Friday, April 24th, 2009

To compensate for the site being down intermittently, here’s a Rose Romance look I did yesterday. I think it’s the first time I’ve worn eyeshadow in two weeks ore more! I just always run out of time and end up going with a minimal to no makeup face these days. I’m working on it, though!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Et Tu, Bouquet? eyeshdaow (glittery peachy-pink), Of Summer eyeshadow (lilac), Creme de Violet eyeshadow (warm purple), Shadowy Lady eyeshadow (dark burgundy-purple), Shroom eyeshadow (highlighter), Benefit BADgal Liner (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Summer Rose beauty powder (cool pink-purple), Dior Rose Diamond skin shimmer (light pink)
  • Lips: A Rose Romance lipstick (pinky-purple), Magnetique lipglass (fuchsia-purple)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Et Tu, Bouquet = Gleam; Of Summer = Beautiful Iris; Summer Rose = Well Dressed; Way to Love = Hue; Magnetique = no dupe

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base. On the inner lid, apply Et Tu, Bouquet? eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Of Summer eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Shadowy Lady eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Shadowy Lady eyeshadow using the 226, then overlay with Creme de Violet eyeshadow. Sweep Shroom eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Ransom Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Summer Rose beauty powder using the 129, then highlight with Dior Rose Diamond skin shimmer with the 188. Apply A Rose Romance lipstick to lips, and then top with Magnetique lipglass for color and shine.

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51 thoughts on “Look – A Rose Romance Soft Purples

  1. evo

    very pretty!

  2. Rachael

    Love it, everything compliments each other so well!

  3. Very pretty! I’m in the same boat with having no time to put makeup on. I went to work with no mascara yesterday, GASP!!! Lately, I’ll do face at home and eye makeup on the BART train and I’m gettin pretty good at it!

    Question what is overlay?
    “then overlay with Creme de Violet eyeshadow”

    • Nicole15

      I will let Christine answer for sure, but my take on her statement is that she placed Creme de Violet over the places she put Shadowy Lady (outer part of lid & crease). This is called an overlay. Creme de Violet lightened up the crease, etc. since Shadowy Lady is matte & quite a dark purple.

    • Thanks, Tatiana!

      Basically, it means I put Creme de Violet over the other shadows :)

  4. JennXOXO

    So pretty!

  5. SN

    Flawless, Chrisitine…everything works so well can pull off anything from minimal to OTT and look so glam !I could never wear that lovely fuschia lip color!

  6. gio

    This look is soo pretty! I love that lip color, it’s gorgeous!

  7. Nicole15

    Wow – i don’t know that if i had your collection, i could not wear eyeshadow for 2 weeks or more. You just have so much fun things to play with. Every day would be another experiment.

  8. Luv J

    Gorgeous :) You look great in purples!

  9. Anitacska

    Really gorgeous. Makes me want to buy all 3 purple/pink from this collection. Hm, not good. 😉

  10. wow love the lips!

  11. oh I love it! pink and purple are my favorite colors now! <3

  12. aaj83

    GOOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS…but christiiine..plz plzz when u take a full face shot can you take one while looking down.. :( so i can see the whole eye makeup from a gives a totally different look from a distance…i LOOOOOVE those pics..and it gives me a better idea if the look would suit me..! 😉
    hope u don’t mind me asking you this :(
    loooove all your looks…hugzz..

  13. This is so gorgeous! You pull off those lilac tones so well! I don’t think I can wear purples on my lips, but Magnetique & Summer Rose look fantastic on you!

  14. Skyler

    Stunning! I really like purples with your skin tone.

    My boyfriend is coming with my MAC package tomorrow; can’t wait to try this collection out! Kind of bummed I didn’t get Loving Touch after seeing your swatches though. :( Poop.

  15. Elmer

    Nice. I really like the lippy. I need to pick up that gloss in magnetique this weekend.

  16. DanielleO


    I got Tender Tryst and Secret Crush today (and a lot of other stuff I probably shouldn’t have)… I can’t wait to try them out!

  17. Yo

    I have been a fan of your site for quite some time now and it’s my first time to comment.=) Gorgeous as always! No wonder you won the glam awards=)

  18. Kella

    Your skin looks a little strange here – you can see your real skin colour by your hairline, and your foundation looks very light and pink. I wonder if it’s just not photographing well. What foundation was this?

    • It’s probably reflecting light, though my face is darker than my neck, so I do have to use a lighter color on my face, which would be why my hairline is darker.

  19. maxiene

    I LOVE your looks and I LOVE trying them on me. I ALWAYS give you credit where is it due. You do so much for us makeup whores and we love you so dearly! Thank you creating such beautiful looks! You are a true inspiration!

  20. CeeBee

    Man, I wish I could pull off purple eyes and pink lips together – it looks AMAZING on you but I can never quite get the same look to work on me (and we have similar colouring) and I always wimp out and go for nude or beige lips instead… :-(
    It would look great with a deep smudgy purple liner too, I think.

    Very pretty.

    • Thanks, CeeBee! :) I wonder why you don’t find it works on you! I do feel weird in such bright lip colors, though!

      • CeeBee

        :-) You’ll be pleased! I was so inspired by this look and kept thinking about it… so I finally tried it out a few days later – I used the Dior Petal Shine 809 eye palette and toned the bright purple down a bit with soft pink and taupe, used Dior Precious Violet eye liner and then totally rocked YSL Lip Twins Pink Harmony satin lipstick. Very bright!
        And it worked!
        I got several compliments, so many thanks to you Christine!!!

  21. Sash

    Well, don’t you look radiant! You’re glowing, hon!! Nice.