Nov 9, 2010

'Winter Orchid' Look

'Winter Orchid' Look

I felt like going a bit overboard today just because.... : ) I went with a defined crease and a multitude of colors. I also used the lovely MAC Underccurrent Pearlglide Eye Liner Pencil that was recently re-promoted with MAC A Tartan Tale Collection and let me just say I LOVE this eyeliner. I know people rave about the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils but they have nothing on MAC Pearliglide Eye Liner Pencils.  I also did a little different thing with the post (as requested by a reader)....I added the brushes I used. This is not always easy for the eye because I tend to switch back and forth with brushes during application.


I started off with NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base all over my lid up to the brow bone. I applied MAC Layin' Low Paintpot (matte beige) all over my lid and on my brow bone as my primary base. Sonia Kashuk Dome Blending Brush

On the inner lid I applied MAC Blanc Type Eyeshadow (matte ivory). MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush
Next on the middle of the I applied Ingot #372 Eyeshadow (matte teal). MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush
Next to that I applied MUFE #2 Pure Pigment (matte bright yellow). MAC 242 Shader Brush
On the outer lid I used MUFE #92 Eyeshadow (matte brilliant purple). MAC 217 Blending Brush
To define the crease I used MUFE #26 Pure Pigment (matte black). MAC 231 Small Shader Brush
On the browbone area and for blending I used MUFE #26 Eyeshadow (matte raspberry pink). MAC 217 Blending Brush
For highlight I used Bare Escentuals Clear Radiance All Over Face Color (shimmery light pink). MAC Large 252 Shader Brush
For my lower lashline I used the MAC Undercurrent Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner Pencil (shimmery teal w/ gold pearl) - OUTER and Urban Decay Baked 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil (shimmery bronze) - INNER.

My brows are filled in with MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud and NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (matte blackened brown). Paula Dorf Eye Definer Flat Top Brush

I lined my upper lashline with Wet 'n' Wild Gel Eyeliner in Black. MAC 266 Small Angle Brush
I lined my lower waterline with L'Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in Black. Stila #28 Smudge Pot Brush
I used MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara in Black for my lashes and added Beautee Senses Erotica False Eyelashes for effect.

For my lips I used MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick (matte neutral pinky-rose ) topped with MAC Kumquat Lipglass (shimmery tangerine).

I prepped my skin with MAC Oil Control Lotion. I used NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Tahoe - Sigma Round Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush - for my face set my t-zone with MAC Blot Powder in Dark. I used MUFE #12 Full Cover Concealer under my eyes set with Benefit Powderflage - Beauty Blender Sponge.
I used MAC Bite Of An Apple Blush (matte bright red coral) for my cheeks - MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush.


  1. I heart Undercurrent.... I am using today also with a neutral eye though as a pop of color. I got it when it first come out now I dont know if I should get Lord it up or Petrol blue.....
    I got Designer Purple and Raven and never use them though but I love Undercurrent and considering getting a back up.........

    Psss Erin I miss your post on your blog!!!!!

  2. To the reader who made that request, GREAT REQUEST!

    I love how consistent you are. Keep them coming!

  3. Thx Erin dollface!

    I heart it too Camille! I prefer Lord It Up...LOL. Petrol Blue is such a dupeable shimmery blue color but Lord It Up for me is such a great warmed bronze/brown. IDK! LOL! Just get them! :)

  4. Really wild look, I like it a lot! And the lips go perfectly with it. :D

  5. This is stunning! I like the brushes listed. :O)
    Kumquat is another one I slept on. LOL Thanks for sharing Tina.

  6. absolutely beautiful hun..U already know I love it right!!!!

  7. Very gorgeous! Looove this look on you! The purple crease is hot! :)

  8. I know that it must be a lot of work, but thank you for listing the brushes that you used! Absolutely beautiful look!

  9. This is so beautiful~I love the vibrant colors!!!

  10. So pretty. Your makeup looks are wonderful.

  11. I just subscribe to your channel on youtube & your blog. You are the most amazing makeup artist Ive seen hands down!!!!

  12. Thx Saadeh honey!

    Thx Teezy. I'm glad u like the addition of brushes used.

    Thanks Rachel.

    Thx mw.

    Thx Sha girl. I'm glad it helps. Kumquat was a good one to get I think.

    Thx Sharon doll. Heee heeee!

    Thanks so much unleash_the_bats.

    No prob Felicia. It's a lot of memory but not too much work thankfully. :)

    Thx so much Tresses!

    U r so sweet Olivia!

    Thanks Sarah my dear.

    Thanks so much Donnielle. WOW! That is a fantastic compliment. i will be on cloud 9 for a while :)

  13. This is so pretty! I have to get that purple eyeshadow from MUFE :)

  14. You continue to amaze me with your creativity and gorgeous application! Love it!!!


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