Monday, November 16, 2009

AMW Version: "Almost Matte" Look

Happy Monday!  I haven't been doing any AMW Version looks recently as I have been going through tough times!  Tough times isn't over but life has to go on and I have to move on and do the stuffs that makes me happy!

I haven't been doing any vibrant colored makeup lately, so I'm inspired to do one and I picked up the eyeshadow palette from Coastal Scents.  Here's what I came up with....


AMW Diagram

Step 1:
Using a flat shader brush, pat on the matte purple eyeshadow from the CS 78pcs Makeup Palette.  Pat it all over the lid area going a little bit above the crease area.  Add as desired.
Do not forget to apply the same shade on the lower lash line.

Step 2:
Using a crease brush, apply the outer v area with a dark bluish purple shade and blend.


Step 3:
Using a bigger blending brush, blend all the shades with a dark brown eyeshadow.  Reapply as needed.


Step 4:
Highlight the browbone area and inner corner of the eye with a white eyeshadow.


Step 5:
Line the upper lashline and lower lashline with Coastal Scents' Gel Liner in True Black using CS Bent Liner.


Apply 2 coats of your favorite mascara
after curling the lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler


Do not forget to fill in your brows 
with your favorite pencil liner
or eyebrow powder

Here's my final look

What's on the rest of my face?

For the Face:
Revlon's Custom Creations 020 Light
Pump once
Used Dollface Duo Brush (Foundation/Concealer)

Concealer Palette From Dollface Cosmetcs


Set my foundation with
The Body Shop Nature's Minerals Foundation

in Shade 02


For the Cheeks:


Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Blush in 
Gentle Pink


For the Lips:
Clinique Soft Shine Lipstick in
Creamy Nude
Top with Lancome Juicy Wear Top Coat


Here's my final look, "Almost Matte" 
as the shades I used are on the matte side 


What's your Version for the day?
Keep smilin'

Stay happy!


  1. I'm sorry to hear that things have been tough at your end.. I know that you will emerge triumphant after. I know you're a tough girl, getting me inspired all this time, not just makeup but with life. :)

    As for your look, you never cease to amaze me! Is it me or is your diagram more blended, too? :) Ganda!

  2. I sure hope you get through the tough times and be HAPPY! :)

    Love the look, the purple in the inner lid is gorgeous. Love it, super bright! Love the headband too. :)

  3. nice look as always! i hope things get better for you sis :)

  4. Oh!! Nice look!! That's really smooth and matte and I Love it!! =D Which palette is that you have? I'm still weighing whether to get the CS 88 Palette or looking at other palettes to get... That's a really nice look!! Love the overall look too! Very flawless and smoooooth. Awesome!

    All the best~


  5. What a beautiful vibrant look!

    Keep smiling, Nikki!! Everything will turn out in the end - good luck!! *hugs*

  6. Girl, i know you're going through some difficult times now, but i know you're a strong girl and capable of overcoming whatever that comes your way, so hang in there! We're all behind you and praying for you :)

    And i love this look!! It's smokey and sweet at the same time!! :D :D

  7. *hugs*

    You mentioned "almost matte" but not "extra sexy" !!! =) I love love love purple on you, you look gorgeous!!!
    Love you, girl!

  8. gambate!u can get tru all the tough time, darl!

    the crease, well done.n i need to get those crease brush too!

  9. I love you....for no matter what you are going through, you still smile. You are such an inspiration. Stay beautiful. And I hope things get better.

  10. i love how u blend the colors together. sorry to hear that you're going through tough times. :(((( i just hope everything will be okay. :)

  11. I feel bad that things are tough for you these days, but I know you're a strong & smart girl, and best of all, VERY POSITIVE. It's so nice to hear you think and do things that makes you happy instead of whining, and you even inject positivity in your makeup! =)You're amazing, Nikki!

    For all its worth, I'm giving you a CYBERHUG right now, and hope it can make you feel better.*Hugs*

  12. They said life is like a wheel, sometimes you're at the peak and sometimes you're at the bottom. but wherever your position is at the moment, you know you never suffer alone *hugs* I hope things will get better for you soon...
    I like your FOTD :) Im yet to use any blueish eyeshadows :P

  13. Pretty look Nikki, as usual. :) Love your headband too, looks really good on you.

  14. sis, i know how hard it is but know that there are reason for everything.. and that we should be thankful for the time He is giving us.. i miss you terribly and i have feeling i'll be seeing you soon. :) love yah sis!

    on to your look, ganda!! you look so fresh and awake here. :) i gotta give my 76 es palette some lovin soon. :)

  15. Love the look, it's so bright!

    I'm sorry to hear you've been going through a rough time, I hope things will get better soon.

  16. hope it's not too serious nikki and whatever is bothering you,i hope everything gets better ;)

    i reckon you should do more matte looks. i like matte!


  17. miss nikki i love the way you do your eyes...wearable and hindi siya over the top na super made up.=D.just the right look for einybody ^^

  18. Hi Nikki

    Very nice color combi.

    I am going thru tough time for some time already and I continue to remember God's word in James 1:2-4. It's talking about after going through trials in our life , we will be complete and not lacking anything.

    The verse says: Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develop perseverance, perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

    Stay strong!

  19. *hugs* Nikki. That 'Almost Matte' look sure is great. And as always, the tutorial is VERY HELPFUL, esp for newbies like me.

    there are actually alot of us who like your AMW looks :D you won't be able to count em with your fingers, i swear!

  20. I like this sorta day time smokey eyes! Looks very nice!

  21. teeyah, its ok girl! you know how strong naman I am..thanks ha? I am glad I get you to be inspired not only with beauty stuffs but in life! I wish for us to meet up soon!!! more stuffs to impart! now I feel like an old woman! hahaha Funny, you're right, more blended nga diagram ko!

    maggie, hahaha you're too sweet , thanks for loving the eyeshadow and the headband too! I'm glad the headband is getting some love too

    Crystal, thanks sis, I hope things will be better too :) *hugs*

  22. Dana, that's the coastal scents 78pcs palette, the one that includes the blushes :)

    Catherine, thank you *hugs back*

    Jenn, thank you for being such a sweetheart, gosh, I know a lot of you knows what I'm going through, I appreciate the sweet words, it really meant so much!

  23. Nanzy, aww sweetie! You know I cannot add that! i love of people will react! hahahha :) So thanks for adding that "extra sexy" note..I'm glad you find it sexy :) Love ya too girl!

    Kavukz, thanks girl! I'm glad you like this look and thanks for the cheer!!!

    B, I love you too sis! you are an inspiration too! I love you for being there sis!

  24. nehs, yes, things WILL BE ok :) I have to make sure of that, thank you :)

    Dang, sis! I honestly love and appreciate you for those calming words! sis parang true friend na kita although we haven't met pa :D sis I am a go getter, but of course, I do get tired, so thanks for the kind words ! The cyberhug works!!!! *cyberhugs back*

    Acutelife, yes, I'm on the down side for quite sometime, but I'm still'll turn up..I"m not losing hope thanks!

  25. Charry, thanks girl!!!!

    Khymm, :) thanks sister! Musta na?

    Shen, can't wait to see you sis! i need a HUGE hug from you! muwah :x

  26. Gio, it is so bright you're right :) Glad you like it, thanks for the kind words!

    Jo, well, it is serious, but I'll talk about it soon! i just needed the time to write about it..such a looonnngg story you girls may fall asleep! haha

    Shobe, aww, I'm glad you like this, I do looks usually that not on the super bright side, just right lang! I'm a boring girl ! hahaha

  27. Lavender, thanks for sharing God's words! I do read the verses from the bible and it helps so much! thank you dear!!!!

    Herroyalbleakness, awww thank you sweetie, I really like your look! thanks for linking me up!

    Anastacia, thank yoU!

  28. Hi Nikki! Hope things have started to look up for you by now :) Thanks for stopping by Frocking Around (tee hee)!

    My first reaction when I saw your post was...' does she follow the hollow of her eye so perfectly?!' Skills, you haz it.


  29. Your shading skills are awesome future girl!!

    Hope all is well with you!

  30. Absolutely gorgeous. I have the 88 Palette and will definitely try this. I love it! Thank you!

  31. Great look! It looks so nice on you!!

  32. I hope things get better for you soon. If that's one absolutely great thing about makeup is that it can distract you from the surrounding and just make you calm down your senses.

    You look really cute, btw. Excellent blending :)

  33. Meldee, aww thanks for commenting and thanks for the words of encouragement!

    Old Cow! My dear past friend! thank you!

    Vnessa M.thank you!

  34. Cheechun, 88 pcs palette, I only own the 78pcs! I'd love to try the 88pcs! enjoy creating looks!

    Lisa, thank you for always saying such sweet compliments!

    Connie, you're right, I forget problems for a couple of minutes when I do makeup, the power of beautifying! lol I know you think about me, thanks so much! I appreciate the love!

  35. this is such a gorgeous look, i love the combo! i'm always surprised at what people come up with because when i stand there with my palette i always mess up and give up and go to something else lol

  36. awww what a very pretty look. I'm not good with eye make up. I'll have to try these as soon as I get home. I'm so excited. =)

  37. ChinkyGirLMel, thank you! :) let me know how your trial goes


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