Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FOTD: Makeup Look Featuring Claudio Riaz Eye Shade 15 (and more)

First, just in case you missed yesterday's posts, I have a fabulous perfume giveaway and a sneak peek of new Edward Bess lip colors.

Today's look features the striking Claudio Riaz green eye shadow, Eye Shade 15 (reviewed here) and a Smashbox cream shadow that I'll post about later today. It's a medium-heavy eye look, at least for my standards, because I smudged quite a bit of the cream shadow under and between my lower lashes. Here's what I used:

Base: Smashbox green primer, Chanel Teint Innocence cream foundation in Soft Bisque (discontinued. Sorry), Chanel Eclat Lumiere highlighter pen (35 /medium) and a tiny drop of Kevyn Aucoin SSE in SX10.
Eyes: Paula Dorf Eye Primer, Smashbox Cream Shadow 15 Hour Wear in Stone on the lid, crease and bottom lashes, Claudio Riaz Eye Shade 15on the outer 2/3ds of the lid. A touch of LMdB Naked eye shadow (matte) under the brow and for blending. Hourglass Film Noir black mascara over a Lancome lash primer.
Eyebrows: Natural Born Cosmetics Brush On Brow in Smoke.
Cheeks: Estee Lauder Pure Color blush in Alluring Rose (13).
Lips: Laura Mercier Plumberry lip liner and La Prairie Quiet Berry lipstick
A touch of Dior Diorskin Forever pressed powder in 002.


  1. Just as I imagined, it suits dark eyes so much! Beautiful look, very sultry. Maybe it's the combination of the hair with that gorgeous dark blue/green colour, but you look like a mermaid.

  2. Lovely. And I'm glad to know you like the Smashbox primer. I've been eyeing it, in my "Good grief, I turned 30 and suddenly need base makeup products I thought that was a myth" education.

  3. Gaia, you look great!

  4. You look fierce! I mean fierce in the absolutely best way.

    (I have the air on, and I have been baking all day. Wish you were closer so you could have a cup of tea and some of the Pineapple Softie cookies I've just baked.)

    Lawrence in Ohio

  5. Great look Gaia, thanks for posting these pics-I love seeing how you put things together. I seriously have to purchase that CR eyeshadow in #15, like yesterday... :)

  6. I have seen Claudio Riaz makeup at Barneys, this is a super pretty green shade.

  7. I still cry everyday that Teint Innocence was discontinued. Why did Chanel do that to me?

  8. I really like this look - the green eye shadow is the star here, yet it goes so great with everything, and in the end, it is your eyes everyone notices.


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