Monday, January 14th, 2008

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create an easy peachy-pink eyeshadow look. If you have questions, feel free to ask, as the whole point of this is to help you!

You will need: Your Ladyship pigment (frosty white with gold undertones), Nanogold eyeshadow (white-gold-peach with shimmer), Modest Tone eyeshadow (fleshy pink), Neutral Pink eyeshadow (rose with plum undertones), Dark Edge eyeshadow (black-gray with gold reflects), Ricepaper eyeshadow (frosty white with gold undertonse), Feline kohl power (black kohl liner), Plushlash mascara (black mascara). For cheeks, Light Flush mineralize skinfinish was used; for lips, 3N lipstick and 2N lipglass were used.

Brushes: 239

Get the step-by-step instructions with photos…

1. Start with a clean eye-space; if you fill-in your brows, you’re welcome to do them now [or later].

2. Dampen brush slightly with a drop or two of water-based mixing medium. Pick up a small amount of Your Ladyship pigment from the excess on the plastic insert found in the pigment jar. Apply all over lid.

3. Pull it outwards to be able to cover your entire lid area.

4. This is what it should look like.

5. Apply Nanogold eyeshadow with your brush to the inner third of your eye lid.

6. This is what it should look like.

7. With your brush, pick up a generous amount of Modest Tone eyeshadow and apply to the middle of your lid from the crease to the lash line.

8. Your lid should look like this at this point.

9. With the 239 brush, apply Neutral Pink eyeshadow to the outer third of the lid, from the crease to the lash line, pulling the color downwards.

10. Pull the color outwards.

11. Getting more Neutral Pink eyeshadow, apply it to the outer crease, keeping your brush horizontal. Bring it towards the outer portion of the crease.

12. Bring your brush upwards to blend the Neutral Pink eyeshadow outwards a bit.

13. This is what you should have.

14. Apply a generous amount of Nanogold eyeshadow above the inner crease, pulling the brush upwards.

15. Bring the brush outwards towards your outer lid.

16. This is what you should see at this point.

17. Apply a very small amount of Dark Edge eyeshadow into your outer crease, starting about halfway.

18. Gently pull the brush across and outwards towards your outer crease to deposit the darker color.

19. This is what it should look like.

20. Apply just a touch of Dark Edge eyeshadow to the very outer portion of the lid, only to darken and add some dimension.

21. This is what you should have now.

22. Using the 239 brush horizontally, apply a layer of Nanogold eyeshadow to the lower lash line.

23. This is what it should appear to be.

24. Apply a dusting of Ricepaper eyeshadow to the inner corner of the lid.

25. This just helps to brighten up the eyes.

26. Add black liner on the lower lash line (and upper lash line if you so desire). Add mascara and finish the look.

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56 thoughts on “Tutorial – Neutral Pink with touches of Gold and Berry, N Collection Look

  1. i lurrrrve this look!

  2. Tonee

    Those colors look very nice on you. I like how you emphasize the shape of your eyes as well. And I wish MAC named those lipsticks differently – they sound like chemical compounds….

    • Thanks Tonee! It’s honestly a subconscious thing in terms of emphasizing the shape! It’s the last thing on my mind.

      LOL! Chemical compounds, yuck!

  3. Nell

    Hi Christine,
    I discovered your site a few weeks ago and I wonder what I have done with my time before!
    You are so great! I have a major MAC addiction phase at the moment, and thank God you are there for me 😉
    I love the reviews, the questions, the looks, everything…
    Just wanted to let you know, keep up the good work!

  4. lala

    thanks for the tut!! :)

  5. Another lovely look! Only a month til N release here lol. At least I know what I want to get from it!

  6. Thanks for the tutorial, hun! I loved this look & was hoping to see a tutorial for it 😉

  7. victoria

    i want to get nano gold but i’m stopping myself because i have a hard time with lustre e/s, like honey lust, i get lots of big chunks of glitter fall under my eye and not much stick on my lids. is nano gold a better formulation because it seems to stick on your eyes or is there a special tip on how to apply lustre e/s. please help because i do love the colors of lustre e/s

  8. N Collection was definitely made with you in mind girl. This look matches you gorgeously yet with a natural but subtle flare to it. I’ve always noticed that you either use wet pigment or nothing at all for a base. You are very lucky to not need anything to hold such masterpieces together.

    Hope your week is going great so far :)

    • Thank you so very much! :) I use it with MAC’s mixing medium, which basically creates it so it works as a base.

      It’s trudging through, but that’s what happens when you go to school, LOL. Hope yours is better :)

  9. Leigh

    This is so gorgeous!

  10. Stephanie

    You amaze me! Only you can take neutral colors and make them look so gorgeous.

  11. Sara


    Thanks so much for this tute! This entire look is just gorgeous! I’m so trying this out when I get the shadows :)

    What do you have on your lips here? Are they N products too?

    Thanks so much and keep up the great work!!!

  12. Jessica

    I love your tips! You should look at making tutorials on you tube!

  13. Brenda

    You did an awesome job! I have to go out and get those colors now! This would be a perfect color for an day time look (especially for an office job). Would you be able to do a tutorial for the “purples?”



    • Thanks so much Brenda! I definitely think it’s a good office look that has some pop to it – not totally boring and all brown neutrals.

      I’ll try!

  14. sara

    so pretty!

    i had a question- i just bought some glycerin today and im planning on making some mixing medium soon, so i was wondering what are your favorite pigments to use as bases? like, which seem more versatile or do you find yourself using often? i only have melon pigment and i need to bulk up my collection! lol

    • Hey Sara!

      I honestly use an assortment. I tend to pick one based on what color look I’m doing. If I’m doing a green look, I’ll pick a green one. But I like lighter ones for universal colors – like Vanilla, Pink Opal, etc.

  15. Shefali

    Hey Christine! Where did you buy your mixing medium? At a Pro store? Do you use it for anything besides pigments?


    • Hey Shefali! I make a homemade version, which is one part glycerin (liquid, found in the first aid aisle of drug stores) to three parts water, shake it up, voila. You can buy it at the PRO store, though (I just didn’t live close to one when I first started using it!). I personally only use it for pigments, but I have used glycerin in higher quantity to water for adhesive for glitter or sequins!

  16. ilovecheese

    Ooh, I love this look! You look so pretty! One quick question though – what if my regular eye-shadow palette isn’t giving me much pay-off, can I use the mixing medium (like you said water-glycerine, 1:3 ratio) in the palette? Wilit it give me darker layer? Also I have dark circles like crazy and my eye-lids are at least 4 shades darker than my skin, so is it because of that the colours don’t seem dark enough? It’s like you can barely see that I’ve applied colours!

    • Thank you so much!

      I wouldn’t do it, only because I’ve found that if you use a shadow wet, sometimes it ends badly (you can see a wet spot left!). The best thing you can do for a shadow like that is to use a base underneath that’s similar in color or really light. What base do you use now?

  17. D

    What kind of base would you recommend I use for my dry eyeshadows? I want the color to last a very long time without creasing and I also want a high payoff as far a color ? I heard that UDPP is very heavy and not as good as others? What do you recommend as far as a base for dry shadows?

    Also do you ONLY use Mixing Medium for pigments?

    Finally what are the “MUST HAVE PIGMENTS” in your collection that you use regularly? For example what is a must have color to brush up to your brow bone, base, outer crease..etc…any pigment base that is versatile that could give you a bunch of looks if you blend it up with different colors….

    • Hey D!

      A lot of people LOVE UDPP. It is probably your best bet! It will last, not crease, and you will get better color pay off.

      I personally use mixing medium combined with loose pigment, but that’s really just a preference.

      I only use mixing medium for pigments.

      Must-have pigments, hmm… I love Melon, Golden Olive, and Teal. They are SO pretty and versatile. Vanilla is a great highlight color, and I adore Pink Opal for dusting and iridescence. :)

  18. melly

    I recently started wearing mac make up and came across your page. I love this look and its very helpful considering that i just got nanogold and neutrel pink along with some other colors. But it looks like you can you can play around with different colors to see what you end up with. Love it thanks

  19. Lori Roberts


    I noticed on MAC’s website, they offer shadow palates for MAC Pro members. Do they offer these same palates for non-MAC Pro members? I wanted to buy the 15 color palate one LOL because I want so many different colors. Are you a MAC Pro member?

    Thanks! Love your site!

    • Hey Lori! You can buy them via freestanding stores or by calling up the PRO/freestanding stores (they can ship to you). Nope, not a member.


  20. Sash

    u look absolutely beautiful, as always! ur a natural!

    LOVE IT!<3

  21. jasmine

    im really bummed that i missed out on nuetral pink!!! my counter never got it (if they did i never saw it, went the day after it was released and nothing was there!)and the website is sold out…do u know any suggestions for a color that could be its dupe?

  22. Jennifer

    I know I’m kinda late getting to this tute, but could you recommend a l/s that is like 3N? It sold out right away at my counter and I’ve been trying to find something similar.


  23. Cheryl

    Hi Christine!
    Beautiful look! I have Modest Tone, but yours looks much ‘pinker’ than mine – I’m wondering if I have one from a mis-hued batch…..I just tried this look and it came out well, but I do like the ‘pinker’ look that you achieved. I may add some Swish to it.

    Thanks for these tutorials! They’re great!

    • Hey Cheryl! Hmm, I don’t think you’ve gotten a mis-hued batch by any means. I would do what you suggested – try adding some Swish to it to add the pink!

  24. hannah

    sooooo pretty!!!
    this is so helpful! im gonna do this tommorow! i love the colours.