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channeling the roaring 20’s with a glu stik?

February 14, 2009

Thanks to this youtube video I found, I managed to recreate a 20’s eye without shelling out for spirit gum, brow wax and brow sealer (which adds up to a whopping 2,000 php).



Materials used:


Laura Mercier Secret Concealer

Fanny Serrano Concealer in Sand (as a foundation)

The Balm Concealer

Revlon black eyeliner

Artdeco Eyeliner , Dark Brown

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette


I didn’t get to take how-to pictures as this was a spur of the moment thing, but let me try to break down the process for ya:

1. cleanse, tone, moisturize. let dry.

2. with a glustick,, smear 2 coats of glue on your eyebrows. Video on this can be found here  . Let dry. Be patient, as a dry, fully covered  brow is crucial.

3. apply concealer in a patting motion. don’t wipe it on, as it might rub off the glue. Cover it completely,  and b lend with the surrounding areas of the skin. My Laura Mercier concealer has an orange tinge to it, so it cancelled out the bluish black mark of my brows.

4.apply a foundation over the brows and your face.

5.draw a thin, curved brow above your natural eyebrows. here i followed my natural brow, as it was easier. I suggest marking the ends and the arch with a brow to ensure you get an even curve.

6.Apply foundation a shade darker on your eyelid, to add natural depth. Then I applied a coppery brown eyeshadow and a black eyeshadow on my lids. Check out the pictures for placement guides.

7. line eyes all around. apply mascara. I believe false eyelashes would look great here. I would probably apply black wax to the ends to produce a beaded effect.

8. apply foundation all over lips.

8. draw a small, pouty mouth with a lipliner. fill in with a red lippy ( i used a brownish pink one here tho)


It’s pretty easy. I only made up half of my face as I got sleepy already. Took me about 20 minutes, tops.

Hope you liked it!

 I’d pair it with a beaded and fringed black dress, heels and a happy shimmy 😀

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anne permalink
    March 17, 2009 8:35 am

    hello. i found your website while googling fanny serrano concealer. anyway, i’m really really confused. help me out here… i’m very fair (think:NC20..25 during summer) and you’re a NC43, right? how come i got matched as “sand”?

    i ended up using the tester (top part scraped off of course! for hygiene’s sake) and running outside to see if the color matched in natural sunlight. sure enough, it did. no line of demarcation either.

    are you using the stick really really lightly (i.e. wet latex sponge) or am i completely colorblind?

    • rougerogue permalink*
      March 24, 2009 9:13 am

      hello anne! you are not colorblind 😀 i’m just a fan of foundation that’s not an exact match. NC43 is actually too dark for me. But i think it suits me 😀 As for sand, I use it really lightly on a well moisturized face. For some reason it looks fine on me. However I’m not using it as much this summer because the formulation is slippery on my rather oily skin. Boo.

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