Hello….my lovelies! How has the weekend treated you? Pretty sure it’s nothing but fantabulous. Below is a simplified step-by-step tutorial using the all new Limited Edition of the Paris Palette by Sigma Beauty. I have already reviewed the palette and made swatches in my post here. For the tutorial, please scroll down.
Step 1: EYES
Apply an eyeshadow base all over the lid to help the eyeshadow stay longer and prevent it from creasing especially in our hot humid weather. I usually use a NYX HD Eyeshadow primer or the Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original).
I usually apply another base layer when it comes to such vibrant eye color; NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk all over the lid. Fingers will do, if not use a synthetic brush.
Eyes Open View
Eyes Closed View
Apply “Orsay” all over the lid with the brush that came in the palette; Sigma Eye Shading Brush E55 . Please ignore the eyeliner visible at the beginning of the tutorial. Went out for a while to run errands on my off day and couldn’t leave the house looking pale can I?
Opened Eye View
Closed Eye View
Apply “Seine” and “Louvre” onto the crease. What I did was dab my brush onto both the colors and applied onto the crease in “wind-shield” wiper motions using the Sigma Blending Brush E25. Don’t forget to keep blending out the harsh lines, just so it looks softer and more natural. I used a clean Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E40. Apply “Versailles” for some highlight below the brow bone. I experienced a lot of fallout with this color. Used a Sigma Medium Angled Shading E70 for this.
Apply “Seine” and “Louvre” onto the lower lash line halfway; I used a MAC 219 Brush. Apply “Orsay” onto the other half of the lower lash line. Don’t forget to blend in the middle where the two colors meet.
Apply your eyeliner; I lined my eyes with the winged effect. The eyeliner used is my go-to eyeliner; KISS ME Heavy Rotation Liquid Eyeliner. If you would like to know why it is my HG product, please read my review here.
Curl and apply mascara onto your eyelashes. I used the Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara in Black. I don’t fancy buying and opening so many mascaras at once coz’ they usually dry up very quickly. That’s why you’ll notice it’s always the same old same old mascara used in every tutorial. I bought a pack of 3. So, can you imagine how long these mascaras are gonna last?
Step 7: Optional
Apply falsies (which I didn’t in this tutorial) and some blue glitter on the lower lash line; NYX Glitter Cream Palette in Eden. I usually like to turn my day make up just by adding some sparkles to the eyelid. Only takes you 2 seconds!
Step 8: FACE
Apply eye concealer, foundation, loose powder of your choice for the face.
Step 9: CHEEKS
Apply “Rouge” as the contour ; a little below your cheekbones and temple. And with the Sigma Large Powder Brush F30 , apply “Peche” onto the apples of your cheek and make sure to blend it in together with the contour line.
Step 10: LIPS
Apply a lip liner of your choice (for a longer lasting effect especially if you’re out having dinner), followed by lipstick & lipgloss. Since the eyes are already very dramatic and bold, I would usually go for a nude/beige lip color.
And voila!!! The finished look…
Excuse the large open pores. Thinking of laser. What do you reckon?
For those in USA, you guys are so lucky coz Sigma Beauty will be there at the IMATS, Pasadena, Los Angeles (June 23rd & 24th) and the best thing is the Paris Palette will be available for sale as well as selected brushes at a discounted price (15% off !!!!!). I have a review and pictures here on the brushes, just in case you’ll like to know more before purchasing any. International beauty divas, will have to purchase the products online at the retail price stated on their website here.
Sigh.. I was gonna make a trip down to California but as usual my schedule does not permit me to do so. I am definitely going to make it happen next year 2013, so IMATS LA here I come Year 2013 despite the long journey from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to California, USA. Afterall, what’s life without cosmetics right?
Disclaimer: All products used in the tutorial were purchased by me.
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