#FaceFriday :: Brown on Brown

#FaceFriday , Monochromatic Brown Makeup, Tom Ford Lips and Boys Gustavo, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation, Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint, NARS Creamy Concealer, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

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Well who’s back with #FaceFriday? after a period of hibernation, I am reviving this segment which I have introduced in 2013. To recap, #FaceFriday is just my fancy title for the overly-used and hash-tagged #FOTD. In here, I feature most of the products I have reviewed in the past to show you how I wear them altogether on a regular basis.

Brown on brown, seems like an overkill monochromatic theme ha? Inspired by my ‘lil boy Gustavo (from Tom Ford Lips and Boys), I thought of using this earthy shade as the anchor for today’s makeup. Reminiscent of the 90s sans #WTFBrows (see my odd transformation here), you bet I enjoyed my espresso-laden day!

#FaceFriday , Monochromatic Brown Makeup, Tom Ford Lips and Boys Gustavo, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation, Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint, NARS Creamy Concealer, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

Here’s a snapshot of the major characters for today’s #FaceFriday episode, Brown on Brown…

#FaceFriday , Monochromatic Brown Makeup, Tom Ford Lips and Boys Gustavo, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation, Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint, NARS Creamy Concealer, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

A summer 2014 discovery which eventually became my go-to foundation, Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint (natural) is a unique foundation because it primes, protects against UV rays, and renders a sun-smooched complexion year-round. Living in Hawaii (and five minutes away from the beach for that matter), my mainland friends have this notion that I must be reveling under the sun or being serenaded by the waves every weekend if not everyday; not a bad idea but truth is, I work like a horse that I hardly hit the beach. So whenever I want to look summer-ish and sun kissed, Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint is my no-brainer choice.

Gotta cover the ‘bags or go home! NARS Creamy Concealer (Custard) is one of the best under eye concealers out there. Creamy but never cakey with superb coverage, what else can you ask for? I used  my fave Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation to lightly set the concealer. Power combo it is.

A Fall 2014 release, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad (Autumn Fire) is a nice little present for your luxe cravings. I used brown for my crease and peachy gold on my lids. Then I smudged Kat Von D  Waterproof Autograph Pencil Immortal Love (dark brown) along my upper lash line.

I purposely omitted blush and bronzer lest I look ever so muddy. Plus, can we all stop the GRWM over-contouring insanity? I’m game for it on certain occasions but c’mon, everyday? Oh well, your choice, my opinion.

#FaceFriday , Monochromatic Brown Makeup, Tom Ford Lips and Boys Gustavo, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation, Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint, NARS Creamy Concealer, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad

  

Have you tried a monochromatic look? what’s your favorite shade to wear?

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47 Comments

  1. January 16, 2015 / 8:23 am

    I love pairing brown with more brown…and teal, too. Love this look on you.

  2. January 16, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    I think my favorite shade to wear is sort of an earthy pink, but I love this look on you! I might try a brownish lip color, I don't really have one now.

    Beauty Loon

    • January 19, 2015 / 4:42 am

      Hi Erin, Marsala is the great way to try brown because it has reddish tint to it. It's a nice transition

  3. January 16, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Huge fan of browns and tans over here! I like a pop of orange along with it 🙂

  4. January 16, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    GORGEOUS ON GORGEOUS!!!!!!! This look is amazing on you, Kath!

  5. January 16, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    Beautiful FOTD! And your brows are always impeccable 🙂

    • January 19, 2015 / 4:43 am

      Aww, thanks Anastasia. Bye to #WTFBrows and hello to #WowBrows haha!

  6. January 16, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    This look is gorgeous! I would have never thought to combine so many browns.

  7. January 16, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    I was wondering when you showed Gustavo with the two other lippies in a recent review & swatches whether you'd do a FOTD with it. What a stunning brown look!

  8. January 16, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    This is such a beautiful look – love the pairing with your hair colour as well. That Gucci quad is calling my name.

    • January 19, 2015 / 4:44 am

      You love high-end Renu so I think you'll like dew Gucci products

  9. January 16, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    This a great brown look!

  10. January 16, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    I really like the lip color.

  11. January 16, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    I've been wanting to gets NARS Creamy Concealer, I'm glad to read that you love it so!

    • January 19, 2015 / 4:45 am

      it's worth checking out Mai. I have repurchased few times already

  12. January 16, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    I adore this updated 90s look, you look incredible!

  13. January 16, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Love your photos and your post made me laugh–over-contouring insanity! Beautiful #FaceFriday!

    • January 19, 2015 / 4:46 am

      haha, keepin' it real my friend. Like who has the time to contour every single day?

  14. January 16, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    You look so pretty 🙂

  15. January 16, 2015 / 11:20 pm

    Brown on brown is MY favorite look! <3 You look glam, doll! <3

  16. January 17, 2015 / 12:46 am

    You're the only person I know that can rock a brown lip like that and kick butt. SO hawt!

  17. January 17, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    Is there a lip color you can't pull off? You always look so amazing!

  18. January 17, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    This is such a beautiful FOTD girl… I love this look on you. I love me some 90s lips.

  19. January 18, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    This looks so good on you! Love the lippie :).

  20. January 19, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    That lipstick is fabulous!

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