Tuesday, March 29, 2011

AMW Version: "Sweets for My Sweet" Look

 "Sweets for my sweet, 
Sugar for my honey....
I'll never ever let you go..."

*sigh* I seriously have this romantic bone in me that I even "demanded" my husband to stay as sweet as he is now no matter how old and wrinkly we get!  "Demand" is such a bad term but he did tell me I don't need to, he'll stay sweet forever.  (All together now... *AAAaaaaaawwwwww*!)

The reason why I am talking about "sweetness" is because of a Graduating Reader who is sweet enough to message me telling me how she finds me to be a sweet person!  *evil laugh* Bwahahahaha Wait till you meet me in person!  :P  Anyways, she'll be graduating soon and she wants to create a "sweet" look on her Graduation Day! 

How could I say no to such sweet request?

The call time for Graduation Day is usually early, I don't want to do heavy make-up as I don't want some make-up meltdown while you wait outside the "hall".  I remember those days when we have to stay outside and line up until the ceremony starts!  Can you imagine how hot and humid it could get?
Here's my version of a Sweets For My Sweet Look that can be done on Graduation Day!

AMW Diagram

Step 1:
Prior to eyeshadow application, prime the lid with your favorite eye primer.  In this tutorial, I prefer to use less eyeshadow for lesser mishaps!  Applied a thin layer of Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Flatter me.  An alternative can be NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil or just plain colorless eye primer.

Pat on a similar shade as "Flatter Me".  In this tutorial, I used The Body Shop's Winter Trend 2010 01 Eye Palette Shade in Twilight.  Eyeshadow shade is Lilac Mist.

Step 2:
Using a pencil brush, gently apply all over the crease area a matte black eyeshadow.  Blend with an eyeshadow blending brush with a wiper motion.  Add more and keep on blending until you get a desired result.  Using the same pencil brush, apply a bit of the matte eyeshadow on the lower lash line instead of using an eyeliner.

Do not worry about fall outs, you can gently brush it out with a "fan brush" or "huge powder brush".

Step 3:
To give a more "romantic pink" effect, apply Pret-a-Pink eyeshadow shade from TBS A La Mode Eyeshadow Quad  to lessen the harsh lines.

Step 4:
With the same TBS A La Mode Eyeshadow Quad, apply futuristic silver eyeshadow on the inner thirds of the lower lash line to give that nice "popped out effect" .

Step 5:
I tight-lined with Revlon ColorStay eyeliner pencil in Dark Brown.  Apply a bit on the waterline.

Fill in brows with your favorite eyebrow pencil.  Curl lashes and apply 2 coats of your favorite mascara!  In this tutorial I have used Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, L'Oreal Curl Impact Collagene in Black and Paul & Joe Eyebrow Pencil no. 2.

Your eyes will look like this,
or even better! :)

What's on the rest of my face?

For the Face:
Since I am on Pond's Flawless White Unbeaten Challenge, I did not use any Powder Foundation (just powder) in this post just to stick to the rule Sophie has given me!  I dusted a bit of Revlon PhotoReady Powder in 010 Fair.

For the Cheeks:
Colour Collection Duo Blush
in Desert Rose

For the Lips:
Colour Collection Colour Intense Lipstick
in Tea Rose

Don't judge me but I've used a huge pink flower headband from Shannaholic because I was supposed to look like a graduating student = YOUNG! :P

Hope this helps graduating or even non-graduating students out there who wants to create such look!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Love the look..Absolutely fresh and clean look..I love it..^_^..

  2. Nikki you look so cute and sweet nga with the pink flower! Haaha love this! I'm gonna get back to this coz I'll be graduating on April, too :D Thank you! :D

  3. Naxxx cute mo Nikki! hehe. I like the TBS quad

  4. a sweet look indeed... and super bagay on you!

  5. you did look young and fresh! ang cute nung flower!

  6. What a sweet look and so fresh! Love the flower too!

  7. You always look younger than your age, nakakainggit! Pretty! :)

  8. lovely! looking like high-school girl again esp with the doggie earrings :P

  9. -AnGiEpInK- , thank you! :)

    Aya, hey, I am sweet even without the pink flower! hehehe :) Congratulations in advance for graduating soon! WOOT!!!

    Kim, I am surprised with how pigmented it is! I love the quad too!

  10. Khymm, thank you sweetie girl!

    Issa, hahahahah I'm in real life, OLD AND DIRTY :P Thanks for saying I look young and fresh here, that's what I've been trying to achieve! So approve?


  11. Madz, awww, thanks for saying that, I should print your comment and past it on our CEILING :P FONT SIZE 10000??? :P

    Lavender, thanks!

  12. Michelle, thanks for liking it

    Xin, and you wonder why I love you so?? Only you will call me "highschool" looking *winks*

  13. Awww.... sis! I like this sweet look of yours. However, I don't think I'd be able to pull this look as I haven't got your sweet looks hahahaha! This is a fresh of breath air for a graduation make up compared to the usual caked up face of some graduation photos I've seen. No disrespect to individuals but I've noticed some people who have looked identical in their graduation and wedding photos hahahaha!

  14. preeeeettty! parang teenager lang oh..yihee! :)

  15. You're right, this does look like a very sweet look... I hope she found it useful and wore it on her graduation day. And she's right, you are a sweet person. :)


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