Thursday, August 28th, 2008

This was yesterday’s look – wanted to try out So Scarlet lipstick and Cult of Cherry together, and I thought maybe I’d try out some darker lips later on, so I kept the eyes pretty simple. I tried to do a cat-eye, but it didn’t quite work out. I haven’t done one in a long time (albeit, I’ve probably only done three in my lifetime), and stupidly, I didn’t bother to look at a few online before I went to work on mine, LOL. I wasn’t going to do lower lash line in black, but it looked so funny without it. Gah! It was one of those days. ย What brush do you all use for upper lash liner? I normally use the 208 or 210 (the angled one, I always get them confused), but I used the 266 this time, didn’t love it. :( ADVICE, please!

At least the lips were hot. Hopefully everybody stared at those instead of the liner ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today, the boy and I are off to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (and Mellan will be spending the day with my mom, aka being spoiled rotten and swimming all day!). I’m hoping to do a look using some non-MAC products (at least eyeshadows…) for the trip :)

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You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Next to Nothing eyeshadow (soft pink-toned highlighter), Grain eyeshadow (light brown highlighter), Blacktrack fluidilne (black gel liner), Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Blooming blush (soft pink)
  • Lips: So Scarlet lipstick (deep red), Cult of Cherry lipglass (cherry red)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Next to Nothing = Vanilla; Blooming = Micro-pink; So Scarlet = Viva Glam I + New York Apple; Cult of Cherry = Russian Red

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 with the 249. Apply Next to Nothing eyeshadow all over the lid and brow area. Darken the outer lid using Grain eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Next to Nothing underneath the brow bone to highlight. Line upper lash line using Blacktrack fluidline and create a cat-eye with the 266. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Blooming blush using the 129. Apply So Scarlet lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult of Cherry lipglass for color and shine.

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104 thoughts on “Look – Cherrylicious Lips and Cat Eyes

  1. Heather

    How hard was it to keep up with those lips all day? Whenever I wear dark colors on my lips, I’m always freaked out about how it’s looking – is it fading, is it bleeding, is it clumpy…I can’t stand it!

  2. This is gorgeous on you, Christine! Absolutely stunning.

  3. Kristine

    Those lips are fierce! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Ariana

    Ughh! I wish more than anything I could pull off that lip color! Looks AMAZING on you Christine!

  5. Sexy Sadie

    Love that lips!

  6. DaniMae

    Oh my god Christine!

    My husband peeked around the corner and asked if I was okay because when I opened this page I said “OOOOOHHHHHHH!!!”

    I ADORE THESE LIPS!!! They’re so fierce and sexy.

  7. I agree, gorgeous as always! That’s such a cute and classic look on you!

  8. Kelly

    Oh my god this look is PERFECT for you. LOVE IT! God, you should wear this everyday hahah it’s so fantastic on you.

  9. Rachel

    Hey girl, about the eyeliner brush – you might wanna give Urban Decay’s wonder brush a go. I use it to line my cream/gel eyeliners without a cinch. :)

  10. Angi

    Nice! You really should go with intense lips and light eyes more often. Your lips are made for this look!

  11. oh wow… gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  12. Tatti

    gorgeous!!!! the lips are jaw-droppingly amazing

  13. i know you have issues with lining the top lashline, but i have to say i LOVE the cateye liner on you!!! hope it doesn’t make your eyes all irritated this time :) have fun at the ‘quarium — i went there when i was little and i still remember how fun it was (yeah i’m a nerd, i know).

  14. Nicole

    I wish I have enough courage to wear such a great bright red lipstick. Amazing, Christine.

  15. danielle

    hey christine! fabulous as always!

    for the cat eye, what i do is i take the 208 brush and mark how high i want the tip to be by tapping the brush straight on then when i see it’s about the same (you have to eye ball the marks) i go from the tip inwards down to the lash line. one of my MA’s showed me how to do it and i do it all the time now. it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

    you look gorgeous and the way you do your cat-eye is so pretty!

  16. Elle

    Love it, girl. So pretty!

    Just out of curiosity, did you buy any backups from CoC? Because I love this collection so much I’m seriously debating the backup issue…

    I like the 209 or my angled eyeliner brush from Sephora for my fluidlines. The 209 took a lot of getting used to (and yes I poked myself in the eye the first time I tried using it) but I like it now.

  17. I almost want the lipstick/gloss combo you are wearing but how does the color compare to the red flame orange flicker pro longwear? I know a woman can’t have too many reds, but I don’t wear them enough to keep buying many of the same hue!

  18. dee

    The eyes are cute. It looks like a way less dramatic version of Amy Winehouse.

  19. gio

    This look is gorgeous on you. I love that lip color, I wish I could pull it off.

  20. cloudburst

    I didn’t think much of Blooming when I swatched it…but it looks so pretty on you. That is why I’ll be picking it up tomorrow ;)! Cheers.

  21. OK so I compared your lips from the Red Flame (pg 14 if anyone else wants to see) and compared to this one. So Scarlet is more red. But they are similar in bright factor. So I “may” just buy the COC gloss and pair it with the Red Flame when I am so inclined. Save myself the purchase of another lippy.

  22. Daantje

    Definitely very Cherrylicious Christine ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. Amanda23

    I’m a daily cat eye wearer, and I like to use the 266 brush its my fav. The “trick” I use is to just line in a straight line at a slight angle, don’t follow your lid …. hopefully that makes sense. Your look doesn’t look bad, but I’m assuming you wanted the line thinner and the corners sharper? Well, don’t worry that lip combo is gorgeous and bound to get all the attention.

  24. pquanda

    The best way (for me) to get a thin, straight line is to use an angled liner brush! (Sonia Kasahuk’s, Smashbox)

  25. Stephanie D

    Wow Christine! Those lips look awesome! I didn’t get much the first time I went for Cult of Cherry. Then I saw your Blooming blush swatches (for some reason it didn’t look appealing to me in person) and I had to go back for that, now I want to get those lip colors!!! They look so good together. I am also a daily cat eye wearer. I can’t go without it, but seriously the best eyeliner that I have found for that is the Almay liquid eyeliner with the felt tip brush (it kind of looks like a little inkwell). It is so cheap-like $6-$7 and is easy to take off if you make a mistake. I have fluidline but rarely ever use it. The consistency is a little thick and dry (IMO) for a neat cat eye. Hope this helps.

  26. Kristelle

    finally a different look. you’re right, the cat eye didn’t work at all ,but at least the lips are great.

  27. Kellye

    You look fabulous, Christine. I knew you’d be able to pull off the strong lip really well! It’s much easier with your full lips.

  28. Kellie

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? (yes, I’m screaming lol) Your cat eye is perfection. This looks so hot on you! Add a red flower to your hair and go dancing. ALL eyes would be on you!

  29. Lisa

    Christine your lipstick is fierce!!!!! I bought both of those colors and was hesitant to wear them together until now. I also bought Rich & Ripe, it also looks good over So Scarlet. I wore it earlier this week and got some compliments! I bought two of each product I bought.

    I hate that these great colors are limited additions. Has anyone ever bought MAC products from Ebay? There are products I didn’t get from the last couple of collections.

  30. AmyLou

    Dang! Now this is fantastic!

    Perfect for prom or say, a work holiday party this December??!!

    I think the cat eye looks fine; granted, I’m no cat eye expert by any means, but I think it’s just more of a “day” version than a night time super sultry look, ya know?

    Anywhoo, looks fab!

  31. lovekills

    Ooh Sexy!
    I have the Cult of Cherry Lipglass, I never thought i could pull off a strong lip, but I wanted a change from the nude lip. I need a really good l/s to add intensity. Recommend a few ladies to work with my Cult of Cherry.
    Thx in advance

  32. K

    FANTASTIC. Great to see you trying different styles out, and you were BORN to rock red lips! Love, love, love.

    I think you could have winged out the eyeliner quite a bit more. It definitely paired well with the lips – great choice!

    Finally: Your eyebrows are looking better than ever, may I say.

  33. Rowan

    Oh wow, the lipstick/gloss is amazing! Makes me want to eat cherries and strawberries ;P

  34. Minty746

    Hi Christine! This is such a hot look, I love it. I think you look great with thick upperlash liner, and your full lips totally pull of the red lips in a nice way. Although your eyeliner could definitely look better, the cat eye still works. Wow, Monterey Bay Aquarium! That’s near where I live, and I love the aquarium. I love to touch the sting rays, hahaha. Have fun, and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing your looks!

  35. Theresa

    Love this classy look! Always a winner!
    Now all you need is a LBD!!!

  36. Classic and beautiful!

  37. Jenna

    OMGOMGOMG I LOVE IT! Love the lips and love those dark and defined eyes!

  38. Monica

    Chistine… You are so a Scarlett girl for sure! It looks amazing!

  39. Susanne


  40. marsina

    You’re wearing one of my all time favorite looks and what I think is the easiest once you’ve got the liner down. When I do a look like this people always complement it but it seriously is my lazy look because I can do it in 5 minutes.
    For a perfect cat eye, I use the 266 or 210 brush, the 208 is to dense for me. Start by lining the upper lash line very thin and stopping just before the outer corner. Then with your eyes open, mark the point just short of where you want your cat eye to end. Draw straight down from that point towards the underside of the outer corner of the eye. This creates a kind of a checkmark. then you can go back and fill in the curve and extend it if you want. I keep the liner pretty thin on the inner half of the eye and it’s thickest just on the outer corner. I don’t do lower liner with a cat eye, just a little shadow in the lash line with mascara.

    • Thanks for the tips, Marsina! I wish I could practice more often, but my eyes get red after 2-3 hours of wearing liner on my upper lash line, so I just can’t take the damage it does for more than once in awhile :(

  41. I’ve tried this lip combo and it is AWESOME! And it looks AWESOME on you too.

  42. Jessica

    I’m starting to think I need to go back and get the So Scarlet l/s. I have Cult of Cherry! It’s so pretty.

  43. This is one of my favorite looks and it looks stunning on you, Christine!

  44. Hot!! So Scarlet is a gorgeous colour… CoC lipglass looks awesome over Lady Danger too!

  45. Whoa Christine… that look is sooo gorgeous on you!!! I love it!!! Those lips really took my breath away!

  46. Christine!! I’m so mad, my local MAC ran out completely of the So Scarlet, just the day after I tried it on and fell in love! Is New York Apple a really good substitute? The So Scarlet was so perfect I don’t think any other color would measure up.

  47. Bernice

    from the close-up & the brief description before i clicked on ‘continue reading’ i thought this look might be over the top with both dramatic eyes & lips but i’m pleasantly surprised !
    it looks good !
    you pulled it off ๐Ÿ˜€

  48. Bettina

    Very classy looking..I was just reminded of a picture of Marylin Monroe I saw earlier. :)