Monday, November 19, 2012

Back on the taupe and brown eyeshadow train...

So that may be the dullest blog post title of all time but I'm hoping that you'll forgive me. Let's shift the focus on one of my favourite types of eyeshadow looks instead - taupe, brown, and easy.

I was feeling nostalgic and took out a couple of old favourite eye products - MAC Constructivist Paint Pot - and applied it all over the eyelids with my finger. I then took Bobbi Brown Hot Stone eyeshadow, which is a lovely dark matte cool toned brown and used it to line my eyes and to smoke out the lash line. I used it in the outer corner as well.

I then took a new addition to my makeup collection - Urban Decay Tease eyeshadow (which looks similar to Hot Stone in the photo but is a lot lighter, with a hint more purple and a satin finish) and applied it all over the lid with a fluffy crease brush for a light wash of colour on top of the paint pot.
Finished off with a bit of Burberry Almond eyeshadow (using the same crease brush) in the crease for a hint of warmth.

Here's the rest of my face makeup along with a full list of products used:

MAC Constructivist Paint Pot (link)
Bobbi Brown Hot Stone eyeshadow (link)
Burberry Almond eyeshadow (link)
Urban Decay Tease eyeshadow (link)
Hourglass Film Noir mascara (link)

Chantecaille Just Skin tinted moisturizer (got a sample of this in the shade Bliss and it's really nice) (link)
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC-4 (link)
Benefit Hervana Blush (link)

YSL Rouge Volupte #1(link)
YSL Gloss Pur #7 (link)

Simple eyeshadow, using 2 brushes, and it stayed put all day! It's a combination that happened by accident but one that I'll definitely be repeating.

Hope your week is off to a great start. x



  1. I LOVE "Constructivist", it's such a gorgeous, rich color. This isn't a boring post at all, these brown shades really compliment your coloring :) Beautiful!

    - Erin xo - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

  2. Love those shades..looks great on you!

  3. You have beautiful skin! :)

  4. Your skin is looking so smooth in these photos! I find winter brings me back to sooty browns/bronzes/taupes.

  5. You've probably heard this a million times but you're cheekbones are frigging amazing! Love the eye look. Would love it if you checked out my blog if you get a chance, it's :) xx

  6. I love taupey eyeshadows, your skin looks amazing btw :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  7. Pretty look. I've been wearing tons of brown and taupe recently too

  8. Taupe and brown are so pretty together. Glad you are back on the train.

  9. Nothing wrong with a bit of taupe and brown for the lids :)

    Always a winner and works with most eye colours too! Love this look. Very fresh and perfect for every day..


  10. Your skin looks incredible!! Love those eyeshadows =)

  11. Beautiful look, your eyes are amazing!
    Nic x

  12. I love this look so much, everything is perfect!

  13. Love this look! Nothing boring about taupe when it looks this nice! Some of the best products are those that are incredibly easy and versatile. Constructivist Paint Pot looks especially lovely :)


  14. taupe/brown is always a classic that works! Also, LOVE the lip color!

  15. Your skin looks glowy and healthy. I might have to re-visit Chantecaille.

  16. you look so pretty with this simple makeover <3

  17. Love this look. I also have Hervana and confess to a bit of a soft spot for it. Really pretty.

  18. Love taupe! I remember you also have Chanel Safari, how come you didn't include it in this post? Anyway, I think I've found dupe for Safari, please check this post, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

  19. I love taupe!! This looks beautiful! I really want a paint pot!


  20. gorgeous colours, they suit you so well and you look beautiful.

  21. You can never go wrong with taupe shades. :) I never stray too far from neutrals.

  22. I have the Chantecaille tinted moisturizer and I love it! Your skin seriously looks amazing with it on too.

  23. New follower :) OMG I want your skin!! It's amazing :)

  24. My dear,
    I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we're going to get along just fine! ;) I'd like to invite you to meet my space as well and I hope you'll have as much fun as I am having in yours!
    I wish you lots of success

  25. you have gorgeous skin doll xxxx

  26. I love how your kin glows! very beautiful!


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