Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Smoky Brown Eyes with Lancome Taupe Craze

I did this look yesterday, as I was testing several new products (as you can tell!), all to be reviewed soon. :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (neutral eyeshadow base), Lancome Taupe Craze Eyeshadow Palette (pale beige, muted copper brown, muted medium brown, shimmering taupe, blackened taupe brown), Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Liner (black), Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash (black)
  • Face: Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer (Medium), Burberry Pressed Powder (03)
  • Cheeks: Hourglass Flush Aura Sheer Cheek Stain (pinky-red)
  • Lips: Hourglass Scarlet Aura Sheer Lip Stain (deep red)
  • Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 222 (fluffy crease brush), 263 (angled eyeliner brush), 116 (dense blush brush)

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249.  Using the 222, apply the muted medium brown eyeshadow into the crease and blend upwards.  Then, apply the blackened taupe brown eyeshadow with the 219 directly into the crease, and blend using the 222 to give it a gradient effect.  Apply the shimmering taupe eyeshadow on the outer half of the lid with the 239.  Using the 239, apply the pale beige eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid, and then highlight the brow bone with the same shade.  Bring everything together by applying Perversion liner on the lower lash line and blending the pale beige eyeshadow underneath. Finish by sweeping lashes with Buxom Lash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Flush cheek stain on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with fingers.

For lips, apply Scarlet lip stain for a complementing lip.

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89 thoughts on “Smoky Brown Eyes with Lancome Taupe Craze

  1. Shi

    Christine, you look amazing pretty much all the time but I think my favorite looks on you are ones that include red lips! That lip stain looks really awesome.

    On another note, will you be reviewing Make Up Forever’s Uplight highlighters?

  2. poinky

    Great look! Love the lip color :)

  3. Misty Bailey

    Wow, this is amazing!!! Gorgeous taupes!!! Love!! The lip is fabulous too!!!

  4. Linda

    Your site is so amazing. Such high-quality photos, great reviews! Thanks!

  5. Lissa

    Beautiful look! Are you going to do a review on the lipstain? Do you have the other colours too?

  6. Ash

    Ooh! Can’t wait for the Lancôme Taupe Craze Palette review – it sounds just like the kind of palette I’ve been searching for :-)

    You look beautiful as always!

  7. P

    Pretty as always!
    I love me some smoky brown eyes and deep red lips, although with more satin or matte lipsticks.

  8. Julie

    That’s pretty!

  9. Shilpa

    you look beautiful!

  10. Olena

    Great lip color!

  11. Lady Di.

    Very pretty! I especially love the second picture where you can really see the shimmer!

  12. Eibhlin

    Stunning look! It is amazing on you Christine!

  13. Cindy

    Love the look! Thanks!

  14. Melanie

    Beautiful look, Christine! :-) You look gorgeous!
    I’m so looking forward to the review of the Lancome palette!

  15. Absolutely stunning! I’d love to hear any thoughts you may have in comparison to the naked palette.

  16. Beautiful as always! I love the lip on you; it’s so daring and sexy!

  17. Emily

    This is such a soft pumped up natural look that as someone who hardly wears eyeshadow I could see myself wearing. With a much lighter lip even I could pull it off xD and that says a lot since I am makeup challenged.

  18. Mari

    Lovely look Cristine! I have to ask you, have you done a review on the Kiehls tinted moisturizer? I am a fan of Kiehls and I have seen it at the store but I would love to read your review of this product. Thank you!

  19. Em

    I think I’m going to LOVE that palette! can’t wait for the review :) love this look too.

  20. anonymous

    wow, looks great Christine but is that really just the lip stain without gloss? so shiny looking…

  21. Eileen

    Very pretty, Christine.

  22. Nina

    I absolutely love deeper reds on you! so sultry!

  23. cloudburst

    I want Taupe Craze!

  24. I absolutely love this look and am so glad you posted a tutorial! Thanks!

  25. Marie

    I’m looking forward to these reviews! I love everything about this look :)

  26. IloveMac1024

    hello Christine!

  27. Beautiful! Your hair looks amazing, btw. :)

  28. Marie

    I really like this combo. This lipcolor is gorgeous!

  29. Scarlett

    I love Taupe Craze!!

  30. BeckBeck

    Is this a coming-soon Lancome palette?

  31. AZ

    can you recommend something similar to taupe craze but less sparkly? Maybe a quad or quint from another brand? I dont want to say a dupe but something taupe-y and a general well put together palette that you like

  32. Sara

    so pretty christine!!! :)

  33. Melissa Morelli

    its gorgeous! as always! I love that lipstick color on you. it is amazing

  34. Ashley

    I love the eye colors!!! Is the palette very dupe-able or worth investing? Also, I know there is a review on it, but are you very happy with the Kiehl’s TM? I notice you use it in most of your looks, and I’m in the market for something less siliconey than my Armani Face Fabric!

    Never commented on everything, but read your blog every day!!! You are awesome!!!

    • Thanks, Ashley! It’s dupe-able, enough – like if you have a good neutrals palette, I’m sure you could do without it. I love Kiehl’s – it’s my favorite tinted moisturizer!

  35. Denise

    This is a pretty look and you can wear bright lipstick or gloss with it, always a bonus for me! I think you could create something similar using the naked palette the colors are alike. I just brought the Lancome color design eye brightening palette in teal, beautiful colors!May have to pick up the taupe craze or the purple one too!

  36. Sarah

    Love taupe craze! Christine, do you know when it will be released??

  37. drownrats

    Christine, Y U SO PRETTY?
    You pull off bold lipstick better than anyone I know.


  38. Liliane

    Suits you lovely! The waterlining makes the soft brown look more intense, really cool! :)

  39. asha

    got my new 224 yesterday, gonna try this one out. christine, will send u a pic if it comes gud, lol..
    and u look absolutely stunning, Christine :)

  40. San

    So beautiful,i wish i could get you as my fairy makeup friend…u knw like i wish and u come and advice :).THANKS for all the looks u take time to do for us less creative people :)

  41. graychic

    Saw the eyeshadow at Macy’s and it looked very sparkly. Too much glitter for us older makeup mavens?

  42. This is waht I wear all day long (eyes only) and I love it. On you it is though too grown-up, you really can pull off colours, best – you do not need make-up a lot, just some nice red lip stuck to groove! Enjoy, you are beautiful:-)

  43. You look beautiful Christine! 😮 :) I love the lips and eyes!

  44. Jesi

    Hey Christine, I have been following your site for like a month now and I must say your reviews are very detailed and a big help for those us too cheap (like me) to try it out ourselves. I’m very much into neutral, brown, and bronze looks. I noticed that the colors in this look are strikingly familiar to your look using the theBalm Shady Lady vol 3 that you posted prior. How do you compare the color similarity? Are they dupes of each other? By the way… you look stunning with red lips!

  45. Jaira Espinosa

    Lancome is beatifull

  46. Nice look, especially to your hair color.
    I’m dark brown, gonna try this look too.
    Which blush did you apply in this look, liked it so much!