Thursday, January 19, 2012

FOTD: Nutty Taupes


Taupes are a beautiful hybrid of grey and brown. Many makeup lovers are weak at any sign of taupe. I love taupes but rarely use them because I find it hard to pair blushes and lipsticks with them without it clashing on my warm, yellow-based skintone. 


I tried giving my favorite taupes another try today. Wet n Wild Nutty is a beautiful shimmery warmed taupe that is a wonderful shade for all over the lid. I usually like to wear it by itself for an everyday sort of look but decided to go all out with taupe today and so I added MAC Copperplate to the outer 1/3 of my lid and in the crease. Copperplate is Matte2 and is one of my favorite matte eyeshadows. It is a medium-dark taupe that is cooler than nutty. Both shades are wonderfully pigmented and apply really smoothly. 

Clockwise top left: WnW Nutty, MAC Copperplate, Revlon Vintage Lace
Click past the jump to see what other products I used and more pics! :)


 

I got lazy when trying to find a blush and lipstick to pair with the look. I just went with a simple neutral bronzer (TheBalm Betty-Loumanizer) and a nude my lip but better lipstick (MAC Jubilee). Next time I’ll try to step up to the challenge and find a real blush and lippie color that works well with the taupes.

I look so annoyed in this picture XD
 Products I used: 
Face: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Bobbi Brown Corrector, TheBalm Betty-Loumanizer bronzer
Eyes: UDPP, WnW Nutty, MAC Copperplate, Revlon Vintage Lace, Clinique creme liner, CG LashExact WP, WnW creme liner
Lips: MAC Jubilee

17 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm so glad I found yours too :)

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  2. This is the second time today Ive heard of someone mention MAC copperplate, it looks beautiful.

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  3. Hi victoria, just stumbled upon your blog and am subscribed to you:). Great idea for the name by the way! I have a question: I have similar skin tone as you, is copperplate suitable for an eyebrow powder?

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    1. Thanks so much for subscribing! :) Yes I think it works well for brows if you have black or dark brown hair because it is cool so it won't pull red and look unnatural. I have used it as brow powder before and it works well, I just like using a gel/creme liner formula instead.

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  4. Wow... it came out so well for you.

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  5. It looks lovely on you. I really like your fotd posts!

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    1. Thank you! I'll be posting more fun/unique looks this week!

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  6. Such pretty photos - the post is just amazing!! Adorable blog btw, totally following :))

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  7. Hi Victoria, I love this amazing blog, currently following. I love taupes, it looks lovely on you. Your look is really pretty.
    Loves from Turkey <3

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    1. Thank you so much Isik! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog! :)

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