Friday, 27 January 2012

Year of the Dragon Inspired Make-up Tutorial

First of all I'd like to say Happy Chinese New Year, I know it's late, sorry! Now that it is year of the dragon I have been inspired to do a little make-up look which is very oriental, using golds and red. Hope you enjoy this look as much as I do!

What I used...

1. Rimmel lipstick in Holler
2. Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner in black
3. Mac Mineralize blush in Dainty
4. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in Vanille Clair
5. Benefit Stay don't stray Primer
6. Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Translucent
7. Unbranded eyeshadow pallette

Step 1. Apply conceler and foundation as normal, I have used Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in Vanille Clair and Benefit's Stay don't stray primer as my eye primer and conceler but you can use whatever you prefer. I then set my make-up with Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Translucent and applied Mac Mineralize blush to my cheeks.


Step 2. Next, I applied a pale gold eyeshadow (number 1.) over the whole of my lid, focusing on the inner corner of the eye so it's like a highlight. You can apply the same colour to your brow bone to create a highlight here also. Then apply a slightly darker gold (number 2.) to 1/3 of your eyelid, leaving the previous colour on the inner corner. Then blend the outer half of the eyelid with a darker gold shade (number 3.). Finally, use a very rich gold/bronze colour (number 4.) for the outer corners of the eyelids, you don't need to blend this as you want it to look bold.

Sorry for the poor quality pictures, I couldn't get good lighting!

Step 3. Line your eyes with a liquid eyeliner in black and extend the line from the outer corners like a flick to create a cats eye shape. Then apply your mascara. You can also apply false lashes if you prefer, for a more dramatic look.


Step 4. Apply red lipstick to your lips and you're done!

Hope you liked this very simple make-up look, let me know if there's any other looks you would like me to experiment with!

1 comment:

  1. Your eyeliner is so neat, its gorgeous x good work ^-^
    From Zoe