Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

This is a very simple look. I kind of wanted to have teal in the crease, but when I tried it on one eye, it looked HORRIBLE, thus it didn’t happen. I found Lotusland a bit hard to work with, which was disappointing. I’m going to have to try it a few more times before I have a final verdict, but boy, it just did not want to apply well for me!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Dreammaker eyeshadow (white-gold), Shale eyeshadow (gray purple), Lotusland eyeshadow (pastel purple-pink), Sketch eyeshadow (deep burgundy), Raven kohl power (purple-black), Lancome Oscillation mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Gentle mineralize blush (dark pink/purple)
  • Lips: Sparks Can Fly lipstick (gray mauve), Lull lipglass (cool, gray-purple)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Dreammaker = Nylon; Lotusland = Stars ‘n Rockets (closest); Raven = Foxy Lady; Sparks Can Fly = Midimauve, Lull = Nico, Gentle = Plum Foolery

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 using the 239. Apply Shale to the middle of the lid, overlaying it with Dreammaker. Darken the outer lid using Lotusland and drag into crease using the 239. Deepen crease with Sketch eyeshadow lightly in the outer crease with the 239. Sweep Dreammaker underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Raven kohl power on lower lash line, and black mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Gentle using the 129. Apply Sparks Can Fly lipstick to lips, and then top with Lull lipglass for color and shine.


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38 thoughts on “Looks – Soft Yellow and Purple

  1. yay!! I’ve been waiting to see u in a look with lotusland! this looks amazing :D

  2. Vee

    This is really, really gorgeous. I love the colour combo on you….. and of course, your blending is amazing. Too bad Lotusland gave you a hard time – the colour is gorgeous!

  3. gio

    This look is gorgeous, I love the combo

  4. kachelle

    this combo looks great together. good job:)

  5. lovekills

    Lovely!

  6. Shefali

    I had the same problem with Lotusland and hence didn’t buy it.

    Great look!!

  7. Cassie

    Christine, what did you think of the new Lancome mascara? Worth the price?

  8. lynbird

    This is gorgeous, I absolutely love it! I could have never told you struggled with Lotusland. You make it all look so easy!

  9. Ashley

    Beautiful as always!!

  10. I am also curious as to how the mascara was? (1-10)

  11. Val

    I am a little sad you had trouble with lotusland. That is the one of the main colors I am wanting. I am also curious about smoke and diamonds. Now I am not sure if I should pick both up those too or just mink & sable and talent pool!

  12. Nosh

    You look sooooooooooooo pretty!!!! I love lotusland on you. I’ve read on a few blogs that it’s a hard color to work with and not very pigmented so I decided against buying it as well.

  13. cathy

    Loved the colors but would like to see you soften the eyebrow a bit. It’s a tap overpowering the whole face. I really like the color of your lips, Christine.

    • How would you suggest I soften the eyebrow? I used to get comments all the time about how crappy my eyebrows are, and now it seems more people find them suitable… but maybe not :(

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dani danielle

    what a coincidence christine! i wore lotusland today.
    i used grand entrance for highlight, lotusland for the inner crease and little bit in the outer crease, and hot contrast marble side (very lightly) on the lid. blacktrack fluidline on upper lashline, water line i used graphblack eyeliner with raven eyeliner. i put a little of the hot contrast marble side below the water line.
    it looked really nice for something i picked at random because i was in a hurry to get out the door.

    you look amazing! especially with the yellow. i would have to try that someday.

    just amazing!

  15. hannah

    I noticed you used the Lancome Oscillation mascara, how was it?

  16. Minty746

    Hi Christine! I adore purple eyeshadow (purple’s my favorite color), and this is such a gorgeous look. You look great, and I like the lip combo a lot. I’m sorry Lotusland proved to be some trouble! I was planning to buy it, but held off since it was a little too flat. I don’t know. Anyway, how was Oscillation? Please do let us know!

  17. Diana

    I had the same problem with not just Lotusland but many of the colors. I found some of urban decay’s colors to be pretty similar with much better transfer for me.

  18. Ariele

    Stunning! That soft purple eye looks so elegant. I’m sad to hear everybody’s woes of working with Lotusland. Mine is coming in the mail today & I was looking forward to it… now, I’m not so sure. It seems to be the one most people are having a problem working with :(

  19. kachelle

    i wore lotusland yesterday just on the lid and i used the beijing shade stick as my base . i applied it with a 239 brush and i didn’t have a problem with it. im sorry people are having problems with it , it’s a very pretty color:)