    check out my blog, if you like it we could follow each other!

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  26. I love this look, I keep telling myself that I have to pick up contrast, it looks like such a versatile color.

    Xo

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  27. OH MY you are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my page =) xoxo

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  28. lovely photos, looks really nice, your very pretty :)

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  29. Omg...
    Has anyone told you that you look like HollyAnnaree from youtube?!

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    1. aw i'd like to think that i look like her, but hun she's waaay pretty.. im out of her league lol
      but thanks so much for the compliment Angie.. im so flattered just to be compared to someone as amazing as Holly :))) xx

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  30. You looks so pretty :)
    Thanks for sharing these looks
    I especially like your soft smokey look.

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  31. I really like the make-up techniques you use!! It looks really nice!

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  32. Great blog!!! You look so pretty :) Awasome make-up
    Do you want to follow each other?
    Don't forget to give me your link to your blog :)

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  33. such a pretty look!!! and i love the touch of flowers at the end, i lovvvvvvvvvvvvve pink lillies!

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  34. You look gorgeous. Pretty makeup. :)

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  35. such a pretty look! <3 and you're a real beauty too :)
    about the dolly wink products: i buy the products online and i just tried the eyeliner which i think is really great ^_^ i wrote a post about it here: http://www.cutielippi.blogspot.com/2011/11/dolly-wink-liquid-eyeliner.html
    if you're interested in trying the mascara, i'll be doing a small giveaway sometime this week ;) you can join, if you want to ^_^
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    1. thanks hun for getting back to me.. will def check out your giveaway x

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  36. wow ur sooo beautiful dear!kisses La Folie 

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    1. thanks lovely! im now following ur blog x

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  37. I nominated you for the Versatile blogger award! :) http://marybeautybits.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html xoxo.

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  38. thank you for visiting my blog !
    You're so beautiful ! and you make such a great job wiht your make- up !
    Do you want to follow each other?

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  39. Hey, very cool make up there. I heart that it's smokey but at the same time it's not too heavy. Gorgeous!

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  40. I'm not really good with make up. So thank you for sharing these tips with us :)

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  41. I love the way you look, so feminine and so is this blog! I`m your new follower ^_^

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  42. Hey Rina, you are gorgeous! You really have nice lips, mine are really thin and I can't wear red lipstick :/ I love the makeup look! Love, Tina

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  43. u look gorgeous!

    I following u and hope u follow back!

    XOXO

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  44. Gorgeous make-up!!! You are so beautiful!!! :)

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  45. LOVE the eyes! This is great for V-day.
    Thanks for the follow. I look forward to reading your blog!

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  46. Pretty eyes for valentine :D
    I've followed you, would you like to follow back?

    XoXo,
    http://mynameislidya.blogspot.com/

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  47. I followed back and you are gorgeous hun!

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  48. You're very pretty. Love how you did your make up. The smokey eyed look is something I've yet to muster. Sighhh

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  49. omg, you are so pretty! I am following you back now! I wish you can do my makeup for me lol. Happy Valentines day!

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  50. I love your make up! Beauty on you!

    Following you:)
    Please, follow me back. It would be so great:)

    xoxo.

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  51. Aw you look gorgeous! I love the way you apply eyeliner on to your eyes!

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  52. Thank you for dropping by my blog! :)
    LOVE your eye makeup ... YOURE SO GORGEOUS! :) :)

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  53. Such a gorgeous look! Very pretty :) Happy Valentines!!

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  54. really pretty!!!! love how you do your make-up!!! Happy Valentine's Hun! mmuahh

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    1. thanks Diane. hope u had a lovely valentines xoxo

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  55. beautiful makeup look, so soft, feminine and pretty :)) love it!!!

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    1. thanks for the compliment babe. appreciate it heaps xx

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  56. Nice make-up!!

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  57. I love this look! U are blessed with such beautiful features!:)

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  58. babe you look just incredible again! my favourite is the second one- the smokey eyed is hot <3 I think it's smart you didn't go for the black and used the blue/grey instead. It ended up looking really sexy, soft and not overdone! perfect :) totally wish I had your eyes and hair btw haha.

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks babe.. wish i have YOUR body !

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  59. I absolutely love this look, Rina you look beautiful.

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  60. you look soo pretty i just love this makeup look on you :) and you are sooo sweet haha, i feel like my outfits aren't creative at all!!! i'm really glad to be inspiration to you though <3

    hapatime.blogspot.com

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  61. thanks ladies for all the wonderful comments xx

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  62. Love the look, so soft yet bold

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    (follow if you like and if you do let me know so I can follow back!)

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  63. You do such an amazing job with makeup! I will definitely be following your tutorials from now on :)

    xo

    Ashley

    http://southerncaliforniabelle.blogspot.com/

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  64. Your makeup looks really pretty! I love Dolce Pink!

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