It’s funny where one receives the inspiration for FOTDs, but this is not the first time that I’ve done one based on a character from a TVB palace drama.
This time, I took a leaf out of Sheren Tang’s character in Beauty at War (or rather, War and Beauty 2 - 金枝欲孽贰) – Yue Fei (Concubine Yue).
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I loved her character in War and Beauty, where she was conniving and cunning, fighting for her survival in the Forbidden Palace. She’s more docile in the second season, and her character’s makeup is changed a little to reflect that .
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As you can see on the picture above, Yue Fei’s makeup is beautifully simple. It is pretty neutral with coral lips and cheeks. Inspired, I decided to come up with an FOTD which I will show you… now ^.^
Step 1: Apply a black eyeshadow onto the upper lashline.
Step 2: Pat your favorite brown eyeshadow onto the entire eyelid area.
Step 3: Highlight the area above your crease/socket-line. If you want to give the brown a little sheen, you can go over that area with the highlight color as well.
Step 4: Apply mascara to the upper lashline and lower lashline, remembering to line the upper lashline if you want a more concrete line. I kept the waterline and lower lashline clean to stay true to Yue Fei’s look. Define the brows.
[OOPS, I didn’t realize that I used the same picture for Steps 3 and 4, SORRY!]
Step 5: I mixed a pink blush with a peach one for the cheeks and used the only coral colored lipstick in my arsenal.
There, the look is complete! It’s a really simple look, but a very wearable one as well. It works for the office, dinner parties, family lunches/dinners etc. heh heh. Do tell me if it worked for you!
- Inglot 322 Matte (Black) – Upper lashline
- Inglot 363 Matte (Brown) – Eyelid
- Inglot 395 Pearl (Highlight) – Area above crease/socket-line, mixed with Inglot 363 Matte.
- In2It Felt tip liquid liner – Black
- Maybelline Volum’Express the Magnum Cat Eyes mascara
- Dior Addict Extreme in Riviera.
- Nars Sheer Glow in Barcelona
- MAC Something Special Blushcreme
- MAC Peaches Sheertone Blush