Monday, November 26, 2012

A Holiday Eye Tutorial: Silver Eyes And Red Lips

I unearthed my Guerlain Les Gris Eyeshadow Quad from a recent rummage through forgotten drawers and decided to put it to good use. I reimagined one of my all-time favorite pictures on Messy Wands, resulting in the makeup from the recent Dolce & Gabbana lipstick post. Below is the low-down on how to achieve the look.

I primed my eyelids using Le Métier de Beauté x Marchesa Sheer Illumination Brightener (at time of writing, still available at John Barrett Salon!), also applying some to the tops of my cheekbones. I applied the lightest shade from Guerlain Les Gris all over the lid, then patted on the shimmery light gray over three-fourths of the lid. I smoked out the corners with the dark blue-gray shade and added slight definition to the outer-v with the matte gray. I lined my eyes as close as possible to the upper lash line with a black liner and applied a smidgen of the shimmery gray on the lower lash line. Some mascara, and voila.

For cheeks, I contoured under the cheekbones with Chanel Notorious and lightly applied blush to the apples with Benefit Dandelion.

The lips, as mentioned, is Dolce & Gabbana Ultra, lined with Le Métier de Beauté Rose Dualistic Lip Pencil.



I do not actually think Chanel Dragon Vernis is the best polish to go with this lip color, but I just wanted to illustrate how blue D&G Ultra is as a red lipstick that it makes the very blue Dragon look warm.

It's funny how the shorter my hair is, the more makeup I can wear without looking like a total clown. In case the amount of color on your face bothers you though, you could always throw on a pair of glasses. (Feeble hurrah) as this is the only time we of the bespectacled bunch has the upper hand.


Products Used:
Face -
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation in Camomile
Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Correcteur in Light/Medium
Chanel Notorious Sculpting Veil for Eyes and Cheeks
Benefit Dandelion

Eyes -
Le Métier de Beauté x Marchesa Sheer Illumination Brightener ($48, contact Dustin at 212.872.2714)
Guerlain 'Ecrin 4 Couleurs' Les Gris Eyeshadow Palette
THREE Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencil in Eye on 08
Annabelle Le Big Show Mascara
Shu Uemura Retractable Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown

Lips -
Le Métier de Beauté Dualistic Lip Pencil in Rose
Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Ultra #190

27 comments:

  1. Ahhh you adorable thing! I should try to pair heavier makeup with glasses and see how that works for me :)

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  2. Les gris was my first palette I got from guerlain, when they released those new 4 ecrins. It's still one of my fav guerlain palettes. love the reds with all the greys. I also like wearing reds with this palette. / Claire

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  3. You're adorable! I love the look of silver eyes and red lips for the holidays! I always feel it looks weird paired with my blue eyes but da hell with it, I'll do it anyway! The look is great on you!

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    1. I totally didn't realize this look would be super appropriate for the holidays. And good for you. I bet it'll look awesome!

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  4. You're so cool! My favorite picture is with glasses :)

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  5. So pretty! <3 The look in the post you linked is gorgeous as well.

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  6. The lip color is stunning! Red lips work so well with your features and style. Something very Xiao. Great job!

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    1. One day I'll endeavor to *actually* wear red lipstick outside the house. It's just way too much hassle sometimes :S

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  7. You are gorgeous!! Your entry looks like an editorial of a magazine!

    New follower here!
    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  8. You. Are. So. CUTE. Ahhh I die. That bespectacled shot!

    Also, I love this makeup. Your skin is glowing, I can't get over it. And the red lips! :D

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  9. I will echo that hurrah, as we the bespectacled really do win on that count. :D I love the ridiculous amount of eye makeup I can get away with wearing because of my glasses!

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  10. You are TOO cute, Xiao--especially with glasses! :D PS: LOVE your cardi!

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    1. yay! that cardi is really comfortable too :)

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  11. So pretty! Seriously, why aren't you a model?

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  12. Such a classic combination - and stunning!

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  13. How cute are you?? Loving that last pic. :D

    And why are you and Arianne making me want to get Benefit Dandelion again??? Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeps.

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  14. As you know there is no such thing as too many options when it comes to lip color.I like it and you can get more about beauty products.

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