melissa takes on tokyo

Oct 15, 2010

when you are traveling around the world, planning to take on the bright lights and big buildings of japan’s largest city, you need to be prepared.  one of the best places to start is with your makeup.  at stila, we think that there is no better way to take on tokyo then with bright eye shadows and bold choices.  no we are not suggesting that you make yourself up to look like a clown.  on the contrary, we hope your beauty look will be inspired by the surroundings but also be unique to you. 

keep in mind the eye shadows in the tokyo travel palette look bright, however they can be applied lightly providing a hint of color.  if you prefer more pigment, wet your brush or use kitten smudge pot as a base.  the end result is up to you and there are so many options with this $10 palette.  to recreate the softer more diffused look seen on our pr guru melissa, think like a watercolor painter.  use soft strokes and avoid over using the eye shadow.  you don’t need much product because a little goes a long way! for more info, follow these detailed picture steps below.


fyi, the tokyo palette contains four eye shadows (sake, kawai, shibuya, peace sign) and one convertible color (sakura)

step one: dust kawai from the lashline to the brows using brush #9.  this is a great day look for tokyo!
step two: apply shibuya on the lid of the eye with the large end of brush #30.
step three: add silver dollar smudge stick liner for a bright, tokyo inspired eye look.  option – for a smokier look, use peace sign as liner with brush #4.
step four:  wrap shibuya underneath the eye and soften silver dollar using the small end of brush #15.   add glamoureyes mascara to the lashes.
complete the look: mix sakura convertible color with #1 aos and apply to the apples of the cheeks.  dust sake eye shadow on the cheekbones.  press sakura convertible color into the lips and top with watermelon lip glaze.

hope you like melissa's look!  let us know what else you'd like to learn!  xoxo, stila

3 Responses to melissa takes on tokyo

  1. The other day I put Cobalt Clutch on my lids and then patted shibuya on top, it was so intense and just AWESOME! I used Saki to help blend it out.. so fun!

  2. What a great tip! Blue eye shadow can look so beautiful....too bad a lot of us are too afraid to wear it! I get nervous sometimes :)

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