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

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