Thursday, January 27, 2011

AMW Version: Fresh, Natural Look

Yay!  First AMW Version for the year 2011!  It has been taking me time to create tutorials lately because of the same reasons!  So before I go on blabbing, I've created a look perfect for office meetings or just regular day at work!  A fresh and natural look that spells "Prepared, Organized, Ready-to-face-the-day!".

This type of eye makeup I've done does not alter the shape of your eyes, there's no corrective styles done, instead, just played with neutral colors to give a well polished look!


AMW Diagram


Prior to eyeshadow application, I choose to brighten up the undereye area with The Body Shop's Lightening Touch.  You can choose to use your preferred eyeshadow base, in my case, since I don't have oily lids, I chose NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Yoghurt as an eyeshadow base!

Step 1:
In this tutorial, I am using all the colors of L'Oreal OpenEyesPro Palette in Beige Harmony.  Using a fluffy eye crease brush, I applied the lightest shade over the entire eyelid on top of my NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Yoghurt base.


Step 2:
Using a flat shader brush, apply the e/s (as pointed with the brush on photo below) onto the crease with a patting motion to create depth and dimension.

Step 3:
Using the same crease brush or even a smaller version of the brush, apply the pointy tip on the outer-V corner of the eyes!  Blend out harsh lines.
Step 4: (optional)
Since the L'Oreal OpenEyesPro palette is very shimmery and natural in person, I wanted to create more depth on the outer-v, in doing so, I am using MAC Mineral Eyeshadow Odd Bits (from MAC Colour Craft Collection). Adding more as  go on.  

Do not forget to apply the same eyeshadow shade on the lower lashline.

Step 5: 
Using the sponge applicator, I pat a bit of the gold shimmer on the inner 1/4 of the eye for that "wide awake" and "bright" look!

Step 6:
Apply ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black on the upper lash line.  You can choose to wing your eyeliner but I chose to make it  more natural.  

Apply Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 1L on the waterline.

Curl your lashes and apply coats of your favorite mascara.  I am using my favorite Etude House Proof 10 Henna Fix Mascara in Black.  Fill in your brows with your favorite brow powder or pencil.  I am using Tears Line and Mode Autobrow in 04.

Other products used on the rest of my face

 
For the Face:
Avon Ideal Shade Liquid Foundation in Nude 
with HD Makeup Blender Sponge.
Avon Ideal Shade Loose Powder to set


For the Cheeks:
DiorBlush #839 Vintage Pink - using the brush that comes with the palette
Clinique Up-lighting Liquid Illuminator - applied using fingers on areas I want to highlight (bridge of the nose and cheekbones)

For the Lips:
Daiso PE-3 Lipstick  - though drying, I am seriously in love with this shade! So Unique!
LipIce Color Gloss in Summer Pink



Show your best smile and you're ready to face any day!

Note to self: "I will, try to do more AMW Version!"
Hope this helps!  I am sure there's a whole lot of better versions out there! 
*sigh* Life is fun with so many choices!

Enjoy Thursday!  I can sniff Friday like a dog!
Keep smilin'

Stay happy!


26 comments:

  1. I can't believe it's been a while since you did eye tutorials! You've been very busy lately and I'm glad you found time to share another eye makeup tut.

    I love this look!

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  2. blooming.. :D ang galing nikki.. my eyes always look matapang with all the liners i put..

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  3. Nikki, I love this look. It's so fresh and pretty. I heard so many good things about that Avon liquid foundation you used :)

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  4. it's really so fresh-looking!
    i like how it gives that youthful glow.

    you look just like a teenager!
    ^_^

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  5. I miss your tutorials Nikki. Love this look.=) So pretty and natural.

    Btw, hope you can do a tutorial on how to find your outer-v.=D Thanks.=)

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  6. This is gorgeous!!! :) I will try it the next time I can!

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  7. nice look nikki!!great for everyday wear!!love the shimmers on your lower lashline.

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  8. Love this fresh look! Its perfect for the office!! :D

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  9. love the look sis! I love this palette a lot! :)

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  10. sis! how do u manage to look youthful? this fresh make up made u look really fresh.

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  11. You look radiant and youthful as always. :)

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  12. Hi Nikki,

    I'm fond of using neutral color eyeshadows especially when going to work. I love that everyday and fresh looking make up tutorial of yours, how I wish I also have those make up you use in this tutorial.

    By the way, I'm sharing in my blog the make over I did to my officemates during our Christmas party last December, hope your readers will check it too.

    here's the link: http://fruitfulvoyage.blogspot.com/2011/01/make-up-artist-of-night.html

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  13. herroyalbleakness, I know! The first month is almost over!!! Everytime I try to create a look over the weekend, I ended up doing something else! Hayz..!

    Donnarence, oohhh hmm..matapang? I don't think so! Try to tightline instead of the upper lashline so it won't look too matapang :)

    Becky, it feels very light! WIll keep on using it and will do a review! :)

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  14. Thia, yay for youthful glow and double yay for teenager! IN fairness, you love me! Di man lang mid 20s as in teenager! I love you talaga! LOL

    Babygirl, thank you for missing my tutorials, I will try, TRY my best to do more! Sure, I will try to create a post on how to find outer v :)

    Michelle, goodluck!!! :) I'm sure you can even create a better look!

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  15. Shobe, thanks! I kinda like adding the shimmer on the lower lashline, makes me look wide awake!

    Jenn, thank you!

    Shenster, thank you! I love this palette too! Very me!

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  16. Xin, same question asked to you! You look youthful yourself! We're sisters, we have the same genes :P

    Pammy, thank you for saying so!

    AiDiSan, glad you shared the pix on your makeover! Goodluck and more makeovers to come!

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  17. I love your eye tutorials!! they are very wearable!! ^_^ You always look gorgeous!! :D

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  18. I love it! You look so pretty and fresh!

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  19. Love this! :)

    Thanks, Nikki. Please please keep it coming. :)

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  20. I want the palette too! I really love your fotds :)

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  21. @lavender Thanks for always liking my versions :D

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  22. @Sarah Will try Been super busy lately :D

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