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Friday, May 4, 2012

Quicky Cocoa with Clinique!

Even more sincere and heartfelt apologies for not updating my blog. I have been caught with a lot of work and lots of things falling into the basket right now. Meanwhile with no internet access, things aren't very easy too.

Anyways since I am in my hometown today, I could conjure another tutorial which is simple and yet strong and effective.

I have used a lovely palette from Clinique, called Pink Chocolate to do this look. It is a very chic user-friendly palette with colors that flatter all. I like it for its ability to get the most beautifully natural looks.

So lets see how to do this look.......

Conceal the under eye are and prime the lids with an eyeshadow primer.

Soften the brow shape. For any simple or dramatic eye makeup, grooming the brows is an utmost accessory. It adds certain amounts of definition and looks lovely. Curl the lashes with eyelash curler to open up the eyes and to facilitate uniform application of mascara.

Enhance the brow shape further by combing the hairs upwards and outwards with a spoolie brush and then create a direction for the brow. Brush on some brow gel to set and keep the hair in place.

Draw a stencil using Clinique's Quickliner For Eyes in Really Black to cover the entire perimeter of the eyes. Drawing stencil works as it helps add the eyeshadows in the required places only.

Smudge the edges till they disappear into smokey nothingness. MAC 219 is very handy in such delicate situations and when there is a quick hand.

Also trace the crease gently to and softly. This adds subtle darkness to the outer corners and creates definition.

Apply MAC Paint pot in Quite Natural on the entire lid and blend upwards till the real eye crease.

Apply Quite Natural on the lower eye lid and blend. When applied over black, you can see a little black peeking through the matte brown.

From the Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Quad in Pink Chocolate apply the darkest reddish brown cocoa color on the entire lid and subtly smoke it upwards towards the brow bone. Blend it beyond the crease to make the eye appear bigger and larger.

Apply a soft pink shimmer in the inner corners to open up the eyes. Its a sugary glaze over dark rich cocoa that makes the eyes appear awakened and alive.

For some optionally added definition line the lashline with L'Oreal Superliner in Carbon Gloss.

Also line the inner rims of lower lids with an intense black eye pencil. I chose Bourjois Clubbing Liner for its added intensity and you can see how the color of my iris is enhanced.

Curl lashes again and apply 2-3 coats of Clinique High Impact Mascara.

And Voila! You have the most amazingly easy and sultry smokey cocoa eyes in a jiffy. The look doesn't end here. You can also add a pigment from MAC like Chocolate Brown or Blue Brown or Tan to intensify the appeal of the look. I prefer to advice it for the evenings though.

Chocolates and Berries have a connection of lovers and can be a wonderful pair. The contrast each other with the bitterness of cocoa and sweety tanginess of the berries which awakens the senses of tongue. To create this effect, a berry stained cheeks and berry glossed lips look ultra flattering.


  • Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
  • Clinique All About Eyes concealer
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder
  • Clinique Blushing blush in Smoldering Plum
  • Clinique Fresh Bloom All over Face color in Peony
  • Clinique Long last lipstick in Violet Berry
  • Clinique Superbalm moisturizing lipgloss in Lilac
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer
  • MAC Paint pot in Quite Natural
  • Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Quad in Pink Chocolate
  • Clinique Quick liner for eyes in Really Black
  • Bourjois Clubbing Liner in Black
  • Shiseido Eyelash curler
  • Clinique Stay matte eyeshadow in Slate on brows
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara in BLACK
  • Brushes used :- Clinique Foundation Brush, Clinique Blush Brush, MAC 219, MAC 217, Estee Lauder Concealer Brush, Clinique Eye Contour brush, Clinique Powder foundation brush, Clinique Lip brush.

I hope you enjoyed this look!

Disclaimer : This post is neither sponsored nor endorsed by Clinique. I am not affiliated with Clinique in anyways to do this post. The products I have used have been bought by me and/or gifted to me during my tenure with them. Though I no longer work there, I have complete right and faith in the products that I have mentioned in the above post.

Till then


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  1. the blending is soo perfect <3 i love this look

  2. it looks gr8... flawless :)

  3. love the look..Doc!

    the blending is really superb! fab that palette is :D

  4. Perfection...loved the luk a lot

  5. absolutely loved the look Neeraj ... :D :D so subtle yet adorable :D

  6. This is THE look for brown lovers like me :) looks so chic and wearable... Something anyone of us cud wear... Fab one dr!

    1. thanks Zara! it was done with a lot of office going ladies in consideration!

  7. Fabulous!!! Neeraj you are a star!

  8. I love such browns ! Perfect..


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