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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Japanese-style Natural Makeup Tutorial + False Lashes Review (Sponsored by KKCenterHK.com)

I recent acquired an Integrate Rainbow Grade Eyes eyeshadow palette during my visit in Hong Kong, and also received a set of false eyelashes from KKCenterHK, so I decided to combine the two products into a Japanese-style natural makeup look. This is the makeup I wear (without the false lashes) when I go for interviews or formal non-evening events. I hope you like this tut!

This is the eyeshadow palette I used. Integrate is a mid-range Japanese brand, famous for their eye products. The palette is available in 9 varieties, ranging from browns and greys to bright pinks and greens. The color I got is BR606. When I first saw this palette, I just know I have to get one. The design is so pretty! :D

The palette consists of a creamy base color (A), a middle shade (B), a dark/liner shade (C), a highlight shade (D) and a glittery shade (the white color, which I did not use in the tutorial).

Anyway, let's get started! Here is the "before" shot, where I am only wearing mineral foundation. Since this is a natural look, I am not wearing circle lenses.
I first applied the creamy base color (A) to my whole eyelid all the way up to the brows to even out my eyelids.
I then put the middle shade (b) all over my eyelid, careful to blend the edges for softness.
Next I applied the dark shade (C) thickly along my lashline, up to my crease. If you don't have a crease, make this dark shade about 1/2 of the width of your eyes when your eyes are open. As you can see, Japanese eyeshadow are very soft and usually have a soft sheen, so the look will not be too intense for everyday wear.
I then line my eyes with a dark brown eyeliner pencil along my upper lashline, being careful not to extend the line outside of my natural eye too much, as the look is meant to be natural.
I went over the eyeliner with the dark shade (C) using a spongetip applicator to soften the line a bit.
My lashes are curled and two coats of mascara is applied.
I filled in my eyebrows with dark brown powder, and also highlighted my lower lashline with the highlight shade (D). It doesn't really show up in the pics though...
Finally, I put on the false lashes (skip them if you prefer a more natural look), and applied nude lipgloss to my lips. I don't wear blush usually, but you can add that if you like. :)
Here is another angle of the finished look. You don't always need circle lenses to have big bright eyes! :D
Below is a detailed review video of the false lashes I wore for this look. You can buy them here.

Thank you KKCenterHK.com for the lashes!


l-article said...

Nice review and tutorial! Thanks! :D I was thinking about ordering lashes from that site~ They have a few nice bulk packs of lower lashes I have my eye on :3

♥ c.angie ♥ said...

You have really long lashes and the false looks really nice on you too :D

Blovet Beauty said...

Nice lashes ... It enlarges eyes nicely

charmed-chick said...

These look amazing on your already long lashes. I have just received a few of kkcenterhk's lashes ive only reviewed one type so far so I cant wait to try this design :-)


Tifa Mai said...

Love the natural look !!! Good job :D and thanks for sharing!

xNTA said...

I always look so silly with false lashes. but you look amazing! I'm your newest follower! <3

Have a great one! x NTA @ blogspot.com

yumiko said...

thanks for the natural tutorial. it's always a trouble with monolids when i have to apply makeup. Thanks it was very helpful!

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