Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Chinese Opera Inspired Makeup

I got a little bored after Dragon Boat Festival family lunch…

Have always loved the dramatic and exquisite makeup used in traditional Chinese Opera, and this is a little amateur attempt featuring fuchsia, purple and blue.

Products used:

a. Etude House Look at My Eyes Cafe eyeshadow in PK005 washed all over lids, up to brows and under the eye including normally concealer-covered areas using Chikuhodo G-03 brush.

b. EH Look at My Eyes Cafe PK003 over lids, keeping it under crease line area, focusing more pigment on inner third area using Chikuhodo G-03 brush.

c. Too Cool for School Glam Rock eyeshadow in CF001 Urban Flower on center of lids and blended outward using Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush

d. YSL Dessin du Regard Eye Pencil Waterproof in 10 for upper lash line and winged out.

e. Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner Duo (Blue) for lower lash line, and double wing effect.

f. Pupa Vamp! Compact Eyeshadow Palette middle lavender shade on center lower lash line on top of the blue liner using Bobbi Brown Angle Eye Shadow brush. Yellow shade on upper and lower inner corners blended upwards towards brows using the same BB brush.

g. Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof Mascara in 2 Purple Velvet over black mascara base (RMK).

h. Chanel Inimitable Mascara Waterproof in 27 on tips of lashes (looks like flint stuck on my lashes in photos lol!)

i. Nars Coeur Battant Blush generously applied with Koyudo 3D Powder Blush Brush, colour intensified on the apple of cheeks.

j. Maybelline Lip Polish (aka Color Elixir) in Glam 6 on center of lips only.

Other: Brows darkened and thickened with O Hui Eyebrow Pencil.

What’s your go to stage makeup inspiration?



Sunny said...

WOW NOODLES, GREAT JOB! This is such a cool and creative look! You have some fun eyeshadow colors there! The other day I needed a pink, and I had to use a blush because I own NOTHING like that :)

38noodles said...

Thanks Sunny!! It was fun going over the top and really packing on the pigment. Good thinking with using blusher as eyeshadows, there are definitely shades of eyeshadows I want to use as contour!
The three pink eyeshadows here are all drugstore priced, so if you have the time to shop around the next time you're in TW/Asia, these might be worth checking out :)