FOTD: Fall 2010 Runway Inspired Reddish Brown Eyes With Nude Lips

Seeing all the reds on the runway of A/W 2010 New York Fashion Week has got me itching to wear the color. Hope you ladies like it!


Cushnie et Ochs and Alexander Wang A/W 2010

Red eyeshadow nude lip makeup look

Fall 2010 reddish brown smoky eyes

Runway reddish brown eye makeup


What I Used

* Chanel Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Makeup SPF15 in #Limpide 10
* Stila Espresso Eyeshadow
* Sleek I-Divine Palette in Jewels
* MAC Perverted Pearl Eyeshadow
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
* Lashes in #Sweet Sixteen
* Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara in Extreme Black
* MAC Shape and Sculpt Powder in Accentuate Sculpt
* MAC Myth Lipstick

Step by Step How To

1. Even out the skin with Chanel foundation.

2. Using MAC #266 brush, fill in eyebrows with Stila Espresso.

3. Apply the coppery red color (top left) from Sleek Palette on the eyelid. Blend the burgundy red color (second from the left on top row) onto the crease and lower eye.

4. Highlight the inner corners with MAC Perverted Pearl.

5. Rim the eyes with MAC Blacktrack.

6. Apply fake lashes on top and Rimmel mascara on bottom lashes.

7. Apply MAC Shape and Sculpt Powder along the bridge of nose.

8. Apply MAC Myth on the lips.

Like the look but too scared to wear red around the eyes? Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to rock the color!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

17 COMMENTS

  1. omg.

    when I first saw the pictures you posted of the fashion show w/this makeup, I thought it looked strange and unappealing. however, it looks AMAZING the way that you did it. i don’t have your coloring so i doubt i’d reach for anything red near my eyes, but it looks so good on you!

    by the way, i’m dying to buy your lashes.. are you still selling them?

  2. I have to agree with the previous comment. The runway models looked pretty strange, but you really make the makeup look wearable!

  3. Yes Jen,

    I still have some lashes available. I’ve been busy so I haven’t gotten around it but if you are still interested, just shoot me an e-mail!

  4. First time visitor here. =) Red is one of those colors I’ve never considered for eye makeup and am now tempted to get some. It looks great on you!

  5. wow. i love this so much! beautiful. i want to go out and try reddish brown shadows now, they seemed impossible to pull off before i saw this post. you did a good job! thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Hi!

    I love the colors in this Sleek I-Divine Palette in Jewels, especially the 2 you used. Please tell me where I can buy it in the US as it seems to be only distributed in UK (from what I understand from browsing the net).
    It is always hard to find the right colors…I use to have a palette of eye shadow in those burgundy tones my mum gave me for a birthday when I was a teen. It was from Yves Saint Laurent, and a real treat at the time. Little did I know that it was also a limited edition and I was never able to find the right colors ever since (that was some 15 years ago!). So I would really like to put my hands on one of those if only I would know where to buy it.
    Thank you for bringing it to light!
    Ju~

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