Tuesday, August 2, 2011

FOTN: NYC Smoky Brown Eyes and Natural Nude Lips

Last night, I went to go see a 1920's silent movie called "7th Heaven" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater here in Los Angeles. I didn't think twice when my friends invited me since I've never seen a silent movie in a theater. It's the very first movie to be nominated for an Academy award. It's a melodramatic love story about a couple, Chico and Diane who overcame the war with hope, love and faithfulness. It was such an awesome movie. I especially liked the live music playing in the background.

I was so much into the movie, I even cried at some parts. It reminded me so much of my relationship with Kiko. They will play another silent movie next week and it will be the last screening, so I'll make sure not to miss it.

So, this is the makeup look I wore last night. I did a smoky eyes with natural nude lips. I've said it may times that smoky eyes is my favorite eye makeup to do because it's quick and easy (once you get the right technique). It's is a great alternative to my usual black smoky eyes. It's less intense, yet still dramatic and sultry. I recommend wearing this look for night time.

NYC Individual Eyes palette Created for Blue Eyes $4.99 is what I used on my eyes. I really like this palette because it has all you need to create a beautiful eye makeup: complimentary eye shadows, an eye primer that works and a cream highlighter. Even though it's created for blue eyes, it can also work for any eye color. I have dark brown eyes and it looks great on me. Click HERE for more my review and swatches.

How To: Eyes 
  • Use the primer in the palette to prime the eyes. It will neutralize the eye lids and make the eye shadow last longer. 
  • Create a black base by smudging a black gel liner all over the lids. You can use any black eye liner. This will make the brown eye shadow more darker. 
  • Using a dense eye shader brush (a dense brush will pick up more color), dip it on the brown eye shadow and pat it all over the lids stopping on the crease. 
  • Blend the edge with a fluffy blending brush to get rid of the harsh line.
  • Apply the champagne gold shadow on the inner corners of the eyes and 1/3 of lower lash line blending it to the inner 1/3 of the eye lids. This bring in light and create dimension to the eye makeup.
  • Line the eyes with a black gel liner, curl lashes, apply a black mascara.
By the way, I skipped the brow bone color. The primer I used was light enough to highlight that area.

Wet n Wild Color Icon blusher in Pearlescent Pink $2.99 is what I used on my cheeks. It's a peachy pink color with gold flecks. It's a great dupe for Nars blush in Orgasm.

  For the lips, I went for a light lips so it would not compete with the dark eye makeup. I did a natural nude lips using Sally Hansen Diamond 12 Hour Lip treatment in Princess $6.29. It's a gorgeous natural nude lip gloss with moisturizing properties.

(photo source: Walgreens.com)

Products used:

-NYC Individual Eyes Created for Blue Eyes eye shadow palette (Review/Swatches)
-Stila Smudge Pot in black (Review/Swatch)
-Maybelline Falsies Volum Express mascara in black (Review/Photos)

-Rimmel London Fix and Perfect foundation primer (Review)
-Mark Flawless Touch Face Xpert liquid foundation in Golden (Review/Swatch)
-Almay Line Smoothing concealer in medium (Review)
-Mark Powder Buff powder foundation in Golden (Review/Swatch)

-Wet n Wild Color Icon blusher in Pearlescent Pink (Review/Swatch)

-EOS lip balm in Summer Fruit (Review)
-Wet n Wild Color Icon lip liner in Willow (Swatch/Photos)
-Sally Hansen Diamond 12 Hour lip treatment in Princess (Photos)

 There's no cameras allowed in the building, but I managed to snap a few photos (sorry, they're blurry) using my Iphone.

There's an Oscar standing in every corner of the room.

I snapped this photo during the short film prior to the featured movie. 

After the movie, we went down to the lobby to check out the at the displays of the memorabilia of the featured movie  These are called Photoplay magazines. They were the very first film fan magazines back in early 1900's used as promotional tool. I love the women in the covers. They're all beautiful.

Here are some photos I found on Google 



  1. Cute look; it looks natural and sultry at the same time.

  2. beautiful, one of my favourite looks on you so far xx

  3. I really loved this look Becky!! You are so pretty and your eyes look gorgeous. I love that colors on you.
    Your cheecks looked fresh and lighted, so nice.

  4. Omg! You are stunningly beautiful. I absolutely love this look.

  5. I so want to try this Becky!!!! I love the look of this because it's sexy but not over-done...and the nude lips are perfect!

  6. You look GORGEOUS, chica! I"m going to have to rush out and get this palette. :)


  7. you look so pretty Becky!!! It's simple, but definitely enhance your face :)

  8. I love this look!! You're so pretty and omigosh the oscar! How lucky!