Tuesday, June 19, 2012

2 different neutral looks

Hell must have frozen over because I've been doing nothing but neutral looks lately. It all started last week when I picked up the E.L.F. eyeshadow quad in Butternut at Target (seriously, reach between your couch cushions, dig out 4 quarters and go get this quad. It RULES and, at 25 cents per shadow, you can't friggin beat the price!!)...ever since then, I've been pulling out all my neutral shadows and playing with them to make up for neglecting them in favor of all my bright shades for so long. Here are 2 contrasting looks that have come out of that experimentation--one more dramatic and one more subtle but still defined.

LOOK 1--on the dramatic side:

Here's a neutral look I did with the aforementioned Butternut quad. It's a soft cut crease with a pop of bright coral/pink gloss on the lips (hey I can't quit my colors cold turkey!!)...I've also been testing out the new Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation and have been LOVING it so far (will write a full review on this soon).

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in Buff
ELF Studio HD Powder
Physicians Formula Bronzer (this one is from years ago, the label's gone and I can't remember what it was called).
Milani blush in Dolce Luminoso
ELF Golden bronzer used as highlight

NYX HD eyeshadow base
ELF shadow quad in Butternut
Jordana Fabuliner in Brown
Rimmel Spark It Up liner in Tiger Eye
Maybelline The Falsies Flared mascara
ELF brow kit Medium
ELF brow gel

Revlon Colorburst lipgloss in Strawberry

LOOK 2--much less dramatic:

Here is a much more subtle neutral look with just some light contouring in the crease & at the outer corners of my eyes. Since the shadow was so understated, I went for a bold red lip and some cat-eye liner. I was being lazy this particular day and decided to skip liquid foundation in favor of a dusting of Physicians Formula Healthy Wear powder foundation.


Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation in Translucent Light
Old mystery Physicians Formula Bronzer
L'Oreal Charming Cockatoo's Blush (from last fall's LE Project Runway collection--which you can still track down on Ebay)
ELF Golden Bronzer used as highlight


NYX Nude on Nude palette
Jordana Fabuliner in Brown
Maybelline The Falsies Flared Mascara
ELF Brow kit medium

Revlon Cherries in the Snow (can't get more classic, iconic red than that!)


  1. Oh. You are so good! Both of these are beautiful!

    1. thank you :) i'm trying hard to improve my shadow skills & figure out my bone structure. stupid pain in the butt partially hooded eyes lol

  2. Can't go wrong for a buck!

    I LOVE your hair pulled back like that! It looks very 40s. :)

    1. thanks! i originally was gonna do full-on victory rolls but then I got lazy & just twisted the hair at the sides...


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