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Friday, August 21, 2009

Music Video Inspired Tutorial: Gwen Stefani's "Early Winter"

A subscriber of my You Tube channel requested me to do a classic Gwen Stefani look and though I love the winged liner, I lack the courage to wear a bold red lip. I came across Gwen's "Early Winter" video and spotted a look that I know for sure I'll be able to pull off. She was wearing a dark winged out smokey eyes with frosty pink lips. So, while I figure out a way how to make the red lip work on me, here's a Gwen-inspired makeup tutorial for ya.

Read on for more pictures and description of items used.

Click here for Gwen Stefani's "Early Winter" video
I had some trouble at first while I was attempting to re-create this look. I couldn't quite get the colors right because if you watch the video, the colors seem to differ from different angles. For instance, in this picture, the makeup looks black but in the up-close, her makeup is actually metallic gray and from another angle, it looked like she had some pinks in there too. After my 3rd attempt, I decided to just create the effect rather than pay so much attention to the colors.

Items Used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
The Body Shop Nature's Minerals Eye Color in 02 Radiant Graphite
Origins Eyeshadow in Glistening Granite
Shu Uemura Glow On in P Gold 91
MAC Eyeshadow in Purple Haze
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
I Nuovi Fluidliner in Noir (pencil liner)
I Nuovi Trucolor Eyeshadow in Arabian Black
Maybelline The Colossal Mascara
elf Dramatic Lash Kit
Daiso Auto Eyebrow Pencil

Benefit Dr. Feelgood (primer)
RMK Powder Foundation EX in 103L

Benefit Dallas Powder

I Nuovi Ivoluxe Lipstick in Flirt
I Nuov Ultragloss Lipgloss in Rock


Jenn said...

OMG Connie i LOVE this!!! I super adore Gwen Stefani and you definitely did justice to her inspired look!!! LOVE!! :D

Askmewhats said...

you rock girl!!!! love it! your hairis gorgeous too!!! Love how vibrant you look and you look like a real rocker! Move aside Gwen! LOL

e.motion in motion said...

Pretty! Love smokey looks (:

Manju said...

I love the eyes!!!! really pretty. thanks for the tuto ^^

jojoba said...

Oh you really look like her now. very sexy! i think smoky looks best on you.

Janice said...

i like the lashes... dramatic and yet so real. great smoky eyes too! :D

Connie De Alwis said...

Jenn: You're too much!! :p I'm glad you like it. Thank you

Nikki: Lol! I was just messing with my hair. Not too bad for a hair-dummy huh? Thanks, sweetie :)

Erynn: Thanks! I'm an avid smoker ;)

Connie De Alwis said...

Manju: Thank you and you're welcome!

Jojoba: thanks! I love smokey eyes too

Janice: These lashes are great. very comfortable too. thank you :)

Shen said...

Oooohhhh!!! this is so rockin' haute!! :) love the smokey on you and the hair just pulls the whole look together! :)

KayKamaL said...

im so gonna do havoc n wear this look lengkap ber-false lashes to the hospital just to give heart attack to my lecturers..(they hate it wen u cross the line even jus a teeny

n ur hair~ so funky!~ ah,in love (w the hair aa..dun pray2--> PCK style)

gio said...

This is gorgeous! I love the smokey eye on you and the hair compliments the look really well. Great job!

Lulu said...

omg thank you so much Connie for choosing me as a winner for the Perricone product. I'm so excited! Thank you dear :)

Connie De Alwis said...

Shen: Thank you! :)

Kay: go for it!! LOL! and you must send me a pic ;)

Gio: Glad you like it. thanks! :)

Lulu: you're welcome :)

Tine said...

Wooot! Work the hair girl! ;)

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