I finally watched Chennai Express!!! Apart from the last 10 minutes, I was either giggling non-stop interrupted only by frequent fits of more laughter. I swear the uncle sitting next to me thought I was high before I came to watch the movie. I absolutely LOVED it!
I’ve never been too fond of Deepika to be honest. I like actresses who can act (d-uh) and never really pay too much heed to their looks. After having seen so many of Deepika’s movies (pretty much all of them…mostly because I’m a Bollywood addict), her acting only stood out in Chennai Express. She was brilliant at the South Indian accent and finally has my approval as an actress.
Anyhow, the other thing that stood out in the movie was Deepika’s winged eye-liner(something about her face being magnified on a giant screen). It was particularly this scene that made me notice how nice it looked on her
Really thick black eye liner on the upper lid and nothing on the lower lash line. So what do I do. Come home and google a ton of her pictures and then proceed to crop only her eyes….results are as follows –
I think we can conclude that she wears this look a lot and it looks good on her. Next, I am going to try and recreate this winged/flick/cat eye kind of look and if I succeed, I will have a tutorial for you guys!!
THE ART OF CONTOURING & HIGHLIGHTING
If you are like me (read BROWN), then I can bet you a $100 (because that is all I can afford right now) that you have trouble finding the right shade of foundation to match your skin. 9 times out of 10 I come home with a foundation that either makes my face look like it’s from ghostville or gives me a summer tan in December. After years of struggling with the wrong shades and a growing pile of unused foundations I discovered contouring!!! Not only was I able to use the lighter as well as the darker shades of the foundations I had, I also made my makeup look a lot more natural!!! I was able to highlight the right features and achieve the perfect results!!
It basically means ensuring that the right parts of your face get contoured and highlighted. Ideally, you want to brighten up features where light would fall and reflect. The depressed parts of your face should be covered in a darker shade.
Here’s how it works:
I use Kim’s photo here because I really think she does it best. When I’m read to put foundation on (after washing and moisturizing my face), I apply three different shades of foundation. I cover my under eye area with a warm base concealer and then add the lightest shade of my foundation on the area under my eye, middle of my forehead and nose, chin and the area in between my cheekbone and jaw. I then take a darker shade and apply that foundation along the temples and under my cheekbones making a large ‘C’ on my face. I also apply this shade along my jawbone and the side of my nose. Finally, I pick a foundation that is almost similar or a shade darker than my actual skin tone to fill in the remaining areas and blend everything with a sponge. Viola!! Perfect face that makes me so happy!!!
If you learn better with a video then here’s one of the better ones I’ve seen:
THE HUNT FOR THE PERFECT SMOKEY EYE
So everyone knows the smokey eye look (except for my boyfriend..I mentioned something about smokey eye in a random conversation the other day and he’s like”what the HELL is that?” I guess a ‘smokey’ eye sounds kinda weird..what is that spposed to mean anyways? smoke in your eyes :S :S :S :S)..Anyhow..back on topic…I have been trying to experiment with all kinds of smokey eyes ever since I discovered that I love painting my face and I mean ALL kinds of smokey eye make-ups. There are a few that work really well for me (as in brown skin, dark eyes, dark hair) so I decided to put them together in a video list!!!!!
PS: This post is under construction. I will keep adding as I keep experimenting. I believe in make-up science and experimentation will lead to great inventions some day…ahem..
here you go
1. Soft Smokey Eye Cat Look (great for people with small eyes like myself- elongates your eyes)
2. Soft Bronze Smokey Eye (With WNGS!!!! – I love wings!! (Again…a small eyes kinda thing))
To be honest I haven’t actually tried this look but I was drawn to it the moment I saw it, reasons being:
1. The video is freakin 3.36 minutes!!! Who makes videos that are 3.36 minutes?? GENIUSES!! I know!!! Those are RARE!
2. Soft and Natural- I don’t really like dark dramatic smokey eye makeup. Mostly because you can’t walk around with that much black on your face during the day, which let’s be honest, is most of my waking hours. Since I don’t have much of a life and next to no party/clubbing life, I stick to softer and more natural looking makeup that I can sport during the day, to work, to school, to go shopoig etc. etc.
3. Smokey Eye with Wings- I have a thing for wings. If my friends described a sigature eye look, it would most definitely have the wings. It just works with my eyes. It makes my eyes appear longer. So when I see a smokey eye look with wings, I’m like…HELL YEAH!!!!
Wll try tomorrow and let you know how it goes!!!
Also: Keep reading as I discover more smokey eye looks!!
PS: Feel free to comment 🙂