Look - All Matte Neutrals

I try to get some all-matte looks in from time to time, because it’s basically “out of the box” for me. I gotta tell you, while I don’t have anything against mattes, I just don’t do them often because I don’t have a lot of mattes! But after doing this look, it made me so sad to see all those wrinkles amplified and screaming at me 🙁 I’m not sure if it was a one-time thing or not. Time will tell ;P

How was everyone’s weekend? It’s not quite over yet, but what did y’all do for fun?

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral base), Malt eyeshadow (dark beige-pink), Soft Brown eyeshadow (medium brown), Wedge eyeshadow (cool brown), Bisque eyeshadow (soft beige), Urban Decay Honey 24/7 Liner, Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Enough Said blush (soft peach)
  • Lips: Calvin Klein Lipgloss in Maven
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Enough Said = bronzer

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Malt eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Soft Brown eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Wedge packed on and drag into crease using the 239. Darken crease with Wedge eyeshadow using the 239. Sweep Bisque underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Honey 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Enough Said blush using the 129. Apply Calvin Klein Maven lipgloss for color and shine.

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I reeeally dislike Honey by UD, I just don’t like gold liner. BUT, this look is so amazingly beautiful that it’s ok! ANOTHER #1 from me! Lovelovelove 🙂 Love everything about this look.

I love the raspberry/burgundy lip color. How do you like the lipgloss? Is it a good texture or sticky? I recently bought a CK Delicious Luxury Creme lipstick in Show Stopping. I like it and want to go back to try some more of the line.

Thanks, Kat! 🙂 I love the gloss! I think it has some stickiness to them (I love sticky glosses, so it’s not a problem for me!). I love the pigmentation!

The paint pots don’t help with the crepe-y creasing problem, I’ve had that happen to me before too. Try using a Paint instead of a Paint pot, I usually have better luck with those, or maybe UDPP.

I’ve never really had this problem before, and I use Soft Ochre as a base often enough. Paints tend to get a little oily on me for some reason 🙁 UDPP creases, LOL.

Hey Christine! Pretty…I think you should wear more berry lip colors more often. It looks good and I think it really stands out nicely with your dark hair color.

Thanks so much! 🙂 I tend not to only because I do more dramatic eyes (and the popular vote goes for dramatic eyes, too), but I do love them 🙂

I don’t see the wrinkles! It’s definitely odd to see you with rather dewy complexion and matte eyes. I think I like it though. A lot of times you see people with a matte face and shimmery eyes to stand out, and this makes them stand out equally…and it’s different from the norm without being crazy.

this look is EXACTLY what i need for new years parties!
how do i do this look while trying to make my eyes look bigger (rounder) at the same time?

I’m not so into matte finishes. Maybe a litte darker color, which looks not so floury or something with a more pinkish base.

Or you exchange Malt with Shroom or another light color with a hint of shimmer or you try Bisque on the inner V as well. I think this would look better, because the crossing between Malt and your natural skin color is too harsh. I believe you can soften this area and reach an more harmonically look.

I hope that helps.

I like the lips and the face, but don’t like the eyes, sorry. Especially the eyeliner, odd colour choice tbh. I don’t really do matte either, so that’s really my taste, but you do look nice as always. 🙂

When I looked at the first picture, I thought “meh”, but it looks good in the full face pic. You look so cute, younger maybe?
Not too crazy about the gold eyeliner, but the lips more than make up for it, gorgeous color =)

Your eyebrows look WAY better thicker and shapely than your old thin ones. I’m jealous, I wish I could get mine to look this perfect. You look so much younger and fresh!

I am in love with this look! I am going to go buy and fill a quad tomorrow with these colors. I am also going to go swatch this CK gloss to see if it’ll work on me. (Never paid attention or bothered to check out the CK makeup line at my department store.)

You should totally do something like this again. You look awesome!

Thanks so much, Rebecca! 🙂 I’m pretty eager to try out more CK glosses to see if they’re all as decadent as Maven!

Hey Christine!

I made these shadows into a quad at my MAC Pro and the girl said “What a GREAT quad!” She was all excited about the matte/neutral color combos and I told her I got the idea from someone’s site online! Looks like you impressed even the pro girl!


this look is sooo gorgeous , i love every single thing about it. you look too gorgeous, and the tan, just beautiful. . its funny im looking at a fotd from today and compared to this one you’re so much lighter hehe and your hair pulled back like that is also very nice on you

Hey Christine, I think you pulled that look off quite well. I don’t own alot of mattes either. I own a few because I think they help blend some colors together well and that they are useful for highlighting. It’s funny that you say they amplify wrinkles because my mom is telling me to find her an entire eyeshadow palette of just matte neutrals and it’s proving quite a challenge for me. She claims that shimmery shadows are amplifying her wrinkles.

Thank you, Bettina! 🙂

I’m so mad – Bobbi Brown usually comes out with matte palettes for the holidays but this year not so! Shimmery eyeshadows can definitely do that, though!

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