A Week of Looks I’m Loving Right Now: Day 1

November 2, 2009

According to my recent survey, some of you mentioned how you loved certain posts, but wanted ideas on how to coordinate the products with other colors. I’m going to do a five-part series of looks I’ve done recently that I loved. I hope this series will help give you some ideas!

A few things to note ahead of time: I am not a professional makeup artist, but the following looks have been created on my own. My fashion/beauty style is very simple and natural. Style/beauty icons include Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Eva Mendes, Lucy Liu to name a few – all women who embrace their natural beauty with subtle, elegant and classic natural makeup.

Look Number 1: a simple smokey eye with soft pink cheeks and rosy pink lips


Stila Lilium Convertible Color on cheeks
Dolce & Gabbana Delight Blush layered on top

Laura Mercier Platinum Metallic Cream Eyeshadow lash to brow
Jouer Buttercream Eyeshadow on lids
Stila Black Cat Smudgepot smudged along upper lash line
Edward Bess Dusk Eyeshadow applied over the black liner blended up

MAC Naked Rose Lipliner
Edward Bess Tender Love Lipstick
Paul & Joe Lip Lacquer #7

Close up photos for eyes:
Top Left = Jouer Buttercream, Top Right = Edward Bess Dusk
Bottom Left = Stila Black Cat, Bottom Right = Laura Mercier Platinum

Close up photos for lips, Left to Right:
Edward Bess Tender Love, Paul & Joe Lip Lacquer #7, MAC Naked Rose Lipliner


Variation 1: using most of the same colors except includes Le Metier Fresh Blush, Edward Bess Love Always Lipgloss, Laura Mercier Pink Label Lipstick:


Variation 2: MAC Conjure Up Mineralize Blush, MAC Bare Study Paint Pot, Dolce & Gabbana Stromboli Eyeshadow Duo, Bobbi Brown Black Ink Gel Liner, MAC Plum Lipliner, MAC Scant Slimshine, Laura Mercier Violet Lip Glace (old packaging)

I’ve written about a few makeover events I’ve been to from Chanel, Nars and MAC before, click on this MAKEOVER tag to see the products used in those events for some more ideas!

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  • did i say i love you today? i have to say it again and again. gosh, i just told girls about you on MUA again. can't help it. your blog is the DRUG!

    love this post as always!

  • Thanks jojoba πŸ™‚ What would I do without ladies like you? I love your blog too. Such great FOTDs, info and reviews. Loved your Halloween pictures BTW!

  • I'm so glad I found your site! We like all the same things and I have tons of inspiration from your posts. Thanks for sharing!

  • I totally agree to this nude look, I usually use this for day time too. The blush combo is gorgeous, same as Stila Black Cat, and I just can't get enough of the Paul & Joe lacquer.

  • absolutely gorgeous taste in products you have. i can imagine the end looks will be very polished and pretty.

  • I agree with the lovely jojoba! Love your taste, love your blog! Inspiring indeed! I so love Eva Mendes, also!

  • This is such a great post idea! I love that you did swatches too! Beautiful combinations!

  • I absolutely love your blog!! Love these posts too :)Can't wait to see more!

  • em

    Lina I love all your posts, you always have something new to post about, or a new way of posting, if that makes sense? Look number one sounds especially lovly. I clearly need some edward bess in my life!

  • I need need need EB in Dusk. I love these looks you are putting together. Your collection is drool worthy and perfection!