Shake it Up in Shanghai Beauty Look TutorialI love to travel and have been to some amazing cities in the world. Although I haven't left Canada in a while, I can at least look like I have with Revlon's new beauty looks inspired from five of the most fashionable cities in the world.
Revlon has provided a 'passport' containing step by-step instructions on how to achieve these fabulous and simple looks: Pucker up in Paris, Be a New York Knockout, Be a London Lady, Strike a pose in Stockholm, and the look I tried out; Shake it up in Shanghai. I'm by no means an expert at applying makeup, so I love when companies like Revlon provide easy to follow steps to create simple yet dramatic looks.
At first I was a little skeptical when I received my makeup and boarding pass for Shake it up in Shanghai, I almost always never wear green on my eyes, and I never wear red on my lips, I thought those colors wouldn't suit me, but I was so wrong. I loved the end result!
To achieve this look you first have to start with a fresh face, which I achieved using Revlon ColorStay Makeup in Ivory. I have been using this makeup for a couple of weeks now and will be posting a more in depth review soon.
The next step is creating the deep green smokey eye with Revlon ColorStay Shadowlinks eyeshadow. I applied Moss on my lid from the inner corner to the centre of the eye. On the outer edge I applied the khaki shade and blended the colours together.
Next I lined my lashes with Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Jade from inner to outer corner and created a smokey eye effect by smudging with the liner's sponge tip.
I then finished off with several coats of Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara in Blackest Black. Check out my latest beauty posts for a more thorough review of the Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara and Shadowlinks Eye Shadow. I love the Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner and I am presently testing out all the colours. A more in depth review coming soon! I also added more definition to my eyebrows with some Anastasia Brow Powder.
I then applied Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Shanghai Sizzle. I love Revlon's ColorStay Moisture Stains and own several shades. I normally avoid red lips, but after trying out Shanghai Sizzle, I will definitely add this shade into my lip color rotation!
And finally to finish off the look I applied Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Checkmate and Blackjack on every other nail. I sealed in the colour with Revlon Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat, I have been using Gel Envy for weeks, and am impressed with how long the colour lasts.
Overall, I am impressed with this look. I'm glad I tried it out, and even though it's not my usual colours, I will be sporting some Shaking it up in Shanghai while in Toronto from now on. The green tones of the Shadowlinks and red-orange lips created by the Moisture Stain, made a really fun and dramatic look and complemented my red hair and hazel eyes. Even the nail colours; Backjack (black) and Checkmate (nude) are two nail colours I hardly ever wear, but painting every other nail in each shade really created a funky look that I love.
P.s!: Love this look? Then head over to my Instagram page to like and/or comment this look for your chance to win the eight of the Revlon products used to create this look. The prize pack includes two Revlon ColorStay Shadowlinks, Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner, Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain, Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara, and two Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy and Top Coat Nail polishes. Winner will be chosen October 17, 2014 from those who liked or commented on this picture. Must be over 18 and a Canadian Resident. Good Luck!
***Disclosure: Even though I was gifted these products, all my opinions and statements are true and reflect my actual viewpoint.***