Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tutorial: Angelina Jolie at the Academy Awards-Inspired Eyes + CONTEST!!!!

Do you like the Suesh Smoky Eyes Brush Set? Well, I did and here's a tutorial I made inspired from one of Hollywood's most beautiful faces from the recent Academy Awards - Angelina Jolie. Angie never fails to be absolutely gorgeous no matter what, even with minimal makeup on a boat in Cambodia. At the red carpet, she's gorgeous as ever.

Nevermind the weirdness of the leg in photos (with legs like her, we have no right to complain), Her makeup has the perfect balance of eyes and lips - both are defined with her trademark cat eyes and - boing!!! - red lips. Full-lipped ladies like Angelina can wear red, and how flattering this red is! However, in this tutorial, we focus on the eyes. I did a look inspired from that, a very wearable, subtle smokey eye that you could take from day to night. I used only four colors and four brushes. Most of the colors are in fact, in the neutral side, so anyone can wear this and they go with any lip color you want - red like Angelina, nude, or pastel pink, it's up to you. Just match the lip color with the blush so everything looks tied together.

So let's get started shall we? As you can see, I used certain products for this look, but feel free to use products you're comfy with. I'll just describe the shade for you to know what to use okay? So let's get started. I started with prepping the face first, then defined brows and applied primer for the makeup to stick.


Using a peachy-nude, matte eyeshadow, apply this color from lashline to lid using the large eyeshadow brush.

Contour the crease with matte warm brown eyeshadow using the small eyeshadow brush. You can deposit pigment on the crease with the dome smudge brush and then blend with the small eyeshadow brush for more intensity.

Create a drop shadow by using the same brown eyeshadow on the lower lid with the angled eyeliner brush.

Eyes should look like this: a bit defined, but okay.

Line the eyes with a smoky eye staple: Black pencil eyeliner. I lined the bottom lashline 2/3 of the way and full on the upper lash and slightly extending upward to create a "wing".Set the liner with black eyeshadow using the dome smudge brush for the smoky intense look.

You can blend the upper liner with the smudge brush like so for that intense cat eye look Angie is known for.

For a bit of 3d sparkle, I applied sparkly loose eyeshadow in a neutral peach color on the lids and blended it. I also used this on the tear duct to highlight and a bit on the browbone.

For more prettiness, mascara comes to the rescue. Choose a mascara that instantly pumps lashes into vavoom hotness. False lashes may be added.

And here you go... an eye look that's very easy and pretty using the Suesh Smokey Eyes Brush Set.

I'm feeling generous today and so I'm giving away three Smokey Eyes Brush Sets to three very lucky readers. All they have to do is answer the question below:

How would you create and wear your smoky eye design?

Post the answer to the comments section after this entry with your full name of course! Contest will run this week and it would end March 11. :) Good luck lovies!


Tara Cabullo said...

I'm pretty stupid at smoky eyes so I am joining to win a set plus will follow your tutorial. Bukas na bukas din. Keber kung sa opisina! :)

khris said...

No idea how to do the smoky eye thing... So i wanna join & try it if i win... And wear it sa office at game sa pag pratice sa bahay^^- khris ladrera

Mary grace Elardo said...

i do not know how to do smokey eyes maybe bcoz i dont have brushes just like yours... but if i do i will always wear it during our pole session....