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Feb 8, 2008

Reader's Request: Lavshuca Winter Make Tutorial

Hey Guys!

One of my readers, Millie, asked very sweetly for a Tutorial using the Lavshuca Winter Make Palette in 01, which is the Berry Mix, and of course I'd be happy to do it for her (I'm flattered she asked!)!

I'm crap at Tutorials but I hope this helps somehow Millie!

Keep in mind Millie is Asian and sadly my eyes are nowhere (as you know they are rather large and buggy) near Asian in appearance so this might not be of help to some of you or Poor Millie for that matter!

This is really simple one but I think it has the potential to look very natural, elegant, and pretty!

One of the main colors in the palette is a very pale, light shade of pink and I find that the pink actually contrasts beautifully with the dark purplish liner in the palette. The funny thing about the liner is when it's on your eye it reflects off of the rather washed out pink color and makes it appear a berry purple color.

Before I start the tutorial I thought I'd post the promo images so you can see the shadow in action on Puffy!

Our model on the left hand side is wearing the palette I'll be using! The thing that I love about Lavshuca is that the models don't appear heavily made up nor do they appear to be wearing something that isn't in the palette that they are advertising. The look doesn't appear to be too difficult to create or leave you with a feeling of how in the world can I create this using just this palette!

The only thing I did notice about the models is that they may be wearing a bit of a heavier liner on the lower and possibly the upper lash lines! Aside from that the colors are identical to what is in the palette!

I buy tons of cosmetics and I always see promo images with models wearing the makeup and it influences me to purchase a particular shade or palette and of course when I get home the colors never work together or I'm unable to recreate the same look as the model because obviously the colors weren't used on the model or they photo shopped the hell out of the image! It deserves to be said this happens mostly with western brands I've noticed!

I babbled enough! On with the tutorial!

Here's what I created using my Winter Make palette! I took two sets of photos, one set consists of me using only the lipcream and glitter top gloss on my lips. After I completed my look I just felt my lips weren't "popping" enough so I added some Sony CP Curvy Lip Silicon on top! My face appears super duper white in the images! Apologies but the flash from my camera was reflecting off my shirt and giving me the look of a ghost!

What I Used:

Lavshuca Winter Make Palette in 01

Lavshuca Winter Make Palette
Sony CP Curvy Lip Silicon

NARS Blush in Angelika

Without Gloss:

With Gloss:

Ok now that I've exhausted you with babblings and pictures I'll get on with the tutorial!

I started by taking the lightest cream shade on the left hand side of the palette and worked it from my highbrow all the way to my crease. Use the applicator the palette came with! The sponge applicator is the perfect way to pack on the color and especially handy since the colors are so light! I need alot of the color but if you're Asian one nice coat of the cream shade should do it, if not pick up more color and work it in.

After giving my highbrow and crease a wash of color with the cream I took the pink shade (middle color) and worked it onto my lid. I dipped about three times into the palette to build up the pink as it's such a light color. Again, if you're Asian you might not need as much as it might cake. My eyes dominate my face and I have ALOT of eye area to cover so three times is about the right amount for me.

Millie said she was having a difficult time with the liner palette and wondering if she should line her upper and lower line. I personally opped to line my lower lash line and as you can see the models also sport the liner on the bottom lash line however Millie had expressed she felt it looked weird on! You can always just use the pale pink on your lower lash line instead and it'll brighten the look up!

In order to achieve the "smoke" of the look I drew a large line onto my eye using the last color in the palette. I proceeded to use a smudge eye brush (if you don't have one just use a small eyeshadow brush) to blend the color into my lash line and "smoke" it out so to speak. I know from prior use that the purple black of the color looked a tad weird on my bottom lash line as well so before applying I take a bit of the pink and line with that and I proceed to take whatever remains on my applicator from my upper lining (don't dip again you'll have plenty on the applicator left over from prior application on your upper lashline) and line my lower eye! If you find that you don't have enough of the color to line the lower lash line very lightly re-dip and proceed to line a bit more. Don't over do it. It's a very strange purple color so use a tiny bit and you'll find you get just the look you want!

After that I used the lipcream, applied the glitter top gloss and done! I found that the color was too matte for me so I used a bit of gloss to spice it up!

And Bob's your uncle! You've got a killer look using the Winter Make Tutorial!

I know I don't have a ton of pics to accompany the tutorial but I did this prior to work this morning as I just got Millie's comment this morning!

Hope it helps Millie!!!!!!!

Maybe you'll send some pics so we can see what you create!


Click here to read my first impressions of the Lavshuca Winter Make Collection!

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Blogger Mrs. Lynne said...

You always looks so cute Muse! Happy Aloha Friday sweetie :)

February 8, 2008 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw thanks mrs lynne :)

right backatcha!

Happiest Friday! Wahoooo thank god! I've had a really stressful week and today ended with a bang! I feel like my head is done in!

I want the weekend badly ;)

February 8, 2008 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Thushaa said...

Gorgeous! Purple is a beautiful colour on you. I think I need to look into the Lavshuca Winter Make Palette now.

February 8, 2008 at 6:58 PM  
Anonymous millie said...

AHHHH!!! MUSE I LOVE YOU!! thankyou!! you're so great, i'm gonna try it out tomorrow and try to remember to take some pictures too. it looks amazing on you. i think it might be the blending part that i have trouble with cuz the liner part of the palette didn't look like how you did it, so i'm gonna give that a try tomorrow too.
anyway thanks again muse i'll let you know in a few days how it came out, you've really made my day =)

February 9, 2008 at 10:33 AM  
Anonymous helly said...

wowwwwww, its so pretty and girly, haha, and it actually reminds me of sakuras .. purple ones :D the whole look is soooooooo springy (lol) and adorableeeeee

and wooooooooooot cant wait till next week~~~~~

February 10, 2008 at 5:34 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi Thushaa!

Thank you very much!!!!!!! ;) You'd look wonderful in purples!!!!!!!!

February 11, 2008 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...


hehe :) Love you back!

I seen your pics this morning and you look lovely :) Thanks for sending them! I will reply to your email shortly!

Aw shucks thanks! not so amazing but thanks :)

The liner is a bit tricky b/c of the color. It's really dark and difficult to work with :P

You're most welcome :) You made my day too with your sweet comments and lovely email!


February 11, 2008 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi helly!

Aww thanks! I love sakuras ;) So pretty!

You're so sweet thank you helly!

W00t! I'm about to post the Glitter Princess Collection YAY!

your wait is over!

February 11, 2008 at 10:11 AM  

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