Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Maquia Fresh Smokey Eye Tutorial

The April issue of Maquia has an interesting makeup tutorial on how to update smokey eyes for spring by using shimmery soft pastel eyeshadows and brown eyeliner instead of black. The products used in the tutorial are:
1. Lunasol Sheer Contrast Eyes #4 Green Coral (5250yen)
2. Kate Square Cut Eyeliner BR2 (997yen)
3. Coffret D'Or Natural Clear Eyeliner BK28 (1890yen)
4. Clinique Lash Curling Power Mascara 01 (3675yen)



Step 1: Brush the pale yellow shade in the upper right side of the Lunasol quad all over the lid. This will form the base for the gradational look.

Step 2: Use the brush applicator to apply the white shade in the lower right side of the Lunasol quad over the area just under the arch of the brow. Highlighting this area helps to create a more textured finish.

Step 3: Use the brown Kate eyeliner to draw a thick line along the lashline from the inner corner towards the outer corner of the upper eyelid.

Step 4: Use the thin end of the sponge applicator to apply the brown shade in the Lunasol quad just above the liner in Step 3, also following the lashline.

Step 5: Use the fat end of the sponge applicator to blend the green shade in the upper left of the Lunasol quad from the middle of the upper eyelid towards the outer corner.

Step 6: Push up the inner corner of the eyelid with your finger and use the Coffret D'Or liquid liner to line the waterline, i.e. right along the lashline and in between the lashes.

Step 7: Use the fat end of the sponge applicator to apply the white shade in the Lunasol quad under the inner corners of the eyes (to about 1/3 of the under-eye area). This helps to brighten up the eye area.

Step 8: Use the fat end of the sponge applicator to apply the yellow shade from where the white shade in Step 7 ends, all the way to the outer corner of the under-eye area.

Step 9: Use the Kate brown eyeliner to line the outer 2/3 of the lower lashline, i.e. starting from 1/3 of the lower lid (from the inner corner) to the outer corner.

Step 10: Use the thin end of the sponge applicator to apply the brown shade in the Lunasol quad at the outer corners of the lower lid.

Step 11: Push up the outer corner of the upper eyelid with your finger and use the Kate brown eyeliner to line the inner upper lashline, i.e. under the lashes.

Step 12: Similarly, use the Kate eyeliner to line the inner lower lashline.

Step 13: Apply the Clinique mascara, with special emphasis on adding volume at the base of the lashes for a more dramatic look.

Step 14: Finally, hold the Clinique mascara applicator vertically to apply the mascara to each of the lower lashes individually.




And this is the finished look! Do give it a try :-)

4 comments:

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

this looks interesting! i've been thinking of getting the kate spicy eyeliner so i might try it then :) thanks for translating!

kristen said...

this is awesome! ! Thanks for the detailed steps, now I can really try some new looks (^.^)
L O V E. Your blog!!!!!!!!!!

Yuli said...

Thank U so much for taking and uploading the pictures from the magazine and translated the japanese text. I really like Japanese makeup and their style on the mags but I can't read japanese, and I also couldn't find any Japanese makeup mags here in my country, so I really appreciate you for doing this! :) :) :) Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

Haru said...

Hi,

You're all more than welcome! I know how frustrating it is not to be able to understand these great magazines with all the wonderful tips and tricks. I'll try to do more similar blog posts in the future :-)