Looks I’m Loving Right Now: Day 4

November 5, 2009

Today’s focus is around silvery eyes with a few alternatives in case you can’t pull off silvers. I have warmer skin with olive tones and can’t always pull off silvery eyeshadows because they make me look tired, but the Dior Smoky Crystal Quint was a surprisingly pretty on! I hope this gives you a few ideas of what types of colors you can use. These may not work for everyone, but these are looks that I’ve done that work for me.

To recap (in case you haven’t read my About Me section), I have dark black/brown hair with red highlights, medium olive/golden skin and use Chanel Shell/Beige Teint Innocence, my eyes are dark brown.

Look Day 4: silvery eyeshadow with rose-pink lips/cheeks

Dolce & Gabbana Desert Bronzer (not swatched)
Lorac Velvet Rope Baked Blush

Shiseido Rose Tulle H11 Hydropower Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Steel Cream Eyeshadow
Dior Smoky Crystal Quint
MAC Feline Eyeliner

Chanel Tulip Lipliner
Trish McEvoy Pink Innocent
Le Metier de Beaute Cannes Lipgloss or Bobbi Brown Pink Lilac Brightening Gloss as an alternative

* Note the swatches for the eyeshadows look greenish on my screen for some reason. In real life they are close to what the product photo looks like in the picture near the top.


Alternative if you can’t pull of silvers: try champagne, a soft taupe, a sparkley silvery-gold cream shadow and a smokey black eyeshadow

Cheeks: Giorgio Armani Blush #10

Eyes: Giorgio Armani Maestro Eyeshadow #30
Bobbi Brown Galaxy Cream Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyeshadow Maestro #32
Giorgio Armani Manta Ray Duo #1

Lips: Bobbi Brown Blondie Pink Lipliner
Chantecaille Oleander Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Nude Lipgloss


Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Pink Sugar Shimmer Blush

Eyes: Chantecaille Quartz (top left)
Chantecaille Meteorite (top middle)
MAC Sunnydaze Pigment
MAC Cinderfella Mineralize Eyeshadow
Chanel Noir Le Crayon Kohl Eyeliner

Lips: MAC Dervish
Dolce & Gabbana Charm Lipstick
Paul & Joe Lip Lacquer #9

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  • Lovely ideas! I was just going to say that I unfortunately don't wear silvers well – but you beat me to the punch with alternatives! πŸ˜€

  • It would be great to actually see the look itself,i mean your face.
    Otherwise the idea of the swatches is kinda useless.
    Please upload your face pics too!

  • Lina,
    You have great look ideas. A lot of these color themes are what I tend to wear most of the times. Instead of shopping my closet for recycling new looks – I should really shop my makeup kit to freshen up my colors.

    Thanks for the fantastic ideas!

  • Hi Catherine! I don't wear silvers well either, but Dior Smoky Crystal works for me. It's definitely worth checking out!

    Beauty – I agree that my swatches can be useless, lol. But I keep getting asked for them! I might post pictures of myself one day, but at this point, my face is even more useless than my arm swatches.

    Lexi920 – Thank you for your sweet comments, glad they could help some!