Posted on January 20, 2012

Chocolate Berry Make-up Look

Beauty/ Romantique

Recently I’ve been surfing the web for good make-up tuturials to get some new inspiration. I love make-up artist Lisa Eldrige’s clean, minmalistic step-by-step guides to various looks.

One of her famous looks she created for a spread in Glamour was the Chocolate Berry Look (above see a photo of the original look from the magazine).

A warm, healthy glowing, look created with berry, plum and chocolate tones, all warm colours to give our lifeless January skin some glow. The shades of the  look are so flattering, they suit all skintypes and eye colours, in particular make blue eyes pop.

I have re-created the look in softer, less dramatic tones than in the above picture  for a natural day look.

1. I’m still slightly tanned from Australia but for everyone with pale skin, use a tinted moisturizer a tone darker than your own skintone to get a healthy glow (Lisa Eldrige used Dior’s Hydralife).

2. Sculpt your skin with matte bronzing powder. I used Guerlain’s 4 seasons bronzing powder and Bourjois Delice de Poudre.

3. Next, use the lightest shade of Chanel’s eyeshadow quad in Kaska Beige all over the eyelid

4. Add another layer of the golden-brown colour in the quad and blend it up to the brow bone.

I would like to add here that Jackie Kennedy Onassis stylist used to blend her eyeshadow up to her brow bone too!

5. I used a gorgeous shimmery brown eyeshadow with red flecks of gold over my lid and blended it up to the brow bone again (copper cocoa, Bobbi Brown).

6. Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner are amazing as you get them in so many shades. “Chocolate Shimmer” is perfect for this look, a warm, reddy brown infused with gold flecks. I used this along my upper and lower lashline.

7. Lips: I kept my lips natural with a light pink gloss.




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