Bronzy Neutrals: MAC Colour 4 Eyeshadow Quad Look

Bronzy Neutrals: MAC Colour 4 Eyeshadow Quad Look

This was a quickie look before I went to school last night! I even timed myself and managed to get it all done in fifteen minutes and *not* leave late for class, LOL! You know I had to dive into the Colour 4 eyeshadow quad, just ’cause is totally my style. Really love the colors and the textures–Manila Paper is the only one that doesn’t totally suit me; it’s a bit stark on my brow bone, because of my skin tone (would be lovely on someone lighter), but I imagine it’ll be very nice as a lid color even if I can’t use it as a brow color so much! You could also do a much darker or more coppery/coral lip with this look.  I had an itch to use Victorian, one way or another, and thus I went a little lighter!

Happy Thursday! It’s almost the weekend–we’re almost there! 🙂 Though since mine involves major, major studying for midterms, I’m not keen on its arrival!

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 Flip eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Aztec Brick eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Creole Beauty eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Lightly blend Creole Beauty eyeshadow, with the 239, on the outer corner and lid. Lightly tap and brush Flip eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Manila Paper eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Lucky eyeliner on the lower lash line and sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

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

For lips, apply Victorian lipstick first, and then layer Ember Glow lipglass for a complementing lip.

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I use a Nikon D90 now 🙂 Probably for the past year or so? I actually *never* use my P&S these days. I keep wanting to buy a new, ultra slim little P&S to keep in my purse, but I’m like, “What am I gonna use this for?”

that look is soo pretty. i cant wait to get that quad so i can do that look. i love love love the lip combo…i wasnt planning on getting Ember Glow lipglass but i might rethink it to go with the Victorian lipstick : )

OMG Christine I LOVE the LIP COMBO TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW what an amazing combo!!! I cant wait till it comes out in England so I can have the same combo. Lovely FOTD!! Your so beautiful and talented. Love reading you blog!!!

This is beautiful 🙂

(PS, how busy are you? I’m so impressed how often you post on this blog, not to mention the homework you must get from school! Very inspiring.)

Thanks for sharing and being so dedicated <3

wowww now i know why u suggested me this quad and this blush hahhaha
u know when i saw ur comment i thought i will ask u to do a tutorial on this and see my wish came true before even asking u
loved the look and cant wait to receive the items ….
i wish i would be there …..
christine can u do a video tutorial on how do u use pigments and ur red lipstick (chanel only) application ???

best wishes

apart from the brow color that is, as you said yourself, a little stark, the look is gorgeous and the lips … that combo is soooo pretty !!!!

gosh Christine,how does anyone in your class concentrate on what the instructor says when this(you) vision of loveliness is present?! I can’t wait for this collection to hit the MAC store! the Color 4 quad and Nanogold, Hot Hot Hot, Straw Harvest, Perky will be mine!!!!!!! kind of wanting that Very Violet e.s. as well…

But I am trying to stay away from your quad enabling.. Grr!! I have like 180 MAC shadows and I should have dupes, right? You have to say YES! 😀


Do you have Flip from when it came out before? (I swear it was BBR!) The white one could pass for Nylon-ish or maybe White Wheat (I think I have that name wrong…) The coppery one is kind of like a toned down version of Amber Lights. The bronze one is like Romp + Bronze together!

Wow! That look is stunning! I actually like the Victorian lipstick better seeing it “in action” than I did in the swatch. I’m generally a little leery of warmer-toned make-up, but you’re winning me over to this quad…

I also like this look but I really really like the first look you did. i love color.:) i am waiting for this collection to reach my country. they probably will come in March.

i love your blog. It’s a big help for me finding in advance the products i want. I don’t want to buy it on the spot and be an impulse buyer. thanks Christine.

Thanks, Rae! I like some shimmer, but this is pretty borderline (and a lil’ too white on me), but on the lid! gorgeous 🙂

You always do a good job of pairing your eyes makeup with your blush/lip color. The lid color remind me of MAC Expensive Pink.

How do you like Kielh’s TM? I’ve been meaning to try it. If I am NC 20-25, should I get Medium or Light? Thank you!

Thanks, Trinh!

I really like it – it’s a little more moisturizing than my other favorite (Korres), and I feel like I get the coverage I want – it’s still natural, sheer… but it evens out really well. I’m NC25 and use Medium!

I like your usage of bronzes and golds, usually people don’t use those shades well and it looks scary! Sorry I work in the mall, people at make up counters can’t even do bronze and golds well..they over apply it and look like they walked out of a disco!

Thanks a lot, Bettina 🙂

I find them so easy to use, so I’m totally surprised that you see people not workin’ them so well! I swear… I never see people wearing makeup, LOL.

O my goodness! I knew for sure I was going to pick up the Victorian lipstick and now I might have to pick up that lipglass to go with it. That is such an amazing lip combo. Thanks for using this in your look!!

such a beautiful look!! i ordered victorian lipstick and ember glow lipglass yesterday,but now im thinking i might need this quad,i just looove neutrals lol

This lip combination is great. I love how much a lipgloss can change a lipstick. I’m still not gonna get Victorian, because on it’s *own* I just don’t really like it…but it’s nice to see how well Ember Glow turns a really PINK pink into a beautiful coral. I was thinking about getting that one, might have bumped it up my list. (The wait is killing me. I refuse to order new products from the website and insist on swatching in person first, because no matter how good your reviews are I always change my mind a little when I see stuff in person – probably because of stuff looking different on my skin or whatever. But MAN, I hate to wait a whole ‘nother WEEK! I want those lippies now!)

Thanks a lot, Daphne! Aww, I like it a lot, and since I rarely wear lipsticks alone, I guess it works for me, LOL!

But I have NO problem with you wanting to swatch things in person… I am exactly that way. It’s really great how helpful beauty blogs are and that there are so many to view, because with so many skin tones out there, what works for me doesn’t always work for someone lighter/darker (or cooler!)… but it’s all helpful as a point of reference. ‘Cause sometimes I see something that rocks on a cooler, lighter skin tone, but then I know on me, it might not be so super-fab. I’m a big “gotta swatch it first” person!

The great thing your blog does for me (um, or awful thing, depending on if you’re talking to my sense of vanity or my bank account! :D) is introducing me to all kinds of products I’d never think of. For example, my Korres lipglosses, Guerlain KissKiss gloss, Benefit full-finish lipsticks, Stila Barbie palette, BB Pewter eyeshadow….yeah I never would have considered almost any of those without you 🙂 And actually I buy shadows based on swatches all the time…but since it’s the lips that are really calling to me on this launch I want to wait – those vary so much from person to person!

at first i didnt like this palette but now that you used it and it looks so lovely…i’m changing my mind! how beautiful this looks on you.

hey christine! kudos on all the great stuff you do. i have a quick query; which product would you suggest for a dewy finish. kiehls tinted moisturizer or bobbi brown EXTRA tinted moisturizer. oh and in the photos where your wearing BB, have you used anything else? THANKS

Thank you, Ino!

Bobbi Brown EXTRA definitely has a MUCH dewier finish. Nope, just BB and some setting powder (translucent – Laura Mercier).

Christine, you look beautiful! I like the shadows and eyeliner match purrfectly. Ripe Peach was not on my list b/c I thought it was too orange-y, but you look very natural. I am NC30, so I might consider getting it…

Wow what gorgeous colors! This quad would make blue eyes really pop, and seeing as how I don’t have any Mac quads OR warm colors, I might have to get it!

those colors look gorgeous on you! i wish i could wear coppery/bronzy colors but im so fair skinned i think it makes it look too orangey and weird. even when i use woodwinked….. which bums me out because those eyeshadows are so pretty. =\

This neutral look is really pretty on you Christine. This quad is a must have for me, along with that purple quad and the purple lipglass in lavender wind.

I just love your pics! The ripe peach looks great on you. So glad I ordered it.

I was going to pass on this quad, but after seeing your photos I think I have to have it! Guess here goes order #2!

YAY! I couldn’t wait to see you do a look with the gold quad! I know it’s your fav colors and we always do our best work when we’re working with something we love! 😀 Looks beautiful on you!

Oh wow this look is gorgeous. I love that blush, but don’t think I’ll be getting that or this quad. There’s too much to choose from!

I am getting Victorian. Do you think Queen Bee lipglass with it would create at least close to the same look as this lip combo? Or mayyybe even Love Nectar?

I hope so, otherwise you make me want the pretty Ember Glow, too! 🙂

Thank you Christine 🙂

Hi Christine,
I love the lip combo, do you think if the lipstick is replaced with creme cup or snob the result will be the same?

It would be similar! I don’t think it’d be exactly the same, because neither Creme Cup or Snob have the shimmer behind it, so you might try maybe a more shimmery nude gloss on top!

This look is simply stunning! I’m so glad you do eyeshadow tutorials! As much as I love makeup, I never wear eyeshadow! I don’t know how to put it on! I know, that’s a crime! Haha! Everytime I put eyeshadow on, I look like I was punched in the eye! My eyes are so deep set and I have little space between my lid and eyebrow! Thanx Christine!!!

You are making me want ripe peach blush..I made a pledge not to buy a blush until I hit a pan amongst my 20 something blushes!!! I am NC 42 I hope it will show as nice on me!!!

Wow, that eyelook is gorgeous! I wasn’t planning on getting the Neutrals quad, but now I am very tempted.

The peach blush ombre looks so much better on than I expected. I suspect it won’t go with my colouring (my skin has cool pink undertones… and overtones), but I’m going to at least give it a try now.

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