Friday, June 4th, 2010

Natural Makeup: Quick & Easy Browns

My days are all messed up. I thought it was going to be Saturday, so I thought a neutral look would make for a good Saturday post… but no, it’s Friday. Had I known that, I would have definitely done something brighter. Boo!  And yeah, the lip combo for this look is a pricey one, so you could try MAC Kinda Sexy or Honeylove lipstick with Nymphette lipglass on top for a more affordable version!  (I am just determined to start using and finishing some of my higher-end lipsticks/glosses!)


You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply All That Glitters eyeshadow on the inner two thirds of the lid. Lightly blend Soft Brown eyeshadow on the outer third of the lid with the 239. Next, apply Swiss Chocolate eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending onto the outer lid. Blend Grain eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Underground eyeliner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Supernova mascara.

For cheeks, apply Peach Nuance blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116, then lightly pat Sugarbomb blush on the cheekbones for a little glow.

For lips, apply T2 lipstick first, and then layer #2 lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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92 thoughts on “Natural Makeup: Quick & Easy Browns

  1. Ellery Allison

    You look so perfect with this look, it’s so simple, but gorgeous at the same time.
    You made me want Swiss Chocolate.

  2. Simone2

    I love this look! Is the shadow All That Glitters or Retrospeck? it says one in the how to and one in the you’ll need bit? just wondering


  3. chibu74

    love this neautral look…perfect to wear to work

  4. Therese

    This must be one of my fav look from you! Everything from hair, face to lips looks absolutely stunning and perfect! You’re GLOWING from within!:)

  5. Amy

    Really liking the Supernova mascara on you! I’ve been meaning to try it and now I just might have to.

  6. francesca

    Gorgeous as usual, Christine! Just a question: in the list of the products you used, you mention All That Glitters, in the description it’s Retrospeck. Which one did you use? 😉

  7. Michelle

    So pretty — I love neutral eyes with pinky peachy cheeks and lips!

  8. imeldita

    i’m guessing u didn’t use All That Glitters at all and decided on Retrospeck instead ? on the list of eyeshadows u had All That Glitters instead … but I guess it’s either/or right ?

  9. Scientific Housewife

    Looks great!

  10. I love your neutral looks! And I will be keeping my eyes out for that blush at CCO. So pretty!

  11. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love the natural look on you.

  12. shilpa

    hi christine,
    this look is lovely…i m really fond of natural looking makeup…can u suggest any other lipstick that can go with this look,apart frm the one u r wearing….prefferably frm mac

  13. Love the natural look but am confused if you used all that glitters or retrospeck as written in how to apply?

  14. Wendy M.

    Very pretty and natural! :)

  15. Georgie

    Which one did you use retrospek or all that glitters tutorial is different to the “products you need” ?? 😛 ta xx

  16. Andrea

    Love this look!!! Lip combo especially :)

  17. Kathy

    This looks sooo good on you!

  18. You’re neutral looks are always gorgeous 😉

  19. Gråpyre

    You look absolutely wonderful!

  20. malen

    Very pretty – simple and classy! I love that you share both bright and neutral looks! Thanks! :0

  21. SiaM

    So natural, looks like effortless beauty 😉 I love the lip combo, I guess cle de peau’s quality looks like is worth the price!!! I tried it @ macys some days ago and they were so smooth and opaque… Definitely have to get my hands on your gorgeous lip combo.I will be saving for it :) your neutral looks never fail to interest me 😉

  22. Love this look… I’m a neutral girl!

  23. Wow, Grain is so gorgeous on you! That must be the perfect highlighter for you!

  24. Diana B

    I love this look on you it just enhances your natural beauty. So simple and pretty.

  25. rashmi

    looking ahhh like nicelly baked tempting chocolate cake….
    pls never get me wrong … i have a sweet tooth so always thinks like that …
    u could easily guess this with my weight
    looking lovelly my sweetie
    i have everything except swiss chocolate i will try it with espresso or something else…
    n lips are to die for … have to buy honeflower
    have been thinking of buying this one for long…..
    so next on my list is honeyflower yeapeeeee

  26. LuvJ

    Love this look but unfortunately, warm-reddish browns make me look tired.. Christine if you were to switch it up to cooler tones, which colors would you recommend?

  27. jen

    Hey Christine, I love this look!

    Can you tell me if soft brown is darker than wedge and lighter than espresso? And if swiss chocolate is lighter than espresso?

    Basically, I have all that glitters (which I love) and I was looking for a somewhat neutral crease color that would still maintain the peachyness of all that glitters. I have espresso and I have wedge but I think that they are too dark and too light, respectively. If I could only get one crease color, which would you recommend?


    • Soft Brown is a little lighter than Wedge, lighter than Espresso. Swiss Chocolate is lighter than Espresso!

      I’d go for Swiss Chocolate for a crease color. :)

  28. Lynniekae

    Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Natural looks are my favorite.

  29. Sarah

    You look so glowy and gorgeous! Do you not generally use eyeliner?

  30. Carrie

    That is a really pretty look and I actually have most of the eye products, so it’s something I could try to recreate. I probably never would’ve come up w/ it myself. Lovely.

  31. Hend

    I really lovvved this look

  32. Whirl

    Zero weirdness kombos aka funschia lipgloss paired with bronser.
    This look is perfection!

  33. Marília

    wow….probably not the focus of this post, but your hair looks absolutely STUNNING! What did you use to make it look like that?

  34. Mandy

    That blush is HEAVEN on your skin!!

  35. Haylie

    Hey Christine, I recently purchased my first paint pot in Soft Ochre but when I apply it to my lid it comes out really really dry and caky. It tugs at my eyelid and looks horrible. Did I just get a bad one?

    • That’s so weird! It shouldn’t be dry or anything like that. I would take it back (if it’s convenient), or you could try microwaving it. I left mine opened for 2 days on accident, and it was pretty dry, so I microwaved it (without the cap!!), and it’s back to its creamy, lovely self.

  36. Nik

    Now I want peach nuance! Do you like it better than MAC peach ombre blush? I haven’t used Estee Lauder blush in about 7 years!

  37. Nika

    i love everything about this look!

  38. Anna

    This is gorgeous on you, you look absolutely stunning!

  39. Arianna

    Brown suits u so much . You should wear it all the time.

  40. Christina

    Christine…you look amazing here! WOW! Your brows are on point too! 😀 beautiful!

  41. Kate M.

    Your lashes look really good Christine!!  Like they’re naturally fluffy and you have no mascara on!  I love Fresh mascara!!  Your eyebrows are looking better and better too (not that they weren’t nice before =D)

  42. Tiffany

    Supernova looks incredibly natural! Love this look!

  43. Cheyenne

    This has got to be my favorite!!! I’m afraid of bright colors and I’m very very fair skinned, so I really love this look!!

  44. msh111

    All those looks are great! You have the best site Christine. This is the first time I’ve posted although I visit daily! Keep up the good work for makeupistas like myself. Thanks for your dedication!

  45. Glenda

    Very simple yet very pretty. =)