Monday, January 10, 2011

January 2011 Series: 9th

An easy & fairly neutral look. I had no idea what colour combination to use, so I started off by picking what I wanted to wear - a burgundy top. I didn't want to match my clothes too much, so I decided to do an orange & brown look. Even though I used orange in this look, the way I applied the orange didn't make it look too bright & the shades blended together gave me a fairly neutral look on my skin tone.

I started off by using a neutral base. Next I patted an orange eyeshadow to the lid, but since the colour was a bit bright, I decided to spread it out a bit to achieve a lighter shade of orange instead of patting the eyeshadow all over the lid, which intensifies the colour. After I built it up to the shade of orange that I wanted, I used a matte dark brown in the crease to blend out the orange & blended the brown upward till the browbone. I also applied this shade to the lower lashline, even though it looks like I applied the orange eyeshadow. It appears this way because I didn't pat on the brown colour, but lightly brushed it across the lower lashline. A shimmery gold was applied as the highlight (my camera doesn't seem to pick up my highlight colours properly, so it appears as if I only applied the highlight halfway!) & this shimmery gold was applied in the tearduct area as well. Black eyeliner was used to tightline, applied on the waterline, & line the upper lashline. Black mascara was used too.

Note: This post was posted late because I got back home a few minutes after midnight, but I haven't gone to sleep yet, so my 9th night hasn't ended yet!

Products Used:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion (base)
  • 120 palette (1st edition): orange-H6, shimmery gold-K6 (see reference charts below)
  • MAC eyeshadow in Saddle
  • Almay Blendable eye pencil in Black
  • MAC Penultimate eyeliner in Rapidblack
  • Maybelline Volume Express Turbo Boost mascara in Very Black

120 palette (1st edition) reference charts

For more information on the January 2011 Series, click here.


Sara.H said...

very pretty and wearable look :) love it ^ ^

January 10, 2011 at 2:29 AM
Rakhshanda said...

Wowww such a lovely and natural look!!!

January 10, 2011 at 2:30 AM
Maria said...

This is very pretty! Matte's are tough to do, but you pulled it off well.

January 10, 2011 at 2:41 AM
lavyjoon said...

i loovee this look, saim.
so corally and pretty!

PS im not ignoring email just havent got down to properly replying. soon tho :D x


January 10, 2011 at 5:22 AM
bettzy93 said...

love it

January 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM

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