Look: Colors of the Sun

Ok, well they’re not that bright. I don’t know why, but orange eyeshadow totally intrigues me! I’m so fascinated with it, and I am determined to make every color eyeshadow work somehow. Can’t say the same for lip colors unfortunately – bright pinks, severly dark, or bright opaque colors on my lips just looks wrong, and I can’t get over it enough to wear it out. Eyeshadow, on the other hand, usually has me blending anywhere from 4-10 colors together, so I can make any color work (they all play nice together). I really wanted to use some flame-like colors with this look, as well as incorporate my new NARS goodies (Mekong = pure love btw!). You’ll be seeing some more orange-inspired looks soon too. Thoughts?

Colors of the Sun Look (14)

Colors of the Sun Look (7)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby Pearl Paints oranges (base), Smashbox Flamingo (inner lid), Smashbox Torch (middle lid), NARS Galapagos (outer lid), NARS Mekong (crease), Smashbox Oyster (highlight), Bobbi Brown Espresso Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Springsheen blush
  • Lips: Smashbox Candid lipgloss

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Look: Melon

I don’t use Melon pigment much, but I think I should :-) I know it’s one of Temptalia‘s favorite pigment bases, and for good reason! It’s got great shimmer!!



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Rubenesque PP (base), Melon Pigment (all over lid), Bronze (outer lid & crease), Illusion (inner lid), Sugarshot (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Springsheen blush + Refined MSF
  • Lips: Ravishing Creamsheen l/s + Spice l/l + She’s a Star lipglass

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Look: Smoldering Spiced Chocolate

The texture of the shadows in the Spiced Chocolate quad is seriously unparalleled. The colors are so incredibly pigmented too…almost too much, but that’s ok. It’s a very unique set of colors, and I made a descently dark look with it.



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Artifact PP (base), Spiced Chocolate quad, Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Golden Apricot Mineralized blush
  • Lips: NARS Dolce Vita lipgloss

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Look: That Summer Glow

This look was for a Memorial Day BBQ at my mother-in-law’s. I went for sunset colors and golden tones in this look. I also started using Sun Rush Lusterdrops – I mix one small drop in with my foundation, then apply over my whole face. So if I seem to look a little shiny, I’m not, it’s the “glow”. :-)



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Cash Flow PP (base), Bright Future (inner & middle lid), Peppier (middle lid & crease), red side of Danger Zone (upper crease), Bronze (outer “V”), Soft Force (highlight), Blacktrack Fluidline (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Lucky (lower lashline & waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: I mixed some Sun Rush Lusterdrops into my foundation and used Eversun BPB
  • Lips: Sunsational l/s + Gold Rebel lipglass

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Look: Sunkissed~Dior Bronze Couture Palette

I absolutely adore this palette! It delivers in all of it’s 3 areas! This is probably one of my favorite looks :-) It made me feel sunkissed – bright, glowy, bronze, and ready for summer! A full review of this incredibly awesome palette will follow shortly!!!!



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Dior Bronze Couture Palette e/s (base), Gorgeous Gold (inner lid), Goldmine (middle lid), Antiqued (outer lid), Motif (highlight), Black Karat Kohl Power + a little UD 24/7 Zero, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Love Joy Mineralized Blush + Dior Bronze Couture Palette bronzer
  • Lips: Dior Bronze Couture Palette l/g

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Look: Yellow, Orange, & Brown

Here’s another combo with these colors. I wore this on the day that we went to hang out with my parents. They live up in the Sacramento area, so I don’t get to see them very often. So when I do, I want to spend as much time with them as possible (we have a good relationship). Soooooo unfortunately that meant that I had no computer time that day, which meant I didn’t get a chance to write down what I wore in this look! Boo! I know :-( I remember some of it – I know I used Cash Flow PP, Orange, and Bright Sunshine…Antiqued maybe and some dark brown…? I used Black Karat Kohl Power as liner. Cheeks was one of the Chanel Tweed Blushes I’m pretty sure and some Chanel Gold Highlight Shimmer Powder… On the lips I had Chanel Gold Shine Glossimer. But it’s been a whole week since I wore this look…and I’m embarrassed to say I do not remember anything else. So sowwwwy!!! :-( I hope you enjoy the pictures anyway!!!


yellow-orange-brown-look-12This pic is a little washed out… :-(

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Look: Orange with Brown

One of my dear readers, Denny, requested me to do a look with Orange, so here’s one! It came out ok I think. I got several compliments on it. My husband said my eyes look like a sunset in Hawaii, my friend Ruth called it a surfer’s sunset, my Co-Math Coach said I looked different, but different good….mmmk….and one of the math teachers said I looked like a doll and that I should walk around more to show off my look :-) haha! I don’t know about that, but I do like the way it came together. It’s not a look for spring, but eh, those old rules don’t apply anymore anyway!



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP, Soft Ochre PP, Blanc Type (lower lid), Orange (crease & above crease), Ground Brown (crease), Daisy Chain (highlight), a sweep of Chrome Yellow (inner lid & inner crease), Teddy Kohl (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Bahama Beige + Refined MSF
  • Lips: Part Nude lipglass pencil + 4N lipglass

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Look: Pink & The Spiced Chocolate Quad

I haven’t been able to master the Spiced Chocolate Quad yet. The few times I’ve tried it, it hasn’t come out looking spectacular IMO. Here is another attempt though…




For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Perky PP (base), Pink Pearl Pigment (all over lid), Spiced Chocolate Quad: Brash (upper lid), Sweet Chestnut (middle lid), Spiced Chocolate (crease), Nanogold (highlight), UD 24/7 Underground + Brownborder Technakohl liner, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Chanel Tweed Pink
  • Lips: Lancome Downtown Pink Plumping Lipgloss

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Look: Copy Kitty – Orange & Purple

I was a copy cat…er, copy kitty! I tried to do a look with similar colors to the Lucky Tom palette coming out tomorrow with the Hello Kitty launch. I originally thought I had Paradisco…turns out I do not! I thought I had Yogurt too…but I don’t! So…I felt justified to order the two palettes since I don’t have either of the two permanant colors that are coming in them. Hope to get them tomorrow in the mail!



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Perky PP (base), Peppier (inner lid), Jeweltone (outer lid), Suspicion (crease), Rice Paper (highlight), UD 24/7 Zero liner (upper lashline), UD 24/7 liner Ransom (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Pleasantry Mineralized Blush
  • Lips: Gingerroot lipliner + Lamé lipstick

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Look: Dior Sunset Cafe Take 2

I really like this Dior quint, and I haven’t found another one that I like as much. This one is pretty subtle on me, even though I added some other MAC shadows to make the color stand out a bit more. It’s perfectly peachy with some gold and pink.



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Rubenesque PP (base), Dior Sunset Cafe Quint, Expensive Pink (middle lid), YSL Eyeliner Moire #4 (upper lashline), UD 24/7 eyeliner in Baked (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Blossoming Cream Blush + Bobbi Brown Apricot Shimmer Brick
  • Lips: Splendid lipglass

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