My eyes today were inspired by Blair Waldorf‘s eyes (a fictional character from Gossip Girl, guilty pleasure of mine). I say inspired, because she would never wear shimmery eye shadow, nor would she rock Cat Eye liner during the day! Not her style at all, as she favors natural looking liner and mascara. However, the lid shade I used, Vanilla Truffle, she’d be all over. It’s a nice light matte brown shade by Flirt! Cosmetics. I thought that with my copious amounts of makeup, I’d have an eye shadow that particular hue, but until I picked up Vanilla Truffle, I didn’t have an exact match. Instead of using a grey or brown to deepen the lid color, I grabbed Prussian, a dark blue. For the brow color, I used Venomous Pegasus (pressed), and it looked really nice.
Blair might not mind my nude blush, though I think she favors either pink, pinky-brown blushes, or warm pink blushes. She’d probably be ok with Meow’s blush in Flicker or MUFE’s blush in 112. She wouldn’t be caught dead in a bright lip like Fusion Pink, but she’d probably wear a coral-pink shade or a warm pink shade, blotted down, such as Revlon Matte Pink About it.
This was taken with no flash, natural light, next to a window. I was trying to see how well the liquid foundation that I used very sparingly looked on my skin.
Orly To Have And To Hold – main color
CND Turquoise Tint – accent color
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Venomous Pegasus (pressed) – from eyebrows to crease and inner corners of eye
Flirt! Vanilla Truffle – lid and crease
MAC Prussian – outer corner of lid and outer crease
Sobe Botanicals Black Out Gel liner – upper lash line
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero – to define brows
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Stray Dog – lower lash line
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Midnight Cowboy – lower water line
Cover Girl LashBlast Volume Mascara
Flirt! It Curls Mascara in Bombshell Black
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Face Primer
Too Faced Amazing Face Liquid Foundation in Vanilla Creme – dotted at t-zone and blended out
Too Faced Amazing Face SPF 15 Powder Foundation in Vanilla Creme – under eyes and a bit around the nose
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark – to contour
Sobe Botanicals Blush in Icing on the Cake – as blush
MAC lip Pencil in Life’s a Breeze
Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer
MAC Lipstick in Fusion Pink
Tags: Brown Look, FOTD, MAC, Nail Polish, Neutral Look, Orly, Sobe Botanicals, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Venomous Cosmetics
The shadows look great – the foundation looks a wee bit dark (at least in the pictures).
I only applied the liquid foundation under my eyes and to my t-zone, not my entire face, so it may just be because I didn’t have good lighting conditions today. it’s been all rainy here, so no good natural light, just overcast.
I really love this eye look! I may steal it for tomorrow morning.
Thank you Cait!
Love the nails and lips! :O)
Woot, thanks Lillian!
So pretty! Vanilla Truffle looks awesome!
I also love Gossip Girl but I’m crazy behind. I still need to buy season 3!
You may be able to watch it online. I have the first 3 seasons on dvd Love it! And yeah Vanilla Truffle is a pretty brown!
He’s Chuck Bass! <3333333333333333333333333333
I love this your eyeliner flick is perrrrfect!
I really like this. I’m always looking for neutral styles to try, since I always fall short when attempting natural looks. This looks great Your eyeliner also looks fab.
I must say that is an absolutely genius way to use MAC Prussian. I would have never tried a dark blue to deepen a neutral look…. this turned out just fabulous!
Thanks VB I was hoping the deep blue would emphasize my eyes a bit. You could use a deep purple, or grey, too. I was worried a dark brown would go too muddy.
Thank you for sharing this tips.
I am still learning on how to do make up but this one will be a little bit hard for me. I never seen any MAC products in my country yet (or maybe I don’t realize it, I just start learning to use make up this year).
Keep on giving us free tips ya.
You can always use any colors that are similar… a milky chocolate brown,a dark navy blue, and your favorite highlighter.
I like the foundation. Seems to be a good match, and tones down the redness nicely. I’ve been dabbling in liquid foundation too, and they’ve gotten a lot better over the last few years.
I’m super impressed with this liquid foundation, even if it is darker than I normally would try.
You look so beautiful. This look really showcases your eyes <3
Thank you Dominique!
This is very pretty! Love the eyeliner and the lip color.
Your liner looks great. The foundation looks good too,
Gorgeous! I too am in love with GG as a guilty pleasure and specifically love Blair Waldorf too. I had the same first thought – She would NEVER do the liner. Can thank @DKNY for that thought… once she pointed out Blair could use some liner it’s the only thing I can think of. I am super envious of your ability to rock the Cat!
Aww thanks Styrch! Yeah, I’ve got the first 3 seasons on DVD and I’ve rewatched them a time or two now
The lips are so perfect! Gorgeous <3
Thank you Rachel!
I love this kind of looks! black eyeliner, yeah!
Oh this looks so pretty and natural.
Lately you’ve been doing looks of bright looks and this just does a 180 into neutral territory. Awesome
Thanks Loopz! I always feel more comfortable in brights but I really like this one.
I believe you did an amazing job in doing this Blair Waldorf inspired look!!!
love it <3
Thank you Ezzy!