Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Just something I messed around with for FUN. Emphasis on fun and experimentation aka not necessarily a look I’d be running around town with on an everyday basis ;)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Uppity fluidline (antique gold base), Rich Ground fluidline (warm brown base), Going Bananas eyeshadow (bright yellow), Goldmine eyeshadow (gold), Golden Lemon pigment (yellow gold), Beautyburst eyeshadow (warm brown), Carbon eyeshadow (black), Ricepaper eyeshadow (highlight), Feline kohl power (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Taupe blush (taupe)
  • Lips: Port Red lipstick (cherry red), Cult of Cherry lipglass (bright red), Jampacked lipglass (dark berry)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Uppity = Indianwood; Goin’ Bananas = Sour Lemon; Beautyburst = Texture; Feline = Graphblack; Port Red = Russian Red; Cult of Cherry = Russian Red; Jampacked = Desire

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Uppity fluidline on eyelid as base using the 249 brush. Apply Rich Ground fluidline above that, above the crease with the 249 brush. Apply Going Bananas eyeshadow with the 239 over Uppity fluidline. Repeat, but with Goldmine eyeshadow. With the 249, apply Golden Lemon pigment lightly over Goldmine. Darken outer lid and crease with Beautyburst eyeshadow using the 239 brush. Above crease, apply Carbon eyeshadow lightly to darken and dramatify the look. Sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Also sweep Goldmine eyeshadow along brow bone. Finish with Feline kohl power on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Taupe blush using the 129. Apply Port Red lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult of Cherry and Jampacked lipglass for color and shine.


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36 thoughts on “Look – Experimentation in Gold, Brown, and Black

  1. Heather

    I think it is so amazing that you can blend colors so well without making it look muddy! Great job! :)

  2. Eva

    You look amazing!
    I love that lipcolour on you!

  3. I like this, despite the ‘experimental’ tag. It’s funny, because it reminds me of my own eye look today – less the dark crease.

    Are the red lips growing on you? :D

    • I have to label it such so people don’t think it’s a look I expect everybody to wear around to any event, LOL.

      I’ve never had a problem with red lips, I’ve always loved them :)

  4. Danielle

    Normally, I would never think that those colors could blend so well together when it comes to eyes but you make it look flawless and absolutely stunning!!! You’ve inspired me to try something like that!! Thanks Christine!

  5. gio

    This is stunning! You did a great job.

  6. Aline

    i love the color combinations on the eyes… VERY unique and pretty!

  7. Nicole

    This look reminds me of my ensign.

  8. kensie

    I would have liked this without the black. still pretty

  9. DoubleA

    agree with the two reviewers above me. it’s over the top.

  10. Love these e/s colors together and the lip shade is very pretty on you.

  11. calico

    No, I dont like this at ALL! Sorry.
    I do love your skills though, and your other looks, you always inspire me.

  12. lizzii

    i like the eyes by themselves, and LOOOOOVE the lips by themselves but not together. too much. but that red looks effin hot on you. :D

  13. Leah

    Love love love the eye experiment! Perhaps pairing the eyes with a light coat of Eager lipcolor would balance the look a little more.

  14. Hannah

    In a weird way I like your eye look, especially paired with your lips but I think you should go lighter on the crease, it looks kind of odd.

  15. binky

    i think if the order of the eyeshadows were reversed then it would be a more wearable look. But this is a great experiment. It’s inspired me to try it in reverse!

  16. Bettina

    Interesting color combo..kind of a different look for you. I’m not sure I would have put such a dark shade of silvery-gray on top..maybe toned it down just a tad?? I love it other wise. I do give you mad props on the lips..I love the lips. :)