Monday, November 4, 2013

Look of the Day Gemstone Series: Citrine/Imperial Topaz

It's now November, so I thought it would be appropriate to do a look inspired by November's birthstone.  November actually has two birthstones, citrine and topaz.

Citrine varies in color from "pastel yellow to dark brownish orange" (American Gem Society description), and is an affordable, fairly common gemstone.

Topaz comes in many colors, but according to the American Gem Society, the most prized color is the Imperial Topaz, which has a "magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones."

I focused on the orange tones of both gemstones.

source: American Gem Society

Imperial Topaz
source: American Gem Society

Eyes:  Urban Decay Primer Potion
          NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
          NYX Love in Paris palette in Pardon My French (review)
                          -- gold in inner corner
                          -- light glittery orange on the middle of the lid
                          -- dark glittery orange on the outer 1/3 of the lid
                          -- brown n the outer v
                          -- light gold under the brow
         Milani Liquid Eye Eyeliner in Brown -- upper and lower waterlines
         Maybelline Mega-Plush Mascara
         LORAC Creamy Brow Pencil in Auburn

from left: Milani Liquid Eye Pencil in Brown, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, NYX Pardon My French palette light orange, dark orange, gold, light gold, brown

Cheeks:  Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Milk Chocolate -- contour
             Stila Convertible Color in Peony -- apples of the cheeks
             Too Faced Perfect Flush Blush -- highlight on the top of the cheek

from left: Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer, Stila Convertible Color in Peony, Too Faced Sweethearts Blush

Lips:  Milani Color Statement Lipliner in Nude
         Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Demure
         Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity lipgloss in Nouveau Nude

from left: Milani lipliner in Nude, Revlon lipstick in Demure, Tarina Tarantino gloss in Nouveau Nude

Emerald is up next!

Thank you for visiting today!


  1. Ooh, such a pretty look! Love the orangey-yellow tones. What a great palette :)