hit counter

Sinful Praline

I did an unusual look for me today. If I had to do it over again, I’d probably have chosen a different lippy, one that was more pigmented and pink. I used a 50/50 mix of Joppa’s Morning Dew foundation in Citrine & Goldenrod. I think Goldenrod is a bit too dark for my taste, and Citrine is a bit too yellow, though it does a good job of cancelling out my pink overtone. I used Laura Geller’s In Spumoni & Sinful Praline eye shadow duo. It was definitely a neutral eye look. Stila’s Illuminating finishing powder in Rose Gold was used as blush. I followed that up with UD’s XXX Shine gloss in Heatherette. I think the gloss shade made me look washed out, which is why I think I needed a more pigmented lip.


This was taken in direct sunlight, no shade. The foundation was applied  on my neck and chest in addition to my face.

This was in the shaded section of the lanai.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Concrete Minerals Primer – lower lash line
Laura Geller Spumoni – lid and crease, inner lower lash line
Laura Geller Sinful Praline – outer lower lash line, outer upper lash line, just a bit in the outer crease
Venomous Pegasus – browbone to highlight and inner corners of eye
Cover Girl Lash Blast volume Mascara
Flirt! It Curls Mascara
Nyx Brow Pencil in Black

BftE #1 Primer
50/50 mix of Joppa Minerals Morning Dew Foundation in Citrine & Goldenrod

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark – contour
Stila Illuminating Powder in Rose Gold – blush

Nyx lip pencil in Natural
Urban Decay XXX Shine Gloss in Heatherette

  • From our partners
    • UneLuneBleue

      I don’t think you look washed out at all, though it is a neutral look. You look very ‘soft’, if you know what I mean. I have Heatherette too, it doesn’t have a ton of color, I agree, but it’s good for a simple, fresh look. Pretty!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you. I think I’m not used to being neutral all over.

    • http://blacknailpolishandlipgloss.blogspot.com EvilAngel

      Absolutely gorgeous!

    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

      I actually like the lip. It mirrors the sophistication of the eye, and brings the whole look together.

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Vijaya! It’s just so weird for me to be neutral all over.

    • http://lacqueredpaintedpolished.blogspot.com/ Jessi

      I love the neutral eye look! I think your lips look nice too. That’s what I like about you; you are so versatile and look great in everything!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Jessi! I think practice helps :)

    • http://dazzleglam.blogspot.com molly

      I actually really love the lippie! Cute look :)

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Molly!

    • cinseven13

      I like the softer lip. The eye combo is gorgeous – neutral but the furthest thing from boring ever, and appropriate for so all environments!

      • Phyrra

        Aww thanks Cin!

    • Tina

      You look like you are glowing with this look. It looks natural and pretty!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Tina!

    • Tina

      I really like that foundation on you, too. It shows very well in pictures and really does tone down the pinks in your skin.

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Tina!

    • http://la3leches.blogspot.com Loopz

      Would you say you like that foundation better than the Meow foundation?

      • Phyrra

        No! I haven’t used it enough to say anything like that. The Meow Pampered Puss foundation really is my holy grail, always matches me :) I do like the Morning Dew Bronzing foundation, but I haven’t found what I consider to be a good shade match for my skintone.

    • Michelle

      I really love this look and I don’t think it washes you out at all. It’s a soft, feminine neutral and it looks really lovely!

      • Michelle

        Ack, sorry for the double comment. I forgot to say that your foundation did a really nice job of hiding your pink overtones. Very pretty look!

        • Phyrra

          Thanks Michelle :)

    • Aud

      I’d call it a very work & interview safe look. Not washed out. Great for casual days too.

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Aud :)

    • http://redlipsblackhair.blogspot.com/ Sonia

      I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! Please check my blog for all the tag rules.

      <3 <3 <3

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Sonia!

    • http://oneofbeautysdaughters.blogspot.com Duvessa

      Your skin looks glowing and the looks is great! I don’t think the lipgloss makes you look washed out at all :)

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Duvessa!

    • http://pa1nt3d-pr1nc3ss.blogspot.com/ KittenMittons

      This looks very pretty including the lipgloss and I LOVE the last picture! :)

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Mindy:)

    • http://beautifulwithbrains.com gio

      Very pretty!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Gio!

    • winni

      I think this is a lovely look, not at all washed out. Very feminine and fresh.

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Winni!

    • splattergirl

      I love that last photo sooo much :D