Tuesday, June 28, 2011

AMW Version: Toned Down J.Lo

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Did you jump  start your week with a super positive vibe?  I did!  And I am staying positive that the week will go on smoothly because I say so! :)

When it comes to make-up looks, I usually do not get inspired by singers or actresses as I'm always leaning toward to natural look.  When I was watching J.Lo, as a judge, on American Idol plus her recent music video I'm Into You", I'm inspired to use the following J.Lo material --- Silver eyeshadow, False Lashes, Bronzed-cheeks, nude lips plus super glowing skin! 

Note that I won't be ending up  looking like J.Lo as she's the Goddess and I'm her....old shoe?  *laughs*  Seriously,  this is a look inspired by the colors that makes J.Lo who she is now....

Toned Down J.Lo a la AMW :P
Sounds like a new dish right? *laughs*


Zee AMW Diagram
(Still sounding like a dish) :P
Step 1:
Prime your lids first with your favorite shadow primer, I am using Etude House Proof 10 Eyelid Primer.  I took out my Sleek Graphite Palette and used a bright silver shadow and applied on the inner 3/4 of the lid including the inner lower lash line!  Remember to do this with a flat shadow brush on a patting motion.  Add the color as you go on!


Step 2:
J.Lo likes to apply an extra pop of earth toned shadows above the crease on the hollow of the eye socket (if that's the way you call it) *laughs*  You can use any brown shades but I've decided to "girl it up" a bit and used a plum shade eyeshadow from my Victoria Jackson Survival Kit.



Step 3:
Deepen the look of your eyes with matte black eye shadow.  I've used a pencil brush for the colors to show up more.  I also used the same brush and eyeshadow to apply a bit on the outer thirds of the lower lash line.  This gives a nice "shadow" and create bigger looking eyes.


Step 4:
Lined my upper lash line with Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black.  Optional to use pencil liner to line the water line.  Do not forget to fill in your eyebrows but I tried making them look as natural as possible as I want my eyeshadow to be the focal point.

On a regular day, just curl your lashes and apply coats of your favorite mascara.  In this tutorial, I've re-used my GlamBox Mink Fur Lashes.


Step back, remove fall outs or clean excess shadows with cotton bud


Scroll down to know what's on the rest of my face



For the Face:
INuovi Litebase 3Y
Kate Mineral Powder OC-C


For the Cheeks:
L'Oreal True Match Blush in Apricot Kiss


For the Lips:
Awake Lipstick in Apricot Cream

I forgot to take a pix but I used some of my favorite highlighters on my face!  
Move on J.Lo! I'm the new Asian J.Lo!!!  *JUST JOKING!* :P


Who's your icon for the  moment?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

35 comments:

  1. you look super gorgeous nikki.. i love the shades toned down na smokey.. i think i can wear even in the morning.. :D

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  2. ganda.. always reading your tutorials especially for the eye makeup.. not so good at it pa, starting with it pa lang...

    :)

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  3. love the look!
    snifs at mink fur [eye lashes]

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  4. hiya Jlo sis! *cue Jenny from the block*

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  5. i am so amazed at how you do your makeup! you can change how you look... i feel so boring because i feel like i look the same everyday even if i change the color of my makeup! i love the cheek and lip color...aaah! i love everything actually! also your hair! lovely!

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  6. super love it, galing mong magblend! Will try this combo next time hehe =)

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  7. ganda!! :) i love this look on you! i specially like the higlight on the lower lash line, makes your eyes pop! paturo!! :)

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  8. Love it, you look gorgeous!

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  9. super bagay sayo...everything is perfect...:) love love it...:)

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  10. love it...super bagay sayo...:)

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  11. very pretty! i love your brows

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  12. wow, ang ganda. this is one of the best looks you've created. You look so pretty and refreshed.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Like ko po ang blend ng make-up I try ko yan bukas sa opis.

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  14. I like this look! Bagay sayo :)

    This is my kind of occasion make-up, not the barely-there look.
    Since I rarely put on make-up, I prefer something a bit dramatic like this one when there's a special event. I esp. like putting the highlight in the inner corner of the eyes :)

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  15. I have not tried putting false lashes....It looks cool and natural on you...I just hope it is not so difficult to put. I will try this look. I am excited because the colors you blend are the same hues in my J.Lo look book.....cool....cant wait to go to the office tom....hehe

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  16. @donnarence Thanks for finding this look gorgeous :) You made me smile! hahaha

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  17. @Belle Just like nail art, it boils down to practice and you'll get the hang of it for sure!

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  18. @Issa Ohhh I'm sure you can do that as well! I like changing looks and I actually look much more different in person if I have heavy makeup on :)

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  19. @Shopcoholic awww thanks! I'd love to see your version Khymm!

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  20. @Shen hahah aanong paturo? I'm sure you know it better than I do no! :)

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  21. @apple hay, I don't have J.Lo "assets" so I can only try her makeup style :D

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  22. @Jackie Thanks! I think my brows look better now than this one on photos! heheheh it isn't that clean! :P

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  23. @Call Center Agent Kamusta? were you able to do the color combination too?

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  24. @Mom-Friday I know what you mean, i like to look different and extra special during special occasions! :)

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  25. @cheannetoday Can I be honest? hahaha putting on false lashes on oneself is really challenging! So practice starting NOW!!! :D

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  26. Hi! You're lips are divine! Do you know where I can get one of those AWAKE LIPSTICK here in the Philippines or online if it's not available here?

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    1. Hi Phat, AWAKE cosmetics are available in the PHilippines (Rustan's to be exact)

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  27. Hi! where did you buy your awake lipstick in apricot? thanks!

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    1. It was a gift to me but it was bought from Rustan's :)

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