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Friday, February 11, 2011

V-Day Tutorial: Just The Way You Are

Guys say that they like their girls just the way they are, all natural and without makeup. That's bull talk, if you ask me. Get them to Google 'Jessica Biel without makeup' and watch them cringe. I suppose what they really want is for their girls to look effortlessly beautiful but between you and me, effortless does take a bit of work.

"Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars is not completely realistic but it's still an awfully sweet song :)

Tutorial after the jump.

Items Used:

Stage Opening Act Primer
MAC Mineralize Foundation in NC30
I Nuovi Undercover Concealer in 4Y
Ben Nye Banana Visage Powder

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Comfort

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Anna Sui Eye Color in 500 Royal Brown (I think)
MAC Eyeshadow in Tete-a-Tint
Lotree Chic Smoky Black Pencil Eyeliner
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Black Dog
MAC Eyeshadow in Ricepaper
ES False Lashes in A200 (KKCenterHK)
Maybelline The Magnum Super Film Mascara
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown

Stage Wondergloss Lipgloss in Lucina

Apply a golden brown eyeshadow onto the lid with an eyeshadow brush (Stila #30). Then, blend a matte flesh-toned or peachy eyeshadow into the crease to blend out the color.

Apply a black eye pencil along the upper lash line and smudge it out with a dense brush (Sigma E20), paying more attention to the outer corner. With a small brush, set the liner with a matte black eyeshadow.

Using a fluffy crease brush (Stila #30), smoke the outer corner by diffusing the black eyeshadow. Highlight under the brows. Line the lower lash line with the previously used golden brown eyeshadow and accent the outer half with a light smudging of black eyeshadow. Highlight the inner corner.

Complete the eye makeup by filling in eyebrows and applying mascara. Natural-looking false lashes are optional.

I've found my Valentine. Have you found yours?;)


nicole said...

I think guys like girls the way they are because they don't want to wait for us to put on our make up. So to tell us in a nice way, they like us better off without. Save them time ;p
Anyway great tutorial!! :D

Connie De Alwis said...

Nicole: Lol! I suppose that's kinda true! My strategy is always to wake up earlier to get my makeup done ;)

luckiebeauty said...

Awe,so cute! Really simple,cute and beautiful makeup look! Thanks for sharing! ^^ Happy V-Day in advance!

Connie De Alwis said...

luckiebeauty: Thank you :) It is quite simple. Happy V-day to you too!

Hayley said...

Haha, the last photo is so suweet~
Wishing you, Happy Valentine's day!!

aisyah De Cullen said...

you look radiant and really beautiful...!

Ida said...

The first paragraph is so, so true. I love the gold-neutral eye makeup. Very nice, glowy look. :)

Fifi said...

I agree with what you said about guys wanting their girls to look effortlessly beautiful. And I have to say this: the last picture is so cute! Happy v-day for you two!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

You are absolutely adorable! :) I really love your Vday look :) Your eye makeup is PERFECT!

Paris B said...

Sho schweet! :D Happy V-day you two :D And this is a very pretty and simple look anyone can do yay! :)

coco said...

that's so true, about what guys think of as 'natural' and 'no makeup'. we actually have to put some effort to do achieve what they want! ha!
happy vday. you and your valentine look so sweet.

Connie De Alwis said...

Hayley: Hehe. Very high in calories right? Happy V-day!

Aisyah de Cullen: Thanks! :D

Ida: Isn't it?! I like showing my guy friends before and after makeup pictures of girls and they'd be so surprised and somewhat disappointed :p Glad you like the look!

Connie De Alwis said...

Fifi: They're not aware that we've spent a whole hour trying to look pretty! Thanks :) Happy V-day to you as well!

Rainy Days and Lattes: Awh, thank you :) You're too sweet.

Connie De Alwis said...

ParisB: Haha feel like throwing up yet? :p It's certainly a very achievable look. Didn't take up too much time though it's not my usual technique. Thanks and Happy V-day!

Coco: Natural beauty doesn't mean no makeup, unfortunately! Every bit needs some enhancing ;) Happy V-day!

gio said...

So sweet! Love the look, it's simple and beautiful.

xin said...

usually, guys told me that they dont like girl with heavy makeup, with the fear that they might get a shock the next morning when there is no makeup. LOL

Askmewhats said...

Aaww so cute on the last photo and last sentence! I've found my Valentine too! :)

I love the song Just the Way You Are by the way, Bruno Mars just hit the spot when he sang that song! I felt so special! LOL

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