Monday, August 9, 2010

Makeup Monday: Pretty in Pink


Back when I used to wear lots of eye makeup on a daily basis, this (along with smokey eyes) was my go-to look. The products always varied, but the outcome was simple: pretty, pink, princessy. "Princessy" is also how I describe Miku, so you can see why I would like this. Continue reading after the jump, to see all of the details of this look.





Eye products visual: Benefit Bad Gal Lash, MAC sushi flower eyeshadow (bottom left of quad), MAC Bare Study Paint Pot (I accidentally labeled it as bare canvas paint, but this is what I used), Urban Decay Hotpants eyeshadow, Make-up Designory Opal Sky eyeshadow (courtesy of make-up designory), MAC blacktrack fluidline. Brushes (top to bottom) MAC eyeshadow brush (for all over the lid), MAC crease brush, Sonia Kashuk blending brush, Sonia Kashuk bent angled brush (for fluidline).


I always start with the eyes, so I can clean up any fallout from the shadows afterward and not worry about it ruining the rest of my makeup. If for some reason I do my eyes after everything else, I dust on some loose powder, in excess, underneath my eyes, so I can dust it all off when I'm done. The formula for this look is very simple:


  • apply your base 
  • shimmery light pink  all over the lids, up to the crease
  • vibrant pink in the outer crease ("pack" it into your crease instead of swiping the color, then blend outward - it leaves more pigment)
  • iridescent white shadow on inner corners and on brow bone
  • blend, blend, blend
  • liner and mascara


Lip products: Purple Lab Huge Lips Skinny Hips in Worship Kate (courtsey of Purple Lab NYC), Make-up Designory Opal Sky eyeshadow (for center of lips)


The lipsticks I always paired this with have since been discontinued (story of my life). Luckily, Karen of Purple Lab NYC sent me a new lip gloss to try out.  Honestly, I was nervous to try it since it's a lip plumper, which I'm usually allergic to. I'm also not much of a gloss person. However, I actually really like this. I've used it two days in a row and haven't had a reaction (yay!) and it smells lovely. Does it make my lips fuller? I'm not sure. I didn't notice a difference - but to be fair, I wasn't looking for it. I just like the subtle color and that its consistency is thick and not too slick (which equals staying power). To give my lips a little dimension, I dabbed on the same iridescent eyeshadow I used on my eyes, and blended it into the gloss in the center of my bottom lip.


I left out the details of my normal face makeup, since it gets a bit redundant. A crucial component to this look is blush. The shimmery eyes and glossy lips are brought together with flushed cheeks. Without them, your look risks falling flat. Stick to a subtle pink or rose and dust it on the apples of your cheeks - blend, blend, blend! To find the apples of your cheeks, just smile!

Love love,
Keiko Lynn


p.s. Sorry for the lack of full-front photos...I have a gross scab on the right side of my face that totally ruined this. I'm doing all of us a favor.

40 comments:

  1. I love all your makeup tips! Your face always looks fabulous!

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  2. You always do such stunning tutorials, great style posts, and amazing reflections! Keiko Lynn, I just love your blog!

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  3. très jolie, et ce maquillage te vas vraiment très bien

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  4. This is so pretty! I need a lip colour like that. Will definitely try it out :)

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  5. gorgeous. I love the eye makeup and how it matches your lips. I do a similar look using MAC shroom, All that glitters and expensive pink. I love how you do your liner! Also, when you get a chance, please do a skincare routine post

    roxy
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  6. This is really pretty! Every time I've tried pink eyeshadow, I feel like it ends up looking funny on me, but I will give this look a try.

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  7. These colors look amazing against your skin tone. Beautiful look!

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  8. Oh Keiko this is so pretty! You look great in pinks. I think I might try for a similar look tomorrow - although I am lacking in the pink eyeshadow department at the moment I might have the right hues to pull it off. Thanks for the inspiration beautiful lady.

    xx Robyn

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  9. I can't get over how gorgeous you are!

    Blush pink has lately become my favourite colour clothes wise - this post made me want to extend this into my make-up.

    X

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  10. This is my favorite Makeup Monday yet. Couldn't have come at a better time, tomorrow is my birthday! Now I can feel doubly "princessy". Thanks for sharing xx Mandi

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  11. this looks is perfect!!! i must say, this is my fave from all the make=up monday posts! :D

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  12. Keiko you are gorgeous *sigh* :)

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  13. This is so pretty! I love how you used all shades of pink on your eyes. I like seeing your eye make-up because I have small eyelids and most of the time I don't know how to apply it.

    I would like to know how you would do a smoky eye look, perhaps for a day time look. Is that even possible?


    xo,
    Estefany

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  14. makeup mondays are my favorite type of posts on your blog, you look so pretty :)

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  15. I just love it, aboslutely!
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    Phantasias Temptation

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  16. I dunno, I think it looks like the lip plumpers did their job! It adds to the pretty and girly look!

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  17. Very PRETTY indeed! ;-D

    Hugs from
    A Shopaholic is loose... ;0)

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  18. This is just beautiful! I look forward to make-up Monday with the same giddy anticipation that i look forward to weekly installments of my fave show, which at the moment is Greys Anatomy! Thanks for this!

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  19. I have to say that I really LOVE your blog Keiko :] And you look gorgeous on these pictures :)

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  20. This is such a pretty look! Please do a smokey eye tutorial some time as well!

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  21. Beautiful look! Very subtle and pretty.

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  22. Keiko, how do you keep your face from getting shiny during the day? Does the primer fix that?

    thanks!

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  23. god, you are so pretty! totally distracted me from what you wrote. hehheh

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  24. Wow wow wow! I love this one. So subtle yet still gorgeous (as are you!)

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  25. This is pretty much my everyday make-up too. I love it, and it goes with basically everything I wear. It looks great on you. I need to get that MAC bare canvas ASAP.

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  26. gorgeous photos, gorgeous girl, gorgeous makeup!!!! Love it!

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  27. i really like the gentle colours of this look. Will have to try it

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  28. This is such a pretty look!
    & You look stunning as always ♥

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  29. this look is stunning! so glad huge lips skinny hips got to be a part of it! thanks for all your supprt! MWAH!

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  30. I so want to try this tonight. I'm going out and wanted a nice make up but i have a horrible alergy in my eyes that makes it look like i already have make up on. I still love this and i think i'm still gonna use it.

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  31. very pretty. what camera and settings are you using for the face? I find it difficult to take photos of the skin, but your are nice :)

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