Monday, 1 February 2016

Luminous Glowing Makeup + Mesmerizing Bronze Eyes - Date Night Make-up Look

Hey Guys, 

January just went past like zooo...m and we are in February already! Happy February! 

Over the weekend I just played with makeup and while I was roaming around the house with makeup on, we decided to go out for a small drive and little bit of 'us time'. 

The focus of this look was luminous skin and I spent most of my time in perfecting and getting a flawless skin. I was inspired by Charlotte Tilbury's latest video featuring her new lipsticks (watch here).   

Skin Prep starts a night before - For perfecting my skin I started by using my Alpha-H Liquid Gold a night before, which really helped regain the luster and glow back and also helped reducing pores. I love this stuff for it does, but, it didn't do much for my hyper-pigmentation. I am anyways almost at the bottom of the bottle and planing to give Sunday Riley Good Genes which I have heard is good for hyper-pigmentation. Any thoughts on this? Please share below in the comments, I would love to hear them out before buying! 

Cleanse - After morning chores and running some errands I cleansed my skin using Clinique Cleansing Balm by massaging it really really well (yep, I don't use it for removing make-up). 

Toner & Moisturizer - After thoroughly cleansing my skin, I used my Kiehl's Ultra Facial Toner all over my face, which helped toning my skin and also removed any gunk left over. I then used my Clarins Hydraquench Moisturzing Gel Cream. I skipped SPF as I was just running errands and by the time we left home it was almost evening and hence, the post title 'Date Night Look'. However, use a SPF if your planning to rock this look during the day. 

Prime & Perfect - For my primer I used two primers. I rubbed Becca Back Light Primer Filter all over the face and then used Clinque Pore Minimizer on targeted areas such on my cheeks and around my nose. 

Luminous Base - To go with the theme of luminous and dewy look, I decided to go with my Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #7.5. Since, my skin is more on dehydrated and the weather is also less humid, I can get away with all 'luminous' products without getting shiny. 

Correct & Conceal - This is the most important step in my make-up routine, as I have to conceal my dark circles as well as hyper-pigmentation marks. 

To conceal my dark circles I used my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit to correct the darkness under my eyes and MAC Prep+Prime Pen in Light Boost (yellow toned) to brighten underneath. I not only used this pen under my eyes, but also on other areas of my face wherever I wanted brightness (bridge of my nose, forehead and chin). 

To conceal my hyper-pigmentation marks from old acne, I used Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX11 (Love this stuff for spot concealing) using a fine liner brush. 

Frame the portrait - As they say, eye brows frame the face. For my brows I used Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz + dip brow in Chocolate and set the hair in place using her clear brow gel. 

Set the Base - To set my foundation and concealer I used Chanel Natural Finish Lose Powder which doesn't give a flat matte finish. Under my eyes I used my trustee Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

Bronze & Rosey Flush - Before I powdered my face using Chanel Natural Finish Lose Powder, I used Chanel Bronze Universal (Review here) and afterwards topped it with Lumière D'été Illumination Powder (LE, view in action here). As I was going was rosey flushed cheeks, I used MAC Cosmetics Blush in Dollymix. 

Glow that Face: For that intense glow and highlight I used Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Beige (review here). 

Eyes to Mesmerize: For getting the look of mesmerizing eyes I started with my trustee Urban Decay Primer Potion, which a must for me! For my eye shadows I used only one product - Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Bette, which is beautiful metallic bronze shade. MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood could be a good dupe. As wide elongated eyes look most flattering on me, I decided to a soft wing using Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Bourbon and Bourjois Eye Pencil in mettalic bronze shade in the lower water line. Per usual I used a black eye pencil in my upper water line to tightline. To finish the look, I applied couple of coats of L'oreal Million Lashes Mascara. 

Rose petal Pout - To mimic the look of rose petal, I applied MAC lipliner in Soar + Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #501 (loving this combo lately, and hence found a place in my second consecutive blog post). 

And, this is the finished look (sorry for some sweaty-droplets as I was over enthusiastic about the look and lets face it, we are in Mumbai and during the day it's nowhere close to pleasant leave alone cold!). 

I hope you guys liked the look and detailed post about how I actually achieved the look. 

Share your thoughts on Sunday Riley Good Genes, as I am on the verge of buying it and I would like to learn as much about it as possible beforehand. 

Lots of Love


  1. This is such a gorgeous and perfect makeup look Eesha ... absolutely loving the glow and the preparation you did is commendable dear ...

    do pick Good genes ... I haven't used it but Jigisha praise a lot :)

    1. Thanks a tonnnn Rashmi ... I am so so glad that you liked the look ☺️☺️
      Thanks for your recon on good genes 😌😌

  2. So pretty! Your make-up application is always flawless, I love it.


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