Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Elva Hsiao

Here’s a breakdown of Elva Hsiao (蕭亞軒)‘s signature look, ala dark smoky eyes, from her latest album. I read from somewhere that she used gold eyeshadow along with a pair of discontinued falsies made exclusively in Japan.

Elva Hsiao 蕭亞軒 smoky eye makeup tutorial

Elva Hsiao 蕭亞軒 smoky eye makeup

* Apply a shimmery gold eyeshadow like MAC Retrospeck or Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl on your entire eyelid and lower eye. Sweep an intense black eyeshadow like Jane Clubbing or MAC Black Tied onto your eyelid. Make sure you deposit the most color around your lashline and blend the color upwards to create gradation. Line your upper and lower lashlines along with the inner rim with a black liquid liner. Apply falsies on top lashes and mascara on lower lashes.

* De-pigmentize your lips by applying a stick concealer (try Bourjois stick concealer) before putting a milky nude lipgloss like MAC Underage on top.

* Apply two coats of Chanel Black Satin nail polish to get your nails screaming hot.