Saturday, December 1, 2012

Till The Skyfalls 007

Happy December everyone! I thought I would have more time in November to blog but I was wrong. The hectic-ness did not stop as hoped. It feels like forever since I've last posted but I'm back now. I also have some exciting things to share - I have officially caught up with technology and have a smart phone now. Le ghetto no more!! HUUURRAYYY! Which means, you can now find me on instagram and you'll definitely see more updates from me on there when you notice I'm mia on blogger. :)

Anyways, with all that random stuff many of you guys watched Skyfall? The moment I saw Berenice Marlohe's makeup when they were in the casino I instantly fell in love. I love the dark lips and extremely dramatic smokey eyes paired together! By far, I think this is the heaviest makeup look I've ever done. When I finished and looked at myself in the mirror, it felt weird cause I looked so different - I felt like a stranger to myself hahaha. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I do - now, let's get started with the tutorial!


Step 1: Prime your eyelids with an eye primer and then apply a thin layer of creamy black base all over the lids and spread evenly

Step 2: Using a crease brush, pack on matte black eyeshadow over the lids while slightly blending the colour upwards towards but just right beneath the crease or eye socket area.

Step 3: Dip a flat smudger brush into the black eyeshadow and apply it to the inner corner of the eyes for a defined look. Then use it to create a dramatic wing on the outer corner of the eyes.

Step 4: With a fluffy blending brush, slightly blend out the harsh edges of the black eyeshadow with a medium dark brown eyeshadow for a gradient effect.

Step 5: Line your water line with a black pencil eyeliner as well as the lower lashline (not shown) and then set the lower lash line with the black eyeshadow for longevity as well as softening the harsh pencil for a smokey effect.

Step 6: Next, take a shimmery dark charcoal or (in my case) shimmery dark brown and apply it to the inner third of the lids, tear duct and inner third of the lower lash line for a subtle brightening effect.

Step 7: Highlight the browbone with a matte white eyeshadow

Step 8: Curl your lashes, apply mascara and pop on some dramatic false lashes. Eyeliner is not necessary for this look since your eyeshadow is already black and no one would be able to tell anyways. ;)

And viola! C'est fini! Well....not quite because we still have the lips. If you're like me and don't have the perfect dark plum wine lipstick you can simply mix the colour of two different lipsticks like I have done to complete the look. I first lined my lips with a nude lip pencil liner (NYX Lip Pencil in Nude Pink) because any bold lip colour requires a nice clean finishing edge. Then I applied Revlon's Va Va Violet and using a lip brush, I topped it with a red lipstick (NYX Round Lipstick in Eros) until I got the desired colour. The other night, I finally had the chance to pick up my new toy - YSL Glossy Stain in Violet Edition. So in the photo below I have placed the mixed lip color beside the YSL one for comparison. (And yes, expect a haul and several reviews soon!)

Classy look turned gangster with my beanie and sweater haha

Mixed Lip Colour vs. YSL Lipstain

** By the way, please excuse the inconsistency in the quality of the photos. Long story short: the current winter weather in raincouver does not provide the best natural/day lighting. So I had to use two different cameras - one good, one bad. So yeah....overall this tutorial was a pain in the butt!

Products Used

  • NYX Eyeshadow Trio in TS01 (Black/Gray/White)
  • NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Champagne & Caviar
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Socialite
  • Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
  • Daiso Cross Long + Red Cherry #43 Falsies
  • Bobbi Brown Corrector 
  • Make Up For Ever Duo Matte Powder
  • NYX Powder Blush in Angel
  • NYX Powder Blush in Taupe
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • NYX Lip Pencil in Nude Pink
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Va Va Violet
  • NYX Round Lipstick in Eros
  • YSL Glossy Stain in No.1 Violet Edition 


  1. Very pretty! The look is so sophisticated! :)

  2. So sultry and smoky! Love the drama and your eyes look absolutely amazing! We missed your blog posts, hopefully the next month isn't so chaotic :)

    1. I'll try my best! Keep an eye out for them posts hehe I'll try to get more up as soon as I finish my finals and hopefully fit a few in between! :)

  3. you look really pretty! smoky suits you perfectly ;)

  4. Freaking awesome! You did and awesome job! Your features are also killer with the look girl! I thought of how easy it would be recreated when I saw her make up. Oh and that YSL lipstain! I must get one as a gift to myself sometime in the future! Haha ^^

    1. You should try it out too, it was easier than I thought hehe. I've heard so many things about the YSL lipstain that I couldn't resist it. The packaging is so luxurious. I'll have a review up soon! :)

  5. I absolutely loved Skyfall and especially Severine. She was a great character. This look is awesome! Great job!

    1. I loved her character as well! and thank you :)))

  6. You look absolutely gorgeous !!

  7. Goodness me, this is gorgeous! Your eyes are naturally pretty but the winged liner and shadow really adds depth!

    Love the lipcolour as well!

  8. Love this smokey eye on you! Muah!! <3