Nov 10, 2012

FOTD - Brown and Taupe

Today I have a very simple look to share with you.
I usually wear blue eyeshadow with brown color lenses or the opposite (blue contacts with taupe eyeshadow, for example), but I wanted to put brown and taupe together for some reason.
I was afraid I might look totally washed out, but the finished look is surprisingly calmer yet sophisticated.
I even like how my eyes look kinda mean and catty.
(Ah, the joy of makeup..;p)

FOTD - Brown and Taupe

Lately I am having lots of fun sharing my pics on Instagram and playing with different filters.
This is the version I shared earlier this week. ;)

In this look, I am wearing tarte eye catchers smolderEYES as eyeshadow colors.
I put Champagne on the inner corners of my eyes and used Gunmetal all over my lids.
i nuovi Moonstone was lightly dusted over to set the color and add shimmer.
All together, this is a simple shimmery taupe color that makes enough contrast to the orange brown color of NEO Lucky Clover Brown lenses.

On my face, I am wearing pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal in No. 2 Bare Glow.
I won this goody from Amynaree (Girly Niche blog)'s giveaway not too long ago. 
(Thanks again, Amy! ^-^)
The finish is glowy and light, and it does a wonderful job evening out the skin tone without the heavy feel, but unfortunately the shade is a little darker than my complexion so I had to mix it with my Paul & Joe foundation. 
The concealer color works nicely as it is on my blemishes and post acne marks. 

Makeup products used for this look

tarte skinny smolderEYES Onyx
tarte smolderEYES Gunmetal & Champagne
Paul & Joe Light Creme foundation Alabaster
pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal SPF 20 No. 2 Bare Glow
i nuovi dust Moonstone
Urban Decay Blus X (discontinued)
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Honey
Zoya Hot Lips Minx

Thanks for looking. ;)

Join the conversation!

  1. LOVE that eyeshadow! Very shimmery! Looks great on you Lena!

  2. thanks for your compliment, Kim :D

  3. ok i need to get honey from the balm stains as well (adding to wishlist! lol) i love this look on you, you look so pretty!! and it looks great with the lenses and so natural!

  4. thank you so much!
    i like honey brown over orange brown but this design is very natural and unique. i love them.
    honey makes almost everything better. ;)

  5. This makeup is absolutely cute sweet and soft, but the same time is really elegant. Btw I never see before this brand Pixi of your concealer... Really interesting and cool post!

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  6. aww thank you so much for your kind words, Raimar!
    i didn't know about pixi before, but it seems to have really nice products. ;)

  7. I like how it's a soft color, but the shading by your crease still really gives your eyes definition. Very pretty! :) And oooh, now I'm following you on Instagram!

  8. thank you, Larie! :)
    these pencils last on me for a long time, too. i really like them as eyeshadow base. ;)
    istagram is fun! following you as well (you prolly know alreay. ;p)

  9. Pretty, Lena! I've been playing with my Tarte pencils too and I love them!

  10. thank you, Sunny!
    i got them to use as eyeshadow base anyway. the colors and the application is just perfect for me. ;)

  11. You are making me lem all the revlon :D I think they are good for that price. I really like that kinda jewelled eye look you did, paired with that soft lipcolour :)

  12. haha it's not as bad as what you're doing to me though, Claire!
    you make me lem guerlin lipsticks and other high end lippies. ;p
    honey is a very neutral versatile color. it is similar to the pink truffle lip butter if you're familiar with it. ;)

  13. Lol at "mean and catty!" I don't think you look mean at all. You look very classy and cool! I'm stalking you on Instagram now (you may have noticed I bombed you with "likes," keke). Honey also looks really nice on you!

  14. i love it when a pretty girl like you is stocking me! and that is the kind of bombing i like!! hehehe
    i am following you as well. :)

    i love honey as a base. it works for everything. ;)

  15. i am loving it though..the colour is warm but you look cold..haha in a good way!

  16. aww thank you, Debi!
    maybe that's what i was going for. ;D

  17. Love the subtle shimmer, but the colours are gorgeous on you! Thanks for my b'day wishes!

  18. thank you!
    a little bit of shimmer makes all the difference. :)

  19. Are you kidding me? Your eyes do not look mean and catty in that eye makeup. They look soft and sultry haha!

  20. haha thank you, Blair :)
    these contacts on the orange side which gives me the promised "brown" color, but i need to pair them with the right color otherwise it looks all wrong. ;)

  21. Such pretty eye makeup! And I don't detect any meanness or cattiness :p Love the colours you used - this coming from a huge sucker for taupe :p

  22. lol. thank you! :)
    i always feel my eyes look like that with orange brown contacts for some reason.
    i love taupe as well. can' get enough of it! :)


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