8 Days of Christmas Eye Makeup Tutorials: Day 5


This must be one of my favorite eye makeup looks! It was one of my AH-HA! moments that resulted in the creation of this look. So many different colors used, all complementing each other flawlessly. I love how the gold, bronze-brown and maroon eyeshadows, and blue matte eyeliner look so perfect alongside one another. The green contact lenses brings the whole look together.

I it very mucheee!

I wore it to a Christmas Eve’s eve gathering with friends and it was perfect for my color-block ensemble of a persimmon-orange top and cobalt-blue shorts.


Pardon the huge and dark eye bags in this picture! Took it before applying undereye concealer.


Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP Eden

Eyelid – MAC Goldmine, Kate Jewel Carat GD-1 Eye Shadow (on top of Goldmine)

Contour Area – MAC Satin Taupe

Outer V – Urban Decay Darkhorse

Highlight – Urban Decay Virgin

Lower Lash Line – Sugaprill Pressed Eyeshadow Love+, NYX Dark Brown (outer 1/3)

Inner Corner – The Face Shop PK103

Eyeliner – Kate Gel Eyeliner BU-1 (I’m glad I used Blue! It really brought out the green lenses)

Eyelash Primer – Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base

Mascara – Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara


Face Primer – Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-gel

Foundation – Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation

Face Contouring Powder – NYC Bronzer Sunny

Cheekbone Highlight – MAC Beauty Powder Too Chic

Blush – Canmake Cream Blush Sweet Apricot, NARS Blush Orgasm


Lip Balm – Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15

Lip Color – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Grandma (That’s the orange on the lips! :D)

This look was actually a re-creation of this look:

As you can tell, there’s no zoom-in on the eyes coz this picture was taken hastily at my study/dressing table before I went out. It was a night shot, I have no kick-ass studio lighting (actually I have no artificial lighting good enough for night shots), which means the colors are all inaccurate. But I loved it so much I wrote down what products I used and promised to re-create it another day.

Sugarpill Afterparty was used on the inner corner in the above shot, but I switched to The Face Shop Eyeshadow PK103 for its re-creation.

I rarely repeat an eye makeup combination, so wanting to do this again meant that I really like it a lot! A lot! A lot! 😀


Do you have a FAVORITE eye makeup look?


How-To Apply Eye Makeup Tutorials:

Part 1: Where to Apply Eyeshadow

Part 2: Horizontal Gradient Method

Part 3: Defining the Outer V

Part 4: Defining the Contour Area

Part 5: Vertical Gradient Method

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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.

  • Cassie

    I love this look on you, it’s no wonder why you love it too!

    • Bun Bun

      Thanks Cassie! Did you have a wonderful new year day? =)