Friday, January 29th, 2010

Valentine’s Day Makeup: Neutral Eyes & Red Lips

The boy and I went out last night for our Valentine’s Day dinner (early, I know–that’s how we do it!), so I had to pull out Chanel Dragon for a little night out on the town! :)  Every time I wear it, I feel like I’m totally made out of awesome, LOL.  I still love it to bits.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Ricepaper eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Wedge eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Cork eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Lightly blend Mystery eyeshadow, with the 226, into the outer crease. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Bourbon eyeliner on the lower lash line and sweeping lashes with Exceptionnel mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sugarbomb blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Dragon rouge allure laque with a lip brush for the perfect red lip.

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154 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Makeup: Neutral Eyes & Red Lips

  1. Jenna

    That’s stunning! I’ll hafta use this look for my date tomorrow night. Thanks Christine!

  2. Melissa

    finally!!!!!!!! a look/tutorial that has bright lips!! for vday

    I don’t think there should be rules,

    but your lips should stand out!

    esp. with red or pinks! :)

  3. Very nice! I think I would have preferred a tad brighter cheek, but this way Dragon is truly the star of the show. It is positively gorgeous on you!

    I think it’s so cute you and the BF celebrate early. 😀

    Next Tuesday is our 3rd anniversary, but SO and I usually celebrate it and Valentine’s Day jointly somewhere in between the two. This year I’m going up to SF for grad school interviews the Th/F before Valentine’s Day though, and he decided to come with me so we can spend that Saturday in SF together. I’m super excited but I totally haven’t decided what to wear yet! Hope you’ll be doing some more Vday looks for inspiration. 😀

    • Thank ya, Catherine! :) Yeah, I really wanted Dragon to pop, so I was going neutral/light everywhere else.

      Ohh, fun! Happy anniversary to you two! I’ll try to squeeze in a few more between now and then…

  4. So pretty! Great product choices.

  5. Melissa

    Beautiful! Love the red lips, so vibrant and extravagent. Wish I could find a good red for my skintone..!
    Marvelous job, Christine. (:

  6. Diane

    Beautiful! I am going to copy this (if I can pull it off!)

  7. Diane

    PS. What did your bf think of this look?!

    I bet he loved it!!!!!

  8. Carol

    WOW, that look is amazing on you.

  9. I love the red..oh man I need to get some of those laques!

  10. Angelique

    You look absolutely awesome! I must say i do believe this is my favorite look on you yet. Dragon is amazing on you!

  11. egon

    GOURGEOUS <3 I can't wait to get my hands on Benefit sugar bomb

  12. Alexandra

    WOW, such perfect lips !!! I love this lipstick thoo, I own for a while but it’s difficult to find an occasion to wear it.

  13. Shan

    Hi Cristine,
    I’m from the Netherlands and after so many great post about chanel dragon, I bought it.
    But the mine is not hot red but it’s much darker red then on your pictures. It’s much darker!
    Do you know what is is? Is it’s a difference in wich country ypu live?
    I bought Chanel dragon rouge Allure laquer, so not a lipstick with the same colour name.
    Hope you can help.
    Great look by the way

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  15. rashmi

    unbelievabally gorgeous ….. no other words i have

    my hubby is coming next week n i will also try this look with my russian red or estee lauder’s classic red ….
    loved the look so much my god do tell us ur boyfriends comments next time….
    and what special present did he gave u :)
    just kidding

    • Thank you, Rashmi!

      Aww, you must be so happy to see your hubby soon :)

      My boyfriend enjoyed the look! We always do a really expensive dinner in lieu of gifts, just ’cause we can never think of stuff we want!

      • rashmi

        thats cool …
        my hubby also tells me to go for a good dinner but u know what i always ask him to let me shop rather then dine outside hahahha and i cook special meal for him
        coz u know whenever we go out he is never satisfied so why spend money hahaha
        m happy coz he is coming but u know he is coming for our son (right now m at my mom’s place “jaipur” and will be going back in feb end )

  16. Proximity

    Dragon is beyond perfect on you, it really is.

  17. Mary

    that’s the lippy cameron diaz wore :)

  18. debchik

    Super Gorgeous!

  19. Brandon

    This is one of my favorite looks you have done! I REALLY need to get Dragon.

  20. Christine shen

    That Dragon looks amazing on you, but it just doesn’t looked the same on me. =( see how it is so vibrate on you? It looks darker on me and it dull’s my face.

  21. Kristina

    I love this lipstick. The applicator makes it possible to create an even finish on the lip line, which is so hard to do especially with red lipstick.

    I think you are responsible for this lipstick selling out at so many counters!

    It looks perfect on you.

  22. Sixx

    Aww you wore all your favorites into a look! =) Love it!

  23. Jameyn

    SOOOOO SOOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty! i love red lips!

  24. raquel

    Can you say GORGEOUS??? AMAZING look!

  25. Keke

    You look so pretty! You’re really gorgeous and the pleased look on you face in the last pic shows how much you like your Chanel dragon :)

  26. LRW

    oh,my,you look lovely!

  27. GOD that lippie looks amaaaaazing!

  28. laura

    omg that color is PERFECT on you!!!!

  29. you look soooo pretty cristine! :)

  30. Charlotte

    I love it, simple clean classic and most of all show stoppingly gorgeous!

    I want Dragon now!

  31. This is FAB!
    I would love to see this look with your hair pinned up! I think that would be GORG!

  32. abril

    wow Christine! Your lips look super perfect!

  33. Jessica

    You’re so frikin beautiful i’m so jealous! Your smile and your lips are amazing…ok i sound a little weird, but it’s true. I love your look and your my blogger!

  34. Jessica

    sorry i ment you’re my *favorite* blogger!

  35. penelope

    you look very beautiful and the look is so timeless and classic. love the chanel dragon rough allure laque, it is a beautiful red color that i have ever seen. my fav red lipstick so far. do you think it looks good on a tan skin tone?

  36. You look gorgeous! Those lips are out of this world!

  37. Laetitia

    Oh my Lord! Hot Mama! Love the lips and love that eyes are neutral to focus on the lips. Great look!

  38. Lovely look! Love Dragon! 😀

  39. Marie

    One of my favorite looks you’ve shown. I love it!

  40. Wow, this look is gorgeous :O That lipstick is just STUNNING. But the price…oh, the price! Is there a cheaper alternative to a great red like that? I don’t have red lipstick, and if I buy one, I want it to be fantastic :)

  41. Nina

    I love it!
    Chanel Dragon is just awesome !

  42. Luisafer

    this look is gorgeous on you!!! think that red dragon is the best part but definitely going to try something like that… love your cheeks… well, guess I like everything!!!!

  43. Rosanna

    You look beautiful! Wow, Dragon really does look awesome. I think I finally understand why you love it so much! Gorgeous red…

  44. aaj83

    luuuuuuuuuuurv the last two pics..!!!
    the red lips are SMOKING HOT! :)

  45. jorge cloney think you would look in the mirror and see that your lips are ON FIRE!!!! lips have got to go sweety..unless u want the look of a 2 dollar stripper!

  46. Nadia Othman

    You are very good at blending eyeshadows =)

      • Diane

        I agree, you are amazing at blending eyeshadow. Is the secret to take a little sweep of shadow and do multiple layers?…. Or do a lot of product and just blend/buff away?

        I never get the great tonal transitions you do! Oh well.

        • Thank you, Diane! Hmm, it’s not really multiple layers, but I don’t blend a lot — really. I tend to lay it down, then lightly overlay part of the next eyeshadow onto the first.

  47. diann_co

    LOVE the lip on you!! Im always on the search for a perfect red, then get scared to wear

  48. Steph

    You look absolutely perfect here. Those lips are to die for. If I ever do search for a nice red lipstick, I’m certainly going to remember to check this one out.

  49. Kate

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Christine. Nothing beats a classic look!

  50. montygrl4131

    You look very classy. I love to see the looks you do with Dragon. I bought 2 of the laques, but wasn’t brave enough to try this one, yet. You look so gorgeous with it on, I’m putting it on my wish list:)

  51. rashmi

    hello christine i thought i will post a comment here only ….

    i did this yest. with ricepaper , soft brown and espresso … can u pls tell me if this can be done ? or should i need to buy any of the e/s u mentioned above… i have only 2 browns espresso and soft brown pls tell me do i need to have more ?? m ordering fig 1 and star n rockets to do the makeup u posted few days back …
    i will wait for ur reply and then only go ahead
    love u soooo much for this look
    if i will set my hands on this i will stick to this look only for my red lippies …
    m gonna buy 2 or 3 chanel lipsticks on my b’day which is in april hahahha already decided …

  52. Carolina

    To be honest I’m not really feeling this look. Maybe it’s the choice of eyeshadow and the black of your hair/top, but it looks almost gothic. I think the foundation you used is not quite right for your complexion (too pale). Overall, everything is still perfectly done, from your eyes, to your face to those amazing red lips, but as a whole it doesn’t quite click for me. Sorry!

  53. wow, great quality of pictures, and thanks for amazing tips for makeup.

  54. Whitney

    Your best look ever!

  55. Jaime

    Christine, Christine, Christine! For almost a year now, I’ve been meaning to get Chanel Dragon (mostly because of you, haha) and I just never got around to it. My husband bought it for me for Valentine’s Day!

    It is one of the only beauty products I have that actually lives up to all its hype. It really is the perfect red. I would never have known if it wasn’t for you, so thank you!!

  56. Arantzazu

    You look really really beautiful! =)

  57. sable

    Nailed it! Love this look too… I seriously need to pick up this foundation. Can’t decide on 02 or 03 for my NC25 skin…

  58. //julie

    You look stunning!

  59. LH

    Amazing and absolutely gorgeous

  60. Lucia

    Wow, this is probably the best look I have ever seen on you, it looks amazing! I wish I could rock a red lip….by the way, I’ve noticed that your skin has been looking really good in your latest posts. Have you changed something in your routine?

  61. Heather

    One of your best looks so far! All of the shades you used are so flattering on you!

  62. Judith

    This is the best look 😉

  63. Jesika

    I’m pretty new to your blog but I have loved what I have seen so far. Im from Puerto Rico and even though I leave in an Island I dont have that tan look so it is easy for me to copy your looks and to top it all we have very similar eye color. keep up the excellent work.

  64. Emily

    Absolutely fantastic look!

  65. Chau

    You look stunning!

  66. Cally

    What’s your favourite ‘red’…
    Chanel Dragon, Illamasqua Sangers, Mac’s Dubonnet, Russian Red or Viva Glam1 ??

  67. Cris

    Hi Christine! Do you find that Mystery is hard to blend, as others have noted?

  68. omg! that’s beautiful!!!!!!

  69. sophie

    Channel Dragon suits you!
    Like the look

  70. Sri

    you look so sexy.. 😀
    ah your makeup looks made me confuse which one to choose on my brother wedding day.. every shade looks pretty.. ♥

  71. Hepcat288

    What bronzer are you wearing?