Monday, September 27, 2010

Makeup Monday: Brown Eyed Girl





Today's look: deep brown eyes with a graded wash and a smudged plum lip. I had major bedhead, so I ran with it and just teased and frizzed my hair. I didn't go out like this; don't worry:)

Want to know what I used and how I created this look? Continue reading after the jump!



1) MAC Bare Study paint pot, 2) MAC Fix+, 3) MAC Coco pigment, 4) MAC Mulch eyeshadow, 5) MAC Vanilla pigment, 6) MAC Dipdown fluidline, 7) Prescriptives dark brown mascara


The first two brushes are for blending: I used the one on the left for blending the darker colors and the second one for blending the vanilla pigment (to avoid a muddied highlight). The next brush is perfect for the crease and just above. The last brush was used for the lid and lower lashline.
 


Eyes: 
Step one:
Using your finger or a brush, apply a base all over your lid, blending up to your brow bone. I used MAC Bare Study paint pot (product 1). 
Step two: Spritz your eyeshadow brush (like the last brush in the second picture) with Fix+ (product 2) or water (spray, don't soak). Dip the brush into a shimmery taupe pigment such as MAC Coco (product 3) and use the back of your hand to make sure it's blended onto your brush. Wetting the brush will keep the pigment from going all over your face (since it's loose) and intensify the color.
Step three: Apply the dampened pigment all over your lid.
Step four: Using a dry brush (I used the brush second from the right), pick up a bit of the shimmery taupe (product 2) and tap off the excess. Apply this into your crease and just above. This will soften the edges of your first application, but still blend those edges up and out, using small circular motions (with a fluffy brush).
Step five: Using the same brush you already spritzed, apply dark brown eyeshadow (product 4) to the lower half of your top eyelid, concentrating the darkest color toward your lash line. Blend into the taupe with a fluffy brush (first brush pictured).
Step six: Using a clean fluffy brush, apply a shimmery light neutral (product 5) to your brown bone and near the tear duct. Blend.
Step seven: Line your upper and lower lashline, as well as your waterline, with dark brown liner (I used product 6 with a bent liner brush).
Step eight: go over your lower lashline with a dark brown eyeshadow and blend (product 4) 
Step nine: Apply dark brown mascara (product 7)


MAC Porcelain Pink skinfinish (cheeks) and Clinique A Different Grape Lipstick.


Cheeks and lips:
Apply light pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. Smudge a plum lipstick on your lips (use your fingers!)

The end result should be a dark brown eye that gradually gets lighter toward the brow and an imperfect plum lip. Any questions? Please feel free to ask!


Love love,
Keiko Lynn

40 comments:

  1. I LOVE the brown smokey eye. I do this quite a bit with browns and golds. You look gorgeous, and thank you for the awesome tips!

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  2. This was a bad hair day ? Gosh, I'd kill to have this kind of bad ahir day ;-) I love smudgy brown look , it's so much more flattering than a black smokey. You look gorgeous !

    Caro xxx

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  3. Keiko, I have an idea for you to make sone money and get famous: affordable wedding makeup!

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  4. you're so photogenic :) simply gorgeous, love the smokey brown eyes

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  5. I love this look. Probably because I'm a brown eyed girl :)

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  6. you're one of those people who rolls out of bed & already looks gorgeous, then puts on makeup to make everyone even more jealous!

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  7. Unbelievably gorgeous, you could so go out like that! This is a really great makeup look but wish this was a video too as I'm so bad at following the written directions for makeup. Gorgeous look Keiko!

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  8. sigh, i wish i looked like you. or at the very least, be able to wear a headband like that without my hair turning into a mushroom!

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  9. I love today's Makeup Monday! Very simple, but still..very pretty. : )

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  10. ohhh i have that coco pigment and i LOOOOVE it! wear it all the time! :D

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  11. i really love this!!!! i love how this is so versatile.. i can picture it going well with a lot of looks! :D

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  12. You look so beautiful. I love this shade of brown. It's so rich and creamy!

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  13. Looks great! I'm practicing the smokey eye look but most often end up looking like a little girl who got into mommy's makeuo or freshly punched in the face. I'll keep at it, your posts are helpful. Any change you'd do some tutorial videos?

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  14. i LOVE the smokey eye, and your headband! keiko, you are gorgeous!

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  15. TRULY gorgeous makeup Keiko....LOVE this feature on your blog:)

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  16. I love this look. I find it to be very bohemian chic.
    The neutral eye makeup and the rather subtle lip colour make for such a wearable combination that I would love to try myself if only I had the necessary skills.

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  17. Very elegant, for day and night, I love it!

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  18. this is gorgeous! i'm such a sucker for any kind of smoky eye. i love them.
    this is rather random, but since you use a lot of MAC products i was wondering what your take on the MAC/Rodarte controversy was?

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  19. your hair looks amazing like that!!! lovely post!!!

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  20. Gosh dang, I wouldn't get why you WOULDN'T walk out the door like that.. maybe it's because I've been a bit fascinated by 70s luxe meets hippie chic lately, but I think the exaggerated frizz with that subtle yet smoky make-up is perfect. Would you go for a 70s vibe outfit?

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  21. You have SUCH pretty hair! You should wear it down more often :)

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  22. Ive always been afraid to use brown eyeshadow for some weird reason i always go for black instead, but since i've noticed that you have a similar eye colour im gonna follow you and go for it! Thanks Keiko, gorgeous as always!

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  23. You are really pretty! Wonderful make-up and hair!
    Grüße aus Deutschland :)

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  24. Beautiful pictures and nice hairstyle too :)

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  25. This look is my favourite! Very beautiful :)

    Sam

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  26. love the look especially the lip colour. i LOVE makeup mondays from you!

    roxy
    http://roxybeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love this look. Beautiful as always.
    xx, Alice from bells and whistles :)

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  28. This is my personal "go-to" look! Love it!

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  29. Keiko, this is just beautiful. It is my favorite look so far.

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  30. ♥ Makeup Mondays!

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  31. I know the hair kind of looks nest-y but I like it, haha! :D And I love this look on you, you're too pretty!

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  32. Always love your makeup looks. And the tutorials with them.

    Also, thanks for the suggestion of using baking soda to exfoliate. I love it.

    Question, though: how often do you wash your make up brushes?

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  33. I think you look so pretty in the picture!
    I really like your makeup mondays.

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  34. So pretty! =)

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  35. this is my first time here and i am blown away! your beauty/blog/ makeup/style/photography is inspiring!

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  36. I love this make up.. :)
    and your blog is great!! Full of beautiful things!!
    :D

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  37. Can you please tell me how you did your hair this way? I want a similar effect for my Halloween costume!

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  38. What a nice look for brown-eyed girl!! I'm pure Asian and I definitely LOVE this look.

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  39. Where is that headband from?

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