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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tropical Sunset.....

For this look, I was inspired by the color from a picturesque tropical sunset. I always had this look in my mind but wasnt able to find the right colors to execute it. This moment finally came when I got my lovely Tom Ford Cognac Sable palette and this look pulled through better.

Although the upper image is a bit dramatized and edited, this is the unedited version cropped directly from the picture taken by my camera Canon Ixus 220 HS (It is basic but takes better pictures than so many DLSRs. Its not the camera, its the lighting that is important too).

Beautiful Tropical Sunset

Mainly the colors in this look are turquoise, persian blue, copper, brown, warm beige gold and a tint of black to add definition. So lets see, how to do this look.....

Conceal the under eye area with a light reflecting concealer and immediately set it with powder to prevent it from budging or getting into fine lines.

Prime the eye lids for the eyeshadows to stay true. I also filled and tamed my boy-brows with UD eyeshadow in Backdoor and MAC Brow gel.

Trace the lash line with Bourjois 16 Hr Khol and Contour pencil in Ultra Black.

Softly blend the liner with a pencil brush to make it faded and hazy.

Highlight the brow bone with Golden beige eyeshadow from Tom Ford's Cognac Sable eyeshadow quad.

Start defining the crease with medium bronze brown eyeshadow from the Cognac Sable palette.

Darken and deepen the crease from outside to inwards. Then around the four corners of the eye, apply Urban Decay eyeshadow in Evidence.

Apply Evidence eyeshadow to the outer third of the lower lids as well.

Trace the lash line and draw a small (tiniest) outer 'V' with Urban Decay eyeshadow in Blackout.

Quickly highlight the inner corners to brighten up the blue and transform it into a periwinkle blue. I did this by using Urban Decay eyeshadow in Midnight 15. On the middle of the lid, create a bright blue-turquoise base using Bourjois Clubbing Waterproof liner in Blue Remix.

Pat on Urban Decay eyeshadow in Deep End on the centre of the lid and then blend it side ways to blend into the darker colors.

Line the inner rims with Bourjois Ultra Black eye pencil. Swipe the pencil to and fro to create a dark sooty liner in the inner rims.

Deepen the crease ever so slightly with a purple bronze shade from Tom Ford's Cognac Sable eyeshadow.

On the middle of the lower lid, apply the reddened copper glitter from the Tom Ford Cognac Sable Quad. This super shiny effect is the effect of the setting sun.

Curl lashes and apply 4-5 coats of YSL Faux Cils mascara in Noir Radical.

If you have a steady hand (which I dont and which is why I edited this pic) then you could also draw some ethnic patterns and make it look even divine. You could draw a coconut tree too...LOL

The best bet is to pair such beautiful tones with the same in a lipstick and blush. So a blush with a hint of copper over a bronzer and of course an orange shimmery toned lipstick would do complete justice to the look. Plus the orange copper tones compliment the bright blue on the eyes and which is why one must opt them. Keeping rest of the face subtle is the key to achieve this look.


  • YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation
  • Clinique All About Eyes concealer
  • Guerlain Les Violettes Loose Powder
  • Clinique True bronzer shade no.02
  • MAC Powder blush in Trace Gold
  • Guerlain Rouge G lipstick in Guiliana or Clinique Long last lipstick in Beach Coral
  • Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipgloss in Abricot Gourmand
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer
  • Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Cognac Sable
  • Urban Decay 15th Anniversary eyeshadow palette - Midnight 15, Evidence, Deep End, Black Out
  • Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Ultra Black
  • Bourjois Clubbing Waterproof liner in Blue Remix
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Backdoor
  • MAC Brow Gel
  • YSL Faux Cils mascara in Noir Radical
Hope you liked this look. This is so far my most favorite makeup look. Do tell me what do you say in the comments.....

Till then,


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  1. amazing look. what an amazing job that mascara does!

    1. Thanks a lot. Indeed the mascara is simply so amazing and marvelous.

  2. Im holidaying in those gorgeous eyes. DND

    1. Haha.... Take a long holiday then.... Do try this at home. Well do it for you someday.

  3. Neeraj ... now plssssss :) I am sure nobody can do something like this ... you have outdone yourself :D :D
    but am sureee .. again you will come with something even more exciting and beautiful andddd mesmerizing and we all have to say the same words :D
    very very veryyyyyyy beautiful :D :D

    1. Thanks a million Rashmi. Your quotes really encourage me a lot.

  4. I totally love this look and would really really wanna make it....obviously with your due permission. I wouldn't wanna steal a look!


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