Embrace the Cray: Face of the Day with shu uemura Chocolat-Donna Collection

Dude. I have feathers on my lashes. These are absolutely the craziest lashes I’ve ever worn (the tutus from last year — also from shu uemura — are a close second). I thought it might be fun to do a look using the shu uemura Chocolat-Donna collection (reviews, photos and swatches here). This is a great collection if you like to play with makeup. I love how the Orange & Pistachio palette can bring beautiful dimension to the eyes.

Swatches: Orange & Pistachio Palette — shades #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

Get the Look

For the eyes, apply #4 all over the lid just past the crease. Apply #5 with a crease brush in the crease, extending the colour out towards the tip of your eyebrows. Blend well. Apply #5 along the lower lash line. Deepen the outer corner of the lid with #6, and blend into #5. Next, prime the lid and lower lash line with a sticky glitter primer (LA Splash Eyeshadow Sealer/Base). Apply the #1 glitter all over the lid avoiding the crease and outer V. With a liner brush, pick up more #1 and apply along the lower lash line. Highlight the brow bone with #1. Make the inner corners pop with shade #2.

Line the top and bottom waterlines with black eyeliner (Giorgio Armani Waterproof liner #1), apply mascara to top and bottom lashes. Then apply Choco-lash false eyelashes.

For the cheeks, apply Apricot Glow On blush on the cheekbones.

For the lips, mix an orange and nude beige (MAC Mattene lipsticks in Fashion Nomad and Delectable). Then top with a peach gloss (Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Life’s a Peach).

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I love how every now and then, I get reminded about how much I love to play with colours and textures (glitters! feathers!). This is why makeup is so fun. It’s never supposed to be serious. Sometimes you gotta embrace the cray. :)

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    Love this look! So pretty :) http://t.co/IPOwwEWC via @TheGlitterGeek

  • http://makeupmew.com Sue Lin

    I’m wooing and ahhing over those shimmery lashes. Love the apricot glow on blush on you. It’s my personal favorite from Shu. This chocolate collection from Shu is absolutely delish!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thanks Sue Lin. :) I need more Glow On blushes in my personal stash. They are fantastic!

  • http://pixiemania.wordpress.com Soha

    You are glowinggggg! The combination of colours is amazing. Love those lashes!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      I know eh, Soha? :) I just adore this palette.

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    They actually don’t look too crazy from a reasonable distance, haha! I love the colors in this palette. And you are so pretty 😀

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Haha thank you Larie. :)

  • http://callitbeauty.blogspot.ca/ dani@callitbeauty

    You are stunning! Such a gorgeous look, Geekz! <3

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thanks Dani. :)

  • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com/ Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    This is NOT cray! This is SO cool! Now I totally wish I could walk around like that!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Somehow in photos it looks more tame. The lashes are CRAY.

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    The whole look is stunning!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thanks Tracy. <3

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  • http://www.bellachique.be Teri

    I really like the warm shades and the softness of this collection. It has this certain feeling, I think it’s the combination of the browns with the green? Really pretty! And the feathery lashes are crazy but very apporopiate somehow! Love the look you created Arianne!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Hi Teri! It really feels like a fall palette, but at the same time, I wanna wear it all year round.

  • Jacqui

    The feathers are just right – not too crazy! Your eye makeup is gorgeous, you lip colour is gorgeous, and most of all your complexion/face makeup is gorgeous! Another two thumbs up :)

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thanks so much Jacqui!

  • Danielle

    Glowy, gorgeous, perfection Geekz! Seriously. And those lashes!!!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thank you Bloomz. 😉

  • http://www.gettingcheeky.com Jessica

    Um, how are you calling this embrace the cray?! You look absolutely incredible! I don’t see why you couldn’t rock those lashes on a day-to-day basis. I don’t know too much about Shu with the exception of a few products that I have and LOVE so these palettes are incredibly attractive to me.

    ♥ Jessica

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      The palettes are freakin’ sexy Jessica. I love them so much. And thank you!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Freaking gorgeous…and god, I am so jealous of your perfect eyebrows!!! 😛

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Memoiselle

    Wow, I love the green eyeshadow at the inner corner of your eyes. It makes browns look different! And that falsies looks stunning :)

  • http://beautyvigilante.blogspot.com Sarah S.

    They don’t look all that crazy! They are brown, after all. They’re not electric blue or something :) I think this would be nice for a special occasion where funky makeup would be welcome.

  • Rosie

    Those lashes are kind of crazy but they kind of suit you- you look beautiful! For some kind of fancy gala event this would be a killer, unique look!

  • http://ticklemetonks.blogspot.com Sarah

    Typically, I really dislike feather lashes – they’re usually floppy and kind of shapeless but these are really lovely! They look especially nice with the eye look you’ve done.

  • http://perilouslypale.com Perilously Pale

    Love it! Those lashes really don’t look as cray cray as you’d expect!

  • http://www.beauty-obsessed.com Toya

    Um. I actually LOVE the feathers!! They’re all kinds of fabulous. Maybe in person up close they’re scarier, but here they just look GREAT. They remind me of those foxfur or whatever lashes J.Lo. wore several years ago – which I also loved :)

  • http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.ca/ Victoria

    You look gorgeous! And the lashes look so fun to wear :)

  • http://thegeekypeacock.blogspot.com Molly McIsaac

    SO. COOL! I love feathered eyelashes.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/MaryKay Amy Trenton

    Beautiful. It is a little bold for me but I think it looks amazing.

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com Beauty Box

    The lashes look gorgeous on you! Love the look of the shu uemura chocolat-donna collection. I usu don’t go for this brand but this collection seems very eye catching…

  • http://candiceandbeauty.blogspot.com Candice

    I love those lashes, so awesome for a special occasion!

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