Peek a Blue

How’s everyone this weekend? I hope you guys had a blast, because I sure did! I went to Bali for a friend’s wedding. I also did her makeup/hair and couple of the other friends. It was a small, intimate wedding which was really awesome since usually weddings in Indonesia are grand and big. It was nice and refreshing. I also get to soak up the sun and enjoyed a lot of awesome seafood..bahahaha…

Anyhow, let’s get the tutorial started! I’ve been wanting to do something similar to this look (highlight in the middle of the eyes) with a more neutral shades, but oh heck why not use bright colors? 😀

You can obviously substitute all the colors below to whatever you want.


1. I applied MUFE Aqua Cream Shadow no. 1 using a synthetic art brush on the eyelid and along the lower lashline.

2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Burnt Red from the YSL Pure Chromatic quad no. 7. This eyeshadow turned out looking more like cranberry than burnt red when applied on top of black base.

3. I blended the edge using a fluffy blending brush.

4. Using another flat eyeshadow brush, I applied MAC Metallic Crush Pigment in Raindrop.

5. I used another blending brush to blend the lines where the 2 eyeshadows met.

6. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I applied UD Half-baked eyeshadow on the inner corner of the lower lid, and Burnt Red on the outer corner of the lid.

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

8. Along the upper lashline, I created a winged liner using Kate Sharp eyeliner.

9. I filled my brows using a mixture of MAC Omega and MAC Brun.

10. I curled my lashes using Shu Uemura lash curler and applied L’oreal Double Extender Curl mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

11. I also applied YSL Touche Eclat right underneath my brows.

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12. I applied MUFE HD foundation on my face using a foundation brush from the center of my face and blending it outwards.

13. I applied YSL Touche Eclat on the bridge of my nose and underneath my eyes along to my cheekbones.

14. I contoured the sides of my nose and on the hollows of my cheeks using MAC Shadowy.

15. I applied Chanel Blush de Horizon on my cheeks.

16. I finished the look by applying YSL Rouge Pur Couture no. 7 lightly using a lip brush on my lips.

ysl pure chromatics no. 7

YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7

Finally, I get the chance to play with the Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics quad that I bought during the YSL event a few weeks a go. As I’ve mentioned, I fell in love with the gold and reddish copper eyeshadows of the quad. On this tutorial, I’ll be using the eyeshadows dry. I also found out the names of each color: golden rose, golden pearl, golden orange and burnt red. The quad reminds me of sunset color.

Let me, first of all, mention that I love how the end result turned out. I was expecting a meeeeeh pigmentation since I’m applying the eyeshadow dry, but to be honest, I’ve to take my words back. The colors are amazing when you build them and they blend really nicely, applied very smoothly and very little fall-outs.

I’ve always find it difficult to wear this kind of reddish-copper (or as they call it – burnt red) eyeshadow since they always bring a lot of pinkish tone on my eyes, which make me look sick. However, this burnt red eyeshadow has hint of plum in it, and when I added the black, it shimmers beautifully (which, btw, the camera couldn’t pick up)

Anyhow! Let’s get the tutorial started!

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YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7

1. I applied YSL Golden Rose eyeshadow from the quad on the inner corner of the eyes using a flat eyeshadow brush from Urban Decay.

2. Then, using another flat eyeshadow from Urban Decay, I applied the Golden Orange eyeshadow in the middle of the lid in a patting motion.

3. Taking a MAC 239 brush, I applied the Burnt Red eyeshadow on the outer V, blending it towards the crease.

3. Using a clean MAC 217 brush, I blended the edge of the shadow.

4. To add extra depth, I added a black eyeshadow just on the crease. I applied this with a very small shader brush (no brand).

5. I, then, picked up a little bit of the Burnt Red eyeshadow on my blending brush and applied the shadow on top of the Smashbox Blackout shadow. At this point, I added more of the Golden Orange and Golden Rose eyeshadows again.

6. Using a black kohl pencil liner like L’oreal Voluminous eyeliner, I lined my tightline and waterline.

7. I applied Burnt Red eyeshadow on the lower lid, leaving the inner 1/4 for the Golden Orange eyeshadow. I applied it using MAC 263 brush.

8. I curled my lashes and applied several coats of mascara on top and lower lashes.

9. I also filled in my brows by using Anastasia Brow Powder and MAC 266 brush.

10. I highlighted the brow bone by applying Golden Pearl eyeshadow from the quad using a clean blending brush from QUO.

YSL Summer 2012 eyeshadows

11. For the face, I applied MAC Face and Body foundation in C3 using a foundation brush from Cover FX. I also applied L’oreal Touche Magique concealer under my eyes to get rid of some of my dark circles.

12. Once the foundation dried, I applied YSL Cream Blush in no. 2 on my cheeks using a Sephora foundation brush.

13. I also applied L’oreal Magic Lumi using a clean foundation brush on my cheekbones, on the bridge of the nose and on my cupid’s bow.

14. I applied MAC Blot powder on my T-zone.

15. I also applied Benefit Hoola bronzer on the hollows of my cheeks and on my temples using an angled brush (similar to MAC 168 brush, but mine is no brand).

16. I completed the look by finishing it off with GOSH Nougat Lipstick and L’occitane clear lip balm.