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Friday, October 16, 2009

Ube Keso inspired EOTD + Tutorial

Ube keso is a delicacy here in my country. I can't exactly explain what it is, but it's really yummy (although not exactly a favorite of mine). But while I was at the mall earlier today, I saw a picture of this while I was passing by a fast food place and decided that I needed to do a look with purple and yellow in it. It's a pretty color combination, after all! It oddly enough works with eyeshadow, too. So I decided I'd do a tutorial as well.

**** After some research I found out that ube is purple yam. :) (and of course, keso is cheese). Here is a wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ube

For this EOTD/FOTD, I used mostly Shawill products (if you recall I featured Shawill on my blog recently).

This will be the finished look:

For this, I used the following:

FACE Celeteque Moisturizer, The Face Shop primer in green (used for red spots only), Ellana Minerals concealer in Smile, MAC Studio Fix in NC35, Mineraux foundation and Mineraux neutral mineral veil
CHEEKS ELF bronzer in warm tan, ELF illuminizer (I forgot what it's called), Shawill blush
EYES Art Deco eyeshadow base, Shawill palette #1, Dollface Cosmetics 28 neutral palette, ELF transparent brow gel/mascara, ELF eye brightening pencil eyeliner in coffee, Maybelline eyeliner in black, Maybelline Volum' Express Cat Eyes mascara
LIPS PAC lipstick in misty brown, Shawill lip gloss

We will be using colors (in order) 9, 3, 12, 7

If you desire, start by priming your eyelids to make your eyeshadow more vibrant, and to prevent it from creasing or fading. For this step, I used Art Deco eyeshadow base.

For the next step, take your favorite eyeshadow brush (I used elianto's angled eyeshadow brush) and get color 9, applying a wash all over the eyelids.

Then, using the same brush, pick up color 3 and place on outer corner, blending into yellow and bringing it inwards around the crease and socket.

Taking color 12 with a crease brush or a small domed brush for precise application (I used Sembem/Life & Companion's crease brush), apply over outer v and bring into crease, concentrating color on the outer corner. Blend blend blend!

Using the same brush, get color 7 and apply as a highlight on inner corners. If desired, get an eyeshadow brush and pick up some of color 4, layering over the purple in order to create a better gradient effect.

For the next step I used my Dollface Cosmetics palette (28 neutral). I used color 2C, taking a fluffy eyeshadow brush to apply as highlight under my eyebrow, blending into purple color.

For eyeliner, I took a thin, stiff-bristled brush (I was using an EcoTools brush), taking some of color 12 from the Shawill palette and using it to line my upper eyelids. I used the same brush to apply color 9 and 3 on my lower eyelids, letting them meet in the middle. I lined my waterline with Maybelline eyeliner in black.

Curled lashes and applied mascara on upper/lower lashes...and we're done! :D

The finished look:

Tada! I hope you liked my tutorial! :D


Fifi said...

oh wow, I love it!
You look so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial!

Chrissy said...

Thanks Fifi, I'm glad you liked it :)

Blair said...

Your eye makeup is fabulous!!! What's ube keso? Something to do with potatoes?

abby said...

wow! what a pretty ube keso. hehehehe. nice one sis! yum! =)

Chrissy said...

Hi Blair! Ube is purple yam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ube) and keso is cheese.

Hey sis Abby...thanks hehe. Nagutom tuloy ako. XD

♥ mia said...

nice tutorial!

yum! :)

izumi said...

wow! you really do your makeup quite well :)

twinsouls888 said...

very pretty colors girl, like it ^_^

Chrissy said...

@Mia - Hey! Thank you, and also thanks for the follow!

@Izumi - Thanks! :D That means a lot to me.

@Twinsouls888 - Thank you, I'm glad you like it.

Catherine said...

This is so pretty!! The purples compliment your eyes soooo nicely! :D

Askmewhats said...

awww this is a nice combination and I love it that the inspiration came from UBE QUESO!!! hehehe

tiff said...

This looks so beautiful! The color combination, your blending, everything all looks great.

Chrissy said...

@Catherine - thanks! I've been told purples/plums really complement my skintone so I went with it. :D

@Askmewhats - Thanks!! Hehe ube keso is yummyyyy.

@Tiff - Thank you. I've really been practicing on my blending. :)

Anonymous said...

that's pretty and very wearable and nice blending skills :)

i love your cute poses hehe :P

Lessa said...

ferosh! although, i'd skip color#12 and just use #3 for contouring to get a more vibrant ube color.

Jules said...

Ube is my fave ice cream flavor! Waaa sayang di ko naabutan itong ice cream sa Jollibee. Anyways, I think this look is definitely one of my faves from you. I love the glow on the cheeks and the eye shadow colors are beautiful.

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