Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I did this look for Thanksgiving — something natural and simple, but still noticeable :) I did my makeup today for the first time since Thanksgiving, and it was horrible and felt SO, SO very unnatural. Β I was like, “Wow! Β Talk about rusty!” Β By the by, I used Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance for the look I attempted today, and my eyeshadow looked all faded and gross less than three hours later. Β I was quite puzzled!

Oh, and a Mellan story told in photos πŸ˜‰

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige), Ricepaper eyeshadow (neutral beige), Twinks eyeshadow (medium brown), Woodwinked eyeshadow (dark brown), Urban Decay Stash 24/7 Liner (antique gold), Blacktrack fluidline (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Dior Rose Diamond skin shimmer (soft pink)
  • Lips: All Mine lipstick (medium pink), Posh Life lip gloss (pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: All Mine = Speak Louder; Posh Life = Pink Poodle

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. On the inner lid, apply Ricepaper eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Twinks eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid and crease using Woodwinked packed on and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Ricepaper underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Stash 24/7 Liner on lower lash line and Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Rose Diamond skin shimmer using the 129. Apply All Mine lipstick to lips, and then top with Posh Life lipglass for color and shine.

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38 thoughts on “Look – Soft Neutrals for Thanksgiving

  1. Laura

    Very nice, Christine.

  2. Annie

    You look beautiful! I LOVE Mellan’s story! Talk about one happy dog!

  3. viv

    gorgeous! you look very dewy here :)

  4. Jaime

    I really like this look!

  5. That’s such a cute story photos of mellan! πŸ˜€ I really enjoyed it. And i love your looks as always. Pretty pretty!

  6. Vee

    Christine…. this is prolly one of my favourite looks on you ever!!! Everything is so polished and classic. Fabulous job…. you look stellar!

  7. abby

    wow, simple but beautiful. You look very pretty!

  8. Luv J

    very pretty :) and Mellan must have been really good for Santa to bring him his present early! He’ll be chewin on that til next Christmas!

  9. Claudia M.

    Nice! I’m all about neutrals lately, but that lipcolor livens it up =)
    Magellan is so big now! That reminds me I have to get mine his gifts soon!!

  10. M

    You have such a beautiful smile Christine and I love every time you use eyeliner, sublime! πŸ˜‰

  11. Theresa

    Loving the look…esp the lip colour combi!

  12. Jenna

    Really really really really really pretty! I love it! And I’m jealous so you’d better watch out, you’d better not cr… Sorry, Christmas mood. I’m definitely trying this out :)

  13. michelle

    Goodness..This is the exact look I need for this weekend.
    I have a wedding this weekend where I’ll be a guest and I wanted something simple and goldish. Fabulous!

    Thanks Christine!

    :bookmarking right now!:

  14. pquanda

    This is prob my fave look from you!

  15. Leah

    Do you apply your liquid eyeliner after eyeshadow or before? Cos I use the shiseido liner & it says I should put it before so as not to clog the bristles with the loose eyeshadow powder, but i somehow prefer doing it after all the eyeshadows :S

  16. I think I’ll do this look for New Years! You very pretty with the somewhat subdued eye & immaculate face.

  17. Melissa

    Wow this look is beautiful!
    You have so much talent! You should make
    a youtube account and do tutorials!

  18. Melissa

    This is a beautiful look! You have so much talent, and not to mention your gorgeous!