Saturday, July 17, 2010

Every thread of Gold

"As every thread of gold is valuable, 
so is every moment of time"

This week has been all about gold.  Gold holds up such a strong and large spectrum in the metallics realm, so I wanted to try out many different variations. My last 3 posts have included variations of beautiful golds, so I've dedicated this week to golds. 

Photos taken in sunlight (above) and with flash (below)

I didn't film a tutorial for this look simply because I was in a hurry to get it done, take some photos and be on my way to enjoy the Saturday afternoon with Jerrid.   Of course, I changed the lip color from the gold to a neutral nude using MAC's lipstick in "Peachstock" and wearing a MAC Monochrome gloss  over it, but using the gold gloss was appropriate for an artistic touch in the photos. 

I'm slowing trying to learn how to get into that crease, and so far, I'm using slightly darker shades and a fluffy eyeshadow brush to get in there, which gives me plenty of margin for error.  I'm hoping to one day cut that crease like a pro, but since it's a tricky maneuver, I know it will take time. 

I also brought the lid color all the way up to the brow towards the front, because that's been kind of a trend that been going around.  You can see a lot of this type of makeup in music videos now, especially being used by Lady Gaga. 

Fo this look I used my Sedona Lace 88 metallic palette.  I have a wide variety of golds in there, so I wouldn't turn anywhere else. 

50mm F1.4

What I Used:

Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer
Revlon ColorStay in #330 Natural Tan

MAC Gingerly blush to contour
MAC Stereo Rose MSF as highlight

A variety of different shades of gold and bronze from the Sedona Lace 88 metallic palette.
   - Yellow gold for the lid
   - Bronze for the outer V
   - deep bronze for the crease applied with fluffy eyeshadow brush
   - pale gold for the highlight
L'Oreal Collaged infused mascara
La Charme 747S lashes
L'Oreal liquid eyeliner atop lashes

MAC lipstick in "Semi-Annual" (LE)
No name lipgloss in gold.



    (also, in the quote at the beginning of the post, you wrote "ever" instead of "every" - not trying to be a spelling/grammar nut, but I just want the post to be as perfect as its author!! lol)

  2. wow this is absolutely flawless! gold is definitely your color :)

  3. So stunning!!!!! I love it!

  4. You are stunning!! love the makeup!!

  5. Gorgeous! Your looks are always on point:)

  6. what would be a good product to use to exfoliate?? i've tried st ives..and it works but not 100%

  7. You look beautiful in gold! <3

  8. beautiful! i really love the lips- it's a slightly different take on the whole nude look.

  9. Katrina, your blog gets more amazing with each post!I read about 200 blogs in my Goggle reader lol....but your blog is definitly one I have saved in my faves tab, and I check it daily and get excited over new posts! Yeah I'm a dork...

  10. Aww, K Lo! You look stunning! I know you'll get the cut crease down asap! I too am working on that and it's no easy skill, haha. I tried Gingerly at a MAC counter today and for some reason, it just didn't do the trick for me...maybe if I try it with foundation on next time it'll work on! It def looks great as a contour on you :)

  11. Beautiful~ I really love the gloss. Too bad its a no namer, I really want it. Lol. You are my make up guru. <3

  12. I am so inspired by the looks you do as well as your photography. I am a makeup beginner as well as novice photographer so I love stopping by your blog!

  13. Absolutely stunning!!! I love wearing gold shades as well.
    The nude lip suits the overall look as well.

  14. so pretty! ur makeup and photography skills continue to amaze me.

  15. Lovely make-up! I could never pull off that lip colour. Haha I'm sure you get this too often, but you look a lot like Kim Kardashian.

    Great blogs on beauty tips/tutorials.

    :) I just started a new blog , come check it out!

    love love love.

  16. you look like kim kardashian !!!

    i'm a new follower...

    browing through your posts..

    your bf looks like reggie bush !


  17. I love those gold and brown eyeshadows! Those looks are fabulous! I found myself using a lot of those shades this summer - a glam, yet summer appropriate look all at the same time!

  18. i'm dying to get the lashes you have there, the one from La Charme but i cant seem to find them. may i know where u bought yours? please please tell me, pretty pls...


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