Today’s Look: Tarnished Steel Silk Ribbon Tank + Grey Eyes + Pink Lips/Cheeks

January 15, 2010

So today I decided I would branch out a bit and show you more of my whole look – basically what makeup items I picked to coordinate with my outfit of the day. I didn’t have much on today’s agenda except for a lunch date with friends and a few errands to run (yes, I know it’s a rough life being on school break).

I know some of you prefer I stick to writing about makeup and after this post, I think I will. I suppose one benefit of this is that you can see a bit more of my style which you might say doesn’t exist. I tend to be very basic and simple with my clothing, not the most creative or fun, but it’s what I feel comfortable with so it works for me. My makeup tends to reflect my clothing style as well: simple and natural looking. For reference, I am petite at 5’3″. So much for trying to be a little creative, but here goes.

The outfit of the day:

  • Silk Ribbon Pleated Shell in Tarnished Steel from Banana Republic
  • Thin Cashmere White Cardigan from Jcrew (this is from over a year ago, so no link)
  • Paige Hollywood Hills Jeans
  • Quilted black purse/tote
  • Black strappy sandals from Banana Republic (from about 3 years ago, so no link)

The face of the day items used include:

MAC Golden Bronzer
Paul & Joe Face Color 001

MAC Bare Study
Bobbi Brown Galaxy Cream Eyeshadow
Dolce & Gabbana Champagne Quad
Dolce & Gabban Stromboli Eyeliner
Diorshow mascara

Bobbi Brown Ballet Pink Lipliner
Chantecaille Camelia Lipchic
Paul & Joe Lip Lacquer 06

The products against the steel grey tank
(not recommended since I almost dropped my lipstick on my dry-clean only tank)

Swatched on bare skin

One more view

I used all four shades in the Dolce & Gabbana Champagne quad and really liked the result. I applied MAC Bare Study Paint Pot first all over the lid, then dusted the light lilac-gold shade from lash line to the middle of the eyelid. I then put the dusty brown mixed with the black smudged along upper lash line blended upwards. Dolce & Gabbana Stromboli was lined and smudged over upper lash line as well with the black shadow reapplied on top for extra definition.

MAC Golden Bronzer was applied on the cheeks like blush with the Paul & Joe 001 Face Color dusted lightly as a highlighter and to give a bit of pink to the cheeks.

The lips were a neutral healthy pink. Overall, I was happy with the result. FYI the Dolce & Gabbana quads have the best pigment that I’ve tried, they just don’t swatch well on a bare arm without any moisturizer or makeup base. I hope the swatches won’t deter you from checking out their quads!

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  • Oh god the bag.. i love the bag!!
    That silk top is also gorge.. such a great color. So classic. Whole thing looks great!1

  • OMG Sabrina!!!! I love this post!!! You shoul definitely do more of these kind!! It's great to see the look you've put together with the makeup and outfit!!! Please do more posts like these…

  • Anonymous

    Another vote for more posts like this. The simple, classic outfit looks great, with the steel grey tank as a pretty touch. The makeup ideas are fantastic – I always like your photos and very clear how-to explanations. I think I have some similar shades and can't wait to try these ideas -inspiring post!

  • cute outfit! the d&g quad looks pretty too… now I will try to imagine your face, lol, thanks for the swatches again!

  • Oh! that D&G quad! Love it! =)
    I'm beginning to like my MAC Golden Bronzer more and more each day, I used to not know what to do with it. Thought I made the wrong choice of purchasing it. lol!

  • All the items in your look today look fantastic! Especially that D&G quad. ;D I love reading your "Today's Look" posts. πŸ˜€

  • I agree that more posts like this would be a GOOD thing! I really enjoy the elegance of your style in both makeup and clothes and don't think you need to apologize for it:)

  • i love to see pictures of youreslf even if there is no face attched. πŸ˜›

    the gray top is excellent. you have great taste in many things. LOVE the post as always.

  • Cute outfit! Love the FOTD too. Everything looks so beautiful!

  • I love your outfit! Wish I could see your FOTD though πŸ˜‰ haha xx

  • I have had the BB Galaxy cream eyeshadow for ages and have completely ignored it!! I must take it out and use it more… I always found it a bit sheerer than expected and a wee bit patchy.. how do you use it Sabrina?

  • Lovely outfit, very simple and chic!

  • I love this type of post. I like seeing your products all laid out (im odd i know) but i also love seeing other women who are more simple in there style but still look stelar.

  • Yay! i love your makeup
    specially the lipstick and gloss

  • Love it! You are so sophisticated/classy looking all the time!

  • Anonymous

    Another vote for this kind of post (outfit plus makeup). I enjoy reading them, seeing the "headless" photos and all of your make-up. It helps to personalize your blog and make it even BETTER than it already is (and its one of the best). I'd love to see a post on how or where you store all of your makeup.

  • Anonymous

    My style is totally different than yours, although I'm guessing I'm in the same age group. I would never wear anything you wear, but your outfit is great. Lifestyle, personality, those unconscious maps in our head–they all determine what we wear. It's always fascinated me. I would buy tons of the makeup you buy, which is another things that fascinates me. πŸ™‚

  • Sabrina, I, too, think this is one of the best ideas for posts — I've always loved seeing your product groupings, and to see an outfit attached to it makes it all the more fabulous for me!

    I hope you'll consider doing it again!!!

  • I really liked this post, I think its a good idea as it gives us a more complete picture of your style.I read a lot of beauty blogs so its nice to know more about the person behind them πŸ™‚
    I really like the look of that D&G quad, I've not got round to trying the brand yet.

  • I love your sense of style. I dress the complete opposite of how you do, but I wish I was half as classy and well put together as you are. I should probably get myself to a J.Crew sometime!