Quick & Easy Spring Look

Quick & Easy Spring Look

I needed to do something soft enough to wear with a variety of lip colors, as I was doing some swatching, and I didn’t want to spend too long on it either — this is the result.  The weather lately has been wreaking havoc on my skin, though — SO DRY!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Eye Spackle as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Prance eyeshadow all over the inner two-thirds of the lid. Lightly blend Top of the Posh eyeshadow onto the outer corner with the 239.  Apply Unflappable eyeshadow in the crease with the 222.  Next, apply Noir Plum eyeshadow into the lower crease with the 222, only in the center. . Blend Trench eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Delinquent on the lower lash line and pat Prance eyeshadow on lower lower lash line with a dampened 219 to brighten. Finish by sweeping lashes with Buxom Lash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sur blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116, then highlight with Teint Rose using the 165.

For lips, apply Byzantine lipstick first, then layer Trianon Silver lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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steph b Avatar

Stunning! I noticed this eye look in the Pink Veil swatch and thought it was gorgeous. I was hoping you’d post what it was. I am loving Prance. It shows up almost peach on me so I’ve paired it with browns. Now I’ll have to try it with purple and gray.

Svetlana Avatar

This is gorgeous, I am going to recreate it right now lol!! Even though you are not a pro you should keep posting your looks, they are much easier to recreate than the looks pro MUAs do!!

Heather Avatar

Yeah they’re actually wearable like a regular woman could wear it to work or school without being like “whoa there!”. They also aren’t incredibly time consuming which makes them more practical for normal women to do

HautePJ Avatar

So pretty! I’m so ready for spring – this snow on the east coast is getting old. Anywho, I’m wondering if I could create the same look with MAC Togetherness trio and the NARS Melusine duo…

MarionneB Avatar

You look incredibly ready for spring!!! The color of that shirt absolutely suits you! It’s kinda honeysuckle, what according to Pantone is gonna be THE color of 2011, have you checked that out? Anyway, gorgious look!

Rachael Avatar

So very pretty! If you were to do liner on the top, would you use the same vibrant purple or a black? I only ask b/c I NEED liner on the top or my eyes just disappear. Love this look.

millie Avatar

Thank you Christine for posting a lot of looks lately. How do you like the burberry powder? Is it better than Laura Mercier’s which you used before?

Belinda Avatar

Hi Christine,

This is a beautiful spring look…can’t wait for spring! We just got a huge dumping of snow here in Canada last night:( You are lucky you do not have to deal with snow & ice!
Wanted to bring something to your attention regarding the infamous Urban Decay Naked Palette. I tried to purchase it last night as it was in stock, however my system got stuck and when I managed to get back in, it was sold out again!! Now it is back on-line, still showing ‘not in stock’, however the price has increase from $44 to $48? Is this something that companies normally do? Doesn’t seem right…Thanks!and Have a Great Wednesday!

Ellectronica Avatar

Yay! Your back doing looks!! Missed them!! Now I’ll have new looks too!! Don’t listen to the haters! This is (insert Oprah voice) AMAZING!

Rae Avatar

Ahhhh I love this SO MUCH! Perhaps it’s just because I’m so bored with winter and this makes me think of days when it’s not -30 degrees (Celsius, oh my god), but I think it’s pretty great 😉 I am completely smitten for that eye look!

Jen Avatar

Hi Christine, I have a question that has nothing to do with the eye look (even though it is pretty) How do you like THe MUFE Hd foundation for pictures. I’m having a photo shoot done and that is what everyone has said they “heard” was good. I need someone who knows. LOL Thanks

Annick Chantal L. H. Avatar

Mac Sur blush suits you pretty well Christine. This MU is fresh and beautiful for spring. I love Guerlain teint rosse pressed météorites. I love applying it as highlighter on my cheeks (top), my nose as well. As for this lipstick, chanel byzantine, is gorgeous on you. Well, to sum up, it’s a gorgeous MU, Christine. Love it…
voili, voilà

Brittany Avatar

Gorgeous!! i love purples.

I just started using color eyeliners and the urban decay ones are so nice!

I NEED that lipstick! lol that color is gorgeous on you!

baby in a corner Avatar

ha ha you shouldn’t have said anything! I think its the same lipstick I have, I bought it a while ago but its no 64 Byzantin (without the e). twould be so weird if chanel had two rouge cocos both with such a similar name!

kfm Avatar

What an absolutely beautiful look. It’s funny, because I normally have to force myself to remember that, when I see the lovely looks you do for yourself, that our skin tones are quite different and that those looks won’t look quite so good on me, but I find that this is definitely one that could work for a variety of people.

On the down side, you’re making me want to run out and get another Chanel lipstick, you bad girl!

Jenn Avatar

I really need to get into those UD liners. I loved the liquidy metallic look and feel of the gold L’Oreal HIP, would you say these are comparable?

Gigi Avatar

Wow this is probably one of my fave looks by you. it’s so simple, but that’s kind of what I like. And because it has NO black, it’s different from what I usually do.

Rachel Avatar

Christine, how do you like Buxom’s mascara? I’ve always wanted to try it but have been hesitant since I haven’t read any reviews. Thanks!

Katie Avatar

I love this look! And I love the name “Prance” for any product…it is just so fancy sounding.

I have white hair (white, like typing paper), dark blue eyes and fair golden skin (in the olden days, they called it sallow). I’m looking for a coral/guava lipstick and am pretty sure that I’ll find it here. Love make-up but am trying to avoid the little old lady raccoon eyes, Bozo blush and missed-my-mouth lipstick. I’m trying NOT to look as if I escaped from a nursing home. Just last week, I discovered I had bags under my eyes. The week before, it was raccoon eyes…my liner needed to be fired.

I am having such a good time reading your blog and relish in your passion for makeup…plus your really on-the-mark evaluations of the various products.

joanne w Avatar

Omg! absolutely loving this look! you make me want to take the chance and get that UD purple shadow stick even though their 24/7 liners have always smudged on me…

Dianna* Avatar

Very Pretty! Love the lip combo.

If you’re looking to combat dry skin, try Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Ultra Facial Cream. If you have time to go into a boutique, they’ll do a complimentary skin care consultation & send you home with some samples, if nothing else. This stuff has worked miracles on my skin… it’s the first winter I can remember where I haven’t suffered from any awful dry patches or flaking. Anyway, it’s just a suggestion 🙂

LorraineER Avatar

There’s another site I found just browsing for reviews that seems to just copy/paste your blog entries and the site is called kujaku. It seems similar to the site I posted about above in that it doesn’t have credit to you or info posted about who writes it. With all the hard work I know you put into this blog it kinda pisses me off, like on your behalf to see that.

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