Thursday, May 3, 2012

Boho Chic


Spring hasn't really arrived all that much in Vancouver, let alone summer...but whenever the word Bohemian pops up, I think of summer...sunny bronze, glowy and tanned makeup. I bought a cute headband a few weeks back from H&M and it really inspired me to do a Boho makeup look, so here I am with the tutorial using the infamous Naked Palette! These choices in colours can be easily found in drugstores so if you don't have the Naked Palette (....although I don't know why you wouldn't by now hahaha) you can recreate the look with other brands of eyeshadow colours. I hope you guys like this easy tutorial :D


Step 1: Apply a primer of your choice as usual and then using your finger - blend out a bronzy cream eyeshadow base over top (Urban Decay eyeshadows are fairly pigmented and stick on well even without a cream base...so if you want, you can skip this step - but this is just a habit of mine + putting my cream shadows into use haha).


Step 2: pack on a shimmery gold eyeshadow (half baked) all over the lids


Step 3: Taking a bronze coloured eyeshadow (smog), apply it to the outer corner and blend it inwards and down towards the upper lash line.


Step 4: Blend out the edges and add some more definition to the eyes by blending a matte brown shade (buck) in the crease


Step 5: using a smudger brush, take a dark brown eyeshadow (dark horse) and smoke it along the lash line


Step 6: by this time, you may have lost some of the gold eyeshadow (half baked) colour - so feel free to go back in and re-apply some more and also apply it to the inner corner of the eyes for the summery bronze look.


Step 7: using the smudger brush again, dip it into the gold eyeshadow (half baked) and smudge it along your lower lash line


Step 8: next, dip the smudger brush into the bronze eyeshadow (smog) and apply it to the outer one-third of the lower lash line - blending it in with the gold eyeshadow to create the sultry effect


Step 9: line your upper lash line with an eyeliner of your choice, line your waterline with a pencil liner, curl your lashes, apply mascara and then apply some natural looking cross-hair false lashes to complete the look :)



Step 10: put your cute headband on and you're finished! :D

Boho chic headbands are good for taming messy hair & keeping your bangs in place from the wind! :D

Products Used
Face

  • Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Medium 0-1
  • ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
  • ELF Studio Blush in Candid Coral
Eyes
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Iced Mocha
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette (Half Baked, Smog, Dark Horse, Buck)
  • Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
  • Maybelline The Falsies Mascara 
  • Daiso False Lashes (Crosshair)
Lips
  • none

20 comments:

  1. I love your eye makeup and that headband!

    KAREN

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  2. this is such a gorgeous look and love your step by step photos :D

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    1. hehe, thank you! I try to make it as clear & as easy as possible :P

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  3. Very pretty! I love the colours!

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  4. Mmmm the gold's so pretty! Makes me wish it was summer in australia right now!

    ♡ M.May

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    1. aww hahaha, I'm so looking forward to summer in my area! >_<

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  5. You look so pretty!!

    xoxo
    Liz

    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  6. haha Thank you for the tuto ! Very nice make up ! I will try to do the same but I don't think it's be also beautiful because I don't really avian "asian eye" but mi asian mi european mi india, I don't know, I'm very strange ! :p
    It's a very beautiful make up ! <3

    Turtle <3

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    1. thanks! aww don't worry, just use the colours in a way that is most suitable to your own eye shape - that's what I always do whenever i come across some looks that I really love!

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  7. This is SO pretty, fantastic tutorial! I love that you used the Naked palette, because I have it and really want to give this a go now. I'm sure it won't turn out as gorgeous as you've done it here though :p I also have this habit of using my cream eyeshadows for my base. I think it does really make a difference, even though UD eyeshadows are quite pigmented already.

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    1. Thank you! Be sure to let me know how it goes when you try out this look!! AWW nahhh, i'm sure you'll do it just as good and even better :P haha yeah, putting on a base is like a natural instinct to me now whenever i use eyeshadows XD

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  8. I am a big fan of the boho look. It really works on you!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  9. oh wow love this look! Thanks for the tute!

    www.closetvoyage.com

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    1. glad you like it! and np~ I had a lot of fun doing this look myself :P

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  10. this is a pretty look, the colors are really nice...love the headpiece, too!

    i responded to your question about the bracelets here:
    http://rockoomph.blogspot.com/2012/05/lovely-obsessions.html?showComment=1336423629376#c1338180662311140918

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    1. thanks for the reply and the helpful links!! I really appreciate it :)

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