FFF: Smokey Brown look

Saturday, 10 August 2013

As you can see I've been trying more neutral coloured makeup recently, I guess I just wanted to test my new makeup out but I hope you like it anyway; I know this post is a day late but better late than never eh?!

Everything except the eyeliner is by Motives cosmetics which are all listed below:

> Luxe Creme Shadows in Gold Dust and Brown Sugar

> Pressed eyeshadows in: Onyx, Vino, Chocolight, Hazelnut, Cappuccino, Vanilla, Whipped Cream.

> Gem Dust in Sterling
> Inglot AMC Gel Liner - 77
> Khol eyeliner Angel, Earth and Black
> Lash Primer

> Lustrafy Waterproof mascara (black)  
> Creme Concealer - Amber
> False Eye Lashes - 112
> Perfecting Face Primer
> Cream Foundation for Loren - Medium Dark
> Photo Finish Powder - Neutral Medium
> Pressed Blush - Flushed
> Shape & Sculpt Duo
> Lip Crayon in Naked
> Motives for La La Mineral Lipstick in Nice & Manhattan
> Motives for Loren Lipstick in Motivated

Instead of the usual primer, I used the Luxe Creme Shadows in Gold Dust on the brow Bone and inner corner of the eye and Brown Sugar on the eyelid.
I started by applying Whipped Cream to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye, then Vanilla underneath the brow bone, sweeping into the inner eye slightly.
I applied Vino to the middle to the end of the eyelid and Chocolight and Cappuccino to the inner eyelid but not on top of the highlight Whipped Cream.
I added Onyx to the outer corner of the eye, blending upwards slightly and Hazelnut just above the crease.
After cleaning up on the outer corner, I added the Inglot gel eyeliner for the top liner and lined the top of the inner eye with Khol eyeliner in Black. The bottom inner eye was lined with Angel Khol liner and smudged so that it wasn't as white as it draws on! I then went underneath the inner eye at the lash line with Earth Khol pencil.
I primed the lashes with the Motives Lash Primer and finished with the Lustrafy Waterproof mascara.
After concealing under the eye with Amber Creme concealer, I applied the 112 False Eyelashes:
For the rest of the face, I primed with the Perfecting Face Primer and used the Cream Foundation Quad by Loren Ridinger in Medium-Dark. I then set the makeup with the Photo Finish Powder in Neutral Medium and used Flushed Blush on the cheeks and the Shape & Sculpt to highlight and contour where needed.
On the lips, I first used Naked Lip Crayon and filled with lipstick in Nice:
I then used a pinky neutral lipstick by Loren Ridinger in Motivated, and then red lipstick by LaLa in Manhattan, here they are side by side:

And there you have it! Which lip do you prefer with this versatile neutral look?



  1. This is sooo pretty, think I need to sit down and teach myself this technique :) I love darker red lipsticks personally! Nice blog!

    Lorraine xx

    1. Thank you Lorraine, I love neutral looks as they're a bit easier to do =) xx

  2. Love. Looking beautiful as usual. Love the middle lipstick xxx

  3. A beautiful look, woooow! I love these neutral colors on you!
    My favorite version is the first!

    1. Thank you Natalie! I do like a bit of neutral colours sometimes =D xx

  4. Wow! Gorgeous makeup! I'm loving the drama with the red lips!

    1. haha it's a bit different isn't it.. always good to try different lip colours with different looks =) xx

  5. Hi Im an aspriring beauty blogger and i was wondering what camera you use to take your photos?

    1. Hiya Hannah, I use the Sony Alpha 55 SLR for my blog pictures. Please feel free to check my FAQ page too =)


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