Black Smokey Eye Tutorial

by Rati on October 17, 2010 · 208 comments

This is a Classic Black Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

There is just one color used for this smokey look- black. ;)

Black Smokey Eye

Smokey Eye

Start with priming your eye lid. Apply primer all the way up till the brow.

MAC Painterly paint pot all over the lid

MAC Painterly paint pot all over the lid

Apply primer on lower lash line.

Give a wash of loose powder all over the lid.

This will help blend shadows.

The Body SHop Loose Powder on lid

The Body SHop Loose Powder on lid

Now take a black gel eye liner on a concealer brush.  You can also use a kajal . I find gel liner easy to work with.

Trace the eye liner all around your lid. Draw and outer V and the move inward..

All the way toward the inside of the eye lid.

Trace gel liner on the lid

Trace gel liner on the lid

Start filling in your eye lid area. Move the brush outward and downward.  This will prevent streaks.

Fill in gel liner

Fill in gel liner

Get your eye liner closest to the eye lashes.

Fill in gel liner

Fill in gel liner

With the same brush, start softening the eye liner edges. Start from the center …

Smudge to the top lines

Smudge to the top lines

then move inward and outward. Your smokey eye has started to build up.

This is how it should look. A little smokey toward the top.

Gel liner smudged

Gel liner smudged

Now pick up black e/s.

Start pressing the black e/s all over the lid.

Pat the black eye shadow on lids

Pat the black eyeshadow on lids

Time to create smokey effect. Pick up black e/s just on the tip of blending brush.

While blending, place your brush right below the arch of your eye brow. Then move left and right from that point.

Brush Placement

Brush Placement

Little by little start moving your brush in small circles. You don’t want to on increase the intensity of black , you just want to create the smokey look. So don’t pick up too much colour .

Smoke Out

Smoke Out

Go inward and outward.

All the way in Now pick up a highlight colour.

Place the highlight shadow just below your brow arch.

Go all the way in ..

highlighter in

highlighter in

and out of your brow bone area.

highlighter out

highlighter out

Blend in the highlighter in the smokey black effect you just created to soften the sharp edges and blend the eye shadows together.

Merge in black

Merge in black

Pick up black eye shadow on a pencil brush.

Place it right on the outer corner of lower lash line.

Move inward and stop after lining two third of eye. You can go all the way in to create gothic black smokey eye. I prefer it this way.

Apply kajal or black eye liner on waterline.

kajal on waterline

kajal on waterline

Smudge it with ring finger.

Curl eye lashes and apply mascara.

Now pick up highlight colour with a pointy brush.

Apply it on the inner corner of eye.

There you have simple black smokey eye.

Smokey Eye

Smokey Eye

Smokey Eye

Smokey Eye

Smokey Eye

Smokey Eye

Here is the eye brushes I used . L- R Sigma F 70, Colorbar 119, E 30, ELF eye shadow , MAC 217, E 40, Inglot 30 T

Products used : Painterly paint pot, Lakme Satin kajal, Estee Lauder Blush Tender Petal, Studio Finish Concealer, Chai Latee Quad Estee Lauder MAgnascopic Mascara, Estee Lauder Bunglow Pink Gloss,

MUFE HD Foundation, TBS Loose Powder, Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner- Cavier Ink.

More Smokey Eyes:

Brown Black Smokey Eye Makeup
Smokey Eye: How to Get Smokey Eyes
Simple Smudgy Smokey Eye Tutorial

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{ 188 comments… read them below or add one }

Radhika October 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Wowwwieee..is such a super easy look – oh well at least you make it look like that…and and and :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: GREENIE BOUGHT A BLACK EYESHADOW :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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ik October 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

:-P :-P :-P :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* and this is realllllyyyyyyyy prettttttyyyyyyyy Ratoddooo:P:P
me do it egjactly laidis only!:D

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

OKay…me was soooppper scared… :tremble: :tremble:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Oh and you look pretty :-D :-D :-D

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Radhika,

Me no trust you bit…..That black mite not be black at all. :P

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Heheheeee… :secret: :secret: me send you photies tmrw :secret: :secret:

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Deeptima October 17, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Sexy !! u getting fairer and fairer… :-* :-* love the look !!

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

he eh I think it was the light. :P :P Thankies. :-* :-*

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Me love this – although I substitute the gel liner for MAC Smolder pencil – lots of smudgey smudgey is great for smokey eye :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

Louuuuu the look on you Rateeee

:alien: ie – which black eyeshadow you get ?????????????????

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I used a cheapy VOV eye shadow…Grrr.. me get smokey eyes both on top and bottom after using it. :P

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm

:panda: :panda:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: It’s so rubbish I have no words to explain it. I have to put tons of loose powder on my cheeks and under eyes to make it work. :P :P

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

You NEED the Chanel duo eyeshadows…the exact same combination that you have used is there… :evilgrin: :evilgrin: you go to the Chanel counter and you explain it to the SA there :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: tell them I buy this….AND you give me the new brown quad freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I know …After getting free stuff from Inglot I think I must ask for free stuff everywhere. Since I shopeed X at your store you must give me Y. Be good now… :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Janhavi, I got Bourjois :D

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Nids October 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm

lovely tut rai.. i have seen the same tut in sum other makeup blog tooo.. bt the overall effect on u is awesum… :-* :-*

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Nids, might be because all black smokey eyes are done the same way. As for me, I do my looks based on what I learnt in my classes. Thank you. :)

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Nids October 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

achha.. bt u do smokey eye makeup using other techniques too n all of them r fab ;-) :-* ..vaise v can use the same technique using different shades of gel eye-liner too na.. say blue n brown.. does maybelline hav other shades than black in gel-eyeliners???

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Nids, yeah, I do it in different ways but mostly when you do classic black smokey eyes, using a gel liner or kajal as a base gives intensity to the look. :)

Coloured gel liners are launching in India within a few months. Right now only black is available. :(

And yes you can use the same technique for different colours. You’d get the similar effect. :)

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Grrrrrrrrrr..I wanted this..I forgot to ask at the counter..next time I should make a list and go :-((

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Nids October 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm

its on my list too radhika.. now i wud buy when other shades of gel liners r also available in india… :-))

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Nids October 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm

thankuuu :-)) :-)) … i chked their website last wk n saw the shades n got exited bt as it was nt their Indian website so i was not sure whether shades r available in india or not..

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Maybelline is coming up with new new stuff na..I am Liking them now. :P

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Samyukta October 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Oh my goodness!!! is that a beautiful tutorial or what?? Rati… you are GOD!!!! awesome post!

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

oh!!! :shame: Thankies. :-* :-* :-*

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Shyna October 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Beautiful!!!

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm

SHYNAAAAAAAAAAAa…you here after a long long long time naaa???

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Shyna October 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

yes dear…..loooong looong time!!

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Deeptima October 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Radhika i have a request…. i want to see a look done by you !! :-P :-P PLEASE !!!!!!!

whoz with me ???

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

me me me “raises her hand high uppppppppppppp”” :-D :-D :-D

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm

I came to your blog and left such kind comments cos you did pretty nail art and you well now and all…and this is what you do to me :-(( :-(( :cry: :cry: :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-|

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm

And Rati, :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: you don’t “me me me me ” for everything…am beginning to think you are Hermione Granger!

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm

grrrr….What would you do with that black eye shadow that you got?? :-X

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Rads is going to mount that eyeshadow in her puja ghar and utaaro aarti of it everyday :-P

thats what make-up is for after all – only plebians like us actually USE make-up :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 8:24 pm

:-P :-P :-P :razzmad: :razzmad:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:56 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Deeptima October 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I love you Radhika, it was a requets and u took me wrong… katti !! :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Me do me do…me see your videos and me so in awe…me definitely do post..but no tute and all..just look…its because of all of you that I started using eyeshadows properly :D :D :-* :-* :-*

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Deeptima October 17, 2010 at 7:26 pm

ok !! first post a look and then a tut… :-p Thnk u thnk u !! me waiting waiting !! :beauty: :beauty:

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Smita T October 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm

i second that !!!!
RADS plleeeeeeeeeeease do a look na……. u have so many people appealing to u.. be a good girl now

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm

RADS – do a look no – pweeeesh pweeeesh pretty pweeeeeeeeeesh with a cheery on top

*insert cute puppy dog look*

PS – love the HP ref – Rati really pulled a hermione there :-P you an HP fan I gather ?

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:33 pm

me too harrry potter fanz!!!!!!!!!

My hubbbbuuu toooo… :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Oh me threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Sanjeev reads it every night. :P :P :P

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Shudddap !!!!!!! No really ?! I havent read the originals in a while – so I survive on a staple diet of fan fiction – keeping the flame alive and all that !

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm

he he … :P He picks then up all the time. Fav pass time is while having meals. On one lap sits happy potter and on other lap the plate..He eats food and words at the same time. :P :P

But they didn’t do any justice to movies. :((((((((

You like HP movies?

Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Hahahahhahahaa I am exactly like that at home – now khaane ke time pe ff – I cannot eat without reading something – so totally geddit

Liked some of the films not all – Half blood prince was the mostest boring …. saw it the second time (in imax 3d) and couldnt stay awake :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

jomol October 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Hubbbuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Smita..I missed you among all these crazy comments…just for you exclusive – :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: don’t want you to feel left out cos I didnt :razzmad: you :razzmad: :razzmad: Hehehheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm

she was attending marriages. :) And she did pwetty makeup. :)) Me have to post her post. :)

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm

OHHHHH..everyone pretty pretttty here :-| :-(( :alien: :alien: :alien:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm

and I forgot to add this :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad:

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Shyna October 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Oh Rati….luv you!! :-* :-*

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:32 pm

looouuu you too… :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm

You grrrr brrrrr… do the look and then we decide.. You don’t decide. :P :P

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Jas October 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Thanks Rati. Will definatley try it. Love the look. I try this look with my kajal and it works well. But I never create such an intense look.

The look totally suits u. :-))

p.s. did u get my mails?

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I think I got the mail. Will reply. :)

Try it Jas, it would look fab on you. :-*

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Deepika October 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Nice tut Rati… :yes: :yes:
I just love the black smokey eye look…but never had the guts to carry it…. :-| :-|
May be i’ll try it now :-/ :-/
It looks great on u… :-)

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm

oh deepika, atleast tryyy…sometimes you never know what may look good on you.. :hugleft: :hugleft:

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Deepika October 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Yeah i’ll try..pakka :hugright: :hugright: :-)
Oh yes.this reminds me..any news abt the maybelline gel liner? is it coming back ?:-)

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm

It is there, Deepika. Yesterday only I saw them. :(( You in Delhi?

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Deepika October 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Yupp me in Delhi…

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Oh then in that case you can get it at the commonwealth store GK 1 M block. :) They have it. :)

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Deepika October 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Ok Rati….thanks for the info :-)

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Welcumzz.z :))

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Mani October 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Hey!
I do it the exact same way! infact I was wearing it last night, i used blacktrack and instead of black eyeshadow, i used a metallic blue to go with the dress!

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Yeah that’s the basic look na. I also pair with with deep blue at times. Looks fantastic. I used the bobbi brown gel liner no. :)

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Janhavi,

We got the box tickets booked to watch harry potter. It was @@$%$#^$%&^%&%^ :-X :-X

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I know, I know – they really ruin it but its like you HAVE to watch it otherwise you dont feel at peace only – chalo now only two more films left – phir quota khatam ………. thankfully !

Like it would have been great if they had stuck to one director for all the films – its really jarring – so many diff directing styles ! Same with Twilight – Catharine Hardwicke was AWESOME – the other two dudes sucked asss !!!

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I am so over twilight now…I went through that crazy phase of reading the entire series. Now I don’t even bother about the movies. Watched the first two. Missed the third one , not even feeling guilty. :P

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butterfly October 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm

hey dear which eye palette r u usin for the black 1

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

HI Butterfly,

Vov. Don’t want to recommend that at all…:(

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I love books more than the movie versions ALWAYS..is like in books its my imagination doing a lot of the work…and what can I sayyyy.. my brains work wayyyyyyy better than the movie version :D :D :D And I love reading and eating…me like Sanjeev..except that he is such a bent-eared donkey most times…he is quite okay naaa. Ok Rati..is good you married him – me approve :-D :-D :-D :-D And Janhavi, I stand proudly among the nutcases who stood waiting at 6 a.m. to pick up advanced booking copies of the book :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: why do they make us pay in advance if we have to wait!!! :reallyangry: And hubby was happily pointing out to me how I am the oldest aunty there :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

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Sanjeev October 17, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Hmm… I think ‘Godfather’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ were at par with the books if not better. So was ‘Spiderman.’

Thanks for approval. :-D :-D

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm

lol Sanjeev – looks like u and I were typing the same thing at the same time – yes would definitely add the godfather to that list – infact I think the movies were better – lets face it the Godfather books are no literary masterpieces

No comment on Spiderman !!!! I hate Toby Mcguire too much to be objective here :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Sanjeev October 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

And yes, ‘One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest’ also. You really need to watch that movie if you haven’t. :-D

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I LOVE THAT BOOK. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Every human being should read it..especially a lot of human beings I know and wish I didn’t know :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Oooooooooooooooooooops…grrrrrrrrrrrr…wrong book :-D Any guesses which one I actually meant :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Sanjeev October 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm

‘Agony and Ecstasy’? :-P

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm

And I don’t like movies which don’t end with the pretty girl and cute guy hugging and doing unprintable stuff :D :D :D

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Hahahahahahaha me tooo Rads

and Sanjeev – Ive never seen the movie of the agony and the ecstasy – Ive read the book and it was pretty good, if not a bit on longish side :P

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Sanjeev October 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Hmm…I would like them better if the hugging and unprintable stuff start at the beginning and continues till the end. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Sanjeev I bet you love “Pirates” – it must be your all time fav movie na !!!! :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Chee cheeee..me gooood girl….hug and do unprintable stuff..me no see movie and me no let hubby watch it either :-D :-D :-D

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jomol October 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm

“one flew over cuckoo’s nest” is such a beautiful film……………………….everybody keeps talking about Harry Potter…………I like Enid Blyton’s boooks the mostest……………. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* …………………

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Is like that Mal movie naaa Jomo..Thalavattam???? Someone tricked me into watching that movie and then I was like so :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: at one point all Mal movies were soooo :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Sanjeev October 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Ahh well, I hated Leonardo Di Caprio after watching Titanic…. But now I really love him. Especially in Blood diamond, the departed and inception.

I think I have an innate hatred towards actors who appear a little ‘boyish.’ Maybe that’s your axe against Toby Mcguire too :-P :-P

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Ive shyed away from One flew over the cuckoo’s nest, toooo depressing – ive seen snippets of it though

Errr Rads – im guessing its not LOTR but now I have no idea which book you were talking about

Sanjeev – it may have a bit to do with the boyishness – and the fact that his lips dont exist !!!!!! :shock: call me shallow ….

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm

“his lips dont exist ” :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I want to watch Spiderman now..with a lot more interest :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: Heheheheee is “To Kill a Mockingbird” and I dont know why I like it sooo sooo much :-D :-D …..I always always always mix up the two (Cuckoo’s Nest one and this one) for some reason..maybe is birds ?:-) ?:-) …but I don’t usually leave my stupidity in print for whole world to see like this in the comments section :-(( :-(( :-((

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm

No I get it – Cuckoos and mockingbirds – very very confusing !

But I love to Kill a Mockingbird – both book and movie – I had this huge crush on Gregory Peck when I was younger !!!!!

Oh and how can one forget – Gone with the Wind – how awesome is that film and Clark Gable *swoon* – and that book …..

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Janhavi,

I couldn’t stand “gone with the wind movie. ” Loved the book. That was the first book I hvae ever read. Always holds a special place in my heart. :))

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

he he me agreesss :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Agreed on the first one – Godfather – haven’t watched any Lord of the Rings movies…maybe one or two but never enough to make much sense of what was going on…and the books…I tried one….returned it to the library without finishing…. :D :D :D

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm

You know I watched all LOTR in one day. sat sat for 9 hours. :nerd:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

:-| :-| :-| :-| and I thot you were the okay kinds :-| :-| :-|

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:23 pm

me looouuuu LOTR. Read book, watched movies. OMG!! I am in loou with Golluummmm “”my precccious”” :eek: :evilgrin:

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm

WOWza – you should go again and watch the extended versions then u will be sitting for 24 hours to see the entire thing in one go ;-)

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I think I watched the extended version only… :-| :-| :-| :-|

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Janhavi October 18, 2010 at 7:59 am

The extended ones were all 4 hrs each – you sat 12 hours ? :shock: :shock: :shock:

And I will always love the gone with the wind movie coz the first time I saw it I was like 8 yrs old – I read the book when I was like 9 or ten (don’t ask me why – its seems a bit of a retarded thing to do at that age) but I guess because I saw the movie before the book – I loooouuuuu the movie

And like I said – super bad crush on Clark Gable ! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 9:39 am

Janhavi,

I must have sat for 12 hours. I am not even surprised.. :shame: :shame: :shame:

Guess I must give Gone with the wind a second chance. :P

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Nids October 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm

mee tooo… all the 3 parts.. sat up all night… :laugh:
even i luv Harry potter… hav the complete collection of DVDs for tht too.. :-D

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Same here, Nids. :D :D :D

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 8:42 pm

lol I would agreee everywhere except maybe with the LOTR trilogy – I liked the movies ALOT – even though the books are a bit tedious and I know every Tolkien fan wants to kill my right now !

Hahahahaa Ive never actually waited for those books at 6 am – I think its coz i am toooo lazy and I figured Id get the book eventually – though when I was im boarding – i woke up at 5:00 am to get the library’s new copy of Order of the Phoenix and some kid got there before me – so then I bribed him with food to let me have the book for 12 hours – he didnt think I could read that fast – but I like zooooomed through the book and dumped it on his lap after ! It was worth every packet of aloo bhujia I tell you :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Also True Blood is infinitely better than the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries !

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Sanjeev October 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Lol I waited a lot for the books but never tried to stand in the line. But I remember that in 2003 (I was in Italy at that time and books were expensive) I pestered one of my batchmates in London to send me a soft copy of a HP book which was just released. He found one on the net and sent it to me :-D :-D

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 9:02 pm

That reminds – before Deathly Hallows was due to come out – Shresht sent his best friend a leaked version of the book like 1 week before the release – both of them read it coz they figured it was a fake and they were so dismayed when the book released and they realised they had the read the original in a bad bad pdf !!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Rads, me like donkey more after your approval. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Divya October 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm

muah muah …love it! But I have one basic qn Rati. After seeing these fab tutorials of yours, have been trying out a few. Previously I was lazy and just took one colour and swiped it all over :P Now I find when I do all the packing and layering and blending..quite a lot of it falls onto my lashes. And if I’m using brown or pink or something.. then my eyelashes look horrible thanks to all this eye shadow dust on it and I find myself struggling to get rid of it. What is the issue? Is it poor quality shadow.. or the brushes? Any idea? Do u ever face this problem?

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Heheheheee..happens with me ALL the time….some eyeshadows more than others..so I guess a bit is because of the eyeshadows fault too..but I would love to hear the answer to your question from someone here..I just use mascara and pretend nothing happened :X-P: :X-P: ..heheheee..but seriously though..what’s the answer ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

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Sanjeev October 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm

That someone is busy watching that irritating Andy and his ‘Dare to Date’ program :eek: :eek: :roll: :roll: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I LOUUUUUUUUUUU Andy hehehehheheheeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Sanjeev October 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I LOUUUUUUUU HIM TOOOOO…..dead and served fried in my burger. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: You are a fake vegetarian

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm

me too loouuu Andy…he is so funny… :rotfl: :rotfl:

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jomol October 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Poutmati……………you love Andy :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: ……….no wonder your love of life is that Phagwara guy……………….BTW…FYI,,,,,,,,,in one episode……Andy was getting all touchy feely with a really cute guy and was even batting his eyelids… :shout:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm

OMGG!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I kindaaa don’t like Andy now…. :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-|

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Divya, it’s the eye shadows and how you apply it.

Follow this. Always pick less colour on your brush. Pat pat pat. Don’t drag your shader brush on lids. Keep changing your brushes – like keep a separate brush for applying and blending eye shadow.

Also depends on the quality of eye shadows. Inglot, estee lauder , lancome eye sahdows barely have a fall out…atleast the ones that I have.

When I use lakme or VOV everything is on my cheeks and lashes. :((

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Get a Chanel quad..and try applying those :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: That thing flies till Mars – not all the colours..but the one I have..the yellowish colour in that ..it has wings and a 1000 legs :reallyangry: :reallyangry:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:17 pm

But I agree…is brush and pat pat..less flying. Me get brush next month…proper GOOOOOOOOOD GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD ones :smug:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:19 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Sanjeev October 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Pepsodent toothbrush.

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:56 pm

:razzmad:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm

errr… I have on Chanel quad…GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNN…It just works fine.. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I guess I need Pesodent toothbrush urrrrgently :D

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Divya October 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

ohh.. looks like I’ve been doing a lot of things wrongly – pick up more colour, drag the brush.. guilty guilty! No wonder! I thought more colour ==> job done faster :P Now I’m developing more patience after seeing how carefully you do it in your tutorials and to think u r even clicking pictures at each step! Thanks Rati :) And NO pepsodent toothbrush for me. I only follow advice from trusted sources a.k.a Rati. huh.. don’t u others try to trick me into the wrong stuff :D

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 9:42 am

Divya, :P :P

Now donchoo make all these mistakes. you’ll do just fine. :))

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Divya October 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm

yes yes.. am going to try again with these updated techniques.. will keep u posted. Gosh.. I love this blog!

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Uzma October 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Rati! This is really pretty & looks very easy coz u explain the tut step by step!You carry the look confidently, but this not my cup of tea I guess , coz I have dark circles & I’ll look like a raccoon! BTW I like yours & Rads “ME … ME” talk :cute:

PS: Rati, I sent you an email! :-)

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Thank you, Uzma. :)

I’ll do some soft looks as well. :)

I got your mail. :)

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jomol October 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Oh…………once Rads told me that cute Christian Dior guy she keeps hovering around just looks like Andy :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Errr…no he doesn’t..and don’t “Once Rads told me”…I barely know you…why would I “once told you” anything ?:-) ?:-) :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm

She never notices that I also do posts…. :-X :-X :-X :bomb:

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jomol October 17, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I noticed, I noticed……….Poutmati…..I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvved it….sacchi…………….honestly…sacchi mucchi :-* :-* :-P

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm

:cute: :cute: :cute: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

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jomol October 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Errr….Rads :-X :reallyangry: :-X :reallyangry: …………there are zillions of “Rads once told me” stories…..should I tell everyone 8-) 8-) 8-) :secret: :meeting: :meeting:

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jomol October 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Oh….there are so many strange people around here……….. :cyclops: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: …………………watched the movie for 9 hours…… :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: …..I usually watch a single movie around three times……………I watch the ending first….then some another day the starting…..another day…..the beech ka part…………….i won’t sit for three hours :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: …….but Poutmati is such a lovely human……in fact….I do not even think she is human…and also I don’t even think Rads is also human either……………….she is Lutapi……he he he he

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

What is Lutaaaapppiii?? :shy: :shy: :shy: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm

:reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Jomol,

I think it’s who you watches movies in such a strange way…like who watches the end first… :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:

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Janhavi October 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I do that with all books though – i read the end in the book store – then if I feel like I want to know how the ppl in the book got to that point – i will read the book :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Preetha October 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm

awesome Rati…u look so good…n its so nice of you to post what u hav learnt from ur classes..I wanna attend classes too but no time for it..I lov IMBB…. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Preetha, Thank you. :) :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 10:12 pm

:-| :-| :-| Rati me sleep here tonight.. :-| :-| :-| Tried Ikky’s place..she not at home..so me sleep on IMBB tonight..:-|

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm

You toh will get scary dream tonight… :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 10:30 pm

:-/ :-/ :shame: :shame: :eek: :eek: :wilt: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: is all because of you :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: You don’t have “garlic” icon????

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm

I am short of garlic icon myself. Me too using :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops:

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ik October 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm

i came home! :(( i also said i will put alarm clocks and set the alarms half an hour apart. :P:P :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: come come sleep on my blog!!:D:D :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :disdain: :disdain: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm

WIll snuggle Zorro and you together. :P :P :P

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ik October 17, 2010 at 11:13 pm

:cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :cute: :cute: :shy: :cute: :cute: :shy: :shy: :cute: :cute: yeeeeyyyyy okay you. but :clock: :clock: for Rads!:P:P:P

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm

And she sends me a mail ke no alarm for me :lying: liar liar —– on fire :teeth:

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ik October 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm

nowww… louu Rads. Louuu :D

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Radhika October 17, 2010 at 11:58 pm

:-|

Rati October 17, 2010 at 11:59 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :kissing:

Sabrina October 17, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Hi Rati…Such a well done, well explained step by step tutorial, I am going to try this look very soon, thanks so much.

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Rati October 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Hi Sabrina,

Long time. How have you been? Glad you liked it. :) Do try it. Would love to see it on you. :)

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Sabrina October 17, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Hi again, Rati…I’ve been around, only reading IMBB very late at night!! I’m fine thanks, just a little bit caught up with things, even though it’s the Puja vacation these days. I will email you later tonight.

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

Oh alright. yes kit’s been days you have mailed me. WIll wait. :)

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bhumika October 18, 2010 at 12:55 am

ooooo…..u look awesummmm in dat 2nd pic….. :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:
loveddd it again… :inlove: :inlove:
i say dat alwaysss…..bt i lovee d way u do makeup…so effortlessly n amazing…. :worship: :worship:

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 9:37 am

Thanks a ton, Bhumika. Try it. I am sure it would look good on you. :)

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Prans October 18, 2010 at 1:50 am

:-* Love Smokey Eyes
Flawless..Looking Very Pretty! :-)

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 9:36 am

Thank you, Prans. :))

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Aarthi October 18, 2010 at 10:48 am

Wow..Rati.. Easy and detail Tut.. I’ve been trying out smokey eyes since yday :) the outcome is not bad, once I feel its good I’ll click a pic and send it to u :)

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

Oh wowiiieee!!! Me waiting waiting waiting.. :clap: :clap: :clap: :jump: :jump: :jump: :dance: :dance:

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Insiya October 18, 2010 at 10:49 am

wow this looks fabb !!!!
but won’t suit me coz even i have dark circles :-(

anywayz u got my mail ?:-)

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 11:48 am

Insiya, Concealer is the solution. Smokey eyes can never look good if your under eye circles are not properly concealed. Apply concealer and set with loose powder.

Got the mail and replied. :)

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ramya October 18, 2010 at 10:52 am

very beautifully done rati :) u make it sound so simple…. but i guess it involves a lot of practice n patience no?

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

Thank you, Ramya. I agree. I have seen my panda days as well. ;)

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Renuca October 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

yaaar Rati, everytime I see your eye makeup I want to try some too, but it never looks even 1/10th as good :(. I think I need some good pencil brushes first. Thx for the tut tho, you make sound so easy peasy.

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 11:45 am

Renuca,

I think it comes with time but do start somewhere. If you don’t have a pencil brush, just use a flat brush. Place it flat underneath your lash line and move inwards. Pick less colour on brush and do your makeup slowly slowly. :)

Hope Aidaan is doing fine. :))

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Renuca October 18, 2010 at 11:59 am

Thx Rati :), will do that.. Aidan is ek dum mast as they say :D

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm

*touchwood* :yes: :yes: :-)

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HD October 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

you looking lovely!!!!!!!!

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Thankiess.. :))

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Rajol October 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Just one word for you Rati…Gorgeous :yes:

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Thank you, Rajol. :))

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anshu October 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Hi rati….soooo smokinnnnn……….look..loving it….u really r gr8… :-*

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Thankooo Anshu. :cute: :cute: :cute: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

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Debasree October 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hey I do my Smokey eye the same way..ooohooooo… :blush:

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: You must send in the pics some time. :)

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lp October 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Smokin hot!!! :-))

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Thankies. :))

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neha October 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm

:shock: u call it SIMPLE?
its TERRIFIC!
rati i am seriously telling u ….these eye tuts of urs are my most favorite on IMBB
do videos too na …they will be an equal hit
and please keep these coming…….at least five per week…. :-))
like one per working day for u

sorry whats the black eye shadow u used?
vov pallette ?

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm

he he thankies, Neha.. these would keep coming in. :))

yeah vov palette. but i am planning to buy a good black eye shadow soon. enough practice ho gayi vov se. :P

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Radhika October 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Rati :- :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :-D

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Rati October 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm

:-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :jump: :jump:

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Namratha November 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Hi All,

I need a help from you. I am a person who hates doing makeup. But now I have no choice as my wedding is fixed. I want to do self make up on my wedding day. So I need a help to purchase some of the cosmetics. Can you plz suggest where(company) I can get a good skin primer, Black eye shadow, black gel eye liner and eyelashes curler these are some thing I am looking for. Plz help. My wedding is in Jan. It will be great if u reply befor that.

Namratha

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Parita September 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

This one is so gorgeous and i love that you have complimented it so well with nude lippie! it is just fabulous! which is the nude lippie you are wearing?You know I so wanna do a smokey eye soon..you are inspiring me by seconds! Will definitely share with you the pics :))

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