Jun 11, 2011

FOTD gold & berry

when i showed you the NARS blusher in Oasis few days ago, i mentioned how nice it would look with an intense gold eye make up but showed you the blusher worn with a normal working-day-face instead. so when i came home from work earlier yesterday, i played a bit with my stuff (i wanted to try the smokey gold eye with that berry/plum blush) and freshened up my existing make up with the above shown result. 

this is what i used (and i applied in the order i show you):

Vichy Aera Teint Pure Fluid Foundation in #23 + BeautyBlender
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre in #20 Clair + A'Squirrel Pure Squirrel Powder Brush
brows: MAC Copperplate eyeshadow + Louise Young LY30 + Alverde brow gel

for the eyes i wanted a cat eye shaped rich gold look that blends up and fades seamlessly into my brow bone area and melt with a gold glowing complexion.

MAC Retrospeck + Rouge Bunny Rouge Crease Brush - NARS Rajasthan duo + Hakuhodo Kokutan Brush T - Giorgio Armani Heat Palette + Paula Dorf Eye Glimmer Brush - Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow #6 + Da Vinci 4194 Small Blender
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Sexy Black mascara sample

  • gold shade from Giorgio Armani Heat Palette on the lid with Paula Dorf Eye Glimmer Brush
  • Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow #6 with Da Vinci 4194 Small Blender widely in the outer V
  • gold taupe from NARS Rajasthan eyeshadow duo on the edge of the inner corners (this is a cool gold which avoids the look being too orange on me) with Hakuhodo Kokutan Brush T
  • MAC Retrospeck with Rouge Bunny Rouge Crease Brush on the tearduct area and to blend up everything to the brow bone
  • lower lashline: NARS Rajasthan gold along the lower lashline, gold shade from GA Heat palette as eyecatcher in the center.
  • Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush to blend everything out & together

if it's not gold enough for you, or if you need it to be more, add a sparkly gold pigment!
i dabbed Illamasqua's pigment in Ore with a MAC 242 on top of the whole eye look to intensify the effect - it was sooo sparkly and beautiful but i couldn't capture it in the gloomy daylight. (all face-shots are without the glitter pigment)

Illamasqua pigment in Ore + MAC 242

for the rest of the face: 
  • i used a bronzer on the sides of the face and the bridge of the nose to warm up my complexion and give me a bit of dimension 
  • a goldish highlighter buffed in on the top of my cheekbones, the cupid's bow and a bit on my forehead to give myself a golden glow
  • a deep berry purple blush to contrast the gold and to balance the look

Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer in Daydream + Paula Dorf Powder Brush
Guerlain Terra Inca + Burberry Beauty Brush
NARS Oasis blush + A'Squirrel Pure Squirrel Blush Brush

i wanted a glossy, intense gold lip, but since i don't own really gold lipglosses i used my all time fave MAC gloss again: Nymphette. it has a nice visible gold shimmer.

MAC Nymphette Lipglass


  1. Wow, you look spectacular!!! Those gold-brown-eyes are perfect for you!

  2. wow, that looks amazing! i love the combo blush+gloss. very nice glow on your cheeks :)

  3. Very pretty. I love how you've extended the crease color toward the outer edge of your brow. Dramatic but still very natural.

  4. Amazing! No doubt... It's fantastic how you blend eyeshadow... :D

  5. Very beautiful. I like the second last picture. It shows the look better.

  6. die beerig-goldene variante sieht toll an dir aus. die kombination mit nymphette ist auch gelungen!

  7. Beautiful!
    And as always I also love your hair, it looks so smooth and silky.
    Nymphette is lovely, next to Sugar Trance from Fafi it's my favourite Mac lipglass I'd say.

  8. liebe Keto, deine AMU sind einfach super!! So subtil aber doch wunderschoen!!

  9. you are beautiful!!!!!!!

  10. Your skin is so flawless. What do you use on it?

    And I have to get that beauty blender now.

  11. That's really pretty, I especially like the golden eye-make up with your complexion and hair color. Regarding the Vichy Foundation: what MAC number are you?

  12. Ahhhh, very pretty look. I especially love Oasis and Nymphette on you. It looks way better on you than it does on me. Grr!

  13. Wow einfach toll :) Ich mag den goldenen Lidschatten sehr an dir und deine Haut ist ja ein wahnsinn!

  14. Beautiful!:D Ore goes well with your skin tone.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  15. Wow I love this look! I don't have quite the same products but hopefully I can find a way to reproduce it!

  16. a big thanks to all of you!!!

    @anonymous: i'm about nc20-25 in mac, but the vichy tends towards nc20.

    @katherine: i loove the beautyblender! so quick and easy and feels good on your skin.

  17. Oh my goodness this is beautiful. I love the slightly olive tone to the shadow.


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