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 highlightDirty Blonde – soft off-ivory with hint of peach non-color, moderate gold shimmerSwitch – Deepest burgundy with major gold sparkle and red iridescence.
Eyes:Too Faced Shadow InsuranceNyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese – all over eyelidArchetype Dirty Blonde – on eyelid and up into creaseArchetype Switch – outer vee, blended into crease and lower lash lineArchetype Verre De Soie – on the browboneAromaleigh Gel Eyeliner in Black Cherry – upper and lower lash lineBenefit BadGal Masara in Black
Cheeks:Mix of Aromaleigh Candy-O and Meow Canna
Lips:Nyx Jumbo Lip Pencil in Deep Red – used as linerNyx 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?
Tags: Fall Look, FOTD, Gold Look, Neutral Look
You look gorgeous here! Do you feel funny without your bright colors today? I'm loving that true red lip.
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.
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
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.
Ahhh I see you tried out Snow White! It looks fabulous on you! Its my favorite red as I told you
Hi Ciao,Glad you like it
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekLove Love Love the eye shadow
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!
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.
I consider it a daywear look. It is very versatile and the lips are awesome…
Hi Krista,Thanks!You have to try Switch, I think it would look awesome with your eyes.
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.
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!
Just pretty!! you remember me a little Belle from Twilight!! jajaj..
Hiya Fira, Thanks!
Beautiful! Definitly very wearable. I think I'll try the look with some of the EDM Ihave — Thanks!
Hi Wendy,Thanks I didn't know EDM made any burgundies?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
eeeeeee, where can we get this color lol.
Hi Renee,You can get it at http://archetypecosmetics.com/
I looked back at Raven's Feather. What a nice, complex color. I think I would like it. It reminds me of Fyrinnae Sorceress.
Hi Tally,I've done two looks with it and it's definitely a nice complex color.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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).
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!
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!
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:)
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!