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

Smashbox Entice Me from Love Me Spring Collection

If you are following me on Twitter, you should know that I went to grab the new Love Me eyeshadow palette from Smashbox couple days a go. Since I couldn’t decide which palette to buy, N told me to grab both! So, I bought both the Entice Me and Admire Me palettes. I bought it at Shopper’s and lucky me, I was able to use my points to pretty much buy both palettes (woo-hoo!!!). It costs CAD$40 for each palette at Shopper’s.

Entice Me Smashbox

Entice Me comes in 5 shadows – Purple Taupe (left), Sparkling Purple (top), Icy Pink (bottom), Icy Blue (right top) and Deep Sparkling Navy (right). The “base colors (Sparkling Purple and Icy Pink)” occupied most of the palette.

The texture of the shadows is very buttery and creamy. It blends very easily. The Icy Blue and Icy Pink are very light and pastel-y. The other 3 colors are quite shimmery.

Love Me palette Smashbox

Anyhow, I’m using Entice Me palette for this tutorial. I used the same step-by-step look on the upper eyelid as what they recommend at the back of the palette.


1. I applied Icy Blue from the inner corner to the center of the eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.

2. Then, I applied Sparkling Purple from the outer corner to the center of the lid, blending it towards Icy Blue.

3. Using a small shader brush, I applied Icy Pink on the inner corner of the eyelid.

4. Using an angled brush, I applied Deep Sparkling Navy on along the upper lashline as a winged liner.

5. I used a clean angled brush to apply Purple Taupe on the lower lashline (not on the palette instruction).

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

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

8. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette.

Love Me Smashbox

9. For my face, I applied Urban Decay Naked foundation.

10. I applied L’oreal True Match Concealer Crayon W1-w3 under my eyes, along the bridge of my nose, on top of my brows and on my cupid’s bow.

11. Then, I used L’oreal True Match Concealer Crayon N6-N8 on the hollows of my cheeks, on the side of my nose and on my temple.

12. I applied MAC Cubic on the cheeks and completed the look by applying Revlon Mauve It Over matte lipstick.

ps: please ignore my under eye circles..I haven’t been able to have a good rest for a few days, and I got sick…

Entice Me Smashbox