Celebrity Beauty

Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Mariah Carey in Breakdown Music Video

April 20, 2006

I have been watching Mariah Carey’s old music videos and one of my favorites is “Breakdown” from the Butterfly album. In the video, Mariah sported 3 different looks – a glittery golden eye, an ultra femme blue eyeshadow look and a sultry smoky eye. I personally liked the sultry look the best but now that spring is here, here is a breakdown of the blue eye look.

• Silvery blue eyeshadow from lashline to browbone and just a little under the eye (try Wet ‘n Wild MegaEyes Cream Eyeshadow in Blue Heaven, Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Twilight or Urban Decay Cream Eyeshadow Five-o)
• Black liquid liner on top and bottom
• Tons of black mascara to avoid looking washed out

• Peachy coral blush right on cheekbones (try MAC Sheertone Blush in Peaches)
• Baby pink blush on apples (try MAC Mineralize Skinfinsh in Porcelain Pink)

• Nude lipliner (try MAC Spice)
• Nude lipgloss (try MAC Florabundance Lipglass)

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  • Reply Anonymous April 20, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    Great job on your blog. Thanks for the info. Can you do a blog on how to put on blush and choosing blush colors? Thanks again.

  • Reply kimlxf April 20, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    Around how much money do you spend buying MAC products? I can’t afford MAC since I’m a college student, and I find that I can’t try most of your color combos since they’re all based off of MAC.

    I did see the MAC lookalikes – thanks for that. Hahah.

  • Reply Anonymous April 20, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    Came across your site randomly ^^ have to say I really like it and am inspired by what you’re doing. I read through all the archives lol, and I’ve bookmarked your site. keep at it and thank youu 🙂

  • Reply Phyllis April 21, 2006 at 9:06 am

    sure I’ll do that next week =)

  • Reply Phyllis April 21, 2006 at 9:12 am

    hi kimlxf, I was a college student once and I just graduated last year so I know what that’s like. It’s true most of the colors I suggested are from MAC but they are only for reference. If you don’t have the money for MAC, you can always try drugstore brands. I am sure you can find something close enough at the drugstore.

  • Reply Jeffrey April 22, 2006 at 9:18 am

    I love phyllis for blogging about mariah ho ho ho. good taste, i think that’s one of her best videos too!!

  • Reply Anonymous April 22, 2006 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for all of your work writing and blogging, the info is really useful for those who don’t know makeup much.

    Do you know anything about cosmetic colored contacts (i.e. which brands are good, what colors match asians, etc.)? If so, can you write an entry on it? Thank you!

  • Reply kimlxf April 24, 2006 at 1:06 am

    Thanks, Phyllis. =]]

  • Reply Anonymous July 25, 2006 at 2:25 am

    I love your blog, and you’re such a pro at this. I was wondering if you can break down Hilary Duff’s make-up from her “Most Wanted” or “Wake Up” album. I know it’s very simple, but I’m very clueless with all this make-up stuff. Thanks!!!

  • Reply Cherie October 30, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Hey can you do a breakdown of Dawn Yang in this picture? http://www.rightwingnews.com/graphics/yang1.jpg

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