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03 May 2009 @ 04:50 am
Make-up tutorial  
I made this tutorial because I get a lot of positive comments on my make-up, and there was a girl on here who asked me how I did it, and since I'm really bad at explaining I decided to make a tutorial! It's a mix of pictures AND videos, the videos are pretty short though, just made them to show you what I do ^^ There's some names of like parts of your eye that I do not know the name of in English, but I'll try to explain as good as I can XD

Remember that I've got azn eyes, so try to adjust this to your own eyetype.


The first thing I do is putting on my circle-lenses, but I'm going to do that last to show the effect they actually give (circle-lenses aren't necessary, but I think it's important for this kind of make-up).

Do your usual routine with concealer and foundation. I'm not going to show you how I apply these, because I don't do anything special or very important for this kind of look.

Next: Brown eyeshadow with shimmer

Start at the bottom of your lid and apply it upwards, towards your eyebrow (if you don't have eyebrows then either apply them on before this step or imagine where your eyebrows would be)

Then smudge:
Then apply brown eyeshadow under your eyes. It's not necessary though.

Next: Black eyeshadow, matte

Apply it the same way as the brown: Towards your eyebrow, but stop just a bit earlier (further away from your eyebrow) and smudge it into the brown:

It should look something like this.

Next: Black eyeliner

First you kinda make a "flick" out from the corner of your eye. Then you start to make a line straight under your natural lower lashes that later turns up on to the wet line, and touch it up with a cotton swab and make-up remover, uuuuuh I don't really know how to explain this step, please watch this:

This is how the shape of the eyeliner-line is supposed to go. This might depend on your eyeshape, but the shape is simply like this: down and up XD

The next thing I do pretty much only applies for people with one eyelid: Double-eyelid glue. I'm not going to show you how I do this either, you can find tutorials on how to do this elsewhere.

Next: False lashes. Same here, you can find thousands of tutorials about how to put on false lashes on, on the nets. I pretty much just put glue on them and put them as close at possible to my natural lashes.

Next is opinional: Liquid eyeliner. Put a thin line on the MIDDLE of the eyeliner-line, instead of making it just as thick as the eyeliner-line.

Next: False lashes for lower lashes. As you can see, these are well used XD Start at the corner of your eye and apply it acoording to the eyeliner-line. If you applied liquid eyeliner then put it right on the liquid-line.

HAHA, it looks so crappy here. Promise me you use a not-so-used pair of lashes XD (I'm waiting for new ones in the mail)

Next: Eyebrows. This is eyebrow powder. Remember: This is NOT the shade you MUST have, it depends on your hair color. But you need a light shade and a dark shade. And not necessary, but a brush as you can see on the picture (a brush and a nib).

About the next steps (eyebrows and highlighting): Remember this depends on your face. Hide what you want to hide and highlight what you like. But the point with this kind of make-up (gyaru) is often to make your nose look smaller.

First dip the brush into the light shade and either apply it according to your eyebrow, or if you don't have eyebrows, make one. XD (Make a nice-arched brow). Then apply it downwards on the side of your nose and smudge:

Then take the nib-part and dip it in the dark shade and apply it on your eyebrow, and down on the side, only where this line goes (and smudge):

I don't have a real highlighter, but if you have one, use that instead of this XD
Anyway, use a regular eyeshadow brush, and dip the SIDE of it in a white eyshadow (matte or shimmer, doesn't matter).

Start in the middle of your eyebrows, and draw a straight line down your nose, and smudge:

Use a concealer brush and dip it in the white eyeshadow.

First you do the same as with the eyeshadow brush, then apply it upwards and over your eyebrows and smudge:

My camera sucks at picking up makeup, but it looks something like this, it just shows up a bit more XD

Next: White eyeshadow on the front corner of your eyes:

Next: Blush/rogue

Uhm, just watch this
It will look something like this

Neeext: Circle-lenses! As I said first, they're not necessary, but I feel it's important. Imo, the make-up loses it's effect without circle-lenses.

Without lenses


See the difference?

Next: Nude lipstick. If you have a lipstick that fits you perfectly, then you don't need to do this, but since my lipstick is a tiny bit too dark, I apply some lighter foundation on my lips:

Should look like this. DON'T do this and put lipgloss directly on, it will look horrible!! I put on my nude lipstick over the foundation and then add a pink or peach-colored lipgloss.

And I'm done!


I'm sorry I didn't put make-up on my other eye. I thought I would be wasting make-up just to put it on and then off for a few pictures :V</lj-embed>

Going to be x-posted here and there, sorry XD
hedonists on May 3rd, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial! Your make's always so hot =3
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 4th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!!
ラナpinkurana on May 3rd, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
love the tutorial! The make looks sexy on you~
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 4th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
Thank you ^^!
triple z e r opuslespill on May 3rd, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Great! ♥
I think it was a good tutorial. :3
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 4th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
I hope so XD thanks!!
Anete: Tennismisushi on May 3rd, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Hey, this tutorial is great.
I love it how the eye looks bigger and more ''talking''.
Me likes! <3 *will try*
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 4th, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for saying so ^^ Yes, you can def see the diference XD

Ooooh, post pictures if so!

Btw, I love your icon! Blonde Redhead<3
アランナplastic_ducks on May 3rd, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial,Are the lower lashes uncomfortable?
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 4th, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
Thank you ^^
Not in particular, but if you use well-used ones as I do in the picture, you'll notice them XD but new ones are no problem.
SARAtokio_sora on May 3rd, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
This is nice tutorial you spent time on! You look adorable after transformation :)
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 4th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I look very different XD
domestic_broaddomestic_broad on May 4th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
this tutorial is fantastic xD
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 4th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! XD
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♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 4th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Thank you very much ^^
inadollinadoll on May 4th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
You are beautiful with and without make up!
Nice tutorial, thank you for sharing!
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 5th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!!
Glad to share ^^
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♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 5th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Glad to share XD

You must post pictures if you try it out :D
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♥♥♥kaninmelodi on May 10th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Thank you ^^ and glad to share!

I haven't done anything to them except for plucking them ^^
Strawberri <3queenjujubee on June 30th, 2009 06:29 am (UTC)
This is rather late, but I loved your tutorial! I was also wondering what the brand and color is for your circle lens? TIA~
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on July 2nd, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Glad to share :D
They are Geo Ash Wing~
Chiuchiuxiao on June 5th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Why is there so many videos that have nothing to with this? O_O
♥♥♥kaninmelodi on June 5th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
ROFL I think there's something fucked up o.O LOL
Marfatin DzulfeiMarfatin Dzulfei on December 20th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
wow u r great..ur makeup tutorial help too much....thank you