Friday, January 29th, 2010

Burnished Neutrals: Coppers and Browns

I gotta tell you, this look was a pain in the behind to photograph. You just can’t see as much color variation in the close-up photos as you typically can. I took photos in a different spot in my house than I normally do (on the floor, ha), so I won’t be doing that again in case that alone was it! (I, as silly as I can be, removed my makeup prior to uploading photos to ensure everything was photographed right and tight!) At least, though, the full face photos turned out and show the look the way it should :) 

Happy Friday! What are your Friday plans?  The boyfriend and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day early (we always do it early!) at my very favorite steakhouse.  I’m already salivating over what’s to come, LOL!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Primer Potion as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Drink Me, Eat Me eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Muchness eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Queen eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Add more depth to the crease by applying Mushroom eyeshadow with the 226. Lightly blend Mushroom eyeshadow, with the 239, on the outer corner and lid. Lightly tap and brush Muchness eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Shroom eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying 1999 eyeliner on the lower lash line and Honey liner on the lower water line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

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

For lips, apply Orange Sequin lipstick first, and then layer Papaya Creme lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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55 thoughts on “Burnished Neutrals: Coppers and Browns

  1. amy

    I really like the neutral looks you are doing for the Alice in Wonderland palette. Makes it quite tempting for me to pick up that palette as well, though I can justify getting it because I don’t have the majority of the colours in the palette.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jessica Jezi

    Thank you SO much for doing several looks using shades from Urban Decay and their palettes.

    It’s been very helpful in finding clever combinations, like adding Flash to Last Call in the crease in yesterday’s look. I tried it out, and it was quite pretty!

  3. Toni

    I really love this look, Christine! Thanks for doing this – You’re making me wanna buy the UD AiW pallette! UD should pay you for these looks! ;) Oh, and OMG, the KissKiss strass lipsticks you used for this look and the antique gold look is really catching my eye – are those from the Spring collection? You’re such a bad influence, hee hee….

    • Hey Toni!

      Thanks so much! :)

      They debuted for spring, but they *are* permanent thankfully! Will be reviewing them separately soon! (Well, not all the shades, but some!)

  4. Anitacska

    Oh this is so pretty! Got to get that lipstick too! :)

  5. daphne

    Great look! I don’t know, I think the close-up pictures show it off very nicely, though the crease does look even more dramatic in the full-face pic. And YAY Papaya Creme! I *will* get that gloss someday. I can’t afford it for a while yet but I think if I can keep up a month of no makeup I will let that be my next splurge.

    • Thanks a lot, Daphne! :)

      Love, love Papaya Creme. I am so glad I convinced myself to order it online (they didn’t have that one when I was in-store)… so pretty.

  6. Rae

    Oh, I just love this! You’re always so stunning, Christine ^^

  7. AlyxVeee

    Urban Decay shadows are a pain to photograph because they reflect so much light! The shimmer just never focuses for me. but great look! =)

  8. This look makes you appear super healthy and pretty! I must have that lip combo!

    I miss my makeup, nasty cold + pink eye for both my son and I.

  9. Sara

    You look awesome!

    And your hair is fabulous as usual :)

  10. Melissa

    Pretty love neutrals. Please do more looks with the palette!

  11. That’s a REALLY pretty eye Christine! You can tell in the last pic that it’s super gorgeous, even if that camera didn’t pick it all up (which I think it looks awesome and would never have known that, had you not said something LOL). Have a great weekend!

    • Thanks so much, Stephanie! :)

      LOL, I just felt like it looked a little “muddy” in a way – not enough of the subtle color differences that are more noticeable in the full face photos, y’know? I was like urghh!!

      Happy weekend!

  12. Michelle

    Really pretty — I love these soft, neutral looks!

  13. CeeBee

    Gosh, you look amazing – this is such a sophisticated and beautiful look. That eyeshadow combination woudl look absolutely killer with pink lips too!

    I am so going to try this tonight!

  14. Ruth

    I will have to own Orange Sequin, it’s stunning.

  15. G.

    Wow, you look so beautifull! I really like this look.

  16. Gorgeous! I have a similar look on today… similar eyes anyway. Switch up the lips with New York Apple lipstick and that’s me! :P Great minds think alike.

  17. This is an absolutely beautifully coordinated look! I love it! The blush is so absolutely beautiful on you too – it’s the perfect lit from within glow!

  18. Rachael

    I think neutral colors look best on you! This is beautiful :)

  19. Another beautiful look and my favorite gold liner underneath haha! I think the last picture captured it REALLY well.

  20. Luisafer

    so pretty!!! those colors look great on you!!!

  21. Jess

    love this look :)
    the lip combo especially.

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of sarath penelope

    what a beautiful look, i look the neutral look and yet it is so sexy at the same time. the guerlain kiss kiss lipstick is so very pretty on you christine. happy early valentine to you and your bf too.

  23. Rosie

    You have such a nice glow here :). I’ll have to try this look too. I tried your other UD look on Thursday before I got really sick and I really liked it. I love that you’re using Honey a lot. It was my first UD product ever, so I totally love it!

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of aradhana aradhana

    very pretty!
    nice that you’re doing a few looks with the ud palette…i’m bookmarking them for when i get the palette! LOL…I just put my name on the waiting list for when it comes out in the uk…
    anyway, really liking the neutral eyes and peachy lips/cheeks!

  25. Melinda

    I Honestly Love all the looks Blues and greens are always My #1 Favorites But I Must Say This Look was so Captivathing and So Original love the natural look with that twist Awesome So I Pick this One out of the year to be My Most Favorite oxox Melinda

  26. Annie Siegel

    you look gorgeous here!