Sunday 30 January 2011

Urban Decay Makeover by Clarence Lee

Yesterday, I went to Sephora Ion for the Urban Decay makeover by Clarence Lee, who is one of Singapore's top makeup artists whose work has been featured on countless magazine covers. As mentioned earlier, customers who purchased the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil 15th Anniversary set and one more UD product got to have a makeover by Clarence yesterday. I had met him previously at the Cosme Decorte workshop and so was extremely thrilled to have the chance to have my makeup done by him.

UD's Black Palette looked intriguing so I requested a smoky eye look with it. Clarence used the Mildew and Perversion Eye Pencils as the base before applying Libertine and Sabbath from the Black Palette. Perversion Eye Pencil is one of Clarence's favourites in the 15th Anniversary set. It is an intensely rich, matte black shade that is new and exclusive to the set.

He also used Mildew eyeshadow (shimmery green) from the Ammo palette in the middle of the upper eyelid and Sin at the inner corners of the lower lid. For the lashes, he used Big Fatty Waterproof Mascara first followed by Skyscraper Mascara to add volume.

All in all, it was a wonderful experience as Clarence has a very kind and gentle presence that puts one immediately at ease.

It was also a pleasant surprise that I got to take home these two Polaroids, courtesy of Sephora!


galpal.hi said...

I love the eye makeup that he did. It was great that you got to do the makeover.


AhCapp said...

Hi Iris

I really like this smoky eye look a lot :) very sophiscated!

can I ask if this newly launched eye pencil different from the previous one? Is this the one which you can use as an eyeshadow while the previous one as eyeliner?

Haru said...

Hi Kat,
I loved the look so much! His blending was just impeccable and I really loved the smoky gradation that he created with the various shades.

Hey AhCapp,
Thank you! The eye pencils are not new. The 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils have been around for quite awhile now, except that the 15th Anniversary set includes 6 new shades created just for this set. The eye pencils can be used as eye shadow too. After you apply it, you can smudge it and blend it, before it sets.

Anonymous said...

That's a great eye look on you.

Anonymous said...

u look great! the eye shadow blending is superb! -h.

Anonymous said...

Hi, juz a suggestion.. may be u can consider video record such makeover in action using some kinda camera or handphone.. upload to ur blog.. that would be wonderful to be able to see the makeup guru in action and possibly learn from him.


Adeline said...

Hi Iris,

Just wanted to say that I really love your blog and I check back everyday cos it's always updated with juicy stuff & you have a balance of both Western & Japanese brands! Please keep up the great work!

I saw your previous post on SK-II, where some people were enquiring about the SK-II trial set? I saw this recently on SK-II Singapore's website

SK-II Pitera Essence Set
Now S$99, Worth S$146
Facial Treatment Essence 75ml
Facial Treatment Mask 1 Pc
Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 40ml
Cotton 30 pc

Haru said...

hi Adeline,
Thanks for the info and the feedback! I also just saw that set being advertised in the current issue of Her World. It makes me very happy to hear from readers that they enjoy the blog :-)

hi Sun,
I wouldn't film a makeup artist unless he expressly gives consent, and I think that very few would be comfortable being filmed. Clarence does workshops for various makeup brands in Singapore quite frequently so if you want to see him in action, just keep a lookout for future workshops like these. There are also tons of detailed makeup application tutorials on Youtube that are useful for learning how to apply makeup.

. : * justine * : . said...

Hey Iris,

I love the smokey look! I also love using the UD pencils as an eyeshadow base when I don't have a cream shade that matches the colours I am wearing! I got a friend to pick this up for me in the US as the Canadian price is over 20$ higher (plus she used a coupon for me) and I can't wait to play with the pencils! I'm probably going to pass on the black palette though - I don't wear enough smokey looks!

Haru said...

Hey Justine,
I haven't used the eye pencils as bases before so I definitely need to experiment with that more! The set is quite expensive so it's great that you got a deal on it. With this set, I really don't need to buy any more eyeliners for a long time to come. The Black Palette looks gorgeous, but I think ultimately I already have similar shades in my stash so I can probably pass on it.

Jan S said...

You look lovely! He is really skilled....

makeupmag said...

What a pretty smokey eye! You looked feminine and beautiful.

I love using the pencils as shadow bases and am glad I purchased the set too. ;)

Haru said...

Thanks, Mag! I think you will get lots of use out of the set!

Hi Jan,
Thank you! The customer before me was also smiling very happily after he did her makeover :-)

Anonymous said...

I love your dress! Where is it from? It looks great on you!

sita said...

Hi Haru!

I love the look on you. You looks so pretty and feminine with the smoky eyes. And your skin in this LOTD, in my opinion is the best. May I know what products you use for the face in this LOTD?

oya Haru, I really enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work! :)

Ling said...

Hey Haru
excited to read about your makeup experience with Clarence. i think male makeup artist lends a different touch, i found they are gentler in application. :) very brilliant look, adds glam to your post, hehe

did he do your face makeup too? i read mainly are all eye makeup, can i know what's the base makeup you use then? i love how you glow in the picture and wonder if it's UD face product too, thanks!

Haru said...

hi Ling,
The makeover slot was for just 15 minutes, so I went with my base makeup already done. I'm wearing Maquillage's UV Stick Foundation topped with Jill Stuart Loose Powder.

hi lilisa,
Thank you! I'm wearing Maquillage UV Stick Foundation, Jill Stuart Loose Powder, Esprique Precious Gradation Layer Cheek #2 Pink Rose.

I'm wearing a blouse from French Connection. Thanks!

Girl Hearts Makeup said...

Nice makeover, you look gorgeous! I doubt I'll be buying the anniversary set though. Don't need that many eyeliners. =P I can't wait for the shadow pencils!

milktea said...

I never knew smoky black could have such a nice effect! It really shows when a top MUA displays his professional makeup skills! :-)