A polished and sophisticated makeup for work – ideal for an office or a job interview. Neutral but interesting hues, elegant placements and pretty darn easy!
Is that photo over-sharpened? I’m so tired I can’t even tell D:
…that made a cameo in this video.
Off the top of my head, left to right:
Khaki, Almond, Midnight Plum
Mulberry, Pale Barley, Taupe Brown, Midnight Brown
Work Appropriate Lip Colours
Also made a cameo via some fancy editing.
By Terry Densiliss Blush in 1
…in all its glory.
Complete List of Products
Dior – Airflash Foundation in 201
Covergirl – TruBlend Fixstick in Fair*
Benefit – Stay Don’t Stray in Light/Medium*
Ellis Faas – Concealer in S202
Rouge Bunny Rouge – Diaphanous Finishing Powder*
SUQQU – Brow Powder in Moss Green
Burberry – Eyeshadow in Khaki, Taupe Brown, Pale Barley
Covergirl – Flamed Out Pencil in Melted Caramel*
It Cosmetics – Liner Love in Black*
It Cosmetics – Transforming Pearl Eyeshadow (Naturally Pretty Palette)*
Rouge Bunny Rouge – Magnitude Mascara*
Napoleon – Matte Bronze*
By Terry – Densiliss Blush in 1
It Cosmetics – Lipliner in Romantic Rose*
* denotes products sent for consideration. I only feature products I love 🙂
Leave your comment (31 comments)
Soo pretty! Love it. I hauled some Burberry shadows last week. Looks Iike I might *need* Midnight Brown, too.
Midnight Brown is one of the more shimmery shades in the line, I really like it 🙂
I bought CG Melted Caramel after your last video. I was so excited to try it after not being able to wear makeup for over 2 weeks(eye problems!) well I open it & it’s smushed and broken. Ugh :/ should’ve checked before I bought it.
Nooooo! I hate when that happens 🙁 Take it back!
The eyeshadows opening one by one was joyous.
Oh, and a question: can you recommend any brands of lip pencil that aren’t too drying? The last time I filled in my lips with liner, it was a Collection pencil and I swear it made my lips shrink and crinkle inwards like someone had let the air out of them. And that was with gloss on top!
Have you tried the Boots no7 lipliners? they’re quite forgiving.
Thanks Karima, will do! X
Right? I created the damn thing and it still excites me 😀
Brilliantly simple – and you did it with such care, perfection. The eyeshadows r stunning. The layering – I have been afraid to wear eyeshadow – but these subtle colors might convince me to give it a try. Lovely. thank you for this look, particularly the mattes. (even though i treasure the dewy).
These sort of eyeshadows suit anyone, it’s very soft. You should give it a go!
Your features look SO stunning with this look! It really showcases your beauty 🙂
I have found it hard to find matte palettes that suit me. Any hint of brown makes me look sickly, shadowy and sad. I’ve tried different application techniques, and paying more attention to foundation and concealer, but can’t make it work. Colors with gray tones to them are better on me. Palettes don’t usually pull that way – I decided to pass on the Viseart one for that reason 🙁 I am trying to streamline my makeup shopping this year, but i could really use some complex, interesting greyed matte tones beyond the regular grey. I hadn’t considered Burberry because of the price for a single :/ But Khaki and Taupe Brown look like they could suit me. Is the texture worth it? Any other suggestions in that tonal family? Thanks!
Aw, thank you Catalina!
Sounds like you prefer cooler eyeshadows? Viseart leans warm so probably best you skip it. Have you considered collecting single shades and depotting them into a palette? A handmade palette, so to speak 🙂
I think the Burberry texture is stunning, but as always preferences vary. RBR singles are also awesome and they have quite a few cooler matte shades.
This is a gorgeous look! It’s pretty similar to what I usually do which is good to know haha. I looooove that lip colour – must buy that pencil!
It’s a great pencil 🙂 Stains a little as well, which is handy!
This is such an incredibly beautiful and natural look! I find that after some time, lip balms often leave this awful white residue where my lips meet though. Does the It Cosmetics lipliner do that?
Lip balm or lip liners often leave that white residue? It sounds like you’re using shades with a white base (pastel shades, at all?)
Soo pretty!! love it
I’m glad you like it 🙂 x
Really like this make up Karima. Those Burberry eyeshadows are tormenting me…I have seen so many positive reviews – especially about Pale Barley (I agree, I think it’s nice but doesn’t exactly blow my mind). Maybe they’ll bring out a palette? *fingers crossed*.
Hey Joanna 🙂
Burberry has a few palettes (diagonal shaped pans) but I heard quite a few reviews that said the shadows were not as fabulous as the singles.
Oh i ADORE this, Karima! This kind of look is right where (a) my makeup style is at, i.e. neutral, and (b) my makeup skill level is at, i.e. not high. Actually I’ve been wanting/needing a good eye primer that has great coverage as I have very visible veins on my lids, much more so than you. How do you feel about that Benefit Stay Don’t Stray? Does it crease at all? How does it compare to Mac Painterly for the same job? Thank yooouuuu 🙂 xxx
Hey Claire 🙂
So pleased this tutorial suits your style! Benefit Stay Don’t Stray is best for normal lids, if you have oily lids or frequently struggle with longevity, I’m not sure it will be enough.
MAC Painterly makes my eyes look OLD. Again, maybe it’s my normal lids but it’s not kind to me.
Have you tried MAC Prolongwear concealer on the eyelids? That has high coverage and fantastic longevity.
I really love the BALM’s Mary Lou manizer used sparingly, but I am after a slightly less sparkly powder highlighter. The Shishedio high beam WT90t you mentioned previously looks amazing but unfortunately isn’t available in Australia… Any idea on where to find it? It looks beautifully sophisticated.
Thanks Karima X
Hey L 🙂
I actually purchased Shiseido High Beam White in the US 🙁 Sorry about that!
Hi karima,I watched this video the other day and I love this look so much,I was so inspired and then I did one as well:) but,because I’m a bit clumsy with instergram,I think I accidentally directed the pic to you( instead of #you) please don’t be freak out and if you did,I’m sorry about that(so embarrassed) btw,you are one of my fav youtubers,love your videos<3 hope you have a good night:). Xoxo Lilian
Don’t stress about the tagging, the # just makes your picture easier to find!
Have a wonderful week 🙂
Hi Karima! Thank you very much for this makeup look it’s so elegant, just what I was looking for! I am considering buying the eyeshadows; however I would rather buy a palette which would have all of them or something close. Would you recommend one specifically? Thank you very much for your help!
You might like the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette. The shades run along the satin/matte side and offer many nuances of neutral.
Hope that helps 🙂