I have been very lucky to have worked closely with makeup guru, Larry Yeo, recently. Even happier that the tips and tricks I picked up while working with him is something I can share with all my readers. One recent post which Larry shared with me helpful tips was How to Conceal Dark Rings.
But now aside from sharing little makeup tips and secrets with you on valerie-lim.com, I will also be sharing them on a dedicated beauty portal called Beauty Destination.
Brought to you by L’Oreal Singapore, Beauty Destination is the NEW one-stop website where you will learn from experts like Larry and other makeup experts on top of interacting with ambassadors such as myself and Jessica from Tippytap. Furthermore, the website is chock full of beauty how-to videos, step-by-step guides and insider information about the newest L’Or�al products. There is even a contest page on Beauty Destination where you will be able to bag a Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite Notebook (worth SGD2000) because YOU’RE WORTH IT!
Each month Beauty Destination teaches you something new and for the month of August, you will learn how to UPSIZE your eyes and create the DOLLY look with L’Or�al’s new products. Larry is demonstrating in the above picture how and where you can apply eyeshadow to create bigger eyes. As we go through the tutorial with Larry, he explains that the star product of this look is the highly pigmented L’Or�al Color Riche Les Ombres Eye Shadows.
In a whole array of stunning and sophisticated palettes, the Color Riche Les Ombres Eye Shadow is velvety smooth in texture and lasts up to 12 hours. You will love the brilliant colors and highly pigmented formula of this eyeshadow.
My personal favorites are Beige Trench and Tropical Tutu. The former is the perfect companion for a subtle yet sophisticated daily look. Colors are always fun and the carnival of colors from the Tropical Tutu palette is right up that alley. If you are a fan of the smoky eye, Velour Noir (black palette) is just what you’re looking for.
At a recent L’Or�al Paris Beauty Workshop, bloggers and I got upclose and personal with the makeup guru, Larry, as he demonstrated how to use these Color Riche Les Ombres Eye Shadow palettes alongside upcoming L’Or�al makeup products.
Just as you will learn how to UPSIZE your eyes with the products in the videos and guides on Beauty Destination, Larry demonstrated the how-to on me and here are the tips and tricks he shared with us during the workshop.
The products used are:
1. Color Riche Les Ombres Eye Shadow Palette in Beige Trench
2. Super Liner Automatic Slim Liner
3. Super Liner Brow Design Pro
4. Lash Architect 4D Mascara
5. Rouge Caress Heart of Pearl Lipstick
6. Color Infallible Eye Shadow in Eternal Black
7. Super Liner Black Lacquer Liquid Liner
Cover the entire eye lid up to the crease with the�L’Or�al Color Infallible Eye in Eternal Black. This works as a color base to intensify the colors applied over later. Here Larry is using his ring finger to apply the eyeshadow on my lid.
The finished result should look something like this depending on where your crease ends.
My eyelid crease is quite thin so the area covered is quite little.
Next, we’re going to use the brown of the L’Or�al Color Riche Les Ombres Beige Trench Palette on the OUTER CORNER of the eyes up to the eye socket. Basically, it raises the ending point of the eyeshadow creating larger eyes. Layering the Color Riche Les Ombres eyeshadow over the Color Infallible eye shadow intensifies the brown making the lash line darker.
To further intensify use the L’Or�al Automatic Slim Liner, draw very close to the lash line, even dotting between the lashes. This pencil liner is easy to control as the lead of the L’Or�al Automatic Slim Liner is sturdy and can be applied with decent pressure.
Tip: Instead of using your hands to pull the skin around the eye area during eyeliner application, tilting your head upwards at a 45-degree angle and looking downwards exposes your eyelid too. This technique also allows the tip of your eyeliner to get closer to your upper lash line.
To really supersize your eyes, you can see in this picture that Larry created winged eyeliner on BOTH the top and bottom lids.
The secret to super-sizing your eyes is drawing the wing FROM the bottom lid. You won’t go wrong once you follow the natural curve of your bottom eyelid. Extend the wing 1cm past your eyes for maximum dramatic effect.
After that, draw your eyeliner on the upper lid as you normally would and then, match the ends of the bottom and top line together. Fill the space in between the lines to ensure continuity.�You can see that the eyeliner on the top lid is quite thick.
The Super Liner Black Lacquer Liquid Liner is a very consistent black liner regardless of how long you draw the line. One stroke of the brush and your winged liner is set. Then, curl your lashes and use the Lash Architect 4D mascara to create the wide-eye dolly look.
To balance the large eyes, Larry used the brand new Heart of Pearl Lipstick in Peach & Cute (such a cute name!) on me. The Heart of Pearl Lipstick is named as such because the center of the lipstick is a unique pearl core that gives your lips a beautiful 3D luminous shine.
An extension of the Shine Caresse Lippies Lip Tint I previously swatched, the 6 pearly colors are highly moisturizing. I am a sucker for the pretty little pearl bits that dance on my lips.
And this is the finished face of the day!
Significantly bigger eyes and a glowing lip color!
If you need more information about how to make your eyes look bigger, there are other videos on Beauty Destination. Re-create the look and upsize your eyes with the L’Or�al Les Ombres eyeshadow available at $22.90, Black Lacquer eyeliner at $20.90, Lash Architect 4D mascara at $27.90, 3-in-1 brow designer pencil at $21.90 and Heart of Pearls $18.90 available at Watsons, Guardian, SASA, selected departmental stores and super/hyper markets.
Have fun girls!