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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Soft Neutral Makeup look with 88 Cool Shimmer Palette BH Cosmetics

This is a toned down look for me. No black cat liner, no false lashes and almost devoid of colour. Why? The hubby had a work BBQ last Saturday. I didn't want to look like a Drag Queen and with the weather being in the 80's, I wanted to be more comfortable. So I opted for more natural looking makeup that wouldn't melt off my face. :-)

Why do I look naked? Am I wearing a tube top? I'm naked! Ha! Took these pictures after the BBQ and being sweaty for 5 hours, I just wanted the clothes OFF.  I finally fixed my roots as you can see. :-)

Chart I made for the Cool Shimmer palette

Chafing Relief Powder-Gel (applied to upper lid, blending in gently with ring finger) 
elf - innocent (applied under brow with MAC 217 by patting, sweeping and blending downward) 
Cool Palette - 12 (applied to inner corner/V with MAC 228 by patting/sweeping)
Cool Palette - 18 (applied to middle of upper lid with MAC 239 by patting, then applied to outer lower lash line with MAC 228)
Cool Palette - 27 (applied to outer V and crease with MAC 239 by patting/sweeping) 
SMH - Unzipped (applied to lash line and winged out with MAC 266)
Cover Girl Volume exact mascara in Very Black

Eyebrows: Ardell eyebrow powder in soft black (applied with MAC 266)

Lips: AVON SPF 15 Lipstick in Beige Shimmer

Face: Skin MD Shielding lotion 
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder - Translucent Light (applied with a flocked sponge by patting, then blending in) 
Sobe Bronzer - Summer Fling (applied to apples of cheeks with an angled blush brush and blended back to the hair line) 


  1. Wow, what a beautiful neutral look. I own this palette and should definitely give it a whirl. You are stunning! :)

  2. Your makeup stayed perfect even after the 80 degree weather! Amazing. I am jealous.

  3. Naked pictures! Escandalo! (Except it's so hot out here that I change into as little clothes as possible as soon as we get home from work, so....yeah. No judgment here.) Gorgeous neutral look!

  4. It's a really soft and lovely look. Is there any kind of makeup look that doesn't suit you? ;)

  5. pretty! i love your hair blix, it looks really good. :D

  6. Beautiful neutral look. Gosh I love your eyebrows! Haha.

  7. Very pretty! I like that this is subtle for a makeup blogger, but probably still pretty dramatic for a 'normal' woman. It's weird to think how blogging about makeup (ie. making it an important component of one's daily ritual stuffs) changes perception---it has for me, at least. Can you tell that I've been drinking? I have. You are just so cute.

  8. ADORE the necklace and the make-up is very pretty, if somewhat subdued ;)

  9. Love the soft look! I'm surprised that is an Avon lipstick! I really like that color!

  10. this look is amazing, a little bit different from ur usual eye-look style.. but u look so pretty & different :) really nice :)

  11. Your makeup has great staying power! You look gorgeous with natural makeup as well :)

  12. LOL well at least you're honest, I'm convinced some people say they're wearing a tube top when they're really nekkid XD

  13. This looks lovely! Oh, and I just love that necklace..