A long, long time ago, in an email far, far away, I was contacted by a gorgeous reader named Anna. In the email, Anna enclosed some images (two of the lovely Kristen Stewart), and asked me to create a "more subtle" version of the looks.

Besides the images, Anna also let me know that she has pale skin, black hair, and bluish-green eyes; as well as letting me know that plum, cranberry, burgundy, bronze and gold eye shadows work best for her, which with her description, I image that would : )

I know I look nothing like Kristen. Our skin tone, eye color and features are nothing alike, but the idea is to create a more "wearable", subtle, rendition.

Swatches for color comparison.

From left to right: MAC Eye Shadow Vanilla, Pink Freeze, Soft Brown, Cranberry. 

From left to right: Prunella Eye Kohl, Sculpt Sculpting Powder, Russian Red Lipstick.

 In the photo, Kristen's brows are a little untamed, so I did the same with mine by combing them upward. 

 My lighting muted out the intensity of the eyes, so in person, the color was more vivid and closer to Kristen's. 

Products used:
No foundation.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent.
MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt (used to contour).
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Buff (barely dusted over the apples of the cheeks). 
Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow Pencil in Seal Brown.
Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (dusted under the eyes).
MAC Eye Shadow in Vanilla (blended on the brow bone and down to the crease).
MAC Eye Shadow in Soft Brown (blended into the crease).
MAC Eye Shadow in Cranberry (Applied on the lid, and blended out just past the natural end of the eye. For a more subtle look, I kept cranberry close to the bottom lashes, extending it downward just a little, and very lightly in the inner one-third of the lashline to keep in from looking to harsh).
MAC Eye Shadow in Pink Freeze (barely patting it on the inner corner and outer-half of the lid to soften the cranberry shade).
MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella (used to tightline. I love pairing purples with cranberry/burgundy, the contrast is beautiful).
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15/NW20 (lower waterline).
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes in black (under and lower lashes).
MAC Lip Pencil in Auburn.
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red.

Anna (along with everyone else), I hope you enjoy this rendition, and I'm working on the second look(and I'll probably do a more dramatic version later). I had a great time working on this request, and in the future, I'd love to do more.

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.


  1. You did a wonderful job! Love it how it's so wearable :)

  2. Replies
    1. I'll working on the more dramatic photo version later <3

    2. I already think that having reddish-bronze/cranberry eyeshadow is dramatic already! Can't wait for the next look <3

      Do you have a look with teal eyeliner? I've been loving that look lately even though it's winter here but a family friend ALWAYS does her lower waterline in teal - love it! Idon't think I could wear it, mostly because I'm afraid of it smudging into a horrific mess :(

    3. Teal eyeliner look coming up, do you have any image in mind?