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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hollywood movies inspired..........

My YSL Pure Chromatics Palette no.19 is amazing. Its so versatile and can be coupled with other eyeshadows to add light and dimension to the most mundane eye makeup.

This is a look inspired by old Hollywood movies with a little modernity of adding shimmers to create amazing dimensions to a flat smokey eye that is created with matte colors (none of these are matte though).

On Beauty Traveller, I strive to feature looks that can be easily be done at home and I hope I am doing a good job at that. Of all the looks I have done, I think this is the most mesmerizing and ethereal look ever. Do you feel so?

Anyways, lets see how to do the look.........

I have used 3 colors from this YSL Pure Chromatics eyeshadow quad no.19 which I bought from the YSL counter at the Juhu Shoppers stop.

Start with concealing the under eyes with a concealer. I cannot imagine a stunning eye makeup without a concealer in the surroundings.

Prime the lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion for the eyeshadows to stick and adhere better to the lids. It also makes the eye liner appear really dark and gives a play time that is more than a regular for the eye liner to dry.

Tame, comb and define the brows. I have used MAC Dark Edge eyeshadow and mixed with a black eyeshadow like Urban Decay Blackout to create a stark brow. This also balances the simple smokey eye. I like this lovely arched brow for a look like this.

Begin with tracing the upper lash line discreetly with Lancome Le Kohl waterproof in Raisin Noir. The nearer to the lash line the better effect it gives to define and darken the lash line.

With a pencil brush or with a smudger brush provided behind the pencil, smudge the harsh lines into thin smoke and haze.

Highlight the brow bone and inner corners with a shimmery white eyeshadow from the YSL quad. This is the best eyeshadow and in the purest form to catch light in the smokey darkness created.

Apply the shimmery taupe eyeshadow on the entire lid and blend it upto the crease to get that soft effect. Taupe is one of the eyeshadows that blend with the natural coloring of skin and so it looks quite amazing when applied. A little sparkle in a taupe brightens up the eye better.

On the outer corners and the crease apply a dark brown eyeshadow to add depth and smokiness to the lid. Also apply the dark brown slightly on the lash line to diffuse the black liner.

Apply Oriflame Kohl pencil in Nude in the inner rims of lower lids. Apply dark brown eyeshadow on the outer and inner third of the lower lid and then taupe on the middle of the lower lid. This does add a 3 D effect to the eyes.

Curl the lashes with MAC eyelash curler and then apply a mascara. I used my favorite and the most amazing mascara ever, the amazing Guerlain Noir  G Exceptionnel  Complete mascara in Noir.

When you do such looks, its better to keep the makeup monochromatic and easy and gorgeous. So a soft matte bronzer for contouring, a subtle beige shimmery highlight and of course a nude lip is what this look demands.

  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place concealer
  • Guerlain Le Violettes Loose Powder
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer + Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer
  • Guerlain Parure de Nuit blush and highlighter
  • MAC lipstick in Yash +  Kinda Sexy OR Maybelline 14 HR lipstick in Consistently truffle.
  • Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipgloss in Champagne Pearl
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Dark Edge eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Blackout eyeshadow
  • Lancome Le Kohl Waterproof in Raisin Noir
  • Oriflame Kohl in Nude
  • YSL Pure Chromatics Eyeshadow in no.19
  • MAC eye lash curler
  • Guerlain Noir G Exceptional Complete mascara
Hope you loved this amazing look. This is a universal look and anyone can sport it easily. Plus you can use any or many products from the beauty market to achieve this look. Do let me know in the comments which colors did you use.

Till then,


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  1. such a fab look doc!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i think i have won pure chromatic no.10..hws it?

    1. Oh they r all amazing....u have not won no.10....urs is a surprise coming soon to you...

    2. that so...!!
      nw i am curious!!

    3. Lol...I'm sure u will likkeeee ittt

  2. Oh my! Uber glam! Ure such a huge inspiration doc! Spells classy to me <3
    Btw That guerlain mascara really gives that "falsies" look :D

    1. Thanks a ton Lee B. Getting the new mascara from Guerlain and can't wait to try that out too. Its called Lashes like Hell...Lol

  3. You are right Neeraj... this is the most ethereal look every.... superb! :-)

    1. Thanks a ton Eesha...the shimmers from the palette are magical...

  4. beautifulllll is the owrd Neeraj :) the eyeshaodw palette needs some love from us i guess :D and those killer lashesssss :D

    1. Thanks a lot nice of you to say so...all thanks to YSL and Guerlain..u can see how different these brands are compared to the rest.


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