Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Look of the Day: Whopping Willow

Hi, everyone! Today's Look of the Day is all about earthy, Fall tones- burnished golds and mossy greens. Shades that I don't play with nearly often enough, but always enjoy!

As per the title of this post, the product that first inspired this look is Clinique's Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Whopping Willow, a creamy, warm, khaki green with warm golden shimmer. It's super lovely! It glides on like a dream, is perfectly pigmented, and really lasts all day. 

Before I had the chance to give Whopping Willow a go, I stumbled across its perfect partner, in the form of the brand spankin' new NARS Eye Paint in Iskandar. Would have named this post Iskandar, but I thought Whopping Willow had a better ring to it ;)

Iskandar Eye Paint  is a stunning shimmery burnished gold. It has warm undertones that lean slightly olive, which makes it incredibly compatible with Whopping Willow. Together, they're pure golden green goodness!

To create the look, I applied Iskandar all over the lid, blending it up to the crease. I also applied it to the lower lash line to add a pop of gold underneath the eye. I then swiped some Whopping Willow on the crease and to the outer corner of the lower lash line, blending it into the NARS Eye Paint. I finished off with some warm brown eyeliner (Urban Decay 24/7 in Bourbon) and some dramatic black mascara (BeneFit They're Real!). And voila!

For the rest of the face, I opted for warm, shimmery peachy-pink cheeks (my all-time fave, NARS Deep Throat) and kept my lips natural and rosy, using my favourite frugal find, Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper Lipsmacker.

Here's another look at the finished makeup, followed by a breakdown of everything I used!

The Breakdown:

oundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Foundation (Combination/Oily Formula) in Buff mixed with Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector (Combination to Oily Skin) BB Cream in Light/Medium
Concealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Light
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light
Blush: NARS Powder Blush in Deep Throat

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: NARS Eye Paint in Iskandar (all over lid, blended up to crease, underneath the eye), Clinique Whopping Willow Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Whopping Willow (in crease and lightly in outer corner underneath the eye), Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Queen Phyllis (on brown bone and inner corners)

Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real! in Black

Lips: Bonne Belle Lipsmacker Dr. Pepper flavour

And a few more shots of the look:

And there you have it! A fun, Fall-inspired look rich with shimmery khaki and molten golds. Whopping Willow and Iskandar are both absolute pleasures to use; looking forward to playing with them all Autumn long!

What are some of your favourite gold and olive tones for Fall? Have you tried any of the Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tints or NARS Eye Paints?

Thanks for popping by! xo


  1. Honestly, your makeup is always flawless. Really really love this look.

  2. So pretty on you... I can't think of a better look for the start of October! And yes, Bourbon does look like a beautiful brown for daytime... I will definitely check it out :)

    xo, Ellie @ Ellalogy 

    1. Aww, thanks, Ellie! Bourbon is a perfect daytime liner :)

  3. I am loving that Khaki green color, it looks amazing on you! I hope I can find a drugstore dupe soon.


    1. Thanks, Laura! I'm loving khaki lately :)

  4. The khaki goes so well with your hair! You look gorgeous!

  5. You look like a million dollars, girl! Loving these kind of looks on you, and this one is just perfect for October :).


  6. Very pretty and your skin looks flawless!


  7. Ooh I love it, it suits you so much. You look gorgeous. The two colours really blend perfectly don't they? The result you ended up with looks fab.

    1. Thanks so much! Whopping Willow and Iskandar really worked perfectly together :)

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  9. Such a pretty look! The antique gold and mossy green colors are so perfect together.

  10. I have been wondering about the clinique chubby stick eye shadows for a while, it looks gorgeous on and blends so nicely with the NARS shade! x

    1. Thanks, Sophie! The Chubby Sticks are fab :)

  11. i never ever tried olive shadow before, but holy cow does it look gorgeous! especially paired with gold- it's subtle but kind of show stopping too. i wish you could do my make up every day haha SO pretty!

    xo marlen
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    1. Aww, thanks, Marlen! I was really happy with the colour pairing- something a bit out of the ordinary, but slightly different from my daily look. So sweet of you to say :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Will stop by your blog soon :)

  13. Your makeup is so pretty! I love your blush!

    Xo, Hannah


    1. Thanks so much, Hannah! NARS Deep Throat is my fave :)

  14. Such a pretty look for autumn! Your skin looks flawless..<3

    Sarah-Jane xo

    1. Thanks, Sarah-Jane for the kinds words and for stopping by! :)

  15. your eyes look incredible, love it!!

  16. Absolutely LOVE this look! Your eyes look amazing :) xxx

  17. such a lovely post dear! I am so liking the eye makeup. Can't wait to see your future posts.

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