Monday, October 10, 2011

Smoldering Stare

Whenever I am inspired, be it by a person, a celebrity, a natural occurrence or simply just something that I happen to catch a fleeting glimpse of,  it would compel me to recreate it. They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but there's a bold and defined line between imitation and recreation. The definitions of imitation, inspiration and recreation are usually mixed up but I would not dare cross that line. 

Ok before I rant on an on and jump from one topic to the other in one post, let's me get back on track.  As I have mentioned in my most recent K-Pop Idol Featurette, I am a huge fan of her dark, smoldering stares all thanks to her dark and heavy eye make-up. Though in reality, I cannot sport that look everyday, especially at daytime. The most I can pull off is putting on dark eyeliner. But there's a catch: I am quite inexperienced with liquid eyeliner

Last week, Shiny Pretty Things wrote a post, Eyeliner Tutorial which is really helpful and very simple. She even teaches us nooblets how to wing out the eyeliner, which is something I have been itching to do, but unfortunately, could not. 

Alas, my ongoing struggle with the liquid eyeliner is finally turning towards my favor. I was able to decently put on liquid eyeliner and woots woots, I'm winging it! Pardon the over excitement on my part, this is sort of a tiny triumph on my part, and since this is my blog, let me bask in my very short moment of glory *lol*.

Weapon of Choice: Etude House Oh m'Eye Line
For the sake of eyeliner drama, no smiles
Wings in Cross Process :D 
This is what it looks like up close :)

Love how this defines my eyes' shape
So, my biggest thanks to Shiny Pretty Things' tutorial. I've always wanted to try this out, but I kept messing up the wing >.<" But her tips on how to create it really helped, a lot. And I'm really pleased with the end result. I always enjoyed putting my eyes on the spotlight whenever I do my make-up. And with this sort of eyeliner technique, it's all about the eyes, baby.

50 comments:

Bravoe Runway said...

OMG you did a beautiful job! I can't wait for Shiny Pretty Things to check out this post! She'll be proud! Now I am going to have to try it, I did purchase 2 liquid eyeliner pens recently, so it should hopefully be easier for me to apply! I am new to liquid eyeliner as well, and hope I can do half as good of a job! Awesome :D

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Empress Za Lemore said...

lovely job darling...it looks great.

to the next great inspiration!

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SassyUptownChic said...

Wi you did an awesome job girl! It looks great on you. Eyeliner is super tricky. I always get the over the eye part right, but not under. HAHAHA That's what I love about fashion blogging! You can learn so much from others and many people are now doing tutorials (which is super helpful). There's so much we can learn from each other. Will definitely check out your friends blog. :D Have a great day Wi!!! You look great hun.((HUG))
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Silvia ♥ said...

I love the eyeliner (LLLLL).
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Stephanie Ayu said...

i love liquid eyeliner and i totally swear by it!

great use of makeup :)

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Alexa said...

Great effort and a good tutorial! Have you tried flicking the ends of the eyeliner up? It really opens up the eye!

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ShinyPrettyThings said...

OHMYGOD LOVELYYYYY!!!! i'm quite proud of u my dear XD mainly because i can't believe u even understood my horrible explanations lmao you'll prob be better at it than me in no time hehe

i am glad my not-very-helpful tutorial was helpful to you!!

Blackswan said...

Great work, Wi! I haven't used liquid eye-liner for a long, long time. I used to apply the liquid ones on my eyes during my modelling days but I've since switched to pencil ones.

Maybe it's due to age catching up, my hands are not as steady as before. Don't wanna end up with eyes like Panda. Hahaha!

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Keeping up with E.S.E.M said...

looks awesome!

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Disturbed Style said...

Great photos! You look so cute :)
I love it! :)

Nava Krishnan said...

I prefer pencil liner as for liquid liners you need a steady hand, if not it will be all over the place.

Nice outcome and great pics with the liners though.

Sam said...

Very Cute Post!

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Very well done! So precise! <3<3

Lizzy said...

Hey Wi:)

Oh I have never tried liquid eyeliner before. But I'm looking for a good one to buy. I love Ga-In's dark smokey eyeliner too :) But I sort of suck when it comes to applying eyeliner, I make lots of smudges and messes. I've been practicing a lot lately but I still need to polish on the wing. I am VERY BAD at the wing, so you're not the only one ;D I think you did a great job! SO MUCH better than me of course :P

Have a great week :D
Lizzy

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Diane said...

i'm sure shiny pretty things will be proud of this post!!
great job sweety!

Elle Sees said...

did you see my tutorial? go check it out!

amy b.s. said...

i love this! i am so eye liner impaired though, i could never pull it off.

laura said...

imitation really IS the best form of flattery! I love a good winged eye! You did a great job!

Happy Monday!
♥ laura
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Ly said...

You did such a great job! I'm terrible at liquid liner too so I now just use gel.

-Ly

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Mr Lonely said...

just wanna to say hi here~ and thanks you for all the while advice me.. thanks you~

rosecandle11 said...

thanks for sharing. looks cool this eyeliner:)

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Jo said...

I like the way you write! Quote your word "theatrical" and I would add in with doses of wit and humour.

Practice makes perfect so bask in the glory of succeeding in doing the wing eyes for now. Very soon it'll be a daily thing for you.

Mannequins Dream said...

you applied that so beautifully! when i try and do it....dont even ask.. :P Xx

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Fashionistable said...

Well done. I find this look so difficult to do. Xxxx

Amanda Nguyen said...

wooow...smoldering indeed! looks good!! I like using liquid liner...I usually use loreal lineur intense (i think that's what it's called)....it's great cause it has a suuuper easy applicator...felt tip!

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the nyanzi report said...

great job.

Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

Really nice post, I got so much to learn from you!
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Carrymel said...

I always ruin my wing too, Wi :( But you did a great job on yours! Don't doubt yourself, hun ;) lol. I'm going to check out Shiny's blog myself because I can use all the help I can get on that.

PS - I'm jealous of how long your lashes are! :O so pretty!

Rob Forget said...

your purty. :P

Dana Paramita said...

pretty yo sweety! well done, thanks for sharing, and thanks for your sweet comments <3

Lina Kim ♥ said...

I've always wanted to buy Etude House Oh m'Eye Line too!

Rocker Chic said...

Wow you did great. You nailed it. She would be proud I am heading over to look at the tutorial. :)

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skippysays said...

Wow, you did an amazing job! You do not want to see what happened when I attempted liquid eyeliner :)
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roxy said...

i so love etude house :)) best store for girls :)) loving the eyeliner :D it looks good on you :D check out my blog too :))

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Erika said...

cool!

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Fabrizia said...

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creativefashionglee said...

This is the skill I´m yet to perfect. Using ink eyeliner. :)

Taj Acosta said...

Looks great! Once you get the hang of it it's a piece of cake! xo

Kel said...

Shiny Pretty Things would very proud of your finished result! Love the moodiness of a dark liner.

I'm still such an amateur with all my makeup!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

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Keeping up with E.S.E.M said...

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paledivision said...

Doesn't seem like you messed up the wing liner!
Looks great actually :)

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SECRETE INTERVIU said...

what a cute bottle of eyeliner!! you look gorgeous!

NaNa said...

The eyeliner is looking great on you!

And thanks for your many super sweet comments, and also for the award :) We have posted about it, linking you, and also listing 7 random facts. Thanks again!

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Flaviana Boni said...

Nice makeup dear!

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Mitha Komala said...

the eyeliner appeals perfectly on your beautiful eyes :)

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songbird said...

ah i struggled so much with doing the liner..i think i do a better job now but i do botch it up sometimes..you did a great job..have to check out this tut now

Vee said...

Good job !!
I had a look at the tutorial and it is indeed very helpful =)
I'm gonna check out her blog a bit more ! hehe

xxx Vee