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Archtype Blonde Switch FOTD

I did a neutral look with Archetype today. I tried to emphasize my outer vee with Switch.

Shade Descriptions:
Verre De Soie – silvery sheen with a shifting iridescent highlight
Dirty Blonde – soft off-ivory with hint of peach non-color, moderate gold shimmer
Switch – Deepest burgundy with major gold sparkle and red iridescence.

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese – all over eyelid
Archetype Dirty Blonde – on eyelid and up into crease
Archetype Switch – outer vee, blended into crease and lower lash line
Archetype Verre De Soie – on the browbone
Aromaleigh Gel Eyeliner in Black Cherry – upper and lower lash line
Benefit BadGal Masara in Black

Cheeks:
Mix of Aromaleigh Candy-O and Meow Canna

Lips:
Nyx Jumbo Lip Pencil in Deep Red – used as liner
Nyx Round Lipstick in Snow White

Face:
Aromaleigh 1CL + Alabaster

I like the burgundy corner for this look. How do you feel about this as a more neutral look? Would most people consider this a daywear look?

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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12352578858633293051 Betty Ray

      You look gorgeous here! Do you feel funny without your bright colors today? I'm loving that true red lip.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12352578858633293051 Betty Ray

      You look gorgeous here! Do you feel funny without your bright colors today? I'm loving that true red lip.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Katrina!
      Yes I do! I feel really odd without bright colors.
      Thanks! My friend Ana suggested I try Snow White and I think it's an amazing red.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Katrina!
      Yes I do! I feel really odd without bright colors.
      Thanks! My friend Ana suggested I try Snow White and I think it's an amazing red.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06526222580191685827 Ashley

      This looks gorgeous on you! I'd consider it daytime neutral, slightly bordering on evening because of the red lip ;)
      I have an Archetype order coming in the mail probably later this month (but who knows) and I wanted to know, how is the sparkle fallout? I'm not huge on sparkles only because they fall all over the place :-p

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06526222580191685827 Ashley

      This looks gorgeous on you! I'd consider it daytime neutral, slightly bordering on evening because of the red lip ;)
      I have an Archetype order coming in the mail probably later this month (but who knows) and I wanted to know, how is the sparkle fallout? I'm not huge on sparkles only because they fall all over the place :-p

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Ashley,
      I HATE sparkle fallout.
      I don't consider most mineral makeup to have sparkle fallout, at least not with the brands I use. Urban Decay has the worst fall out of anything I've ever tried.
      This stuff isn't really bad. I didn't have to clean up any spillage when doing this look.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Ashley,
      I HATE sparkle fallout.
      I don't consider most mineral makeup to have sparkle fallout, at least not with the brands I use. Urban Decay has the worst fall out of anything I've ever tried.
      This stuff isn't really bad. I didn't have to clean up any spillage when doing this look.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08053165314174396724 Ciao

      Ahhh I see you tried out Snow White! It looks fabulous on you! Its my favorite red as I told you :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08053165314174396724 Ciao

      Ahhh I see you tried out Snow White! It looks fabulous on you! Its my favorite red as I told you :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Ciao,
      Glad you like it ;)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Ciao,
      Glad you like it ;)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08012810612278301599 Renee’

      eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek
      Love Love Love the eye shadow :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08012810612278301599 Renee’

      eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek
      Love Love Love the eye shadow :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07579730245266470510 Tally7

      Daytime, yes except for the bright red lip ;). But close enough. I love the looks of Dirty Blonde. I am going to go ahead and buy that one full size when I do get around to an achetype order!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07579730245266470510 Tally7

      Daytime, yes except for the bright red lip ;). But close enough. I love the looks of Dirty Blonde. I am going to go ahead and buy that one full size when I do get around to an achetype order!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Renee,
      Thanks!
      I rarely do neutrals, so this was a change of pace for me.

      Hi Tally,
      Hehe, I mostly meant the eyes.
      I think you'd look lovely in Dirty Blonde.
      You also might like Raven's Feather.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Renee,
      Thanks!
      I rarely do neutrals, so this was a change of pace for me.

      Hi Tally,
      Hehe, I mostly meant the eyes.
      I think you'd look lovely in Dirty Blonde.
      You also might like Raven's Feather.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02016577008160386411 krista carlson

      I consider it a daywear look. It is very versatile and the lips are awesome…

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02016577008160386411 krista carlson

      I consider it a daywear look. It is very versatile and the lips are awesome…

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Krista,
      Thanks!
      You have to try Switch, I think it would look awesome with your eyes.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Krista,
      Thanks!
      You have to try Switch, I think it would look awesome with your eyes.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06719598082784605372 Anastasia

      Agh, this is unfair. Why do you look nice in neutrals? Everyone looks nice in neutral looks bit me. I can spend hours on a neutral look trying to make it bold and then I blink, and bam, it's ALL JUST BROWN.

      Anyway, this looks lovely. Nice combination with the calmer eye and red lip – Snow White looks rockin' on you, suits you perfectly. Ah, I am a genius.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06719598082784605372 Anastasia

      Agh, this is unfair. Why do you look nice in neutrals? Everyone looks nice in neutral looks bit me. I can spend hours on a neutral look trying to make it bold and then I blink, and bam, it's ALL JUST BROWN.

      Anyway, this looks lovely. Nice combination with the calmer eye and red lip – Snow White looks rockin' on you, suits you perfectly. Ah, I am a genius.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Ana!
      I wore Snow White today because I'd wanted to try it out for you. I wasn't sure what to pair it with, and since I knew people wanted to see more Archetype, I decided to try for a neutral look. I think the key is choosing the right neutrals. My neutrals in the past have mostly looked muddy, until recently (if you look through this blog you can see what I mean with muddy). I think the fact that the crease color is mostly concentrated in the outer vee, and is a burgundy, is what keeps it from being completely muddy. Then again, I'd like to think that my makeup blending skills are getting better.

      You, are a genuis, my dear!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Ana!
      I wore Snow White today because I'd wanted to try it out for you. I wasn't sure what to pair it with, and since I knew people wanted to see more Archetype, I decided to try for a neutral look. I think the key is choosing the right neutrals. My neutrals in the past have mostly looked muddy, until recently (if you look through this blog you can see what I mean with muddy). I think the fact that the crease color is mostly concentrated in the outer vee, and is a burgundy, is what keeps it from being completely muddy. Then again, I'd like to think that my makeup blending skills are getting better.

      You, are a genuis, my dear!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09598062239500016795 Fira

      Just pretty!! you remember me a little Belle from Twilight!! jajaj..

      Kisses!

      http://vivemimoda.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09598062239500016795 Fira

      Just pretty!! you remember me a little Belle from Twilight!! jajaj..

      Kisses!

      http://vivemimoda.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hiya Fira,
      Thanks!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hiya Fira,
      Thanks!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18355556930808359652 Wendy

      Beautiful! Definitly very wearable. I think I'll try the look with some of the EDM Ihave — Thanks!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18355556930808359652 Wendy

      Beautiful! Definitly very wearable. I think I'll try the look with some of the EDM Ihave — Thanks!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Wendy,
      Thanks :)
      I didn't know EDM made any burgundies?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Wendy,
      Thanks :)
      I didn't know EDM made any burgundies?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11119504965056881450 WitchWords

      What a beautiful neutral look! Awesome for daytime, I would totally wear this if I could do it. How is it you always get such a lovely reflective sheen on your e/s looks? The sparkle/shimmer/sheen always shows up so beautifully for you, and I can never get mine to look so bright.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11119504965056881450 WitchWords

      What a beautiful neutral look! Awesome for daytime, I would totally wear this if I could do it. How is it you always get such a lovely reflective sheen on your e/s looks? The sparkle/shimmer/sheen always shows up so beautifully for you, and I can never get mine to look so bright.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399888497121375266 suzieduck

      i wear a similar look for day. except maybe the lips cos that'd scare my boss. i like a more glossy red though. you look very good in golds and browns.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399888497121375266 suzieduck

      i wear a similar look for day. except maybe the lips cos that'd scare my boss. i like a more glossy red though. you look very good in golds and browns.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11921649923651185462 Lyndsey

      It might be a neutral look, but it's not a simple look. You did an awesome job! I love the outer vee, it really makes the look. It's beautiful!

      You are so right about what colors you use for your neutrals. I have a hard time finding one. (sometimes I think I have the right one and when I get outside in natural light it looks way off, too yellow or orange). I think dirty blonde is a great color, it might be right for me, I'm going to try it.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11921649923651185462 Lyndsey

      It might be a neutral look, but it's not a simple look. You did an awesome job! I love the outer vee, it really makes the look. It's beautiful!

      You are so right about what colors you use for your neutrals. I have a hard time finding one. (sometimes I think I have the right one and when I get outside in natural light it looks way off, too yellow or orange). I think dirty blonde is a great color, it might be right for me, I'm going to try it.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07232063962963041612 Madeleine Bouquet

      Very nice! I think it's fine for daywear. Of course, I also think you're bright looks are fine for daywear, too.;) I'm just a "wear what you feel good in" kinda gal.

      -L

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07232063962963041612 Madeleine Bouquet

      Very nice! I think it's fine for daywear. Of course, I also think you're bright looks are fine for daywear, too.;) I'm just a "wear what you feel good in" kinda gal.

      -L

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Witchwords!
      I think the sparkle/shimmer shows up because of the finish of the eye shadows and my camera is pretty good at picking up sheens. Plus, I always use a good eye shadow primer :)

      Hi Suzie,
      Thanks! I don't tend to like myself in browns or gold at all, so this was a fun look to try.

      Hi Lyndsey,
      Thank you!
      I really feel like most neutrals look bad on me because of how pale I am. I bet Dirty Blonde would look great on you though!

      Hi Madeleine!
      Thank you :) I'm with you on the bright colors!
      I do normally always wear bright colors, but it's nice to step outside of my comfort zone and go for a 'neutral' look since I know many individuals prefer neutral looks for daywear.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Witchwords!
      I think the sparkle/shimmer shows up because of the finish of the eye shadows and my camera is pretty good at picking up sheens. Plus, I always use a good eye shadow primer :)

      Hi Suzie,
      Thanks! I don't tend to like myself in browns or gold at all, so this was a fun look to try.

      Hi Lyndsey,
      Thank you!
      I really feel like most neutrals look bad on me because of how pale I am. I bet Dirty Blonde would look great on you though!

      Hi Madeleine!
      Thank you :) I'm with you on the bright colors!
      I do normally always wear bright colors, but it's nice to step outside of my comfort zone and go for a 'neutral' look since I know many individuals prefer neutral looks for daywear.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08012810612278301599 Renee’

      eeeeeee, where can we get this color lol.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08012810612278301599 Renee’

      eeeeeee, where can we get this color lol.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Renee,
      You can get it at http://archetypecosmetics.com/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Renee,
      You can get it at http://archetypecosmetics.com/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07579730245266470510 Tally7

      I looked back at Raven's Feather. What a nice, complex color. I think I would like it. It reminds me of Fyrinnae Sorceress.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07579730245266470510 Tally7

      I looked back at Raven's Feather. What a nice, complex color. I think I would like it. It reminds me of Fyrinnae Sorceress.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra
    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra
    • http://integgy.livejournal.com/ integgy

      I LOVE that lip color, it's perfect, the exact red I've been looking for. I'll have to see if I can't find it next time I'm at a local place that carries NYX (or, if all else fails, order it online).

    • http://integgy.livejournal.com/ integgy

      I LOVE that lip color, it's perfect, the exact red I've been looking for. I'll have to see if I can't find it next time I'm at a local place that carries NYX (or, if all else fails, order it online).

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Integgy,
      I couldn't find it at my Ulta (which is my local place for Nyx) but I was able to get it at Cherry Culture.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Integgy,
      I couldn't find it at my Ulta (which is my local place for Nyx) but I was able to get it at Cherry Culture.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17073037723228196185 Saila

      I love this look. Dirty Blonde is one of my faves from Archetype. The darkened corners give this look a real kick, I think this could be used daytime (maybe with a lighter lippie) but it also works for going out.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17073037723228196185 Saila

      I love this look. Dirty Blonde is one of my faves from Archetype. The darkened corners give this look a real kick, I think this could be used daytime (maybe with a lighter lippie) but it also works for going out.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Saila,
      thanks :)
      Usually I suck with neutral looks, so I was really happy to make this work. I think Dirty Blonde is an ultra flattering shade, and yeah the secret weapon here really is Switch!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Saila,
      thanks :)
      Usually I suck with neutral looks, so I was really happy to make this work. I think Dirty Blonde is an ultra flattering shade, and yeah the secret weapon here really is Switch!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13523485602280134797 Robyn

      I love this neutral look on you. And it looks really sophisticated paired with the red lippie. I especially like Dirty Blonde (maybe it's the name). ;)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13523485602280134797 Robyn

      I love this neutral look on you. And it looks really sophisticated paired with the red lippie. I especially like Dirty Blonde (maybe it's the name). ;)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12534444203053047188 MissTat

      G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! Love love love this look! So glamorous :)

      I'm thinking of trying this, maybe I'll use Window Shopping from HITC instead of dirty blonde to see how it turns out… This one has me feeling inspired ( I wore red lips today, but the rest of my face was left so… blah… lol)
      thanks for posting!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12534444203053047188 MissTat

      G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! Love love love this look! So glamorous :)

      I'm thinking of trying this, maybe I'll use Window Shopping from HITC instead of dirty blonde to see how it turns out… This one has me feeling inspired ( I wore red lips today, but the rest of my face was left so… blah… lol)
      thanks for posting!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Robyn,
      Lol!
      Thanks :)
      I worked hard to make sure it didn't appear muddy.

      Hi MissTat,
      Thanks :)
      Window Shopping would make a fabulous sub!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Robyn,
      Lol!
      Thanks :)
      I worked hard to make sure it didn't appear muddy.

      Hi MissTat,
      Thanks :)
      Window Shopping would make a fabulous sub!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18309072726933626979 Therese

      This is gorg on you phyrra!!
      I love this neutral with an oomph on, def a nightwear look with the red, but I figure with a less bright look it's safe for day:)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18309072726933626979 Therese

      This is gorg on you phyrra!!
      I love this neutral with an oomph on, def a nightwear look with the red, but I figure with a less bright look it's safe for day:)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Therese,
      Thank you!
      It's really hard for me to get neutral looks to look right. I'm thinking a red or berry gloss would be great for the day.

      It's a good thing I don't ever actually have to wear day looks to work, or I'd soon be bored!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Therese,
      Thank you!
      It's really hard for me to get neutral looks to look right. I'm thinking a red or berry gloss would be great for the day.

      It's a good thing I don't ever actually have to wear day looks to work, or I'd soon be bored!