Friday, March 28th, 2008

This is part of a tutorial that is “coming soon,” about how to go from daytime look to darker daytime look to subtle evening look to dramatic evening look. Yesterday, I posted the first version of the look – incredibly neutral, all-matte eyeshadow – and here is the same look kicked up a notch for those who need a little more step in an everyday look. The difference? Simply darkened the crease with Brun eyeshadow!

I used Soft Ochre paint pot all over lid, Blanc Type eyeshadow on inner lid, Bisque eyeshadow on middle of lid, Soft Brown eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Brun eyeshadow in outer crease, Blanc Type eyeshadow above crease and on brow, Feline kohl power on lower lash line, Brun eyeshadow on brows, and Plushblack mascara on lashes. I wore True Romantic blush on cheeks with Tenderdusk beauty powder to highlight. I had Sweetie lipstick with Dreamy lipglass on my lips.

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20 thoughts on “Looks – Easy Daytime, Office, Work Approved Makeup with a Kick

  1. MEIG

    love this look. def going to try it. as i normally wear neutrals daily, but im scared of the Matte eyeshadow look! thanks!

  2. Tiffany

    great idea! and I love your hair! did you get it cut recently?

    • Thanks, Tiffany! Yep, it was cut recently (I’m so bad about getting it cut, I think I went 3 months without a trim, and he lopped a bit more than I wanted off!), but it’s been getting mixed reactions.

  3. Sash

    That’s so subtle! I love it!<3 The hair cut is AMAZING, did u also get it coloured?

  4. Erin

    I think the cut makes you look more fun and flirty! The waves are hot.
    The eyes are of course, super cute!

    • lol, well thank you very much, Erin :) Glad you like the hair! I’m still not loving it yet myself, but hey, if others do, at least there’s that!

  5. Rose

    where can i purchases that color lipstick and that lipgloss? i LOVE it.


  6. Julia

    Gorgeous, Christine! I especially love that you used Sweetie, which is one of my absolute fav l/s! Looking forward to your tutorial!

  7. Anna

    Those are good colour choices for work. I would suggest that you blend your crease in a little more into the inner eye. You will notice a much smoother look. Right now, the colours don’t really blend into each other.

  8. kleri

    You look great! I love True Romantic blush!

  9. Skyler

    Thanks so much for all of these office-friendly looks, Christine! Personally, I think Work Looks should be an official weekly occurrence here. 😉 “The Weekly Office Look.” Heh heh. I can always use new ideas since I find myself using the same ones over and over again. It’s really annoying! Anyway, thanks again for this. I especially love this one! I need Soft Ochre.

    • No problem, Skyler! I’m here to help, ha!

      Maybe I’ll do that. I’ll certainly try to get soem more neutral looks up for others to get inspired by! Thanks :)

  10. jasmine

    omg i love it! the crazy thing is, is that i already own a TON of browns, and bieges (mulch, woodwinked, espresso, retrospeck, ricepaper, seedling, etc etc) and you just sold me on blanc type and bisque…i really like the matte look. thanks for the inspiration, and im sad i missed out on true romantic. my local store and counter are all out

    • That really sucks that your stores are out of True Romantic :( Do you have Petalpoint? I found that’s quite similar (it was LE, but you might have it…).