Less than a week to Valentine's Day! I hope this year's V-Day Tutorial line-up will inspire you as much as it has inspired me.
Let's start with a look that I'm not familiar with: A classic old Hollywood pin-up look.
This one's full of inspirations and one of them is the Flower by Kenzo fragrance. I'll tell you more after the jump.
Read on for pictures (heavy) and the tutorial!
It started with Flower by Kenzo inspiring me to try a look with red lips to match its poppy flower icon. I figured the pin-up style eye makeup would best match a first-time red lip, which reminded me of 50s Hollywood. That made me think of the Chippendales in full marine uniform, stripping down to the bare minimum as I was serenaded by Enrique Iglesias's "Hero", sung by Bryan Chan.
Yeah... my brain's not properly compartmentalized.
Speaking of Flower by Kenzo, it's a very feminine scent that's very powdery, in my opinion. I find it rather unique compared to the usual sweet fruity or floral scents. I'm personally not too keen on the initial scent but it fades into something more pleasant after a few hours and lingers up until the end of the day.
If this perfume works for you, you may find yourself loving it. I know of some people who have it as their staple and after 10 years, it is still a favorite of many.
Available in both EDT (RM175/30ml, RM250/50ml, RM335/100ml) and EDP (RM275/50ml) with refill pack for the EDT (RM188/50ml).
MAC Paint in Stilife
Lotree Eyeshadow in 02 (peachy pink)
Lotree Eyeshadow in 07 (light beige)
Lotree Eyeshadow in 10 (white)
MAC Pigment in Gold Mode
MAC Eyeshadow in Dark Edge
NYX Eyeshadow in Brown
I Nuovi Fluidliner Eye Pencil in Light
I Nuovi Fluidliner Eye Pencil in Noir
Lotree Brush Pen Eye Liner
Maybelline Cat Eyes Mascara
Maybelline theMagnum Super Film Mascara
ES False Lashes in A254 (from KKCentreHK)
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown
Lotree Natural Styling Eyebrow Powder Kit
Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse
Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick in 754
Anna Sui Spot Concealer in 03
RMK Loose Powder in P00
Ettusais Cheek Color in PK6
RMK Lip Pencil in 09 Silver Brown
Stage Wonderlust Lipstick in Gwen
For once in never, I'm actually pleased with my mole. But if you don't have one, no harm in drawing one on with a dark brown gel liner or liquid liner :)
The eyes are neutral but still dramatic because of the strong eyebrows and full lashes. Blue contact lenses would go well with this look because they make the eyes appear brighter, thus bigger and more doll-like.
The dark brows complement the red lips, framing the entire look. The cheeks are kept soft for balance.
Very surprisingly, I liked this look a lot. I've always stayed away from such a look as much as I love seeing it on others because I've always been uncomfortable wearing bright lip colors. I'm very glad that it turned out the way it's supposed to be.