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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Makeup Tutorial: Smokey Red


Through Dewi's (pinkuroom) entry for my previous giveaway, she asked me to do a makeup tutorial that is outside my comfort zone (e.g. natural makeup, ulzzang makeup) like the vampire-inspired makeup tutorial I did before for Halloween. Therefore, I decided to make this smokey red look which is quite different from my other tutorials. Don't forget to let me know what you think ^^


  1. Apply primer evenly to your entire face [Tony Moly's Expert Smoothing Primer].
  2. Apply foundation [Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow] and conceal any imperfections with concealer [Tony Moly's Prestige Dual Carat Concealer].
  3. Set the foundation with loose powder and apply more powder to the oily areas such as eyelid, nose, and hair line [The Body Shop's Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation].

shades used:
Burning Red: matte bright red
All Night: satin dark navy blue


  1. Apply eye primer onto you entire eyelid [Etude House's Proof10 Eye Primer].
  2. Apply matte red eyeshadow on 3/4 of your eyelid from the inner corner [Burning Red].
  3. Add dark navy blue eyeshadow (or black) on the outer V, then blend [All Night].
  4. Using a pointy-edged eyeshadow brush, create a sharp wing with the same dark navy blue eyeshadow [All Night].
  5. Draw a winged eyeliner in the direction of your previous winged eyeshadow [Etude House's Drawing Show Brush Liner BK801].
  6. On the lower outer corner, add the same dark navy blue eyeshadow (alternatives: black eyeshadow, dark navy blue eyeliner, black eyeliner) with pointy-edged eyeshadow brush [All Night].
  7. On the lower inner corner, add shimmery white eyeliner to brighten up the eye [Etude House's Styling Eyeliner #02].
  8. Curl up your eyelashes and apply mascara [Etude House's Lash Perm Mascara].
  9. Apply your choice of fake lashes [Too Cool For School Lash No 7].


  1. Contour your cheek, nose, and hair line. Highlight your cheekbones, T-zone, and chin [3CE Magic Touch Face Maker]. (Contour-Highlight tips here)
  2. Apply peachy-pink blush on your cheekbones [Etude House's Lovely Cookie Blusher #10].


  1. Apply red lip gloss (or lipstick) onto your entire lips [Max Factor's Colour Elixir Gloss #30].


Face
Tony Moly's Expert Smoothing Primer
Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow #Ivory
Tony Moly's Prestige Carat dual concealer #02: natural beige
The Body Shop's Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation #202: natural vanilla
3CE's Magic Touch Face Maker
Etude House's Lovely Cookie Blusher #10: peach parfait

Eyes
Etude House's Proof10 Eye Primer
Etude House's Play Color Eyes #1: so hot
Etude House's Drawing Show Brush Liner #BK801: black
Etude House's Drawing Eyebrow #1: dark brown
Etude House's Styling Eyeliner #02: white
Etude House's Lash Perm Mascara #washable
Too Cool For School Lash No. 7

Lips
Max Factor's Colour Elixir Gloss #30: Captivating Ruby



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10 comments:

  1. This is a great look. We love your gradient and it matches your hair so well, super cute!

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  2. wow that looks really great =D

    www.heykasumi.blogspot.com

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  3. You're sooo pretty girl! Your makeup looks absolute flawless <3 And your ombré hair is just love!
    I've never seen a red smokey eye look before, it's different but looks very unique :)

    http://stylealamy.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank youu! :3 actually this was my hair a month ago ;b

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  4. Super cute and the eyes shadow's color! I've never knew Etude had these kind of colors... :0


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    1. thank you! Etude has some colors like this but it's usually a limited edition ^^

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  5. I love your hair! <3
    Nice makeup, I really like it :3

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