Friday, February 25, 2011

Calling all brides - part 1.

The next few looks are going to be bridal looks for all you brides-to-be!

The idea to do a bridal look was on my mind for a while and I was thinking of doing the traditional reds/golds/maroony look. But then Uzma suggested doing a green & gold look and I thought well, why not do a bunch of them. After all, today's brides have ventured into the realm of colourful outfits other than the traditional red/maroon/gold ones!

So this is going to be the first of this "series" if you will. This first one is green and gold for Uzma. It is super shiny look which I had difficulty doing because I felt the colours were too garish but I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't doing it for ME, I was doing it for a bride!

Here's what I used:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Nyx Jumbo eye pencil in Milk (on one eye) and Black Bean (on the other eye) as a base
  • Yellow-gold colour from Maybelline's  "Give me gold" quad thingy
  • This really OLD coppery-gold pigment from a brand that does not exist anymore
  • MAC e/s in Humid
  • Nyx e/s in Lime Juice
  • Lorean Lineur intense eyeliner
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Achieving the look:
  •  I don't have a good Gold colour - the one from the Maybelline quad is too glittery so I use it on the inner corners of the eyes to brighten up the area.
  • Use a coppery-gold on the main eyelid
  • Put a green colour in the outer V and blend into crease
  • Blend the green above the crease using a lighter green colour. Add suitable highlight.
  • Add eyeliner/mascara etc.
Now for some pictures! (I have used a black base on one eye and white on the other. This was an experiment to tell if the different bases make a difference to the outcome of the look. Can you tell the difference?)

W/dim lighting

The top 3 pics are with a white base and the last 2 are with black. I really didn't see the difference. The colours turned out just as vibrant!

Hope you like, do tell me what you think and let me know if you want any particular colours!