Sunday, March 7, 2010

I go crazy because of you - T-ara inspired look

Hi girls!

I'm back with a new tutorial. I've been lacking a little bit of inspiration lately so I haven't been having any ideas of a new look. But i decided to go with a celebrity inspired look.

I'm going to try and recreate this look that I saw from T-ara's new concept. T-ara is a korean girl group and their recent concept is dark and sexy! So this look is quite similar to a smokey look.
My look is based on Soyeons look and here is a picture of her =)


So lets get started =)

First start off with concealer and foundation. I used my bourjois healthy mix foundation and my healthy mix concealer, they were from the same line =)

Start by priming the eyes and I used Urban Decay's Primer Potion.

So now, using a beige skin colour shadow that has shimmers in it (I'm using Kate's dual karat in BR-1) and place it all over the lower part of the eyelid. Then using a tanish sunkissed colour (I used a sample pigment I got from coastal scents), pat it on the lid above the beige colour. Such as so;

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Now, after applying the tan colour, using the brush you used (or fingers) slightly bring the tan colour shadow upwards towards the brow bone.

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You'd need to bring the tan colour up towards your brow bone more than what I have in the picture above. I took a photo of it before I did that step by accident hehe

Now using a black shimmery eyeshadow (I'm using prestige mono eyeshadow in Onyx) apply it all over the area that you applied the beige eyeshadow. (Yes, you're applying the black shadow into of it)

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Now using a matte black eyeshadow (I'm using NYX's eyeshadow in Black) and apply it ontop of Onyx, however on a smaller part of the lid.. um it's hard to explain I'll just let the picture explain to you,

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So you're applying the matte black shadow where it says black. and you're going to gently bring it up so that it could merge with the shimmering black shadow. Then you're going to blend oynx with the tan shadow thats already on the lid.
It should look like this;

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You can make it as dark as you want or as light as you please, thats all up to you.

Now onto eyeliner, using a liquid liner, line your eyes so that it gives you an outline of where to draw your eyeliner when you use the gel liner.

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^thats how your going to line your bottom waterline.

Now curl your lashes and apply mascara. The next step is optional. ^^

I applied fake lashes just to make the look more dramatic.

Now using a baby pink blush, apply the blush on the apples of your cheeks (smiling will help you find the apples of your cheeks easier). I used "baby pink cheeks jelly". I got this as a present so I have no idea where to purchase it. It's a cream blush. Now finish off with a soft baby pink lips.

And... you're done! ahah
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Yes I'm wearing my pj's lol! I wasn't planning on going out :P

So the products I used are:

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Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 51 light
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in 51 light

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Kate Dual Karat in BR-1
Tan pigment from coastal scents?
Prestige Mono Eyeshadow in Onyx
NYX Single shadow in Black
Shu uemura eyelash curler
Giorgio Armani Maestro Obsidian Black Mascara
Revlon Colorstay liquid liner
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink

Etude House Perfect Brow Kit

Baby Pink Cheeks Jelly

Tony Moly Bery Bery lovely lipstick in Pink girl

Oh! and also, please request a look if you want. I love to know what some of my readers want to see =)

Cathy. xoxo


  1. A very detailed and interesting tutorial Cathy!
    I love your contacts btw :)

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  3. your makeup looks exactly like soyeon's :)
    i like this one~