Friday, May 8th, 2009

Easy & quick neutral eye :) This is the “I want to try out a bunch of new products” look — I tried out Guerlain’s Bleu Cruise mascara, Benefit Posietint, and Benefit 10! Yay!

HAPPY FRIDAY! We made it to the weekend. I hope you have some fun plans coming up! I’ll be spending my Friday afternoon studying with my study group, and then we’ll meet again on Saturday afternoon. Sunday I’ll be spending with my family for Mother’s Day! How about you?

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Blanc Type eyeshadow (vanilla white, matte), Soft Brown eyeshadow (soft medium brown), Espresso eyeshadow (dark warm brown), Shroom eyeshadow (shimmery highlighter), Urban Decay Stash 24/7 Liner (antique gold), Guerlain Bleu Cruise Mascara (teal)
  • Cheeks: Benefit Posietint (cool pink), Benefit 10 (highlighter/bronzer duo)
  • Lips: Wild ‘Bout You lipstick (deep raspberry), Desire lipglass (deep raspberry-wine)
  • 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: Wild ‘Bout You = New York Apple/Rebel

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 lid, apply Blanc Type eyeshadow using the 239. Darken the outer lid using Soft Brown eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Espresso eyeshadow using the 226, then overlay with Soft Brown eyeshadow. Sweep Shroom eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Stash Liner on lower lash line, and Guerlain Bleu Cruise mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Benefit Posietint using the 129, then highlight with Benefit 10 with the 188. Apply Wild ‘Bout You lipstick to lips, and then top with Desire lipglass for color and shine.

Check out more photos!

(Just Wild ‘Bout You — I didn’t care for the mostly-matte lip look!)

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75 thoughts on “Look – Quick & Easy Neutral Eye

  1. Nicole15

    Beautiful Christine. I, too, went with a quick & easy neutral eye today. Soft Ochre base, with Shroom on lid all the way up to brow bone. Finally, some Satin Taupe in crease and outer V with a touch of Vanilla pigment on corner of inner eye & under highest point of brow. I went with New York Apple on the lips with some Little VI lipglass over it. Great minds think alike. lol! :)

  2. Leah

    You look amazing! What collection was wild bout you from?

    I also love your hair pulled back with the strong lip, very french imo.

  3. Nathalie

    I love this young looking look, the eye overall. It really leave your eyes simple, charming and fresh. I would ADORE having that Soft Ochre paint pot. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist in France. :((

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  5. Emm

    I LOVE the lip color. It;s so gorgeous and looks great on you with the neutral eye!

  6. milica

    So pretty! Love that lip colour on you.

  7. Kat

    I’m in agreement with above comments: these lips are fantastic on you!

  8. so beee-yu-tiful! i want to know what foundation u used for this one :)

  9. J

    Those lips are serious. My only criticism is that some liner on top, thin and smudged, would’ve brought the connection between the muted shadow and colored mascara together.

  10. Loveee the lips! β™₯

  11. Megan

    Wow your lip color looks amazing on you!!

  12. aradhana

    very pretty look!
    thanks for showing us the pic sans lipgloss as well…it’s nice to get an idea of what the lipstick is like on its own!

    both ways suit you…glossy and matter…but the one with lipgloss as well really pops!

  13. Anitacska

    Love the lips. Not so crazy about the eyes, I don’t do matte or neutral…

  14. Rae

    Oh my god. I’m pretty sure that lip combination is the single most gorgeous thing I have ever seen. Talk about gorgeous!!

  15. Stephanie D

    The lips are great with the gloss over the lipstick!

  16. Sash

    This look really highlights the color of your eyes! This is a very GREAT look for you, Christine! I’d love to see you like this more! It’s suits you very well. I am so in love eith the lips!! FIYAH!

    Happy Friday!

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    UGH! >.< I hate typos.

  18. Bobbiedoll03

    I love this lip..I wonder how it would look on me…I’m NC50..I have to go try it out for sure. Its gorgeous.

  19. lisa

    Love this look!

  20. pia

    This look is super Beautiful! I was just thinking whether I wanted soft brown, I do now. And how on earth Wild bout You never looks that gorge on me? *cries*

  21. Cerydwen

    Wow, you look so beautiful and you’ve inspired me to try those lips today! Thank you :)

  22. Brenda

    Great look, nice to see your face!!! seems like forever since a new look!! You look fabulous :)

  23. Mikki

    The lips look gorgeous on you!

  24. i love this look on you

  25. Nicole

    Thats suche a beeautyful look. I will wear a similar look on Monday (I substitute Espresso with Brun and Blanc Type with White Frost).
    Thank you for the inspiration, Christine.

  26. Meike

    I just love the lips! When I saw them I was like OMG I want matching nail polish xD.

  27. I don’t comment often, but when I see something I love I feel like it’s a requirement. This is an awesome look. I love how the lips really stand out and you look totally natural elsewhere. Of course, I would have to tweek the colors for my NC45 skin tone, but maybe I can test it out in the next couple days.

    • I mean the eyeshadow colors. New York Apple look terrific on me.

    • Thank you so much, Erika! :)

      Yeah, with super natural/neutral looks, color tweaking can be necessary to make it pop more on deeper skin tones (or lightened on lighter skin tones).

      I hope you found a way to work it!

  28. Jenna

    the teal mascara seems to make your eyes that bit brighter :)

  29. Rio

    Omg, I want that lip color! That might be the best red I have ever seen!

  30. MarΓ­a

    I’ve been looking in and I can’t find the Wild ‘Bout You lipstick. I hope any of you can help me, because I LOVE the shade.

  31. Bettina

    ahhh want the lip color!! Awesome shade of red there :)

  32. Laycca

    Hi Christine! I love the eye, its definitely quick and easy, but if I wanted to go for a not so bold lip (I find they don’t suit me) what would you suggest with this look?

  33. Shweta

    This look is my top 5 on you. I love the colors & the simplicity of the look. You look stunning. I’m gonna try this soon. Thanks Chrsitine!!

  34. nadine90212

    Amazing as always – ty for sharing

  35. Beautiful! I love how you kept the eyes simple so that all the attention is attracted to the lips.. so gorgeous!