Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

5-Minute Makeup:  Easy Neutrals

Yeah, yeah!  Another neutral look!  What of it? :)  No, but seriously, I had some furious lip swatching to do today, and I always want to have some makeup on but nothing that would skew the lip color, so I tend to lean on the neutral side.  This is a great quick neutral look that works for most occasions.

What’s the best part about your Tuesday so far? For me, it was playing around with some NARS blushes… which are gorgeous!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Dazzlelight eyeshadow on the inner half of the lid. Apply Soba eyeshadow on the outer half of the lid, then lightly blend Wedge eyeshadow in the outer crease and very outer edge of the lid with the 226. Blend Grain eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone . Bring everything together by applying Underground liner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Oasis blush on the apples of the cheeks and smooth with fingertips.

For lips, apply Oasis lipgloss for a complementing lip.

Check out more photos!

Forgot to take a downward looking shot! Sorry!

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64 thoughts on “5-Minute Makeup: Easy Neutrals

  1. Kim L

    totally cute. Love the eyes!

  2. Lucy

    This is SO gorgeous. I’m going to try today….love it!!!

  3. Hilana

    What a stunning look. And one of my total favourites most certainly. I was just paging through your eye make-up tutorials and I noticed how your brow shape has changed over time. I must add that I love the present fuller brow, and also say that I am a tad jealous too…. Being a blonde, I was not blessed with great brows so I envy those who do have ’em!

    • Thanks so much, Hilana! :)

      Yes, when I didn’t know much about beauty, I had a friend tweeze and shape them for me… and every time she did it, they got thinner, LOL! I’m really happy with how they grew out and everything.

  4. Brianne

    My favorite of any look you’ve ever done, I like that this is polished and pretty looking and does not look too heavy or fussy :) I think this could be flattering on pretty much anyone with the colors you picked (also, Oasis is totally on my wishlist now)

  5. I love how the lipgloss looks on you, and this blush!


  6. Hend

    I love ur neutral tutorials ,
    Neutrals are the best for me 😀
    and this Nars gloss z stunning I should get my self one

  7. kristina

    Oasis blush looks stunning on you. I am glad to see you are giving NARS a chance :D!!

  8. Gorgeous Christine!!!
    How do you take such great pictures of yourself? They always look so professional and flawless!

  9. Michelle

    Super pretty on you! Love these looks for summer!

  10. JamieJamez

    I love this look! You look so pretty hon!

  11. Alexis (SF)

    So pretty. I thank you for your 5mn neutral eye looks. This type of nude eye is pretty much my go-to look for work when I don’t really feel like spending all my time blending colors. I am loving the blush/lip combo

  12. This is my favorite neutral look so far!

  13. Frances

    Christine, I don’t know if the NARS blush you’re wearing in the picture is one you were playing with earlier, but that’s one of the prettiest blushes I’ve seen you wear. I usually skip to the full face photo before reading the post and the blush instantly caught my eye. Really flattering!

  14. vmcrow

    You look fresh and pretty! I love bright looks, but a neutral look once in a while is a good breather :)

  15. Heather

    wow, this looks so good on you!

  16. Kathryn

    You look stunning here! I love the blush and lip gloss pairing, I think I may have to check them out myself.

  17. Bernice

    You look so gorgeous and healthy. Love the lip combination !

  18. Patty

    More neutral looks please!!

    • I’ll try… I always get way less views/comments on neutral posts since they are kind of boring, lol! So I try not to do them too often!

  19. Kianna

    I love this look! I’m going to try it out. (:

  20. Diana

    Absolutely gorgeous I must say this is the best neutral look you have done because it really is neutral and brings out the natural beauty of your eyes.

  21. I’m 14 and have more signs of aging than you do, haha. Is there anything in particular you do to prevent aging? I use Clinique repairwear eye cream…

    • Hi Anita,

      I don’t use anything other than sunglasses and wear SPF everyday (which I didn’t start doing until I was probably 19 or 20!). Aging can often have to do with genetics, so even the most careful, well-meaning people may end up with more visible signs than those who do nothing! Like for instance, my mom never wears makeup, doesn’t have much of a skincare routine, rarely wears SPF or sunglasses… so little lines!

  22. kiki

    Love this look..xoxo

  23. aradhana

    very pretty!

    does nars do a blush/gloss combo that would suit an nw40 as well as this suits you?

  24. LNU

    Ohhh! Dazzlelight and Soba are so pretty! :)

  25. Mia

    Really beautiful look, Christine.

    I will definitely check this out

  26. Sarah M

    I agree that this is a very very cute look. The lipgloss is definitely a perfect match for the blusher. I love it. :-)

  27. Katarina

    I like this better then your last neutral, its a little bit more..i dont know it has more oomph! 😛 keep on muing!!!

  28. Perfection on you!!!<3

  29. Sash

    Chris, you know I always think you’re most beautiful with your hair pulled back! Shows your features.

  30. OMG! I’m in love with this look!!! I think i should try this look when i go to school. IS PERFECT!
    And obviously, you look STUNNING!
    I don’t have many e/s from the list, but i think i can wear my TEMPTING CHOCOLATE pallete (Givenchy)