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Monday, January 21, 2008

FOTD/Tutorial: Black & Gray Smokey Look


I had a lot of questions regarding my last post on the primer, most of your answers were actually mentioned IN the post, it DOES contain silicone (hence the ingredients "dimethicone" and Silica), it has a gel-like consistency, similar to that of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, and I recommend using your moisturizer first, let it DRY, and then apply your primer. This avoids blotchiness of your mineral makeup. And YES it can be used with liquid foundation as well!

What I used:

- Camellia Roes Skin Soothing Primer
- MMBB Mineral Foundation in "Medium Beige"

- Jordana Blush in "Stardust"
- MAC "Strada" Blush
- MAC MSF in "Gold Spill"


- MAC Paint Pot in "Soft Ochre" (as base and all over the lid)
- MAC Silver Pigment on inner corner of the lids
- MAC "Cumulus" eyeshadow on middle of the lid
- MAC "Silver Ring" eyeshadow on outer-V and contour
- Indelible Gel Eyeliner in "Black Out"
- Lancome Mascara Base
- Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara
- No name brand Kohl eyeliner smudged on lower lashline and waterline

- Milani Lipstick in "Dolce Vita"
- AVON "Latte" Lipgloss

Step 1: Apply "Soft Ochre" Paint Pot all over eyelids.

Step 2: Apply "Rondelle" eyeshadow all over the lid.

Step 3: Apply MAC "Silver" Pigment on the inner corners of the lids.

Step 4: Apply "Cumulus" eyeshadow and "Silver Ring" on outer-V and contour.


I also got my Lancome haul, which disappointedly didn't suit my taste, so it's going back! They look pigmented, but ALL the lipsticks were SHEER!

I also got an Amuse Palette that was sent to me, very well pigmented, haven't played with it yet...


christianadivine said...

oOo! You'll like the amuse palette. i have three of their small sweetheart palettes and their shadows are nice! :]what a lovely look. it's sultry and sexy, i loveeee it! you looky smoking hot! hahaha. ;)

heekyung said...

ooo i love this look~ thanks for the tutorial!
can you please do a review on the amuse palette and some swatches?? thank you soo much~

Mrs. Lynne said...

That sucks when the lipsticks look really nice, then you try them and they're nothing but sheer :(

The Amuse palette does look pretty pigmented! I can see the sheen in them already. Exciting!

And OF COURSE you're looking sultry as ever!

Anne said...

yay i saw you today! so random.

holy crap that's a big haul of lancome. what happened to saving for fafi? haha.

DONT FORGET... you'll be sick on the 13th. hahahaha. or you have a dr.'s appt... with fafi. haha. she will make everything better.

Sandy K said...

hey nessa :) just asking.. with the lancome haul, the 2nd lipstick, the bright pink.. what's the name? it looks lovely~ ^^


those lancome lipsticks are beautiful! i like the red one. thumbs down for non-pigmented lippies.

i like the shadows though. let us know how that works out for you.

Linda said...

oooh the amuse palette looks pretty! it's fairly cheap too isn't it? please do a review soon. thank you~

kaikai said...

i love your FOTD.. i wish i can do that..LOL

and WOW that palette! is so cool!!!!!

petitebelle said...

I love this look. You look like a bombshell :) I don't like Lancome products either, everything that I have tried from them from eyeshadows to lipsticks to glosses to blushes...they've all disappointed me with their lack of pigments. Maybe you can trade those products for their foundation and powders, those are pretty good.

d0rksta said...

Very nice! I did a similar look to this last night... but a little softer. Looks great on you. Your pictures are so clear. I wish I had a camera like yours (:

Vanessa said...

Christiana- Thank you doll! Yeah I have tried some Amuse eyeshadows before but a company sent me a palette, so I thought id try it out!

Heekyung- Thanks! I will try and so some swatches and a review soon!

Lynne- Thanks sis! Yeah I mean they look really pretty and well-pigmented, but SUPER SUPER sheer! I was so disappointed on how little color showed up!

Anne- Glad I saw you too!

Sandy- The lipstick is called "Desert Pink", quite sheer...

Lisa- Most def! I will try and do a look using the Amuse e/s.

Linda- Sure thing!

Kaikai- Thank you! I am sure you can do this look, practice makes perfect!

Petitebelle- Thank you! Yeah I don't like Lancome either, I got their "Seashell" lipgloss because I saw a swatch of it and I love that, so I thought id give em another chance and again, they proved me right! And $26 each lipstick isn't worth it at all.

Mimi- Thank you! Yours looks gorgeous! Yeah I just got a new camera so im still getting used to all the settings!

shades of hue said...

I really like this look, very sultry and sexy; these are some of my favorite colors on you. :)

alien man?! said...

Love the look! Is the Amuse set from Cherry Culture? Some of their palettes seem to be on sale. Let me know how they work! (When you're not too busy, that is)

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

very pretty! and that palette looks good...*drool* :P
i haven't been a fan of Lancome makeup either, but I find their aqua fusion cream quite nice.

senoritabonita said...

I love Amuse :) so good, and so cheap. Haha have fun!!

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