Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Smoky Eyes: Tarnished Gold

A tarnished gold, smoky eye… for school? Sure, why not! Let’s go with that. Wanted to post this before I ran off to class in a few…  that is, if I don’t fall asleep before it’s time to go!  Must. Press. On!

By the way, anyone else going to the Spring Colour Forecast unveiling party at MAC @ Valley Fair (in California) on February 2nd?  I’ll be there at 7pm, so if you see me, say hi :)

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Primer Potion as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Wonderland eyeshadow on the inner half of the eyelid. Next, apply Mushroom eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Mushroom eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Lightly blend Mad Hatter eyeshadow, with the 239, on the outer corner and lid. To deepen the crease, apply Jabberwocky eyeshadow with the 226 into the crease. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Stash eyeliner on the lower lash line and Honey liner on the lower water line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply In Love blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116. Highlight cheeks with a light dusting of Beige Lumineux Meteorite Powder with the 165.

For lips, apply Beige Mousseline lipstick first, and then layer Champagne Pearl lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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169 thoughts on “Smoky Eyes: Tarnished Gold with Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette

  1. Gwen

    Valley fair???

  2. Michelle

    Very pretty!

    I’ve been eyeing that Alice In Wonderland palette. It has alot of nice colors.

  3. Diana Lau

    i really love this look! and the gold on the lower lash line matches soo many looks!

  4. daphne

    Oh! Very, very classy. I like the use of black to smoke it up just slightly. I’ve been trying to have more fun with neutral colors because they are much easier to get away with at work, so I may have to replicate this look tomorrow. Trying to decide which of my blushes and lips to use with it…maybe Otherworldly blush and Warm Me Up l/s with…hm, VGV l/g? 3N? Funny, I have some nice super-neutral or brownish lipglosses, but not many in lipsticks! Gotta think of some to pick up.

    • Thank you so much, Daphne!! :)

      I think Otherworldly would work, maybe just lightly. Definitely Warm Me Up with VGV!

      • daphne

        Heh, well, I tried it today but accidentally used WAY too much of Jabberwocky! It was far too smoky for work. I had to wash it off and was running late by then so I just swiped on some mascara plus Otherworldly blush and…Gems + Nymphette again :) I’ll try it again tomorrow and go very, very easy on the black!

  5. This look is positively gorgeous! So classy! 😀

  6. best look you’ve done in ages. So looking forward to my alice palette (ordered today!)

  7. shay

    whoa… very very nice would be an understatement Christine… looks like i can work this look on thursdays and fridays at my conservative work place.. cant wait to get my hands on this palette. more so since i am trying to get into UD and not have many stuff.. but how do i get it??

  8. I really like the gold liner on the lower lashline. :)

  9. Toni

    LOVE this! Beautiful :)

  10. Wilcoa

    Gorgeous! Love the eyes and the lip color is so subtle but beautiful! I’m really lemming the Alice palette, but hopefully I can find it 😛

  11. CeeBee

    Glamorous and elegant and super, super pretty!

  12. Lizet Luna

    With any color lights spectacular and very happy, you are my artist, I admire you a lot …. ‘re just so great =). You look very nice … Thanks Cristine for everything that inspire us and try to imitate your looks …

  13. Lizet Luna

    I have a question, maybe some other time has been answered, but sometimes I think that ended my shadows expiring …
    You know how long life has a shadow assuming MAC?

    • Technically, powder can last a very, very long time (like YEARS!) because it’s powder, therefore not very susceptible to harboring bacteria. I think the “suggested” shelf life is around two or three years, but I know I own powders much older than that. I know some with shadows as old as ten years!

  14. Crystal

    SO PRETTY! It’s a hard call, but I think this is my favorite look ever on you!

  15. Mishell

    Great look! Gold looks great,antique and beautiful :) I so love the gold eyeliner! Looks beautiful with your eye colour.

  16. Julia

    That look is gorgeous! Unfortunatly, I don’t think I would ever get that palette, its a little too expensive.
    I won’t be @ Valley Fair ( I live in Canada) but when I lived in California, I would go shopping there all the time! I guess it’s a small world!
    P.S. I LOVE aunty Em’s pretzels & that weird lemonade & corndog place!

  17. Kristina

    You look amazing luv! This is neutrals with a kick!

  18. Carol

    What a beautiful look for you! Love it!!!

  19. Mariel

    Christine! This is straight-up gorgeous! I’m a new reader to your blog, and just love this look. I’m much more into neutral shades than colorful ones, so I really enjoyed this post. Still, would like to see what you come up w/ using the other more vibrant colors in the palette. Very cool!

  20. Summer

    i love this!

  21. Christina

    I like it!

  22. LNU

    You know I actually prefer the Kiehl’s tinted moisturizer, guess I’m not a fan of the dewy look either! And I really am loving all these Guerlain lipsticks, I’m gonna have to go check them out myself!

  23. Nic

    Very pretty. I love the colors. :)

  24. Rowan

    Nice everyday look with the palette. I’ll be doing this look tomorrow for work :)

  25. pretty neutrals! have i told you i love your blending skills? impeccable!

  26. Cherie

    Ohh pretty!!!

    So, I got my invitation to the spring launch on February 2 in Toronto… don’t I have a work thing to do until 8 PM that night!!!! ARGHHH! Of all nights!!! I’m so sad :(

    • Thanks, Cherie!

      Aww, booooo! :( Do they not let you come at 8? I know my store schedules it out (don’t know if they ever actually check if you come at the right time, though…).

      • Cherie

        Good idea – I will call today and find out. There is a MAC near the work event I will be at so maybe if I slip out early nobody will notice… :)

  27. Brenda

    hahaha!! Today was Maui Wowie day!!! I fell back asleep before my own classes so it was a fast face:

    Avon tinted moisturizer
    magrittes paint by MAC
    Fairytrail by Yaby inner corner
    *Maui Wowie all over up to brow bone
    and a Nylon dupe from Gosh to highlight!!

    Lips were similar colour (on my skin) in Patissere. Point being I love this Look!!!!

  28. evo

    love it! i’m still on the fence about buying the palette unless somehow one magically shows up for my birthday. it’s $62Cdn here

  29. Karina

    My sister and I are going! I just got an email from MAC. Can’t wait to meet you :)

  30. Keke

    pretty! bold and striking but not too crazy for school

  31. Christine

    That is SO gorgeous! I just ordered the palette this afternoon off of Sephora. Can’t wait to try this look out. Thanks Christine!

  32. joolz2u

    Gorgeous look! Love it!

  33. Kate B

    Oh wow – this is a really pretty look and it suits you very well! I really, really want to get that palette!

  34. Shah'ada

    I really really like this look. I just ordered this palette tonight . . . your two looks super inspired me!!

    PS. I’m jealous you’ll be at Valley Fair!!! I’m from Los Altos and now live in boondocks Utah and REALLY miss the amazing shopping (and the BIG MAC store in VF – I’m jealous!!) in the Bay Area!!!

  35. aaj83

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVING the last pic…christiiiine..whenever you do your tutorials pleeease pleeeease can you take a pic just like the last one in this tutorial (u know the distant full face pic where you can see the colors properly)
    it gives me a much better idea of when and where i can wear this look..and which dress it would be perfect with
    PLEEEEEEASE keep this tiny request of mine in mind…pretty pleeease …i luv it when u take the full face pics…they are MUCH more useful to me :)

  36. I love it! Can’t wait to try something like this on Saturday!

  37. Rosie

    I love that I have every color in this look. I’m going to try this tomorrow or Friday (well, if I get up in time as today was a moisturizer, blush, liner, mascara day). I love Stash and Honey. You look lovely, thanks for sharing :). How does Alice/painkiller compare to Peace, color wise?

    • Yayy!! :) I’m happy you’re going to try it — good luck on waking up on time, haha. I totally know how that goes!

      I don’t own Peace, but based on my [terrible] memory, Peace was distinctly bluer whereas Painkiller is aqua-blue.

      • daphne

        I actually swatched the two next to each other the other day. They are in fact nearly dupes! I couldn’t really tell you what the difference was between them.

  38. amy

    I love Mushroom from my BOS Vol II set but in this set I really like Jabberwonky. The muted golds are gorgeous!

  39. Jennifer

    Class! One of your best “simple” looks, imho.

  40. Great makeup look Christine. I always liked when you use shades of brown and gold, they are my favorite :)

  41. Chrissy

    I have Mushroom and Mad Hatter aka Twice Baked from the BOS vol. II.. definitely trying this e/s combo out tmw. I love the lip combo (as usual)!

  42. Lina

    This is stunning!!!!

  43. Jenny

    Very pretty, Christine! I especially love the lippie combo!

  44. So pretty! I have all these colours between the book of shadows 2 and the ammo palette, I might give this look a go :) I do love this for everyday!

  45. rashmi

    aahhh even i got the invitation in mail and was thinking abt u only ….
    me unlucky gal … not for mac but atleaset i had got a chance to meet u :(
    anyways hard luck

    u r looking stunning in this but pls tell me is there any gel or something in ur hair … i have lot of baby hair so whenever i do a ponytail my hair looks so messy
    is their any trick to make them look neat?

  46. Anitacska

    Very pretty! :)

  47. Nene

    So beautiful. Just love it.

  48. Kate M.

    i LOVE it!! the eyes are beautiful…i love the color combination of antique gold with hints of taupe…my dream combination! i see some smokey green reflects are well!

  49. LOVE THIS LOOK! Christine, this is the best look yet!

  50. This is a great smokey “day” option. Something about the gold/brass color is non-obtrusive so it just makes the eyes pop and look sexy without looking as though you are still in last nights party makeup or something. lol.

    with a lighter hand, i would even wear that to the office.

    BEAUTIFUL as always!

  51. love love love! i have been looking to get a look like this! Thanks for posting!

  52. Jenn

    Nice look! I won’t be @ Valley Fair this go round. I’m still on the east coast. I will be moving to your neck of the woods this summer. My husband just got a job in Mountainview and they are letting him work from MD while we work on the big move.

  53. Ellie

    So gorgeous!I love the gold on the lower lash line. Where do you think you would wear this look? :)

  54. Akia

    Loving the eyes! Looks great

  55. Carla

    This looks gorgeous on you Christine…but then every look you do appears to work brilliantly on you- you lucky thing!

  56. Roxanne

    Gorgeous as always! The cheek color is sooo pretty!

    • Thank ya, Roxanne! How are you?

      • Roxanne


        I’m doing alright, thank you for asking. I’ve started my internship a few weeks ago and it is truly EXHAUSTING — but SO interesting!! Still trying to desperately catch up with all of your posts and looks, you’ve been a busy girl, Christine!

        How are you? Holding up well in your classes?

        • I try, LOL!

          I’m so glad you seem to be enjoying your internship, and I hope you’re learning a lot :)

          I’m making it through… midterms in another week, ahh!

  57. LRW

    they should rename that palette to *Christine in Wonderland*it was made for you!..another incredible look!

  58. MissTiss

    Hmm. I just commented that I like the Bobbi Brown t/m better, but maybe I’m mistaken. Could you post a side by side? Also what’s your MAC shade again? I’m t/m hunting.

    I love neutral looks on you. So elegant!

  59. Theres an event the Second? I thought the collection came out the 11th!

    i love the tarnished gold theme on you-I can’t pull that off though. It takes a lot of finagling to get colors THAT warm to work on my skin! I may have to try again though.

    • Yep!! :) It does, but the unveiling is the 2nd for some stores that are having the preview parties – you can buy the goodies on the 2nd during the event (usually 7pm-10pm or so), and then not again til the 11th!

      Thank you!

      • Ah. That makes more sense then. Here I was hoping they were going to release it a week or so early.

        I think that there is something more than coincidence in the Color Forecasts release at the same time as Vday and my anniversary.

        Meh. Now I must see if the local stores are doing any events. I REALLY want to see this collection, though it wouldn’t hurt to wait a few weeks.

        I think its just that I haven’t bought more MAC since my last splurge(atlantic blue, winkle, moons reflection, and aquadisiac. I am in love with all of them!)

        • Nope, as far as I know, it’s still slated for the February 11th date. And yep, MAC always puts a big ol’ launch *just* in time for Valentine’s Day 😉 I think they know us too well…

  60. Ashley

    I just bought my palette yesterday and tried this look this morning- it came out great!! Can’t wait to see what other looks you come up with :)

  61. Christine, Any idea when the Guerlain Kiss Kiss Strass lipstick will be available? I checked with Sephora and they only have the glosses.


  62. This look is amazing! Definitely something I could wear everyday.

    Oh and I’ll be at MAC Valley Fair at 7, too! Hope to run into you! :)

  63. CC

    I love this look! I have never used Urban Decay shadows, I only have MAC shadows. But this looks makes me want to buy the Alice in Wonderland palette ♥

  64. Very, very pretty look…I am enjoying the newsletter a lot…:)

  65. Celeste

    i cant get over how beautiful your skin is! this look is lovely

  66. Adriana

    can i try the look with sumptuous olive and club??? are similar??

    cuz u look sooo GOOD!

  67. Melanie

    I did this look to go to my boyfriends graduation party and it looked so pretty and it was the easiest look i’ve ever done cause i had someone telling me what to use and do, and i got complements so thanks a lotta
    p.s i just realized we have the same skin tone

  68. Karina

    Hey Christine, I was wondering what would be a good dupe for the lips from MAC? Thanks =]

  69. Janet

    going out to dinner and couldn’t think of a look so i found it and just tried this look out! i love how it looks! thanks so much! 😀

  70. Sash

    Chris, I love your hair like that! LOL Okay, I’ll stop:). You look gorg though. Love this look!