Matte Shadows and Dark Lip Look, Oh My!

by Bionic Beauty on 29.Sep.2008 · 5 comments

I created this look with the new fall makeup trends in mind. For the eyes, I used part of Clinique’s new Fall Collectionmatte eyeshadows. They are gorgeous! Finally, matte shadows that aren’t dull and boring!

Fall 2008 Makeup Look

On my eyes, I used L’Oreal’s HIP Cream Shadow Paint in Lofty (Lofty makes a great neutral colored base, but it does add a hint of sparkle- so if you want to stay with the true matte look, skip this step and just use concealer as a base).

Clinique matte eyeshadows for fall 2008

Next I applied Clinique’s Colour Surge Eye ShadowClinique stay matte eyeshadows Stay Matte in French Vanilla (matte winter white) to all across my lid, really focusing on the inner half.

To create depth and drama, I added Clinique’s Stay Matte shadow in Martini (a milk chocolate brown with khaki hints). Martini went in my outer lid’s V and smudged up into the crease. Blend well.

Top with mascara in black. I used my favorite: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Mascara.
More shots of the eye shadows and the full finished look!…

Clinique matte eyeshadows for fall 2008

Clinique matte eyeshadows for fall 2008

For the lips, I used one of my favorite combos from my Dark Lip article seriesNARS’NARS lipstick in Captiva Captiva lipstick (a dark, but sheer black cherry) topped with Bobbi Brown’s lip gloss in Aubergine for depth and shine.
Dark lip color by NARS and Bobbi Brown

On my cheeks, I used Lancome’s Color Design Blush in Chic Cassis (a rich, matte burgundy). Just use a touch and since this is a cream blush it blends really well (just remember to put the blush on before you powder your face). Your goal is a bit of color, keeping it matte, and tying your cheeks subtly into your lip color.

The finished look balances soft matte eyes with the dark lips.

Full fall 2008 makeup look

So you’ve seen my look, what makeup are you wearing today? 🙂


1 Jen September 29, 2008 at 10:42 am

Really gorgeous! I love how these beautiful matte colors compliment your eyes and accompanied with the dark cassis lip.

2 CP September 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm

I love the eye shadows that you used. The Clinique French Vanilla is beautiful!

3 BionicBeauty September 29, 2008 at 6:28 pm

Thanks Jen! I adore this look… and I got new glasses today and it looks perfect with my new tortoise-shell frames. Yippee!

CP, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! The French Vanilla color is one of my favorites now… it’s SO versatile. I use it as a highlighter, shadow, brightener (in eye corners, lightly over eye baggies, etc); and it applies so smoothly. Hope to see you around the blog! 🙂

BB (Jami)

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