Monday, September 13, 2010

Inspired look: Michelle Phan's Tim Burton look

While I was searching for contact lenses and comparing water contents I came across Michelle Phan aka RiceBunny's make up tutorial. I've watched her tutorial a gazillion and one years before but one of her recent tutorials really caught my eyes. It was a Tim Burton inspired look. It was a smokey eye look; sultry, seductive, gothic all mixed in one.

I took one look at it and really wanted to try it but in the video, she used a bruised plum purple and I wasn't too sure if I could pull it off. In the end, I decided 'Ah what the hell, you only live once!' not to mention, I'm safe in my own room.



As usual, I'm too lazy to remove my entire make up and start all over again so I just pile on. My office look has been very very simple lately anyway so it doesn't make much of a difference. Apply a little eye base and then here comes the bruised plum purple. Since by now, it's a few days after seeing the video, I really didn't remember the actual steps. I know she used brown somewhere..*sweatdrops* but lets just skip that since I didn't remember where.

I place the purple according to where my "crease" is suppose to be. Press into eye sockets to make sure. Atleast I think that's what I'm suppose to do.



Apply black like no tomorrow! Do it! NOW! Kidding, but apply lots of black all along your lids covering most of the horrible purple along the way (Yay for me!) Apply the black under your eyes as well, apply it like you you are sleep deprived and have not heard of coffee before.

You: Want some coffee?
Me: Huh? Kofi? No, it's okay, you can keep him..

*Kofi Annan is is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations


Next, apply some beige-y eye shadow near your brow bones and blend everything to together so there's no harsh line. All eye shadow used is from the 88 colour palette. Then apply your foundation. In the video, Michelle recommends going for a foundation a few shades lighter for the pale look.

Pale? For all pale looks, I tend to use my Elianto Fresh Whitening Foundation stick. Yes yes, it's not very "fresh", it has actually expired. But then again, expiry date is only a suggestion, right? XD



Before you start screaming at me to throw the damned thing away, note that I only use it for FOTDs and I wash my face after like half an hour or so. No pimples so far *hugs on tightly to her wooden desk* Touch wood! Line water line with black eyeliner.

I wanted to use my The Face Shop's falsies (Picture two above) but me being me; dropped one side of the lashes and lost it! RAWR! *toot toot toot toot tooooot!*

For lips, I used NYX round lippie in Circe + NYX Mega shine lip gloss in Sugar Pie. Doesn't the name makes you wanna sing?
Oooooooooooooooh!
Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
You know that I love you
I can't help myself
I love you and nobody else

- Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch, Temptations

My first time taking an FOTD picture with Sir Terrible Memory, he wasn't too happy with the pictures but he always looks fine to me anyway *pulls his cheeks*



My hair's a little messy cause it was still wet when the whole look was done. Angie once asked for a full FOTD instead of a half-faced FOTD. I must apologise if most of my previous FOTD was half -faced, it was because either I screw up on one side or I didn't do the other side. To be truthful, another reason being that I have a very bad eye bag on my right eye which is super obvious whenever I smile, it ruins a lot of shots and annoys the *toot* outta me.


No falsies

8 comments:

Dolce♥Bunny said...

Love love love love~!! I saw the vid too but always thought it was too dark but hmmm... the way you did it, I think I can wear it out! You awesome! yay! and HI SIR TERRIBLE MEMORY!!!! Love the falsie... and lol to loosing one of them... I loose mine too and later (like 2 hours later) find it stuck to my hair.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Very nice! You have the kind of complexion that goes with everything, Ash. =D

shuaddict said...

You look good! Such a nice smokey eye look.

Sue said...

I like the look! very nice eh! i very long time no see my eyeshadows liao. lol! do post more! :D

dblchin (double chin) said...

wow! I dunno what to say, u look simply gorgeous!

ning * star said...

i think is pretty!
p/s: I will be in Penang next week. any recommended place for shopping & food?

Coco said...

wow!
this look totally matches you!
too bad i can never pull off a smokey eye like this :( i always end up looking like someone had just punched me in the eye :(( so most of the time i have to stick with the neutral browns (boring!)

& yes! the Chanel powder is perfect for those who are flawless. your skin looks pretty nice to me! >_< you'll def. look good in it!
- Coco

ShazreeyanaShukri said...

Ashley.ashley...never failed to make me laugh! ROTFL!! ahahahaahha! u r too cute! i love this look!! it looks really good on u..gonna try it soon!
<3 <3 <3
xoxo
~yana~

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