Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tip for the Day: Achieving Smoke and Fire Look with The Body Shop

Remember those days when I still have time to do "Looks"?  I know, I have been super bad with it and it has been more than a year since my last makeup look!  Things has been going crazy for the past year and I think I'm starting to accept the fact that --- I am ONE busy girl and I just have to deal with it!  But trust me, if I get the chance to squeeze in some Looks Tutorial, I'll definitely do it, but don't hold your breathe ok?

On my last report on The Body Shop's Autumn Trend 2010, I've shared to you the secrets on Achieving Perfect Base "a la" The Body Shop style!  True to what I've promised, today, I will be sharing the last leg of sharing the tricks and tips I've learned. 

Achieving Easy Smokey Look
by Ms. Dens Congco of The Makeup Den

Step 1:
Using The Body Shop's Kajal Eyeliner in black applied on the lashline and lid area.  Dens applied on the outer 2/3s on the lids blending with her clean fingers.

Step 2:
The Body Shop's Midnight Blue Eye Color patted on top of the Kajal Eyeliner with an eye brush.  Intensify as needed.  (Note from AMW: You can use any form of sparkling or matte eyeshadow color of your choice in this step.)

Step 3:
Using the same TBS Kajal Eyeliner in Black, line the upper lashline and lower lashline like you regularly do with an eyeliner.  The Kajal Eyeliner is dual purpose, works best as base and eyeliner.  

This step is done to intensify the eyes.

Step 4:
In creating smokey eyes, the undereye area is usually dirty, so clean up with a liquid concealer.  According to The Body Shop's Training Officer Ms. Argie Lingat, using a liquid based concealer is best for people with dry under eye area.  Cream based concealers tend to sit in fine lines thus enhancing it instead of hiding it.  

Dens used The Body Shop's Lightening Touch (a cheaper alternative to YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch).  She gently dabbed the liquid concealer blending it using patting motion.

Step 5:
Set with a loose powder using The Body Shop's Powder Brush.

Step 6:
Don't forget to fill in those eyebrows to complete the look!  Dens used The Body Shop's Eyebrow Powder mixing light and dark brown shades.

Step 7:
Let's not forget the blush, lipstick to complete the gorgeous look!

Thanks to Billie for being such a gorgeous model!  The rest of the beauty bloggers had their fair share of achieving Smoke and Fire look with the wonderful people from The Body Shop!

Ms. Argie Lingat did mine!   Sorry for the messy look, this was taken several hours after I got home! Well, after sleeping inside the car *yawns* :P

Before I end this post, I want to give a huge shoutout to my beauty blogger friend Shen!  Happy 27th Birthday dear Shen!  You've achieved so much for the past years and I am very proud of your achievements.  I am sure your mom (who is your angel watching over you) is proud of you as well!  May you be blessed with good health, fortune and of course...happiness!

Looking back Shenster, we have a lot of photos together no?  We are sisters in camwhoring for sure!!!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Thanks for the tip! This is so very useful. I love smokey eyes!

  2. I wish I knew about events like this here. I would so go... hehe~ It looks fun! :)

  3. love the eyeshadow colors! :)

    Jennifer & Sherry

  4. thanks so much for the greet, sis!! yes, we do have tons of photos together. :) hehehehe!! i'm sooo overwhelmed!! :) much much lvoe to you!!

  5. Looks like a fun event! The smokey look is beautiful!

  6. Monica@BeautyParler, it definitely is :)

    Skysenshi, glad you found some useful tips here! :)

    Ally, well, who knows? There could be some events there in the future! I hope!

    Jennifer and Sherry,same here, this collection, the eyeshadow shades are super pigmented!

    Shen, Happy Birthday again!

    Gio, yes, I haven't been doing much smokey makeup lately! So this is a right timing!

  7. Wow! This post is great! I felt like I was in the TBS event :) Thanks for sharing what you've learned Nikki! And oh! Happy birthday to Shen too! Love you both :*

    More power Nikki :)

  8. hey nice and easy eye makeup tut.. thanks a lot for putting it here :)

    My recent blog:Review – Bourjois Khol and Contour Eye Pencil in Black Shade

    Amee :)

  9. Sai, I'm glad I was able to make you take part in this event see you around!!!

    Amee, no worries, thanks for sharing your blog too


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