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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pictorial Tutorial: How to emphasize your eyes (PIC HEAVY)

Hi guys! Today I'm going to demonstrate how to make my eyes bigger/brighter. I will also show (as many of you requested) how to do my eyebrows. To be honest, it's really simple to do and all it takes is trial and error.

Without further adieu, let's get started.

1. Start with clean moisturized face. Yes, I know I look gross. I swear to God that I'm the ONLY person whose skin is actually made worse by birth control pills.

2. Do your foundation, cheeks, powder, blah blah blah

3. Curl your lashes and prime your lids. I used ELF lash curler which, in my opinion, is a lot better than my Shu Uemura curler. I'm using MAC Soft Ochre paintpot as a base.

Now your lids are evened out.

4. Use a matte med-dark taupe shade with a MAC 217 to contour your eyes. Apply the darkest color from Physician's Formula Classic Canyon (or something) on your outer V. Make sure to BLEND IT OUT!

5. Line your eyes w/ your liner of choice. As always, I use Stila Smudgepot in Black. BTW, THIS IS HOW *I* DO MY LINER. Make it as thin or as thick depending on your personal preference. Personally, I find that thin liners actually make my eyes look smaller.

Wing the liner at the end.

6. Use a dark matte neutral brown on your bottom lid. I used Stila Nanda Devi e/s. Make sure you start from the outer corner and STOP 2/3 WAY IN.

7. Mascara your lashes up! I use Stila Lash Visor first to hold the curl/define my lashes, then Rimmel Max Volume Flash for volume.

8. Whip out my favorite flesh-colored Stila Kajal e/l in Topaz to line your waterline.

9. Use some of the Stila Nanda Devi e/s again with a stiff brow brush (Mine's Face Secret from Sally's), do your brows. Follow the natural shape and darkens it. I like to start on the outer half first before shading in the inner half.

Yes, I know I'm a tard and forgot to take the pics of my final FOTD. I will make it up. I promise.

BTW, Happy wants to say Hi.
Let me do a secksy pose for the paparazzi.

Nah, I'm over it.

Seriously, GO AWAY!

Me likey warm things.

And I like to play cute for when my owner wants to slaughter me for peeing in her bed....for the 3rd 2 days.

Anyways, love you all. Good night.



Kizzy-online said...

Wow! Big difference. Pretty!

I like the kitty pics :)

Khymm said...

nice tutorial! i can really see the difference..

Citrine said...

lol, the kitty is so cute...

P.S. I think your skin is not really "gross", and it's nice to see some beauty bloggers who can deal with her bare face online (unlike others who photoshopped pictures to fish for complements).

Gaby said...

I love how you are so honest. Winter not only broke me out it left horrible drie patches on random parts of my face. You really don't look gross, just a bit tierd :D Do you know if any other brand other then stilla carries fleshed colored eyeliners?

二コラ said...

i really likedhow the eye liner widens your eyes naturally, instead of the japanese way which could look freakish! I dont think you skin looks that bad, i hope your skin improves soon.. taking the pill does definitely make a difference to the skin whether you're on it or coming off it.

Jian said...

WOOOOOW. Okay, I thought it made a huge difference when I wore eyemakeup. Your technique gives a much bigger difference than mine! Thanks for the tutorial, really!

And awww @ the kitty! So cuuute.

And the birth control pill made your skin worse? I thought it was quite common. It happened to my friend too, her boobs also got (even) bigger =_= I wouldn't mind the boobs thing, but I didn't want the risk of breaking out EVEN more. Ackkk.

kechiko said...

I love how you do your eyeliner! You are SO pretty!! And as some of the other girls mentioned, your skin isn't bad, and most of us look similar to that before applying all our makeup (or being photoshopped, lol).

Thanks for doing this pic tutorial ^_^

mystifize said...

wow what a huge difference! thanks for the step by step tutorial! i love the way u do yr eyeliner too!

Jamilla Camel said...

You're eyeliner making an AMAZING difference! Thanks for the cute kitteh pics too! You might try Feliway on your bed to keep her from peeing on it...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only blogger out there who shows her bare face too!

Vanilla said...

wowww huge difference!nice!!hehe
ur cat is too cute

evie said...

you skin is not really bad..haha!and its brave of you to put it out stripped bare..and thank you for the step by step method!!!

shaynaJo said...

hi Tao! finally, i found ur blog. hahaha.... I watched ur videos on youtube every now and then long time ago and I stopped coz of work and now i'm back. hahah.. so happy and I've decided to follow ur blog.

LittleBlueSmurf said...

so glad i found your blog :) can you visit mine?


Josie x

Amy said...

I don't think your skin looks too bad! :) Atleast it isn't blotchy and pink in some places like mine!

Your cat is ADORABLE. I love when he's just there in the background of your videos. :D

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miemiemie said...

tao dearest,i really really like how you do your eyeliner..haha i know it takes years to get it so right :) haha i miss doing my lines thickly but the bf doesn't like it makes my eyes look a lot bigger too..

miemiemie said...

oh and i forgot to add.have you tried switching to a different pill? some brands may cause you to break out badly..

Olive said...

You are gorgeous! I have said this a million times and I'll say it a million more, you are an artist with eyeliner!

Bitter Sweet said...

agree with olive..u r so gorgeous..