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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Music Video Inspired Tutorial: "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem Ft. Rihanna

I asked on Twitter and Facebook if anyone could guess the inspiration for this look and only one managed to! And I thought the hoodie would be a dead giveaway. "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna is one of my favorite songs at the moment and the moment I saw Rihanna's makeup, I knew I had to recreate it. Uh, Megan Fox is so hot in the video too. Should I do a tut for her makeup? It's pretty simple though.

Read on for more pics and product listing!

Thank goodness the music video was HD on YouTube. I based this look off the stills. It was a dark greyish purple smokey, black-rimmed with fluttery lashes. The cheeks were orange and lips were a glossy nude pink.

My interpretation is not completely exact but the idea is there, I think.

Items Used:

I Nuovi Illumina Skin Illuminating Pre-Makeup Base in Divine
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in 006 Medium Beige
Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream in #2
Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer in Sand
Ben Nye Banana Visage Luxury Powder

elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Ben Nye Lumiere Creme Color Wheel -- Purple
MAC Eyeshadow in Fig. 1
MAC Eyeshadow in Tete a Tint
MAC Eyeshadow in Thunder
MAC Eyeshadow in Signed Sealer
Stila Eyeshadow in Wheat
I Nuovi Pencil Liner in Black
MAC Eyeshadow in Typographic
Maybelline The Colossal Mascara
Red Cherry Lashes in #523
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown

I Nuovi D36 Colours Blush in Astro
MAC Blush in The Perfect Cheek

MAC Lip Liner (neutral color, don't know the name)
MAC Lipstick in Marquise D'
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in #127

Without Flash


donnarence said...

nice tutorial!! your skin is so beautiful.. golden glow

Connie De Alwis said...

Thank you! I wanted to mimic Rihanna's skin tone

*KiM* said...

I love the luminous effect of the base :)

-AnGiEpInK- said...

Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous look..I love it..=)..

Connie De Alwis said...

Kim: I love it too! on its own it's nothing much but it looks great with foundation layered over

Angie: thanks! glad you love it :D

Askmewhats said...

super gorgeous Connie! you've got really gorgeous eyes and outstanding makeup skills :)

pinkcloud said...

wow!! this is so nice!! thanks for the video its really helpful!!

lyn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I honestly think your eye makeup looks nicer than Rihanna's :-)

sakuraness said...

Wow girl! Don't usually see you do such sultry smoky looks, this is super sexy!

Yourz Truly Jess said...

absolutely gorgeous i love the look!

Anonymous said...

you look smoking hot here!


Charming Vanity said...

I love this eyelook!


gio said...

This is gorgeous! Love the eye makeup, it's beautiful and sexy!

ccw_2 said...

You rock this look totally!!

Connie De Alwis said...

Nikki: Awh, thanks sweetie :)

Pinkcloud: You're welcome! I'm glad that the video helps

Lyn: Thanks. you're too sweet! Rihanna's makeup still rocks

Connie De Alwis said...

Sakuraness: And I thought I've been doing too many smoky looks! Thank you :)

Jess: Thank you! :D

Mandy: Thanks! :)

Connie De Alwis said...

Charming Vanity: Glad you do! Thank you :)

Gio: Thanks! :)

Ccw: Thanks! It's been a while since I've really liked purple on myself

Tine said...

I loved your makeup a lot more than Rihanna's :P


jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...

i bookmarked the tutorial!!1 i seriously love this purple smoky look.

myn said...

hi there connie! i love the make up very much..i was wonder if u could help me finding make up brushes online..since i hardly to get the brushes in my place..thanks!

❤ Ee Von said...

omfg so stunning!!!!! (boo to me for not guessing it right... lol) i agree with the others, urs is so much nicer than rihanna's! it's like plum, purple, grey, blue, black all in one i don't even know how to describe the colour!

Sue Lynn said...

Oh! You hinted in Twitter and I was like, DO IT DO IT! There I was scrounging in your Blog LOL ~_~

Actually, I hadn't seen the MV, so the hoodie kept me on Twilight instead :P

As usual, flawless blending...Oh my...6 eyeshadows in one seamless look :O

Connie De Alwis said...

Tine: That's sweet of you to say that. Thanks dearie :)

Jojoba: I would love to see your rendition! None of us have Rihanna's eyes so it's always interesting to see how a similar look would appear on different eye shapes

myn: My brushes are usually from elf and coastalscents. there are many online spreers who take orders from those sites. CS ships international too. Brushes locally can be expensive.

Connie De Alwis said...

Ee Von: haha, 'tis alright. because I mix so many colors it got confusing :x Thank you!

Sue Lynn: That's why! I was expecting you to guess it right :p Thanks, babe. I didn't intend on using so many colors but I wanted to get the look perfect. still not quite the color that Rihanna was using! If I had the actual color I probably wouldn't hv to use so many...

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