Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Summer Makeup: Molten Lava Goes To the Beach

Happy Thursday, everyone! :) I hope everyone’s been having a fantastic week — almost to the weekend (a long one, if you’re in the U.S., too!).  I totally went to my comfort zone with this look — metallic, bronzy, coppery shades.  I can’t remember if I’ve done a look like this recently, but I don’t think I’ve done it usually mostly permanent eyeshadows!  I snuck some To the Beach products in there, in honor of the official launch.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Free Love eyeshadow on the inner half of the lid, then lightly layer with Goldmine eyeshadow and blend upwards into the tearduct. Lightly blend Firecracker eyeshadow on the outer half of the lid with the 239. Next, apply Bronze eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending outwards and upwards to fade to the brow bone. With the 239, apply Amber Lights eyeshadow into the lower crease and then blended towards the outer corner and lid. Blend Nylon eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Lucky eyeliner on the lower lash line and Black Black pencil on the lower waterline.  Line the upper lash line with Rich Ground fluidline applied with the 208; then pat Goldmine eyeshadow on top to lighten.  Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Get-Away Bronze blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Thrills lipstick first, and then layer Easy Lounger lipglass for a complementing lip.

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164 thoughts on “Summer Makeup: Molten Lava Goes To the Beach

  1. Kate M.

    LOVEEEEE the lips!!!

  2. Leliforever


  3. jenny


  4. Beautiful look! I am totally lemming Firecracker now!

  5. Summer Polen


  6. Amy

    really really prett look! I really like it, great job!!!

  7. Sarah M

    So pretty. I love this look on you Christine. :-)

  8. ilexica

    This is such a lovely look on you, Christine!

  9. baby in a corner

    what do you think of the nars eyeshadow base christine? this is lovely, i would never think of using coloured eyeliner on the upper lashline cause i usually use black for definition but this is pretty!

  10. Kathryn

    These colours suit you very well! I have very fair, cool toned skin so sadly they would not look as good on me. Thrills lipstick looks gorgeous, however I think I’m going to go for Lazy Day lipstick, even though it seems to be a bit of a generic MAC colour.

    • Thank you, Kathryn! Lazy Day, while seemingly generic, is not a bad pick. It’s only generic if you own 20 colors just like it already, but if you don’t, why not? :) (And even if you do own 20… I don’t care, no shame!)

  11. Beautiful! These colours suit you very well xx

  12. Elli

    I’m falling in love <3

  13. Lyndsay

    oh wow, this is stunningly beautiful! I think I’m going to try this look (I have to use different products, I don’t have everything you listed)… its a great warm weather look!

  14. Jenna

    GEORGOUS!! WOW i loveeee peach shades for summer this is absolutely perfect!

  15. Pam

    this looks very beautiful. i like how it looks very coppery. will definitely try this look out.

  16. Josi

    :) i really love that look :) but i think they are more the fall colours..but i really like it :)

  17. chibu74

    simply GORG!! love it….i think i’ll get firecracker e/s and thrills l/s….gorg shades

    you are the best

  18. hang

    i love it–nice combination of color–can’t wait to go to the store to pick up my pre-order–:)

  19. NeenaJ

    This is absolutely stunning. It may be my favorite – you look gorgeous! Can’t wait to pick up Firecracker today!

  20. Natalie



    What a gorgeous look! I’m loving it! I decided to copy that look to go to the MAC store today to get my TTB stuff!

    Thanks and have a great weekend!


  21. cass

    You have just convinced me to get easy lounger. It looks stunning over thrills!!

  22. This is such a pretty summer look, can’t wait to try it.

  23. Cynthia

    WOW! that is so pretty on you!! loves it!

  24. Sylvia

    You really make the most gorgeous looks!

  25. Kimberly

    Any dupe recommendation for free love?

  26. You look very pretty in this look Christine :)

  27. Lana

    This look is so pretty, and you’re making me excited to get Firecracker and Thrills in the mail! :)

  28. verojo78

    Very pretty. Those are my comfort colors too.

  29. Wendy M.

    So pretty! :)

  30. Ada

    Very pretty look!

  31. Michelle M

    This is gorgeous! I’m totally loving Firecracker eyeshadow! It actually pairs with Paradisco really well, which makes me happy since I’ve always struggled to find a use for it in the past.

  32. Eeek! This is SUCH a gorgeous look on you, Christine! It brings out your eyes and makes them look oh-so-bright. 😀

    I’m thinking that I’ll have to go to MAC and buy Firecracker now after taking it out of my cart to exercise some restraint. Love how it looks in the looks you’ve featured.

  33. daphne

    The LIPS! I’m getting Thrills today, very excited to do so :) (And hopefully Marine Life…I’m going on my lunch break, so I will cross my fingers!) Hey, I know this might be a stretch for your memory but can you remember how Easy Lounger compares with Mimmy from Hello Kitty? Mimmy was my first lipglass and it’s just about out for me…it’s my nice “add some gloss and shimmer without changing much” color and I’m trying to figure out what to replace it with.

    The colors in the eyes are so beautifully coordinated. I’m impressed with how nice Lucky looks with a black liner and Rich Ground + Goldmine…WOW.

    • Good luck, Daphne!! :)

      Mimmy is actually kind of like it, now that I think about it. I think Easy Lounger will look pinker to you in the tube, but it doesn’t do THAT much to the color. The shimmer in it is really fine and pretty… it seems different than the usual lipglass shimmer.

  34. Amanda

    ooh this one looks gorgeous on you!

  35. Almus

    Amazing look Christine! Now I just need Amber Lights e/s and a free afternoon to try doing something similar, lol! =D

  36. Lulee

    Verrrry pretty!! This has been my favorite recent look that you’ve done!

  37. wbwrightMakeupArtist

    Christine! Best look ever. I love how this works with your coloring and style!

  38. Colleen

    so pretty!!! great job :)

  39. Heli

    You look so amazing Christine! I can see why this is your comfort zone.

    Any ideas how to dupe UD’s Free Love?

  40. Roxanne

    I hate you for doing these great looks that make me want to stop studying and go play with makeup!
    Just kidding, of course :) Very purrty.

  41. Lizet Luna

    Baby, you look spectacular, you are beautiful and really make this look so pretty …
    I am planning my makeup for my wedding day, and every time I feel more confused = (!! Any idea is welcome =))

    • Aw, thank you, Liz!

      I would probably do something like a champagne shade (or something 2-3 shades lighter than your natural skin tone) on the lid, with a matte light brown like Soft Brown in the crease. Simple but defined!

  42. Very nice use of fire cracker. Makes me want to get it now.

  43. LNU

    Love it! The coral lip is cute, and the liners on your lower lashline really bring it all together!

  44. Alma

    I love this look, and I definitely will try recreating this one!
    Oh and by the way, you look great in these pictures, you really are glowing!

  45. Eileen

    This is one of the prettiest looks you’ve done in awhile. The colors are very complimentary and wearable. You look like a summer day personified.

  46. This is such a pretty look on you!

  47. I love how well the lips go with the eye look. really pretty

  48. Tiffany

    this is truly stunning miss!

  49. Carolanne

    oh wow. i REALLY like this look on you! =]

  50. wow! i love the lip color and also the eye wear! it really looks good on you :)

  51. Glosslizard

    Dang, girl! That look sizzles on you!

  52. Yvonne

    Could Firecracker be a dupe for Marine Life? I know it’s kind of odd, but it really looks similar to the reddish-coral part of Marine life…..

  53. Carolina

    Wow, wow, wow, this is AMAZING! I love the eyes and the gold touch of the lips, but the distance of the full face photo really doesn’t make justice to this amazing look. I bet it looked mind-blowing in person. Wow…

  54. Shanna A

    I must have it all…Dammit.

  55. Ashley

    This look is beautiful Christine! I think this is one of my favorites! I have a question, what is the Mac Pro call number? I want to see if I can order Marine Life, Hippness Blush, and Thrills Lipstick since they all are sold out online!
    Thanks :)

    • Thanks a lot, Ashley!

      You can go to and do a store locator search for PRO stores. I usually call the one closest to me so it gets to me faster!

  56. Zsofi

    Hi Dear Christine :-))))

    I haven’t been here for a long long long time,but didnt forget Your wonerful work :-)
    Hope everything is alright with You,girl :-)
    I am okay now,about to finish college :-)))
    The new look of the site is really gorgeous :-)))) congrats to it!!!!!

  57. aradhana

    christine i think you should wear thrills every single day…it suits you so perfectly!

    i like the black black on the waterline…reminds me of coca-cola…

  58. I love this! You seriously make me want to wear corals this summer. This entire look is so glowy. I really like what you’ve done to your cheeks as well.

  59. ooooh wow, gorgeousness. I am dying to get the new urban decay shadows. and your lips! swoon.

  60. You seem to be getting prettier by every makeup look you do! Are you using something new on your skin?

  61. This makes your eyes really ‘pop’, gorgeous doll!

  62. mochamishmash

    Really pretty look!

  63. rashmi

    why do we have to pay for all this makeup???
    we using it from heart isnt enough for makeup companies that they charge us ???
    i mean to say why isnt all this comes for freeee????
    want to have everything u used … aahhh but again it does have a huge price tag hahaahha already bought so much from to the beach coll
    that hubby said keep quite for a month :(:(:(
    but i certainly wanna buy UD’s e/s they r tempting yeahhh
    u looking sooo flawless … like icing on a cake … hey m i sounding right???
    ofcourse nobody can point out a mistake so yeah u do looking flawless sweetie…
    good job

  64. Lien

    U should do a vid on this look if u haven’t already. Love it!

  65. Joey Chua

    Gosh! I love this look! You’re looking so gorgeously fresh!

  66. KrisBliss

    I think this is one of the most stunning looks you have put together! I love the bronzy/orange colors this summer and I can’t wait to try this out on myself!

  67. Hilana

    Love the look and LOVE the lips! What a super sexy colour!

  68. Vness_12

    This look is right up my alley. Loves it.

  69. Luisafer

    Love those colors, looks like corals!!! great new look!!!

  70. Sexy Sadie

    I think your beauty respond well too warm shades.

  71. Vanessa

    Christine, this is so beautiful! Everything looks great on you! Def my fave.

  72. lilsweetsjen

    You look stunning! I am going to have to try this look for sure :-)

  73. Reza in StL

    Honestly, Christine, I’ve seen many, many, many of your looks, but to me this is the BEST on you. It brightens all your natural beauty. This is my favorite look on you. EVER.

  74. i really love this look! Could you possibly do a video tutorial?

  75. courtney

    i love this look, especially the lips!!!