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Quick Demo Using Dior 5 Couleur 876 Trafalgar: Red Eyeshadow Tutorial

Red on the eyes seems to be very “in” for Fall, judging from the fact that 2 of the biggest designer houses, Chanel and Dior, feature red shadows this season.

The trick to wearing the look without everything going too Goth is to pair it with softer (pink, gold, pearl) or more neutral shades (brown, burgundy, grey). If you want it to look goth, you can pair it with nothing but black. Chanel’s look for the season is slightly punk, pairing strong red with bright yellow.

I went for a softer, more wearable option since many people were asking about how they could make a palette like Trafalgar wearable. It’s actually not that dramatic if you don’t wear the red on its own!

P.S. the liquid liner I used here was MAC’s Penultimate Liner in Black.

Quick Look at Dior’s 10 New 5 Couleur Palettes in Singapore (and the limited edition Fall 2014 876 Trafalgar palette)

I’ve heard from some readers that the palettes available in each country differ, so these may not be exactly the same as what you can find in your country, but if you just want to look at some of the new shades being rolled out, here are some!

(The older collection is slowly being phased out, so if you have any staples you might want to get some backups before they’re gone.)

Out of the 11 palettes, I picked out 4 faves to purchase for obvious reasons… (I’d rather buy a new bag than 11 new Dior palettes at one shot…)

These 4 I’ve swatched above. 

The pigmentation and formulas are the same as they were before; I can’t really detect any difference. But the packaging HAS changed. To see the difference between the older palettes and the newer ones (plus the new applicators etc), just go to my post on Dayre!

Chanel Les 4 Ombres 232 Tissé Venitien Pictorial

A quick smoky pink and smoked-jade look using the new Les 4 Ombres palette from Chanel. 

The diagrams above are pretty self-explanatory. The only things I used aside from the palette were black liquid liner (Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner) and mascara (Max Factor Wild Mega Volume mascara).

You can use false lashes if you want, but the look is quite soft, so I wouldn’t use falsies as it can hide/obscure the soft pink at the inner lids. 

[Requested] MAC Rose Gold pigment tutorial: Smoldering Russet Eye for Fall

This is a very warm eye look that works on pretty much everyone, but can bring out blue, grey and green eyes. If you don’t have blue/grey/green eyes, it’s still a beautiful look for light to dark skin tones. Don’t ever limit yourself too much based on these “color rules” because remember you are more than your eye color!

you can wear 2 ways depending on how dramatic it is and how much lid space you have.

  1. If you don’t have much lid space, you can go ahead and fade the dark brown all the way up to your brows.
  2. If you have a lot of lid space, going all the way up to the brows could look extremely dramatic, so if you want to control the drama, just blend up slightly past the hollow of your socket line.

Base - Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe 

Deep plum-brown shadow: Shu Uemura ME 761 (Alternative: MAC Satin Taupe is a cooler brown, and MAC Antiqued is a more dramatic wine-brown)

Coppery duochrome shadow: MAC Rose Gold pigment

Pale white-gold: (plenty of options!) Coastal Scents Elven Gold hot pot, MAC Vanilla pigment, Urban Decay Vanilla eyeshadow, Shu Uemura IR 811

Black liner: Essence I Heart Rock Gloss Eye Pencil (or any very soft pigmented black liner; Maybelline Master Drama and Lancome Le Stylo Pencil are very good and last better than the Essence one I used)

Black mascara - Clinique High Impact mascara in Black

Fall Eyeshadow Tones: 88 Metal Mania Palette Tutorial

Let’s take a break from the high-end makeup and play with some affordable stuff!

One of the things you can consider investing in (if you haven’t already) is the Metal Mania palette from Coastal Scents. This is an all-shimmer collection, and it’s filled with rich, high-pigmented Fall-appropriate shades ranging from neutral to violets, to teals, and pinks. 

For this soft, richly-colored look, you will need 4 shades from the palette, along with black mascara and brown pencil:





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New Pulp Fiction: Dark Lips and Nails, with soft Glittery Lids

TGIF! How about a spot of drama for the weekend?

Uber-dark lips are incredibly dramatic, but can look sophisticated at the same time. Here are a few quick tips to wear super-dark lips AND nails without going all goth or emo.

  1. Wear a bright blush. Many people don’t think to do this, but dark lips can really drain your face of color, and a glowing pink or peach on the cheeks adds some life and prettiness so the look isn’t too severe or aging.
  2. Choose soft, cool colors for the lids. A very dark lip is almost a neutral shade in itself, so if you do a brown or taupe eye, the whole thing can look very monochromatic in a 90’s sort of way. Not a bad look per se, but we’re trying to keep things modern here.
  3. Add a little texture into your look. Whether it’s a bit of sparkle or a metallic sheen to your lids, it helps to again liven up and lighten the look.
  4. If you’re new to this, go for a creamy or glossy texture rather than a matte lip.

Tips: If you like dark lips a lot, invest in a black lip mix or lipstick instead of buying tons of dark colors. (I used OCC Tarred for this, but my favorite black lip product is actually MAC Pro lipmix in Black.) Just add varying amounts of black to change up some of your colors. 


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