Friday, March 20th, 2009

Sugarsweet Look! :)

I actually really liked how this turned out — it’s been a minute since I’ve been super satisfied with how a makeup look has come out, and I’m pretty pleased with this one! I didn’t think it would work when I started, but it definitely came together. Even Perfect Topping gave me some color! Shocker! I recommend using the 165 brush (or a dense brush) to give you concentrated color for those who struggle to get anything except shimmer from MSFs.

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Cakeshop shadestick (gray-green), Aquavert eyeshadow (light green-teal), Sugarshot eyeshadow (frosty white), Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow (fuchsia-purple), Lemon Chiffon shadestick (white-gold), Femme-fi eyeshadow (soft neutral highlighter), Feline kohl power (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Perfect Topping mineralize skinfinish (pale pink)
  • Lips: Saint Germain lipstick (cool pink with purple undertones), Tasty tricolour lipglass (sheer pink)
  • 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: Cakeshop = Delft (leans tealer/bluer); Aquavert = Juxt (leans yellower); Sugarshot = Phloof!; Lemon Chiffon = Baselight; Femme-fi = Shroom; Feline = Graphblack; Perfect Topping = Pink Freeze; Saint Germain = Pink Nouveau; Tasty = Palatial

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Cakeshop shadestick all over the lid as the base. On the inner lid, apply Aquavert eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Sugarshot eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow using the 226. Apply Lemon Chiffon shadestick along brow bone to create a base. Sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Apply Cakeshop shadestick as liner on lower lashes. Using the 219, apply Aquavert eyeshadow over the shadestick on the lower lash line. Finish with Feline khol power on lower waterline, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Perfect Topping using the 165. Apply Saint Germain lipstick to lips, and then top with Tasty tricolour lipglass for color and shine.

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177 thoughts on “Look – Sugarsweet Aquavert & Stars ‘n Rockets

  1. Sheila

    this look is gorgeous!

  2. This is gorgeous! So playful and light :)

  3. WOW, you weren’t kidding, this is really great! LOVE to see what St. Germain actually looks like =D

  4. It looks awesome!!! =)

  5. msviolet

    Supercute! Your looks are always used as inspiration for me! I think Lemon Chiffon works wonderfully as a brow highlighter.

  6. Tami

    Lovin it…thanks for not keeping me waiting on a Sugarsweet look:-D

  7. Nicky

    Christine, this is so pretty! I had no desire to buy anything from this collection and now I see this – it’s a perfect Spring look.

  8. alex

    love it…i think im going to do that look tomorrow

  9. Melissa

    pretty pretty…

  10. Letitia

    This is gorgeous Christine! It looks absolutely stunning on you. I HATE St. Germain…(as an NC42 I should, lol) but with that lipglass it looks very pretty! This is one of the prettiest looks I’ve seen from you in a while…and that’s saying A LOT, because you’re always awesome!

  11. RubySlips

    That looks really pretty. Very girlie and summery :-)

  12. ohh its very pretty! so springy looking reminds me of easter love love it! <3

  13. Very pretty – and very appropriate for the first day of SPRING! Looks great on you!

  14. Angie

    Very pretty!

  15. I love the look :)
    I wore Aquavert today too! I put it on the lid and then put Fyrinnae’s Darling Misfit in the crease (which is a magenta pink with aqua shimmer).

  16. Macaddict

    Very very nice and breezy/springy!
    After buying Sugarsweet stuff yesterday, I too HAD TO do a spring look!
    I used Red Velvet as a base. Then, put Stars & Rockets and Parfait Amour in outer corner, and Dear Cupcake in inner corner. Used Shore Leave as a highlighter. Used green eyeliner on upper lid/lash line covered with the HK pink glitter. For lower line used a pale blue and covered with Aquavert e/s & Newly Minted e/s. Used UD Electric Blue mascara. HK pink blush and Bubbles (which I LOVE!!!) on lips covered with Snowscene from Chill collection. Got tons of compliments on look.

    • Thanks, girl :)

      I’m gonna use Red Velvet next, I think! I am curious to see how that works as a base.

      Sounds like your look was a huge hit! I wish I could see pics!

  17. Macaddict

    OOps! Meant to say Newly Minted on waterline.

  18. charlieee

    ohh very spring look! love how the colour of aquavert! just a question though, do you aquavert will turn out like that if you hadn’t used cakeshop?

  19. BINNIE

    wow christine, the colours look really stunning on u n its such a beautiful spring look really pretty the green eye shadow looks really good wasn’t too sure of it b4 lookin 4ward 2 ur next look with the pink shadestick brilliant work xx

  20. so pretty sweet & fresh, and ur teal top/sweater sets off the whole look perfectly!!

  21. lala

    wow!! I really love this look Xtine!! <33

    Your eyes POP! and really work that Saint Germain lippie to be more wearable :)

  22. Tessa

    I was totally on the fence with the Saint Germain, but I think I’m definitely gonna pick it up! It’s so fresh and pretty. I’m also definitely picking up the Aquavert, it’s so spring-y!

    • It’s really more wearable than I think the general consensus says :) You don’t *have* to wear it super opaque or by itself, y’know?

      Aquavert is a must-have!

  23. Mackenzie

    I like it because it is Easter colors. (From my 7 year old daughter!)

  24. Nic15

    Beautiful work Christine. I love the spring/easter vibe it gives. I wasn’t loving Aquavert at first but when i see it like this, my mind totally changes. Same w/ perfect topping MSF. You got great color out of it.

  25. michelle

    I love this look!
    Yay Spring colors!
    Lovely as usual Christine!

  26. Thais

    Well, what can I say?
    Really sweet, Christine!

    But now let me ask you something: are you a makeup artist? Your looks are always so gorgeous! :)

  27. You look like a big piece of sexy candy! haha Love it! very pretty…

  28. wow this look is awesome! gonna try it out real soon ;P

  29. rasilla

    you did a great job in creating a smooth transition between the colours~ lovely pop of colour 😉

  30. Miranda

    Great look, I’m definitely going to try it out.

    I was wondering if you think an NW30 could get away with using Perfect Topping as a blush? I hadn’t even considered buying it until I saw you wear it–it’s very pretty! I went with a similar look myself today, and can’t help but think that would really ‘top’ it off. I had Cakeshop on the lid, Red Velvet in the crease, Aquavert over Cakeshop on the lid and lining the bottom lashes, Stars n’ Rockets over Red Velvet blended with Dear Cupcake up into the brow where I highlighted with Sugarshot (which I wore in the inner corners as well). I wore St Germain and Just Dessert on my lips (your original swatch made me fall in love with that lipstick). Definitely a nice look for spring.

    Also want to thank you for all the information you have provided about the collection, it’s helped me a lot!

    • Hi Miranda,

      I think Perfect Topping is more suitable for NW, actually. I’m about NC30, and I see some color, so I think you should, too :)

      Great look you came up with!


  31. That’s beautiful!
    I really didn’t think those 2 colours would look good together, but they really do :)

  32. Al

    Perfect Topping looks beautiful on you :) thanks for posting these!

  33. Aubree

    You make me so excited to get my sugarsweet stuff on monday! I SO have to get aquavert! <3

  34. Anitacska

    This is really pretty. Was going to get Stars n Rockets anyway, but now I’m thinking might get Aquavert too, it’s very pretty. Still not sold on St Germain though. :)

  35. Mag

    So, so sweet, Christine! Marvellous blending and I love the colours you chose! I’m going to try this one day. :):)

  36. pia

    Wow! This is great look! I adore your top, too. Very fresh looking outfit.

  37. elle

    This look is gorgeous! I can’t wait for this collection to come out in Australia. I’m really looking forward to it.

  38. Lisa

    Wow, I wouldn’t have thought to use these two together. Another great look. Saint Germain doesn’t look so bright in this look.

  39. Nell

    Ah, the MSF looks so pretty! I think this is the MSF I

  40. Andrea

    I love this look! I really like how the lips turned out too! I might have to go get that gloss to go with Saint Germain! :)

  41. Meike

    Those shadows really make your eyes pop! And that MSF looks gorgeous! How would it look on someone with really fair skin? Great look!

  42. sprut

    Is aquavert comparable to the green in the precious pearl palette? I keep going back and forth on aquavert.

  43. Sasha

    This is so pretty and springy! Love it!

  44. Linda

    This looks really good on you! IMHO I think it suits your eye shape better when you do your makeup like this, without blending the colour up so high! Great look =)

  45. nursevonzombie

    OMG!!! Really pretty I’m loving the colors really looks like cupcake colors…I’m going to try this look!

  46. Kella

    I love the green on you, but the whole look is much too cool-toned for your skin. But you still look pretty, bc you always do. I particularly like the lips.

  47. CfromParis

    this eye makeup look gorgeous on you! and it goes very well with that saint germain lipstick. Thanks for your blog, I really love it :)

  48. aradna

    i wasn’t sure i was going to like this look from the closeups, but it looks great in the overall shots! really nice spring look!

  49. Alessandra

    Wow!!! This look is very pretty and perfect for spring!

  50. beautiful color combo.. goes great with ur eye color!!

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  52. Sarah

    Loves it!!!

  53. Manda

    this look is amazing and perfect for spring pastels! i bought all of those necessary eye items so i am def recreating it this week!! thank u!

  54. aj

    i love the eyes in this look! however, i do feel the lips wash you out a little bit. the color has quite a blue undertone, which i don’t think complement your gorgeous olive skin.

  55. Colleen

    I love, love, love this look. I usually do a much simpler eye (I don’t really feel like I know what I’m doing), but I think I’m going to try this one. Thanks!

  56. Katya

    looks so cute

  57. Victoria

    Pretty look! Christine i’d like to give you one advice. If you will put the eye liner on outer eyelid not in inner, your eyes would be much bigger & expressive!

  58. Aishah

    Cute look.. I’ll try doing it with my 120 palette

  59. Mattie

    Really pretty!!

  60. Taj

    I love Aquavert!!!

  61. Shayla

    This is really pretty, and makes your eyes seem a lot more brown :)

  62. Chrissy

    Gorgeous!! I would have never thought to pair Aquavert and Stars and Rockets like this.

  63. i can never get stars and rockets to show up that bright. i think im too pale :(

  64. Tanya

    Pretty! I’m gonna have to try this sometime.

  65. Those colors look great on you! Love the look!
    Twitter: makeupgirl513

  66. PK

    OMG That look is so cute!! <3

  67. i love this look on you!!! i love violets and greens. i admire you being able to juggle blog and studies at the same time. keep up the good work.

  68. MIchelle

    this is one of my fave looks you have done Christine, it is simply adorable, the whole face!

  69. Mikki

    I wouldn’t pick those color-combo myself, but actually it looks pretty awesome!

  70. Gabby

    I <3 this look!!! gorgeous!

  71. Heather

    this is really pretty it reminds me of easter!!!

  72. Kate

    This is both whimsical and stunning(is that combination possible?) on you, Christine. I love it!

  73. I loved this look so much! I recreated it today with only one nyx trio pallette called hippie chic. It’s sooo pretty. too bad green looks a little weird with my lieght blue eyes but i love love it.

  74. chrissy

    seriously pretty look! I def doing this tomorow! It looks so sweet!

  75. chris

    i love this look!

  76. aeys1

    very spring colors

  77. Wow, gorgeous Christine! The colors suite you very well.

  78. Saira

    This is a really pretty, spring-time look! I don’t have Aquavert at the moment (not come out here yet) but have Juxt, whichyou suggested as a dupe, so I might try it out with Stars N’Rockets sometime soon. I’ve been meaning to try this combination out for a while but haven’t got round to it, so you’ve inspired me to try it out!

  79. Janice

    Oh wow- now I really want those colors! :) very pretty

  80. This is the cutest/prettiest look for you. So fresh and I just love how they complement each other. Thanks so much for showing us this! :)

  81. Zsofi

    love it :-) its something very new and frsh :-) great job!!!!

    green with purple: very good together :-)

  82. Pizzicata

    This is great. Its pretty like spring, but also would be fun for Mardi Gras (the colors).

  83. Megan

    WOW!!! I’m going to pick up Aquavert sometime this week or next week, and it is GORGEOUS!!! I’m so glad I found this! I totally added it to my favorites!!

  84. Rachel

    Love the eye shadows!

  85. Bettina

    I never would have dreamed of that one on my own…I love it though.

  86. KIKI

    I know it’s a little bit late but I managed to recreate this look with my urban decay book of shadows and it looks amazing! Thanks so much Christine!