Natural Makeup: Quick & Easy Browns

Natural Makeup: Quick & Easy Browns

My days are all messed up. I thought it was going to be Saturday, so I thought a neutral look would make for a good Saturday post… but no, it’s Friday. Had I known that, I would have definitely done something brighter. Boo!  And yeah, the lip combo for this look is a pricey one, so you could try MAC Kinda Sexy or Honeylove lipstick with Nymphette lipglass on top for a more affordable version!  (I am just determined to start using and finishing some of my higher-end lipsticks/glosses!)


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 All That Glitters eyeshadow on the inner two thirds of the lid. Lightly blend Soft Brown eyeshadow on the outer third of the lid with the 239. Next, apply Swiss Chocolate eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending onto the outer lid. Blend Grain eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Underground eyeliner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Supernova mascara.

For cheeks, apply Peach Nuance blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116, then lightly pat Sugarbomb blush on the cheekbones for a little glow.

For lips, apply T2 lipstick first, and then layer #2 lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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Ellery Allison Avatar

You look so perfect with this look, it’s so simple, but gorgeous at the same time.
You made me want Swiss Chocolate.

Simone2 Avatar

I love this look! Is the shadow All That Glitters or Retrospeck? it says one in the how to and one in the you’ll need bit? just wondering


Therese Avatar

This must be one of my fav look from you! Everything from hair, face to lips looks absolutely stunning and perfect! You’re GLOWING from within!:)

francesca Avatar

Gorgeous as usual, Christine! Just a question: in the list of the products you used, you mention All That Glitters, in the description it’s Retrospeck. Which one did you use? 😉

imeldita Avatar

i’m guessing u didn’t use All That Glitters at all and decided on Retrospeck instead ? on the list of eyeshadows u had All That Glitters instead … but I guess it’s either/or right ?

shilpa Avatar

hi christine,
this look is lovely…i m really fond of natural looking makeup…can u suggest any other lipstick that can go with this look,apart frm the one u r wearing….prefferably frm mac

Georgie Avatar

Which one did you use retrospek or all that glitters tutorial is different to the “products you need” ?? 😛 ta xx

SiaM Avatar

So natural, looks like effortless beauty 😉 I love the lip combo, I guess cle de peau’s quality looks like is worth the price!!! I tried it @ macys some days ago and they were so smooth and opaque… Definitely have to get my hands on your gorgeous lip combo.I will be saving for it 🙂 your neutral looks never fail to interest me 😉

rashmi Avatar

looking ahhh like nicelly baked tempting chocolate cake….
pls never get me wrong … i have a sweet tooth so always thinks like that …
u could easily guess this with my weight
looking lovelly my sweetie
i have everything except swiss chocolate i will try it with espresso or something else…
n lips are to die for … have to buy honeflower
have been thinking of buying this one for long…..
so next on my list is honeyflower yeapeeeee

LuvJ Avatar

Love this look but unfortunately, warm-reddish browns make me look tired.. Christine if you were to switch it up to cooler tones, which colors would you recommend?

jen Avatar

Hey Christine, I love this look!

Can you tell me if soft brown is darker than wedge and lighter than espresso? And if swiss chocolate is lighter than espresso?

Basically, I have all that glitters (which I love) and I was looking for a somewhat neutral crease color that would still maintain the peachyness of all that glitters. I have espresso and I have wedge but I think that they are too dark and too light, respectively. If I could only get one crease color, which would you recommend?


Carrie Avatar

That is a really pretty look and I actually have most of the eye products, so it’s something I could try to recreate. I probably never would’ve come up w/ it myself. Lovely.

Marília Avatar

wow….probably not the focus of this post, but your hair looks absolutely STUNNING! What did you use to make it look like that?

Haylie Avatar

Hey Christine, I recently purchased my first paint pot in Soft Ochre but when I apply it to my lid it comes out really really dry and caky. It tugs at my eyelid and looks horrible. Did I just get a bad one?

Christine Avatar

That’s so weird! It shouldn’t be dry or anything like that. I would take it back (if it’s convenient), or you could try microwaving it. I left mine opened for 2 days on accident, and it was pretty dry, so I microwaved it (without the cap!!), and it’s back to its creamy, lovely self.

Nik Avatar

Now I want peach nuance! Do you like it better than MAC peach ombre blush? I haven’t used Estee Lauder blush in about 7 years!

Kate M. Avatar

Your lashes look really good Christine!!  Like they’re naturally fluffy and you have no mascara on!  I love Fresh mascara!!  Your eyebrows are looking better and better too (not that they weren’t nice before =D)

msh111 Avatar

All those looks are great! You have the best site Christine. This is the first time I’ve posted although I visit daily! Keep up the good work for makeupistas like myself. Thanks for your dedication!

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