Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Makeup SOS

My cousin Tish asked me to help her with her makeup for a dinner party. She wanted a no-makeup look ("Makeup na hindi mukhang naka make-up masyado"), an eye makeup that would look natural but would still emphasize her eyes, and an overall look that would match her white and gold outfit.

She's not morena but I'm posting it here anyway because we were both pretty happy with the outcome. She really is the only model I get to practice on so this will have to do.

Here's the finished product: (no flash)



The eye makeup:



With flash:



Makeup/tools used:

1. I evened out her skintone using MAC Mineralize Satinfinish NC30, dabbed on YSL Touche Eclat on her undereyes, then topped everything off with Laura Mercier setting powder.

2. Next I did her eye makeup. I used MAC Prep+Prime in Light to well, prep and prime her eyes. Hehe. Next I brushed gold eyeshadow all over her lids, to match her top. Then I used an olive eyeshadow at the Outer V. I wanted something different from the usual brown/dark brown family so I opted for olive instead. Then I lined her lashline using a dark brown shadow. I used eyeshadows from two different palettes, Red Earth Sunset Glamour Eyeshadow Quad and Guerlain Divinora eyeshadow quad. I added a beige eyeshadow as highlight. I curled her lashes using Fanny Serrano eyelash curler and applied Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara after.

3. I didn't have to do much with her eyebrows because they're groomed perfectly already. I just filled in some areas using Laura Mercier eyebrow pencil.

4. As for blush, we used NARS Orgasm. Using a nice stippling brush, I just dabbed a little on the apples of her cheeks.

5. Lastly, I used my favorite lipliner, Guerlain Lip Pencil in Beige Rose to outline her lips. Then finally I used my favorite golden lipstick to complement her outfit. It's Guerlain KissKiss gloss in 801.

I wanted to use a bronzer but she didn't want to anymore, so we skipped that part.

Anyhow, she was happy and that's the most important thing. I guess that's it for an easy peasy no-makeup look.

7 comments:

david santos said...

Excellent post and nice photos, Mia!
I loved this blog.


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.
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Liz said...

your cuz is gorgeous and you did an excellent job!

way to go, Mia! :-)

mia said...

Thanks Liz and er, David.

Liz, it means a lot, coming from you. Thanks thanks! =D

bhing aka blair waldorf said...

wow, she looks simply gorgeous! can you also make me over...hehe

Gorgeous Traveller said...

really nicely made up! :)

Cheers,
Marie

mia said...

Hi Bhing aka Blair Waldorf! Thanks for dropping by. Thanks for the comment! I dropped by your site. Cool blog! =D

Hi gorgeous traveller! Thanks for dropping by and thanks for the comment. Cool you're based in Sydney! I would love to go back there. Cheers!

Askmewhats said...

nice makeover!!! love it!!! She looked radiant!