Brown Love

Hey Glossies,

I was reading the current issue of Glamour magazine and I spotted an ad with Kim Kardashian rocking a smoky brown eye look.  My favorite thing about Kimmie  is her makeup because it always classic and flawless.

A smoky brown look

I am so all about using color and having fun that I forget about the dignity and elegance of brown.  I decided to recreate a softer look using NARS Pleasures of Paris palette.  (Sidebar: I love NARS palettes because the colors are quite functional for daily use.  I believe that Francois Nars really thinks about his customers (clients) and packages colors that they can really use.)

NARS Pleasures of Paris Palette
NARS Pleasures of Paris Palette Swatches (no base)

Fez e/s is a “velvety cocoa”  which is a tad deeper in person.  Mekong e/s is an “espresso infused with gold.” <— is my favorite dark brown shadow.  When it come out in the Fall ’09 collection, I scooped it up right away.  Definitely a must-have for all eyes!!  The Cordura e/s in the palette is actually part of a duo.  I think it is similar to Mekong (slightly redder and darker than Cordura).



  • MAC Select Cover-up – NC50
  • Iman foundation stick – Earth 2 / Clay 5
  • MAC MSF – Dark


  • Cosmedicine Oil-Free Lotion
  • MAC Indianwood p/p
  • NARS Fez e/s
  • NARS Mekong e/s
  • NARS Nepal e/s
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Black
  • MAC Haute and Naughty mascara


  • Lorac  TANtalizer Baked Bronzer


  • Random Sephora lip gloss
  • MAC Corps-de-Ballet lipglass

Mix Maven

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  • kia August 17, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    very pretty brown look! love it!

  • Kimberlee August 16, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Really pretty I love natural looks they are my fav!

  • silver Lips August 15, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    Very Pretty Look!! I see you are really trying to make me want Mekong e/s lol

  • Pumps and Gloss August 15, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Styrch, I am sorry for being an enabler. LoL. I did this look for church and I didn’t want to be too smoky. 😉

  • eyeadorepretty August 15, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    very pretty! i’ve never purchased a NARS palette….might have to rethink that

  • Styrch August 15, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    I couldn’t agree with you more about Kim Kardashian’s makeup. I think you picked the right palette to use here too and you are gorgeous! I was wondering if you could get a little closer to Kim’s look by pumping up the darker color in the crease (Cordura?). Could be the lighting though. I love this on you! Now you’ve created another lemming for me. Girl, you keep doing that! First Chanel, now Nars… I’m going to go broke! 🙂