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11/2/10

Diwali Eye Makeup Tutorials For Everyone

The most celebrated festival in India, Diwali also known as the 'Festival Of Lights' , is 2 days away. I guess all you fellow Indians must be very excited. Shopping and planning your Rangoli designs :)

Thought about what type of  makeup you'll be flaunting that day?

My advice: Lots of gold-toned shimmer! Eyeshadows that reflect light. If you don't like bright colors, then pick shimmery neutrals instead for a bit of glamour. For highlight colors, go with gold rather than silver, though silver will look good too.


Here are tutorials for a neutral shimmery look & bright colorful look....


For those who don't like to wear bright colors, I did a neutral shimmery look using half & half technique, which is ideal if you want to lift up your eyes. 


Neutral Shimmery look ~ Apply a shimmery pale peach like MAC Honey Lust eyeshadow on inner half of lid, apply shimmery medium brown on outer half of lid. Blend the middle line. Blend any harsh lines with a fluffy brush. Line eyes with gel liner, smudge line with a smudge brush, curl lashes and apply mascara base then black mascara (Maybelline Double Stretch Mascara) on top & bottom lashes. Last apply a creamy gold highlight eyeshadow on brow bone & inner corners. DONE!
*You can can turn this into a bold/bright look by using bright colors like purple, teal etc instead of the medium brown I used. Or gold instead of the Honey Lust shade.

Finish look with a peach blush (and bronzer if needed) and nude/rose/peach lippy.


The next look is if you want to go bright! I'm  using green & gold....

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Green & Gold Look ~ Apply light green on lids, blend, apply another green with shimmer only on the center of your lids, then apply a gold shadow on top of that green. Next, apply a darker green matte eyeshadow on the outer corners and a little into the crease. Apply the same cream gold highlight color on brow bone and inner corners, and pat more gold eyeshadow on the center of your lid. Blend lightly. Apply an eyeliner winging  it at the corners and use a pencil liner to tightline and also apply some on your lower lash line. Curl your lashes and apply a volumizing mascara on top & bottom lashes. 
**You can use any color other than green, depending on what color clothing you're wearing.

Finish look with a rosy pink blush and pink or raspberry lippie.

Hope you found these tutorials helpful! 

❀ Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali in advance. May God bless you abundantly & grant all the good things that you wish for  ✿ 



P.S: I wrote this post in a rush, so please excuse any errors ;p.

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

61 comments:

  1. love love this tut...I love the green gold eye look...your eyes are looking very beautiful here.love this post.

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  2. I'll do the second - wearing green :D

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  3. i like the 1st one, it looks so nice

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  4. love the green & gold! both looks are gorgeous!

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  5. Very beautiful, especially the green look. I really like this format for a tutorial, too!

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  6. Very beautiful, especially the green look. I really like this format for a tutorial, too!

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  7. Very beautiful, especially the green look. I really like this format for a tutorial, too!

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  8. Very beautiful, especially the green look. I really like this format for a tutorial, too!

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  9. GlitterglamourgraceNovember 2, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Hey..

    Thats so beautiful. I liked both the looks...but the first one is so me :-)

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  10. it'll look really good on u :)

    ♥xx♥

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  11. That's intense Rima lol. Thanks

    ♥xx♥

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  12. Nice. It'll look smokin on u :)

    ♥xx♥

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  13. Love those looks, especially the green/gold one! Definitely going to try that one out!

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  14. Thanks Keerthana. Would love to see your take on it :)

    ♥xx♥

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  15. Hi girl!!! How did u manage to take every step pic..so much of hard work Cynthia..I loved it..by the way can u swatch these eye shadows and if u have then can u give me the link.

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  16. wow C! Awesome post. I'll be wearing a peach & purple suit on diwali, so I guess the first one will suit it more...but I am thinking of doing a peach & purple eye too...and see how it turns out!
    Happy Diwali to you and your family hon! Wish you all the luck and happiness!

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  17. Peach n purple sounds nice! Complementary colors. Happy Diwali to u too girl!

    ♥xx♥

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  18. Wow!! Loved them both! Thanks for the great tutorial :)

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  19. I just kept clicking lol...I haven't swatched them yet, but on the eyes is clear enough nah? :)
    Thanks!

    ♥xx♥

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  20. wow,,,,both r amazing....loved 1st a lot..awesum work...

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  21. Thanks Appu...glad u like them :)

    ♥xx♥

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  22. Exactly what i was looking for!!
    Thanks a lot Cynthia :)

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  23. loved both the looks dear :) u r so dedicated in ur tut ... why asking sorry :)
    loved ur take on colors and suggestions
    me going for 1 st one :D

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  24. Hi, Cynthia! Thanks for sub :*
    Let me honour you with One Lovely Blog Award :)))
    http://no-to-pieknie.blogspot.com/2010/11/rosne-w-uszach.html

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  25. wow great eye looks.. thanks for sharing :)

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  26. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the green colour you've gone for because it really brings out your eyes. And you've done an awesome job with that eye liner cos the end result is absolutely perfect! :)

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  27. I will definitely try both these looks! i love your blog..
    btw, you have such gorgeous eyes!!!

    http://beautylessons.blogspot.com/

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  28. Cynthia, I'm so inlove with that green look. It emphasizes your eyes. And I'm loving the eyebrows, girl! ;)

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  29. Hi Cynthia, I have been reading your blog for a while, and it really is one of my favourite makeup blogs. I read every single one of your posts, no skipping! This post is awesome, the picture breakdown of each look is helpful. I'm sure it was very hard work, but take my word for it, it paid off!

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  30. Thanks so much Asiya. That meant a lot to me...so sweet of you to comment n say that.
    I'm glad it helped u :)

    ♥xx♥

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  31. HardcoremakeupjunkieNovember 4, 2010 at 1:47 AM

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    XOXO

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    hardcoremakeupjunkie.com

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  32. Love both looks! Hope you have a nice holiday :D

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  33. now where is my comment.. :(:( i liked the first 1 and love the way u have done it

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  34. Wow, love the eotd, very pretty! What brand of eyeliner were you using for the 2nd eotd?

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  35. Oh it disappeared?! Maybe u didn't click post or something. Thanks girl

    ♥xx♥

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  36. Thanks! I used the Loreal Super Liner Carbon gloss

    ♥xx♥

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  37. lub peacock shades, can u put one on tht cynthia ? plzzzz :D

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  38. lovely !! i love both the looks... super duper pretty... and i love the way you organized all the pics.... will copycat u !! hehehehe

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  39. Nice tutorials! I am LOVING the green and gold eye look! it looks so beautiful! xoxo

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  40. I especially like what you did in the second look. I love the combination of green and gold. That's excellent blending, btw.! :)

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  41. New to your blog......really liked the neutral shimmery look!

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  42. Harshleen~ Thank u. Glad to have u here :)

    ♥xx♥

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  43. Thanks all for the sweet comments. Happy u liked this one.

    ♥xx♥

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  44. Gorgeous! Do you have a YouTube channel? If not, you should! You are very talented!

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  45. Frances- aww...thanks! I do actually, but not many videos yet. I'm doing more soon

    ♥xx♥

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  46. Hi Lovely make up you wont beleive it i have been looking for such a design. I wanted you to please let me know what brand of golden eyeshadow you used , as i am looking for that exact same shade but cant get it. PLZ HELP ME Cynthia......want to know the product name and number and where i can get it from. Thanx a million...

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  47. Anonymous- Thanks! I used a golden eyeshadow from my 120 palette here- http://www.indianvanitycase.com/2009/11/beauties-factory-120-eyeshadow-palette.html

    Good luck! :)

    ♥xx♥

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  48. What are the two eyeshadows that you used for the neutral gold/brown look? One's MAC's honey lust and the other?

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  49. if u do this with a bronze/copper blush and a subtle glossy brown lip it looks really good too...btw I must thank you for this, finally got green shadow to work for me (for some reason I have way too many green shadows) but I could ever get the color to work for my eyes and skin color and look good enough to wear it with all my green outfits but this look really did the trick so thanks! (btw if u can find a way to make turquoise shadow work, I'd love to see it!)

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  50. That was awesome

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