Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Chanel Topkapi Applied

Sometimes on a weekend I won't apply my makeup until the evening. It always feels like a treat after a day spent cleaning! This makeup was the result of one of these evening applications and I went a little bolder than I might do ordinarily. I first applied the Kevyn Aucoin lip colour and thought the Chanel Topkapi eyeshadows I showed you yesterday might be complimentary.

I applied the taupe shade first all over the lid and then layered the gold over the taupe in the centre of the lid. I'm nervous of gold with my colouring but using the Le Metier Kaleidoscopes has taught me that layering can make a scary colour work for you. I finished off by running a little of the deep chocolate brown colour along the outer 2/3rds of the lash line.




LMdB Peau Vierge
BECCA concealer in Praline
MAC Clear Brow Set
Max Factor Soft Copper blusher
e.l.f. HD Powder


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Chanel Topkapi Quadra
MUFE Smoky Lash

Kevyn Aucoin Liquid Lipstick in Aquarouge


Here's a slightly different look with the same palette. I applied the taupe on the lid again but this time used the bronze-y shade in the crease and the dark brown along the lash line. I'm wearing Edward Bess After Sunset compact rouge on my cheeks and Forever Yours lipstick (swatch post here) over MAC Subculture liner.


  1. The gold/taupe combo on the lids look great with your red lips.

    I think I need to track down that Kevyn Aucoin lippy.

  2. Beautiful, your blending is seamless, well you have made me want it more now, didn't think that was possible! ;) x

  3. God but you look good in red lipstick! Its fantastic with the eye colour, which is goregous, and I love what you have done with them xx

  4. I can't decide which of the two I prefer!

  5. Gosh, I love the custom mix of the 4 shades you did on this one!!!
    The result looks different in almost every pic, a perfect balance between a taupe and a beige/brown with a silver meets golden sheen!!!
    Wow!!! Damn, if it wasn't so $$$!!!


  6. Thank you for all of your lovely comments. Sorry at about the lengthy delay in replying.

    @Jen W: Thanks Jen, I think you would love the Kevyn Aucoin. It's a great colour!

    @Replica: I take that as a huge compliment from you as I think you are the master eyeshadow-smith! Thank you so much.

    @Debbie: Ah, thank you. I do like a nice rich lip colour when the mood takes me. :D

    @Eden-Avalon: I'm so pleased with this palette. I continue to enjoy playing with it!

    @Tina: Why thank you! This was a super swap and I'm very pleased with the formula of these eyeshadows.

    Jane x


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