Friday, January 25, 2013

Moscow Ball Room Inspired - The Russian Diva

I really apologize for not being to update my blog with good posts that are literally rattling on my computer to get into the world wide web. This is a Russian Ballroom themed makeup that I shall be doing for a while (2 more posts) and then begin with the Emerald Mojo for beginning of February. Also I have got an opportunity to write a guest post for which is such a honor.

This look is partly inspired by the czarinas and partly by one of the looks done by Misschevious on Youtube. The idea is to create a triangular and quite pointy smokey eye without being too sharp at the same time. I am sure you'll understand the complexity of this smokey eye after you see the tutorial. So lets have a looksie.........

Begin with concealing the under eyes with a lovely creamy concealer. Also hydrate the under eye area with an under eye cream for the concealer to glide better. Also refrain from over powdering as that makes the under eye area dry and makeup looks a bit duller. Also groom the eye brows for getting a better canvas.

Conceal any discolorations on the lids and apply an eyeshadow primer for the colors to stay put and look gorgeous.

Apply Urban Decay Freestyle eyeshadow from the lash line to brow. This makes the eye looks soft and matte and acts as a very good base since the powder is so finely milled and beautiful.

Start by tracing the upper and lower lash lines with Bourjois 16 Hr Kohl and Contour Ultra black eye pencil. Start from a little distance away from the inner corners of your eyes to get a wide eyed look.

With a pencil brush smooth the lines to remove any harsh lines. Blend the lines to create a lovely stencil for the eyes and also soften the pencil. This helps creating a good base for other eyeshadows to sit.

Over the eye liner smudge Urban Decay eyeshadow in Black out. Apply some black eyeshadow on .the outer corners and blend it in the crease to define.

Apply Urban Decay eyeshadow in Rockstar in the higher crease and also on the outer corners over the Blackout eyeshadow to create gradation in the depth of the color and add an oomph of course.

Highlight the inner corners and the brow bone with Guerlain Ombre Eclat 4 eyeshadow in Rose Boise. I used the bubblegum pink shimmer from the quad.

Apply the beige taupe shade satin shine shade from the Guerlain quad on the centre of the eye without disturbing any darkness of the black.

Trace the inner rims of the lower lids with the same black eye pencil. To deepen the eye liner, apply a thin line of Maybelline Hyperglossy liner closest to the lash line and smudge softly to retain the darkness while removing the glossy effect.

Curl the lashes and apply 2-3 coats of Guerlain Le 2 De Guerlain Lacque mascara in Noir.

This is a beautifully shaped smokey eye. So its better to keep the skin dewy and glowing and its best to use a creamy blush (preferably cream to powder) instead of a powder blush and also a rose bud colored lipstick.

  • Guerlain Parure Aqua Radiant Feel Good foundation
  • Clinique All About Eyes concealer
  • Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in 04 and 07
  • Guerlain Blush 4 Eclats in Rose Plein Vent
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer
  • Bourjois 16 Hr Khol and Contour eye pencil in Ultra Black
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Freestyle, Blackout and Rockstar from the SMOKED palette
  • Guerlain Ombre 4 Eclats in Rose Boise
  • Guerlain Le 2 De Guerlain Lacque mascara in Noir
  • MAC eye lash curler
  • Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Pink Spice for a muted look
  • Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Pinky Boop
Hope you liked the look. Do let me know in the comments. 

Till then,


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  1. Oh i was trying to comment on this post since so long. Finally got the comment box!
    I find this look so sultry and strong.
    Really would love to try this out for sure and loved how you explained how to use the maybelline hyperglossy in the way that you have. great tut, Neeraj!

    1. Thanks so much Coral crue. I just love the fact the an ordinary smokey eye looks so magical and thanks for the commenting.

  2. rocking look doc..the way u create is just it totally!!!

    1. Thanks a million try it out.

  3. amazingly beautiful look it is...

    1. I'm so glad u liked the makeup...thankieesss

  4. Hi Neeraj..... thats a magical look... amazing. Loved the pinch of purple in the crease... absolutely magical... :-) :-)

    1. Thanks a lot Eesha..its very bedazzling and hypnotic

  5. OMG!! Simply Gorgeous!! Lovin the colors doc <3

    1. its beautiful....more colors and reviews coming soon....

  6. very mesmerizing look Neeraj :D :D .... how beautiful and flawless it is :)


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