Saturday, May 25, 2013

Teal and Taupe

Hello All,

I was inspired today by  Claire Ashley on YouTube.  I recently discovered her videos and totally fell for this look.  It allows for a bright pop of color, while still remaining predominantly neutral.  For me, this look is completely work appropriate but might not be for some.  I love the color choices and that the look plays a bit with shadow texture- matte vs. shimmer.  I did not have most of the shadows she used, but I made it work with what I had.  The Maybelline Stylish Smokes Quad in Natural Smokes contains almost all the colors needed with the exception of the light bright teal and the transition crease color.  This quad contains a satin taupe dupe, a perfect matte highlight shade, a Mac Tempting dupe and a Mac Smut dupe!  The satin taupe shade is a bit tricky to work with- has lots of fall out so I would recommend applying this before foundation.  It also helps to mist the brush with some sort of setting spray to help the product adhere.

Face (no full face pics today)
MAC Matchmaster foundation in 1.5
MAC pro-longwear concealer in NW 20 under eyes
NYX Taupe blush to contour
Inglot blush #29 (matte peach)
MAC soft and gentle MSF as highlight
Lips Maybelline color whisper in lust for blush

Coastal Scents shadow worx primer
NYX JEP in milk on inner corners of eyes
Maybelline Stylish Smokes Quad Natural Smokes- Satin Taupe dupe on lid up to crease
MAC Wedge to buff out crease/transition color
Maybelline Natural Smokes - dark matte brown to deepen outer corner, and on lower lashline.  Matte off-white on brow bone and bronzey brown to smoke out lower lashline
ELF huge colorful shadow palette- light natte teal, applied atop the milk on inner corners
MAC Prunella liner on water line
MAC Cream cake liner (pro product) applied with liner brush and some fix plus on upper lash line
Cover girl lashblast volume- very black


  1. I love the pop of color. It's just enough without being too over the top which makes it something I would also wear to work!

    Your liner is perfect too btw!

  2. Thank you Onjel! Just got the cream cake liner from MAC and it is incredible :)

  3. amaaaaaaziiiiing!!~ i love the colors. :) xoxo