Face of the Day: Dior Brown-Eyed Girl

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

Girrrrl, next time you’re in Sephora, get your hands on Dior’s 2-Colour Eyeshadow duos ($35 each) because these shadows apply and blend like buttah!


Each if the eight duos includes a matte and a shimmer shadow in coordinating shades. For work today I grabbed the Pop Look duo, with its matte chocolate brown and shimmery gold shadows. I was shooting for sophisticated (for work) yet fun and wanted to use brown.

The Eyes


The Eye Look

  1. First, with a 266 angled brush, I filled in my brows with MAC Concrete shadow.
  2. Next, I patted Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer onto my lids with a finger tip.
  3. I applied the matte brown shadow onto my lids and just barely into the crease with a MAC 252 eye shader brush.
  4. Then, using a 217 blending brush, I applied the shimmery shade to the center of each lid.
  5. To enhance the shimmer shade even more, I wet a MAC 239 eye shading brush with a spritz of MAC Fix+ and swept the wet brush head across the pan of shimmer shadow (using a wet brush amplifies eye shadow colors). I added a couple dots of the wet shimmer to the center of each lid.

After blending away any harsh lines with a 217 blending brush, I finished the eyes by curling my lashes and adding two coats of Dior Iconic mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

I think the contrast of light on dark opens up the eyes…

The Cheeks


The Cheek Look

  1. Using a MAC 129 powder/blush brush, I swept MAC Emote blush onto the apples of my cheeks and then up into the hairline

The Lips


The Lip Look

  1. I applied one layer of Fiction Brown onto my lips directly from the tube, blotted with a tissue and added a second layer to deepen the color. Now, blow yourself a kiss in the mirror because you’re done! πŸ™‚

The final look…

I rarely wear an entirely brown look (makes me feel too UPS), but I was kinda feeling it today. If I do this look again, I think I’ll try it with a shimmery coral cheek instead.

Saturday Wedding

The wedding I went to last Saturday was a lot of fun. My school girlfriends are all getting married and moving on with their lives. I don’t get to see them very often anymore. Seems like everyone’s always so busy (myself included).


I used to see these gals practically every day back when we were in school, but now with our busy schedules and lives it’s maybe once every few months. I really want that to change.

Anywho, I hope your Monday went smoooothly and that you’re feeling fierce!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Nikki says:

    This looks amazing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this look, you looked blooming!!!

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  2. KK says:

    BEAUTIFUL! UM, Excuse me homie…where is that dress from? I LURV IT!! I am a black and white dress kinda gal!

    Happy almost Tuesday!

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Thanks hon! πŸ™‚ I hope you have a great week. πŸ™‚

  4. Karen says:

    Hi KK,

    I got that a few years ago from and forgot that I had it. I found it this morning, LOL. It’s some random indy designer…I like it cause it’s a wrap dress and it makes me look skinny. Plus, I don’t have to iron it!

  5. jessica says:

    I actually don’t really like this look on you.. Sorry! It’s just kind of blah to me. I think you look better/fresher in brighter colors. You do look fab in the wedding pic though.

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Yah, it’s a shade I don’t usually wear a lot so it’s a different look. When I do it again I’ll have to add a bright pop on the cheek or change up the lip. Do you wear browns often?

  7. Caterina says:

    Hi Karen,

    what about your wonderful makeup for the wedding? Tell me everything πŸ™‚

  8. Anna says:

    Hi Karen,

    A really pretty picture πŸ™‚ I love weddings !I like the shadow duo…very nice, have to check it out !

  9. Eru says:

    Hey karen!
    I absolutely love that e/s application technique, and the look is gorgeous! The gold-matte brown contrast looks beautiful πŸ˜€
    By the way, hope you girls manage to meet more often. πŸ˜€
    Hugs! :3

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  10. Karen B says:

    Looks amazing.
    I hope you guys get to meet more often again. You all look great in that picture. You guys look like a fun group.

    Karen Bs last blog post..and it all goes downhill from here

  11. Gina says:

    oo i love the dress your wearing! where did u get it? i was at target last night and i tryed the pixie “happiness” lip stain and it looked terrible on me :(, way to hot pinkish! It looked fab on you though.

    Ginas last blog post..Pretty Leaves and Cool breezes

  12. Jen says:

    You look great! Dior… sigh.

    ps. Sex and the city on DVD comes out today! YAY!

  13. Dao says:

    *Drool all over your Dior* πŸ˜€

    Oh man, that eyeshadow duo is great, wish you could see me salivating all over the pix. Your friends are so pretty and I bet you had fun seeing them. I posted my new hair up already, please come over and take a look if you’re curious πŸ™‚

  14. Alicia says:

    Karen, you look so beautiful at the wedding! Nice natural eye look. Love your site! Pretty much visit everyday.:D

  15. gio says:

    I love this look, it is beautiful!

    You all look great in the wedding picture. I hope you girls get to meet more often.

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  16. Amanda says:

    Hey Karen,
    I love the eyes! ooooh. Now I’m thinking, what do I have at home that I can try this with?

    the wedding pic is cute, glad you had fun.

    as a follow-up to the question earlier, I did light sheer gold eyeshadow wash, black gel liner, medium pink glowy cheeks and jampacked lipgloss to the wedding I went to on saturday (outfit black pants and plum cropped swing jacket).

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Thanks! I love weddings, too. πŸ™‚ Especially the dessert!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Eru,

    Heya hon! I think it’s my new favorite application technique. I’m going to try it with other colors soon.

    What’s new with you?

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B,

    Awww, thanks hon! Yeah, they are a lot of fun. We had lots of good times in school. Enjoy having your friends close to you while you’re in school … it gets harder as you get older.

    It’s been a while since I’ve asked, but how is your foot? Are you all healed?

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Gina,

    It’s some random indy designer that I got from a small shop in Marin years ago. I totally forgot I had it until yesterday, LOL!

    Ohhh that’s too bad that Happiness didn’t work for you. There are other lovely shades that are lighter. I haven’t tried ’em yet, but hopefully I can find one that might work a bit better for your lips. πŸ™‚

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Jen,

    Thanks girlie!

    Oh, I am SUPER EXCITED. Payday is coming this week, so I think I’m going to treat myself to the DVD!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    I can’t wait to see your new ‘do. I’m sure you look fab!

    I know you don’t live by a Sephora, but I hope you do get the chance to try the Dior shadows soon. I think you’d love ’em.

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Alicia,

    Thanks, hon! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoy the site. Are you a brown eye shadow kinda girl, or do you prefer brighter shades?

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Gio,

    Thanks, girlie! I hope I get to see them more, too. I’ve read that it’s important to foster friendships, which is why I’m also glad that I have you and all the other readers to chat with on this blog! I feel like we’re all just kinda hanging out at a virtual coffee shop and talking ’bout makeup. πŸ™‚

    Happy Tuesday!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    Hmm, do you have a brown matte like Stila Espresso? You could prolly use Icon or Kitten as the shimmer shade. πŸ™‚

    Yah! Nice wedding look! I like how you balanced out the lips with a classic eye. Did you do a cat eye w/ a lil’ flick at the end?

    You know, it’s weird to finally be of age when all my friends are getting married. I still can’t believe I’ve been out of college for ten years. Gosh the time goes by so fast.

  26. Pia says:

    I think it’s the emote blush that broke the look. I really love the eye look and will try that in the morning.

  27. Marisol says:

    You look so pretty!

    LOL @ UPS comment.

    P.S. I like the new commenting feature! <3

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  28. Karen B says:

    My foot is alive and kicking πŸ™‚ No more pain so I’m a very happy gal πŸ™‚

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