Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Bright Makeup: Lotsa Teals

Here’s a quick look I did using two of the new Benefit eyeshadows, plus one of Urban Decay’s new Stardust eyeshadows (to be reviewed in full later). Really loving the way Dolce & Gabbana Nude Blush looks, though. Pain in the behind to photograph a swatch of it, but boy is it gorgeous on.

Is it really only Tuesday? I feel like it should be Friday. Not that I want time to go by that quickly, but it’s been a tiring week… and it’s only Tuesday!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. With the 239 and water-based mixing medium (or water), apply Teal pigment all over the lid area. Using the 239, apply Shamrocker eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Mermaid eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Atmosphere eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Lightly blend Atmosphere eyeshadow, with the 239, on the outer corner and lid. Lightly tap and brush Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Binge eyeliner on the lower lash line and Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Nude blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply #26 lipstick first, and then layer Zone Out lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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78 thoughts on “Bright Makeup: Lotsa Teals

  1. HC

    You really love your teals/blues! Awesome. I wish I could wear colors like that. I feel like I look too scary.

  2. Brenda

    Lovin’ the lips!!! I really do like when you swatch the products as well for the looks…it helps to find a dupe in our own stuff we already have

  3. I love the mermaids eyeshadows! TheyΒ΄re so bright and have a really beautiful color. And the Cle de Peau lipstick is simply gorgeous :)

  4. Misty

    omg teal teal teal ! i looove it! and love ur teal top πŸ˜‰ if only u could just come do my makeup exactly like that ! haha :) thanks christine!

  5. Leah

    How do you choose what highlighter to use? Any reason? On this one specifically?

    • I use Femme-fi a lot, but I also used Gorgeous Gold in this look because it helps fade the teal into the whiter shade of Femme-fi so it’s not such a stark contrast.

  6. gorgeous look!
    just wondering; what do you think of MAC Plush Lash?

  7. Gorgeous look! I love teals on you! Bright and fun. πŸ˜€

    That D&G blush is really gorgeous on you – it has just the right amount of shimmer. Loving the lip/cheek combo as well. =)

  8. Kaleen

    That color sweater(shirt?) looks great on you!

  9. Wow!! This is a gorgeous look with fantastic colors! I am a fan of teal :) Like how you blend the different tones of teal…lighter, slightly darker and darkest on the outside. And the Gorgeous Gold on the lower lash line gave it just the perfect contrast.

  10. Misty

    p.s. i went to find femme-fi on mac’s website and can’t find it.. is it discont’d?

    • It was, unfortunately :( Try Shroom instead!

      • daphne

        If someone has a CCO nearby they can probably still find it! :) When I hit pan on my first one I asked my mom to pick one up for me at the CCO in my hometown and imagine my delight when I got a package from her that contained 3 Femme-fis, LOL! Hope I never run out! (She said the clerk told her it was discontinued so she’d better stock up. I laughed but hey, not complaining!)

  11. Sixx

    I’ve never seen anyone else look better in teals than you.

  12. Danielle

    Lovely look, it reminds me of brill eyeshadow from MAC!

  13. AnGeLwInGz

    Awesome look! I’m wearing teal/coral now also.

  14. Jenny

    Beautiful! It really makes your brown eyes pop :)

  15. amy

    The mints and the teals are very pretty together and very spring!

  16. penelope

    i love the colors and they are so beautiful and vivid. which colors of benefit spring velvet eyeshadow(s) do you prefer the most? melon, shamrock, mermaid or purple pansy?

  17. Such a refreshing look! I love it! πŸ˜€

  18. gosh, mermaid-like… gotta love!!!

  19. Rosanna

    Wow! Those teals really bring out your brown eyes! And somehow your eyes look more awake.

  20. Gorgeous!

    Question: do you wear makeup like this when you’re going to school, or do you take the more natural/neutral look and save bold looks like this for special occasions?

    • Thanks, Laura! Most of the time, I don’t do my makeup in time to wear it to school. I usually end up doing makeup at some later point during the day :) When I used to have more time before classes, I would wear whatever to class!

  21. Megan

    Very pretty look, girl! Im loving the Benefit e/s can’t wait to pick some up. I really like the lips..it really pulls the look together:)

  22. Kharina

    How are the Benefit lipglosses compared to MAC’s?

    • They’re a bit hit or miss — I really wanted to love Benefit’s glosses when they debuted last year, but they’re just so-so. There are many other glosses I’d pick over Benefit formula-wise. They have a tendency to be sheer and go on thin, some are sticky, some aren’t so sticky.

  23. rashmi

    ohhh i wish mac or any top brand would launch a collection based on u i mean ur creativity ….
    mark my words i think this gonna be happen cross my fingers

    keep up the good work

  24. Jasmine

    I didn’t know that teal could look so good! Great job!

  25. Arianna

    beautiful look! I love my cle de peau lipsticks! looks gorgeous on you.

  26. daphne

    Love your lower lashline pops. Of all your “signatures” that is my favorite :) And now that I’ve figured out (by watching one of your video tuts) how you get your liner placed like it is, I’m really rocking it lately! (I was always aiming the pencil up UNDER my lashes, but realized from the videos that you actually line *over* the lashes, to really get the color in between them. It never occurred to me but heck, that gets covered with mascara! It’s brilliant!)

  27. Anitacska

    This is very pretty. :) I especially like what you’ve done with the bottom lash line. :) LOve BInge, it’s so gorgeous! :)

  28. Lizet Luna

    Cristine you look really pretty, beautiful, you think everything looks good, I love watching your work, which I feel a great admiration. It is so nice that I had in my hiding a lot of shadows and things that did not use because you’ve been ready to experiment, colors, blends, and I managed to do things that I like, I’m waiting to buy a wing camera to envirte photos of what I’ve done inspired by your work =) A happy Wednesday to you with great affection for the pretty girl =)


  29. Lizet Luna

    By the way, is your skin looks lovely with the Bobbi Brown Extra Tinted Moisturizing Balm

  30. Sara

    You look awesome Christine!! Great look :)

  31. imamakeupaddict

    This is so fresh and springy! This has pushed me over the edge to get Shamrocker and Mermaid!

  32. Luisafer

    you look so pretty with that color!!! you look so nice, pretty mixing