Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Summer Makeup: The Setting Sun

If you’ve been a long-time reader, you’ve probably gotten the hint that I love me some sunset-ish colors and looks. I can’t help it! I gravitate towards them. Golds got a hold on me!  I think I’m going to do a green look next.  Like totally freakin’ green.  I try to give greens a rest, since I also have a thing for green, but I think I am due for something green.

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 Goldmine eyeshadow on the entire lid. Lightly blend Cranberry eyeshadow on the inner crease with the 217. Next, apply Amber Lights eyeshadow on the outer third of the lid with the 239. Define the crease with Antiqued eyeshadow and the 226. Blend Orb eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Lucky liner on the lower lash line and then pat Goldmine eyeshadow beneath. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Margin blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116, then lightly pat Amber Diamond skinshimmer on the cheekbones to highlight.

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

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103 thoughts on “Summer Makeup: The Setting Sun

  1. Brenda

    Hi Christine, I love this look!! I’m a big gold fan too and I’ve been experimenting lots lately. I look up your archive of colours that I like and try to recreate them. Not always successfully since I don’t have the exact same shadows but you gotta try!! What brush do you use to pat Goldmine underneath the lucky liner? I’m saving up to buy the Urban Decay liners from the UK and get them posted to South Africa. Congrats on finsihing your exams, enjoy your summer and keep up the good work!

  2. Hilana

    You probably love it so much because you simply look so good in it. I think these colours suit you best. A lovely look indeed. Gorgeous.

  3. katleen

    just wow! your eyes and cheeks, lovely!

  4. I LOVE Funbathing lipstick, but I seriously cannot convince myself that I need yet another lipstick this year… I have a feeling I might regret it though.

    This looks so awesome on you =)

  5. This is really gorgeous! I love the colors! ♥ Makes me want to recreate it immediately. :-)

  6. Daniëlle

    Btw I think this kind of looks fits you best. :)

  7. Roxanne

    The lips are so so pretty. I need me some Cranberry and Antiqued!

  8. Linh Pham

    so pretty… I’m a sucker for gold too! =D If it isn’t too much trouble, may I request for a video of this tutorial? I’ve always been more of a visual gal. Thanks so much for the look! (>____<)*

  9. Andie

    This look is beautiful. I will be trying it this weekend.

  10. Funbathing lipstick looks really nice on you.

  11. This is so gorgeous! Love it! :)

  12. Scientific Housewife

    Wow, what a look!

  13. Lana

    This is so pretty – I’ll have to try it today!

  14. Salvinia

    I love it! I’m trying that on myself for sure!

  15. Marie

    This looks really compliments your eye color!

  16. Jayna

    Love this one!!!

  17. Joanna

    What a beautiful look, Christine! And it matches your sweater too!

  18. Marta Fernandes

    Nothing short of gorgeous!

  19. Nicole Smith

    i LOVE this look! im heading to MAC after work to pick up cranberry since its the only shadow i dont have for this look!

  20. Dini

    You look great! I love the way you’ve put the colors together. I’ve been looking for a way to wear the Cranberry shadow (love that color very much) without making my eyes look tired, and this look is very inspiring. Your eyes look so bright.

  21. virginiaisforluvrs

    Love this look on you! And your eyes look so cool!

  22. Heather

    I absolutely love this!
    I think it looks great with the colour of your eyes

  23. Athena

    Funbathing + Easy Lounger look amazing on you Christine! :)

  24. Ms Prince

    I love the colors – so, so beautiful!

  25. Jula

    OMG. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I must try once I get my hands on these eyeshadows!

  26. Love all your looks Christine! I’m really diggin’ that you’ve been doing looks and tutorials like crazy 😀 Oh, and your lip combo is soooo pretty!

  27. monika


  28. Sarah P.

    This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing summery looks. I have Goldmine and just purchased Amber Lights. I need to get these others so I can copy this look.

  29. Dahlia

    love this look!

  30. loving this soooo much 😀 will definitely be wearing for work tomorrow! 😀 just started working on the Home department in a store and tryna get moved to Cosmetics teehee 😀

  31. vnssa906

    oh Christine, I just LOVE this look! :) I just bought an 88 eyeshadow palette, so I’m excited to recreate this look on the cheap version lol… it looks gorgeous on you… and I’m loving the last picture! work those poses girl! lol

  32. Keshia

    I love the eye makeup! So pretty!

  33. Karmen

    Beautiful job christine ! Im gonna try this look for work today. I was wondering if you can tell me how do you get your bottom lash eyeliner to look so smooth. Everytime i put any eyeliner it seems to clump with my lower lashes and it doesnt look nice. I have so many UD 24/7 that i want to try but i cant seem to get it to work. Whats your secret ? Do you blend or just apply it ?Thanks!

    • Thank you so much!

      I just apply it – but there might be a lil’ blending since I usually put an eyeshadow on the lower lash line, too!

  34. Loving the look! Perfect for the beach.

  35. bxboricua

    love golds too! Might have to get Cranberry now… :)

  36. Hannah H

    I’m new to Temptalia and so far I love everything I see! This is a gorgeous look, I think I’m going to try this out! :)

  37. Melissa

    Really beautiful combination of colors. As usual, you look great with warm colors.

  38. rashmi

    U R LOOKING DIVINE i m out of words seriouslly n christine pls i m really serious …
    i have always loved ur sunset looks… be it a sunset quad or makeup tutorials always thumbs up sweetie
    i have everything except for dior amber diamonds …
    m gonna surelly try this look for hubby’s b’day on 19th june…
    hope he likes n make me buy few more makeup stuff hahahha
    when will i stop this greedy habit of mine???
    u think its possible for makeup or MACup addict???

  39. Kat

    I love this SO MUCH. It’s doing crazy beautiful stuff to your eyeballs man.

  40. Wow, your features are PERFECT. If I had to pick the perfect eyes, they’d be yours! Wanna trade? lol!

    Great look!

  41. Cat

    i freaken love cranberry and how it looks on you =)

  42. Cherokee

    Love this, I am so doing this look for the weekend.

  43. Sugarfree

    Couldn’t love this look more! I’m all about beachy bronzes, golds and peaches this summer! This look could be easily substituted by UD Baked 24/7 liner and MAC Heat/Element duo. Just a suggestion!

  44. ssnug

    The colours really compliment your brown eyes!~


  45. NIKKI

    golds got a hold on me too:]
    i think this would have looked great with a slightly brighter lipstick too :]

  46. Liz

    Whoa!!!! this is gorgeous Christine. Will try this look today.

  47. Ru

    Cool, I already do a look like this with NARS Duo in Meddeterrane (um, I think that’s how it’s spelled). But I wear it a bit differently with the orangeish color blended on the outside and the crease. Also, the orange is more orange (yours is more coral, almost with a hint of brown). I call my look “carribean sunrise” and recently have been adding gold/green in the center for summer!

    However, I like the way you layered the shadows directly on top instead of at the edge. I will have to try that. Also, I have a more coralish color than the orange and will try that as well.

    Thanks for the ideas, as always!

  48. mary

    LOVE this look! you look gorgeous as always. and i see you’re using the 217 in more tutorials. glad ur liking it a little more now :)

  49. Giosi Derleth

    soooo pretty!

  50. angela

    I love how you don’t always have neutral looks. You are more of a color type of girl I guess, me too!