Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

This look was done on Sunday :) Something neutral while celebrating my sister’s birthday with the fam. I did a very neutral look today (which I love, can’t wait to share), as some of my relatives are in town, and I’m five minutes from heading out to meet up with my family and the extended family members for dim sum (mmm!).

Happy hump day!

EDITED: UGH! Don’t post in hurry! Actual pictures up!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Dreammaker eyeshadow (soft yellow-gold), Bold & Brazen eyeshadow (coppery brown), Go! eyeshadow (dark gold-brown), Orpheus kohl power (gold-black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Dainty mineralize blush (soft peachy pink)
  • Lips: Gypsy Rose Pro Longwear Lustre Colour (medium pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Dreammaker = Nylon; Bold & Brazen = Twinks; Go! = Woodwinked, Orpehus = Buried Treasure; Dainty = Peachykeen, Gypsy Rose = Skew

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 Dreammaker eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Bold & Brazen to the middle of the lid, overlaying it with Dreammaker. Darken the outer lid using Go! eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Dreammaker underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Orpheus kohl power on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Dainty using the 129. Apply Gypsy Rose liquid lip color to lips, and then top with gloss side for color and shine.

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48 thoughts on “Looks – Brighter Neutrals with Browns That Pop

  1. oh u look so fresh! 😀 lovin’ the lip colour =)

  2. Elise

    I really love this look hun!

    Oh and your substitutes have the wrong info, maybe form a previous post, just so ya know:)

    Very pretty look though, I can’t wait to get my hand on some of the prolong wear:)

  3. Angi

    I wore a look using Dreammaker to too. I wasn’t going to buy it but when I went to get the items I did want it spoke to me and turns out to be different enough that I grabbed it. I think it’s going to be a favorite of mine.

  4. gio

    This is very pretty! Love the lip color

  5. Nell

    Sooo pretty!
    How come the colors seem so light on you? Is it the flash, a very light application, your skintone? Bold&Brazen seems so dark in the pan!
    Also loving the lip color.

  6. Ariele

    You look gorgeous! I really think neutrals with a slightly bold lip are really your thing :) I planned on stopping by MAC on my way home today to pick up Bold & Brazen as well as check out the rest of the Lustre Twins (so far, I only picked up Ripe & Ready). Gypsy Rose is soooo lovely on you though – I think I need it :)

  7. Lucy

    Love this look! Working under a fluorescent lighted office environment I only wear neutral looks like this one.

    Btw…Dim sum is the bomb diggity!!! My fave!!!

    • Thanks so much, Lucy 😉

      My boyfriend LOVES dim sum. I like it, but I have to admit I’ve been spoiled by having it every week or two for the past ten years of my life, LOL.

  8. Virginia

    Nice look! I love Dainty…just bought it, too. I always wanted NARS Orgasm Blush, but I think Dainty is a total dupe for it…I’m not absolutely sure about this, though. Can anyone tell?

  9. Kensie

    your eyebrows look nice!!!

  10. JillyB

    Very pretty Christine, I like that one. And the lip color goes with it perfectly.

  11. Ooooh, I’m so glad I just purchased gypsy rose! It’s gorgeous!

  12. you’re a doll! you have my exact eye color, too. i’ll try this look, but i don’t think i’ll pull it off as well as you! you should swing by my blog for my lucca bag giveaway!

  13. I love this look! Have you ever tried any make up by Flirt! or meet mark from Avon?

  14. ooOh that gypsy rose looks gorg!

  15. Trace

    This is gorgeous! Could you possibly do a tutorial for this look?

  16. That’s a gorgeous look! You definitely pull off bold lip colours very well. This look just makes me want Orpheus kohl power and Go! eyeshadow even more! Do you think those would still be in stores?

    And wow, Gypsy Rose is super bright and bold. Is the colour that bright because you applied a lot of the PLW or because that’s the way you have to apply it. I was thinking of getting one of them for everyday use, but I don’t know if they’ll look patchy if I just apply them lightly (especially the lip colour…I’m not so worried about the gloss).

    • Thanks so much, Miss Fred! Oh, I think they should both be in stores, still. It has only been about a week since they’ve launched :)

      It’s hard to apply these lightly – I agree it’ll probably come out a bit patchy!

  17. Nartian

    Great look! I love the neutrals from this collection although I didn’t get the lighter highlighting shades. Plus I have Nylon & don’t love it as I think I would.

    Go swatched more like Tempting (I don’t own) at the counter than Woodwinked, which was interesting to me in that YMMV way with skintones.

  18. I’ve always been rather anti-brown but you make it look so beautiful! great job

  19. charlene

    Christine, i just love the neutrals on u! They really make your eyes pop! I wish u wud do a youtube tutorial for the matte look ur bf suggested….:) or evn this one!

  20. Sash

    I love the lips!

    I always love ur eyebrowns, it’s never Pam. Anderson thin.

  21. Jamie

    I love this look!! I am so tempted to get dreammaker and GO! eyeshadow as well!!!!!!! URGGHHH!!!

  22. JackA.

    Love that lip color on you, it’s like candy!

  23. April

    I just stumbled upon your site and I must say I really love the level of detail and the great tutorials you have. It helps us makeup novices so much. Keep up the good work!

  24. dawn

    LOVE the look! I got GO last week but havent worn it yet. I was thinking of getting Dream maker but I thought it looked like Rose Blanc and I wasn’t sure if I should get it. Are they dead on similar, Christine?