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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Fall in Love with Color Series - Coffee Liqueur

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Greetings, Palette Pals & Gals! For my second Fall Fashion color I decided to experiment with the sultry, sepia toned color Coffee Liqueur because everyone loves coffee and everyone loves liqueur! Right!? I actually hate coffee (blasphemy!) and coffee liqueur (gasp!) but I love this color. 

Sketch & Palette by Elie Tahari
Designer Elie Tahari says of his inspiration: "We are having a cinematic moment inspired by the old Hollywood cinema and Black and White films. Old movie colors: Sepia, Black and White washed with Cool Brown tones; Black and White washed with Rich Reds, Deep Greens, Teals and Blue – all tonal, as if colored light is coming through old films."
Much like Elie says this color reminds me of all things vintage, so the inspiration for this look was a blast from the past. After a few failed attempts at some sexy cat-eye looks inspired by old Hollywood movie stars I decided to stop trying to fight the shape of my naturally saucer round eyes and do something totally doe-eyed and doll-like instead. I like to think of it as Twiggy with a twist because while I stole her trademark wide-eyed stare I softened the cut-crease considerably and didn't overdraw the bottom lashes.


The brown tones of this look are perfection for my fellow blue eyed babes, but never fear if you were blessed with hazel, brown, or green peepers! Because this look plays off an entirely neutral palette it's flattering and wearable no matter what your eye or skin color. I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't look good in browns. It's a fact. It's like, science.


The coffee liqueur color makes an appearance beneath my lower waterline and all throughout my brows. By curving the color away from, not into, my tearduct I've opened up the eyes considerably making the eyes look bigger and more alert. To amp this effect up another notch, I've put bright white all through the water line and under my upper eye liner. If you have darker skin, use a champagne color instead, or a shimmery taupe.  Put warm browns and burgundy colors in the outer-v to define but leave your lids in a light neutral.


Brown shadows work beautifully paired with a soft pink-brown lip color, especially one with subtle warm undertones. For my lips I used a combination of Elizabeth Arden's Mauve in the middle of my lip and Carmel Glaze for the outer corners of my lips.



Marie Antionette says: "Have your coffee and wear it too!"




If you want to experiment with different color combinations, try pairing Coffee Liqueur with these gorgeous complimentary colors!
I hope you guys liked this post and are as addicted to this caffeine inspired color as I am! 

Oh, and if you haven't seen it yet, on the right side of my blog there's a poll for whether or not I should start doing tutorials, if you're interested in that type of thing. Till next time!



This look was done using
Coastal Scents 26 Blush/Shadow Palette

46 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love the theme too...I am all about my coffee!

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  2. Oh my! I love how you managed to make brown exciting!

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  3. OMG you are such a fuckinnnn STUNNER!

    <3 BB

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  4. You made one of the most boring and unappealing colors look freakin incredible!! TEACH ME YOUR WAYS MEREDITH!!

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  5. omg this is my favorite!! Your hair looks super gorgeous also, love it all!!

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  6. Who knew brown could look this amazing? Awesome!

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  7. i think i might have said this already but why don't you have a professional job as a makeup artist already?? seriously, this look is so pretty! your big eyes are beautiful, personally i'm jealous!

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  8. WOW this looks amazing on you! You made neutrals look GREAT!

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  9. This look is soo amazing! I love all things vintage and it just stole my heart! Have I already said how awesome you are? You are sooo awesome! LOL! The eyes, the color, the hair, the lashes, OMG, the lashes! *takes deep breath* Wow. I'm in awe. That's it. I need to recover right now.

    (I hope you don't mind me tweeting about this awesomeness, because I just had to, LOL!)

    Hugs,
    Leonara Carulina

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  10. I love both these things! You're lucky you're too pretty to be shocked at.

    I need that CS palette now (or the bh or the sd or the ebay equivalent.) The look is beautiful!

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  11. i LOOOOVE this, so wearable, perfect for everyone <3! I love the whole style with the hair and the perfect dress <3

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  12. You don't like coffee?!? WTF!?! lol.

    Oh this look is so gorgeous! Why can't I make my neutrals look so stunning? And I need that CS palette!

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  13. This is a lovely fall look it's so elegant!

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  14. This is stunning and it's perfect with your blue eyes !

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  15. beautiful eye makeup

    http://powbeauty.blogspot.com

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  16. New follower!! I'm glad I found your blog!!! You look absolutely gorgeous and I love your looks!!! There's so many good ideas for me to use for my next night out with my girlfriends :D you've just made me even more excited for my next night out!!!

    Oh btw, you should definately do tutorials!!! YES YES YES!!!

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  17. honey i love love this look the most!!!
    stunning!!!

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  18. Brown is my least favorite color to wear (I dislike neutrals!) but you made it sultry and gorgeous. Also, I don't know if anyone has ever mentioned this, but I love the way you pull your hair back and how you wear it in pictures like this.

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  19. What a PRETTY look! It's sooo wearable, and I just love it!!!

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  20. WOW! This is probably my favorite palette so far! Amazing look!

    xo andrea marie
    peaceloveandreamarie.blogspot.com

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  21. You are very talented. This look looks amazing. Keep up the good work :)

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  22. OMG TE AMO you are so freaking fabulous!! Absolutely gorgeous, Meredith! The lips are stunning!!

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  23. first, may I say, you are gooooorgeous!!! second, this look is so flattering and complementary to your features, especially those big baby blues :)) third, the up-do is chic and effortlessly fierce and in case you couldn't tell already, I LOVE THIS! You've got the IT!!!

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  24. this is gorgeous on you and really suits you :D

    shel xx

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  25. Gorgeous, just GORGEOUS! I'll try this on...hope I can pull it off...ugh. you have such a nice facial structure. just perfect ;) thanks for blogging this!

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  26. Just started following your blog and love it!!
    You are seriously gorgeous and your make up iss beautiful!


    -Sydney xo
    http://treatsandtreasures3.blogspot.com/

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  27. love the look and the whole idea! Im doing a fall trends series on my blog which i am so exited about! i posted the first part today! i'll be giving your blog a shout out over at my blog & I also mentioned my series on beautylish along with yours (: thanx for sharing!!!

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  28. wow thats GORGEOUS! your eyes are so mesmerizing :)

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  29. beautiful eyes...and lovely blog..am following you now. :)

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  30. I am also a hater of coffee, but this look is so nice! I love these colours especially for autumn. The lip colour is gorgeous. Not something I would normally go for but I think I'll try it :)

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  31. I love those colors! I also love me a nice cup of Joe. Thanks for sharing. Glad I found you site. I'm your newest follower. Feel free to visit my blog. xoxo Lizbeth
    http://glamstyln.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love the colors, you looks very beautiful! Good job

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  33. Thank you for follow me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm very happy because I admire you very much. I think your looks are amazing!!!!
    Sorry for my English but I cant speak it very well....

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  34. Thanks for inspiration! The look is amazing!

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  35. You look so beautiful with this makeup!

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  36. Gossssh this is beautiful!!! Looks amazing =)

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  37. so freakin pretty, gurl you are so talented!!

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  38. Awesome look, I love the colours! I enjoy how the white coming off of the waterline into the inner corner makes your eyes look so big!

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  39. This could've easily gone 90's with brown lips and cheeks but it didn't. It's beautiful :)

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