Sunday, August 17th, 2008

It’s rainy and gray outside, but it’s Hawaii, so I expect that to change soon enough. Hopefully it does, because we are scheduled to go on an air tour in a few hours! Yesterday, we went to Poipu beach, and since I knew it was a beachy day, I didn’t want to wear heavy makeup. I opted for a neutral wash with a lightly defined crease, and then I used Shade fluidline to add some color. FYI, I don’t get my head underwater (salt makes my eyes go crazyyy ALL day, so it’d just put me in a crabby mood if I did — so not worth it!). If I knew I was going underwater, I would have skipped most of the makeup routine!

Lasted pretty well, despite getting some heavy sheets of rain yesterday afternoon (luckily it didn’t last too long!). I, like a dope, didn’t remember to bring my waterproof mascara, though. BOO me.

Happy Sunday! Hope everybody gets some time to theirselves to relax today :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Ricepaper eyeshadow (neutral beige), Smoke & Diamonds eyeshadow (warm silver), Bold & Brazen eyeshadow (coppery brown), Shimmermoss eyeshadow (teal), Blacktrack fluidline (black), Shade fluidline (forest green), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Suncentered Colour Forms Powder (soft peach)
  • Lips: Fast Thrills lipstick (pink-coral), Cult Fave lipglass (pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Smoke & Diamonds = Silver Ring; Bold & Brazen = Twinks; Suncentered = Foolish Me; Fast Thrills = Bombshell; Cult Fave = Pinkarat

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. Apply Ricepaper eyeshadow all over lid and brow with the 239. Darken outer crease using Smoke & Diamonds eyeshadow with the 239. Deepen outer lid using Bold & Brazen eyeshadow lightly patted with the 239. Line upper lash line with Shade fluidline, and line lower lash line with Blacktrack fluidline. Layer Shimmermoss eyeshadow over Shade fluidline. Sweep apples of cheeks with Suncentered using the 129. Apply Fast Thrills lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult Fave lipglass for color and shine.

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42 thoughts on “Looks – How to Wear Color at the Beach

  1. I’m a self proclaimed eyeshadow aficionado, and it’s definitely my favourite makeup item – but there is almost something fresh about seeing a neutral (or naked) eye with a nice line of colour. This looks so fresh. :)

    Thanks for reminding me, and definitely much more beach savvy than a full eye. :)

  2. danielle

    so pretty!

  3. I looove teal for summer! I usually add it to my bottom lash line instead of black so its not so harsh. I might try it your way :)

  4. Ooo this looks so pretty! I love your hair too! I like the teal. :)

  5. Jools

    you totally rock the beach girl vibe in that look! gorgey pop of colour :)

  6. Amanda23

    O what I would do to be on the beach and in that beautiful water…. I’m melting here in TX!

    Love the look!

  7. brie

    what brush do you use with your fluid line?

  8. alexa

    i was at poipu beach like excatly a year ago too!
    its gorgeous there, the ocean is so calm its perfect for snorkeling.
    i loved hawaii the only island i didn’t like that much was the big island. it wasn’t pretty
    have fun in hawaii!

  9. Rowan

    This looks really stunning on you! Impeccable line of teal!

  10. Skyler

    Thanks for this featurette, Christine! I go to the Toronto Islands a lot here (and some of our beaches) so this was very helpful. Also, I love how the look turned out too. Simple but also eye-catching because of the pop of colour. 😀 I reaaaaally want Shade now!

  11. This is a great look! Very summery yet neutral enough to wear to the beach…how did it hold on after the day at the beach?

  12. Brittany

    ooh! thats really really pretty! hope you have fun in hawaii! i’m so jealous lol

  13. Hyadee

    Awww you look so so pretty. Take lots of photos and enjoy yourself xoxox

  14. Annie

    You look beautiful, and so does that beach! The only beach I get to see is Galveston here in Texas, and it’s YUCKIE.. BUT.. take pictures!! and post them!! We all would like to see your vacation!

  15. Aitana

    And when you go to the beach…. do you use make up? Maybe waterproof mascara and nothing else…? I need an advice to go to the beach and look perfect!!!
    Thanks Christine, you look hot as allways!

    • Hi Aitana,

      I wear makeup to the beach, but I don’t go underwater or go that deep into the water, so my face doesn’t get wet anyway. If I was going to get my face wet, though, I’d probably go for a very, very light face – waterproof mascara and maybe some tinted moisturizer.

  16. gio

    This is so prtty! Love the teal!

  17. Wow, Hawaii! That’s wonderful! I adore teal and this look was great. Thanks for showing us Christine!

  18. I would love to go to Hawaii when I am older! It’s stunning! x

  19. Nartian

    Oh, I miss the morning showers. It usually clears up in the afternoon unless it’s winter when the big storms roll through.

    Have a great time in Kauai.

  20. charlene

    oh yes, i love this! I love seeing neutral with a pop of colour for the liner! Thank God for Cream liners lol….they really aplpy smoothly, i prefer them to liquids. LOVE THIS CHRISTINE!

  21. Sash

    This is going in my “Fave Looks” book!
    It’s so simple, yet so edgy!
    I LOVE IT!

    P.S You look amazinggggggg!