Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FOTD: Plum Eyes

I was supposed to do this post on Sunday but I was a little preoccupied then so I thought of doing this post tonight before I go to sleep. This is the look I came up with using the ELF 32 piece warm palette. I like the plum/purple colors on the palette so much because they are extremely pigmented and easy to blend. This makeup is good for parties, dinner, and night outs. The eye makeup is very much intense in person but my camera failed to pick up the true effect. I think the pictures I got are not so bad :).

I have labelled the colors that I used on the eyes. Here's what I did to accomplish this look:

1) Apply primer to make the shadows more longer staying and prevent from creasing
2) Use a sticky base to make the shadows look more intense (optional). On this look I used the Etude House Petite Darling Eyes Cream Eyeshadow #3. 
3) Apply the matte light brown shadow (labelled #1) on the crease as your transition color
4) Place the darkest plum shadow #2 on the outer third of the eyes and blend well
5) Apply lid color on the inner 2/3 of the lid using shadow #3 and blend well so there are no harsh edges.
6) Apply matte pinkish plum #4 shadow on the center of the lid. This will tone down all the shimmers on the lids and make the center of the eyes brighter and more pinkish
7) Define the outer V using the black eyeshadow labelled #5
8) I used a matte white eyeshadow on the brow bone to highlight as I have so much glitters on the eyes already
9) Line the eyes with a cream eyeliner and use a pencil liner to line the water line
10) Since using black eyeliner on the lower lash line is too strong for me, I apply the same color shadow on the bottom lash line to create a gradient effect. This helps make the eyes look more subtle.
111) Apply a lighter shadow on the inner corners to brighten up the whole look

Here's the completed look! You can add some false lashes to make the look more dramatic and sexy. It seems like I used a lot of colors and product but this is really easy to do. You just have to have a light hand to lightly blend the colors together. 

Products Used:
Tony Moly BB Cream
Garnier Eye BB Roll On
BYS Concealer
Revlon Loose Powder
ELF Eye Primer
Etude House Petitie Darling Eyes Cream Eyeshadow #3
ELF 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette
The Face Shop Color Nuance Eyeshadow in WH001
Maybelline XXL Curl Power Mascara
ELF Eyebrow Kit
Elf Cream Eyeliner
Etude House Proof 10 Pencil Liner
Revlon Powder Blush in Smoky Rose
NYC Lipstick in Cafe'
Human Nature Mineral Lip Gloss in Pink Hibiscus

The eye makeup is already very intense so I made the whole face looking soft. It's important to make the skin as flawless as possible and brows well defined to keep the face clean and polished. I hope you like it as much as I do :). I did a review on 90% of the products I used on this look so do check it out for swatches.

Time for me to go to sleep now. Good night / good day everyone! I hope you all have a nice one and stay safe! TTYL!



  1. Love this! I'm envious of how much lid space you have. I'd be playing so much with eyeshadows if I had eyes like yours :)


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  2. I love this FOTD! Geez. It's too bad I don't have good palettes. Pfft. Anyway, I'll certainly try this one out 'pag may plum colors na ko.

  3. Thanks Dianne! Glad you like it :)


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