Smoky Pink

This is a requested look by one of my Twitter followers, @Cara_ev! She requested for a pink smoky look using black eyeshadow instead of brown. I’ve done something similar using peach eyeshadow in Smoking Peach, and mint in Smoky Mint, and silver in Silver Smoke…well you get the gist! All my smoky eyes tutorials are listed under Tutorials –> Smoky Eyes.

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1. Using a synthetic art brush, I applied Maybelline Inked in Pink color tattoo all over my eyelid. You can substitute this with any cream base or eye primer of your choice.

2. Using Smashbox Bullet Brush, I applied Urban Decay Blackout eyeshadow (from Naked 2 palette) on the outer V.

3. Using a clean blending brush (emphasis on the CLEAN), I blended Blackout towards the center of the lid.

4. Repeat step 2-3 several times until you reach enough intensity from the black eyeshadow to your own liking.

5. I applied Blackout underneath the outer half of the lower lid using a small shader brush.

6. Using a clean flat eyeshadow brush, I applied L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Sweet Strawberry.

7. I applied L’oreal Sweet Strawberry infallible eyeshadow on the inner corner of the lower lid using an angled eyebrow brush.

8. Using Kate Sharp eyeliner, I created a winged liner along the upper lash line. You can skip this if you’d like.

9. I lined my waterline and tightline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

10. I curled my lashes using Shu Uemura eyelash curler.

11. I applied Clinique lash building primer on top and lower lashes, and then applied Maybelline Express Volume Turbo Boost mascara on top of it.

12. I filled in my brows using Shu Uemura brow pencil. I applied MAC Brule under the brows.


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13. On my face, I applied MUFE HD foundation no. 118 using a foundation brush starting from the center of my face blending it outwards.

14. I also applied MUFE HD concealer no. 335 under the eyes.

15. On the cheekbones and bridge of the nose, I applied MAC strobe cream using a clean foundation brush.

16. I also applied MAC mineralized skinfinish in deep as contour powder.

17. I applied MAC Cubic very lightly on the cheeks.

18. For the lips, I applied YSL Pur Couture rouge no. 17 using a lip brush.

bridal pink smoky eyes

For the hair, I applied hot rollers all over, and I straightened my hair using Chi hair straightener for the first photo. On the second photo, I curled my hair using curling irons (curling it all outwards), in big sections.

Sweet Plums

Valentine’s day is 11 days away, and here’s another Valentine’s day inspired look. I probably won’t wear this on a Valentine’s day, but I just pick colors that I feel is valentine-ish. The look has plums, purple and pink in it. I feel that the colors look better on real life, probably because my camera isn’t picking up the colors since I changed my lights (grrrr)..Hopefully once I’m back home I’ll be able to take better pictures…

Anyhoow, enough of me complaining…This look is more on the smokier side. May be on the next tutorial I’ll post a look that’s more wearable for Valentine’s day.


1. I applied Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink all over my lid using my ring finger.

2. I used a large eye angled brush and applied a berry-burgundy eyeshadow from Lancome (discontinued) on the outer V and just above the crease. I wanted to add some warmth to the look.

3. I used a blending brush and blended it.

4. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied L’oreal Purple Obsession¬† Infallible eyeshadow right on the crease (or in my case, where the fold of my eyelid is). It’s ok if some of the shadow fall on the lid area (like mine)

5. Using a clean blending brush, I blended the purple until there’s no harsh line. I used small circular motion to blend the shadow.

6. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied L’oreal Sweet Strawberry Infallible eyeshadow on the inner to the center of the lid using a patting motion.

7. I applied a vanilla eyeshadow on the inner corner, but I think a peachy or champagne highlighter will work better. Oh well.

8. I lined my waterline and lower lashline using Make Up For Ever eyeliner (4L).

9. I applied Galeano eyeshadow from Kat Von D Beethoven palette on the lower lid.

10. I lined my upper lashline using Kat Von D Trooper liquid liner to create a winged liner.

11. I curled my lashes and applied L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

12. Using MAC Brule, I applied it under the brow bone.

13. I filled my brows using a mix of MAC Omega + MAC Brun using an angled brush.

14. Using a very clean blending brush, I blended the crease a little bit more.

Purple Smoky eyes

15. On the face, I applied MAC Moisture Cover on NW 15 under my eyes.

16. Then, I applied L’oreal Magic Lumi foundation all over my face using Sigma Kabuki Round brush.

17. I applied MAC Warmth of Coral mineralized blush on the cheeks.

18. For the lips, I filled in my lips using L’oreal Beyond Pink lip liner and applied Revlon Mauve It Over on top of it.

Pink and Purple smoky eyes