Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Wearable Burgundy & Brown Make-up look!

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are doing well and are staying happy and healthy. 

Well, those who have been associated with me for long, they would have know that I am more of a wearable make-up person. I prefer the make-up which can be worn just by anybody else (not that I don't do all those flashy and crazy looks, I like them too). Having said that, all of us have eye-shadows which we don't use on a day to day basis - they could be plums, purples, teals, burgundy, etc. and in the end feel sad about all the money spent on those lovely shades. 

After having researched through the internet, watching many YT videos and most importantly from my own experience, I have found out that it is not that difficult to use those lovely shades more often. The trick is to pair it up with a neutral shade like brown or grey or black (black for a more intense smoky kind of look). For example, I have this shade from MAC called cranberry (a plummy burgundy shade) which was lying in the pallet unused for, I don't know, how many months together. So, I pulled it out and paired it with a matte brown eyeshadow and realized that it was not all that stark and bright and unwearable kinds. 

My favrorite picks for neutral eyeshadows would be - MAC Espresso, MAC Satin Taupe, MAC Smut, MAC Typographic and MAC Carbon.  

So, I created this look with MAC Cranberry eyeshadow and MAC Espresso. 

Products Used:

  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Dark
  • Clinique Instant Pore minimizer as primer near the nose to reduce appearance of pores. 
  • MUFE Matte Velvet + foundation #55
  • Guerlain Terracotta bronzer #20
  • Nars Cream Blush in Cactus Flower
  • Nars highlighter in Albatross 

  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • MAC Cork
  • MAC Espresso
  • MAC Cranberry
  • MAC Jest
  • MAC Vanilla
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero
  • Clinique gel eyeliner in True Black
  • Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Black
  • MAC Hug Me lipstick
  • Estee' Lauder lipgloss in Electric Ginger

Here is the step by step tutorial to create the look: 
  • Step 1: Prime your lids using your favorite primer. I have used MAC Painterly Pot. 
  • Step 2: Using a MAC 224 type of fluffy brush, apply a wash of medium brown shade (a shade or two darker than your skin tone) in your crease. I have used MAC Cork.

  • Step 3: Darken the outer part of your crease using a darker brown shade on a  MAC 222 brush type of brush. I have used MAC Espresso

  • Step 4: Apply MAC Cranberry eyeshadow using a flat stiff shade brush on the lid and blend it using MAC 224. 

  • Step 5: Apply MAC Jest eyeshadow in the inner third of the lid, just to brighten up the eyes. 

  • Step 6: Tightline using a black eye liner pencil. I have used Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero. Apply a black eyeliner on your upper lash line Clinique Gel eyeliner in True Black. Smudge a little bit of Espresso under your outer lower lash line. Finish the look with Black Mascara Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara. 

Here are some more pictures of the look. 

So, girlies what are you waiting for? Pull out all those crazy shades and bring them in your everyday looks. 

Hope this post was helpful to some of you. 


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  1. Lovely look Eesha! Your skin looks great, is it the MUFE foundation or any particular skin care product u've been using lately?

  2. And how's the Clinique pore minimizer? Does it work?

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  4. Hi Ankita, thank you so much dear. Well, I have been using Clinique Anti Blemish 3 step for almost 8 months now. MUFE foundation is definitely a great foundation. Regarding the Clinique pore minimizer, yes, it does work. As I said, I apply it only on the problem areas, i.e. on the cheeks near my nose where I have maximum pores. It does reduce the appearance of pores to a great extent.

  5. such a pretty look Eesha..totally loved it..love the way you have applied the eye liner..gorgeous and very wearable!

  6. Parita: Thank you so much dear. :-)


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