Since taupe is a grayish brown color, I made this Smokey Taupe Look using a gray eye shadow as a base on the lid and smoking it out with a browner taupe color. This look is more towards a traditional smokey eye than what I wrote about in my Smokey Eye Technique post in that the darkest eye shadow color is placed along the entire upper lash line and smudged upwards. When smudging the entire upper lash line with a color like brown, it’s easier to work with and it’s more wearable than when using black. This look can also be worn during the daytime without looking too dramatic.
- MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” (entire lid)
- MAC E/S in “Brulé” (apply as a wash on entire lid — click here to read more about this simple technique)
- MAC E/S in “Print” (entire lower lid, including inner corner)
- MAC E/S in “Satin Taupe” (apply along entire upper lash line and smudge upwards toward crease; blend into outer V for more definition)
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in “Chocolate Shimmer” (upper lash line)
- Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” (two coats on top and one coat on bottom lashes)
- Benefit Bronzing Powder in “Hoola” (contour)
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in “By Candlelight” (apply dry on apple of cheeks and blend diagonally upwards)
- MAC L/S in “Spice It Up!”
Here are some pictures from the first of two days I spent in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming (the day I wore this makeup!):
This day was spent primarily waiting for and watching Old Faithful Geyser erupt. It took just under 2 hours for Old Faithful to give us a show that lasted for about 1 minute. A glimpse of its eruption is shown on the right.
Afterward, we hiked on the Lower Geyser Basin Boardwalk that goes past an area of thermal activity filled with geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and pools such as Morning Glory Pool shown here. The picture on the left is an action shot of me taking the picture that’s on the right. This pool is famous for its deep blue, yellow, and green colors (that show up better when I take the picture from higher up, which is why I had to climb a little ).
Yellowstone is the place to go whether you’re a nature fan or not! The views from the hike were almost surreal, and there wasn’t a dull moment!