Monday, September 6, 2010

Makeup Tutorial: Natural, Brighter-Looking Eyes

I'm sure by now in most homes in Indonesia people have already started preparing cookies and sweets for the upcoming Hari Raya Idul Fitri or Eid or whatever you call it in your part of the world. It's basically my favorite Muslim holiday because I get to gather with my family and friends in my ol' hometown. In other words; it's gonna kick ass! And I am so excited! :D

For the big day I'll most likely keep it natural and simple because it's a religious holiday after all, I don't want to look too made up. The most important thing is just to look radiant and awake, so I'll still be focusing on the eye makeup.

This look is very simple and easy to do. I only use four eyeshadows (which you can substitute with whatever eyeshadow brand you got in your stash), they are:

  • Too Faced eyeshadow in Heaven (a matte, nude/cream color that I use as a base color)
  • Too Faced eyeshadow in Silk Teddy (a shimmery champagne color that I use to brighten the inner corner of my eyes)
  • Too Faced eyeshadow in Sexspresso (a matte, dark coffee color that I use on the outer V of my eyes)
  • and Thevi Matte Eyeshadow #250 (a matte, light brown, some kind of a flesh color eyeshadow that I use to contour my crease)
My camera is lousy in picking up the subtle colors so I made up the red lines to point out the areas where I put my eyeshadow on. Enjoy! :)

Always start by priming your eyes. I'm using ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer. In this picture I haven't blended it out yet just to show you that it's there. Blend it well before you apply your eyeshadow. :)

Using a big, fluffy brush, apply Heaven all over the eyelid.

It'll look something like this.

Using a smaller blending brush (I'm using ELF Blending Eye Brush), apply Thevi Matte Eyeshadow #250 on the crease and blend.

Apply Sexspresso on your outer V using a small eyeshadow brush. Make a V-shape and blend it upward. Also apply the eyeshadow on upper and lower lashline starting from the outer corner going in.

Line your eyes. I'm using Revlon Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner on my upper lashline and Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner on my waterline.

Finish up by applying mascara or fake lashes (or both!). And don't forget to apply a shimmery nude eyeshadow on the inner corner of your eyes to brighten 'em up a bit. It makes a big difference!

And there you go. Instant eye lift! LOL. I actually wanted to apply a more natural looking falsies but I couldn't find my pair.

on my face:
- Hanskin Premium Magic BB Cream
- NYX concealer in jar
- Maybelline Clearsmooth Powder
- Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Score

on my lips:
- Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Natural Nude
- Revlon Superlustrous Lipgloss in Nude Lustre

I think I look a bit ghostly in the pictures, thanks to the large amount of SPF lotion on my face. And I recently fell deeply in love with Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Score. Perhaps it's appropriate to call it "Urban Decay's version of the infamous NARS O". I don't have NARS Orgasm though, I'm just guessing. :)

That's it and I hope this tutorial would be helpful someway. Thanks for reading! :D


  1. wow huge difference! Wonderful tut :)

  2. I love it!!
    And I loooove your gorgeous hair :)

    Greetings from Spain,

  3. suka banget! walau natural tapi bikin mata keliatan lebih seger yah.. plus lipgloss nya juga bikin keseluruhan tambah fresh deh.. :D

  4. Very nice Fifi :) You look gorgeous no matter if you go dramatic or simple with your makeup.
    The lashes you chose look really nice - they look natural to me (of course, I'm always dramatic with lashes so probably asking the wrong person LOL)

  5. Great tutorial! It does look really different from the before :)

  6. Nice tutorial! def an everyday makeup! great for school too! Thanks hun you are so talented!

  7. good tutorial! love the way you did your eyes!

  8. good tutorial, fi :)
    simple & fresh!
    bisa dicontek buat dandanan ke kantor nih...

    makasih yah ^^

  9. you look beautiful! very natural but really brought out your features

  10. afterglow is just beautiful!

    fi, your hair looks too lovely, mind sharing your routine? thanx!

  11. This is such a pretty look, Fifi. I love what you did to your eyes. And the lips go well with the look. :P

  12. Nice tutorial Fi..
    Do it more often pwlease :D

  13. Hi Fifi,
    Hmmmm ....... you are beautiful.
    As a guy, I never pay any attention to make-ups settings, but I always enjoy when ladies wearing them properly.
    Happy Idul Fitri 1431H.

  14. beautiful! i definitely need eye makeup tips so i'll be checking back!

  15. Wow, looks amazing, and look at those hot lips! :O

  16. wow! :D
    i love it ! makes me interested in that urban decay palette too !

    - Coco

  17. haha, I don't have nars O either but seems like everyone has it. I love the color of your lips, and it looks so glossy! and yeah that's an office calendar in the back of my pic, it's up on my wall at work :D

  18. now that i take another look, it is the too faced palette that i was talking about. hehehe >_< excuse my clumsiness! OH! & how is the nyx concealer in a jar working for you? i have pretty dry skin so i don't really want a cakey concealer >_< i also have a lot to cover! :S sorry for asking so much questions!
    - Coco

  19. this looks absolutely gorgeou!! :)

  20. Hi. I am new and by internet I jump at your blog.
    I cant do any make up, not really do, after I see your tutorial really clear maybe I will try to make myself up too. Keep posting inspiring tutorial :)



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