Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AMW Version: Back to Earth

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It was a rainy and gloomy weekend on our side but nothing stops me from going out to celebrate Father's Day and at the same time, it was perfect timing for me to watch re-runs of Boys Over Flowers until 2:00am!  I love weekends!  

Yes, I know!  It's Tuesday and I'm still talking about the weekend!  Can't help it!

I will be sharing another AMW Version, a smokey eye makeup with a nude lipstick!  For me, smokey eye makeup is one of the best way to enhance one's eyes!  It also looks good on most eye shapes and sizes!  People who has monolids will also enjoy this style of eye make-up application.

You can experiment with color combinations, here's what I came up with....

 AMW Diagram

Keep in mind to use an eyelid primer to make your eyeshadow stay in place and prevent further fall outs.

Step 1:
Using a flat shader brush, apply Revlon Luxurious Color in 015 Shimmering Sienna all over the lids going a bit beyond.  Do not worry about the distinct lines created as we will blur it out later on.

Step 2:
Flip over the flat shader brush and apply The Body Shop's Eye Colour in no 43 which looks like moss green with loads of shimmer.  This is a nice "balance" for the smokey eye makeup not to look too dark!  

Step 3:
Use any matte/shimmery black eyeshadow to apply only inside the crease.  I am using Sleek palette Graphite.
Step 4:
I lined my upper lashline with KATE Gel Liner in Black.

Step 5:
Instead of lining my waterline with regular pencil liner, I opted to use a pencil brush and apply a dark, shimmery silver eyeshadow on the outer area of the lower lash line.

Step 6:
Brighten the eye area with a shimmery peach shadow using the same Sleek Graphite Palette and apply on the inner thirds of the lower lash line using the same pencil brush.


 Fill in your brows and curl your lashes and apply coats of mascara.
I used Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, Bobbi Brown  mascara 
and Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil

 Here's my version of Back to Earth colors!
I used Brown which represents soil
Green to represent plants
Black, just to enhance the "smokey effect"

 Check out what I used for the rest of my face

For the Face:
Skin Food White Grape Fresh Foundation No. 23
Pat with Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover in BO10

For the Cheeks:
Colour Collection Blush-on Duo in Desert Rose

For the Lips:
Awake Lipstick in Apricot Cream

The gorgeous AWAKE lipstick was a gift to me by the wonderful girl behind the beauty blog The Shades of U  Aileen, Aileen came to the Philippines for a vacation and it was great to finally meet her!  Here's a mandatory group photo which I grabbed from Sophie of Beautynomics.

Here's a lip swatch to show you how gorgeous the shade Apricot Cream is

And here's my final look of Back to Earth
Have a wonderful day!
What's your favorite eyeshadow combination at the moment?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. ooooh skin food foundation, i use the lettuce cucumber watery foundation. reading your grape foundation review now ☺♥
    very pretty wearable smokey look ☺♥

  2. Colour Collection Blush-on Duo in Desert Rose looks really nice!

  3. You look so fresh as always, I love your skin sister! =) And your smokey look is always wearable and not over the top. Muah!

  4. Wow this is so cool. I should build my own make-up collection now! :)


  5. This look is soooo sexaaaaay! :)


  6. A really chic, beautiful look! Great blogger meet photo!

  7. Great look, nikki! I love the lip color!

  8. can't wait to try this out! thanks for the simple tutorial! <3


  9. @Marge Ahhh I haven't tried the Lettuce cucumber version :) Thanks !!!

  10. @Bun Bun Makeup Tips OO my fave for now and I'm actually using it at the moment :)

  11. @Jamilla Camel Agree, it was such a gorgeous night to finally meet Aileen :D

  12. Hey, thanks for that review on Etude House's Proof 10 Eye Primer. It really works. It has replaced my dried up UDPP.


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