Archive | June, 2012

Warm Summer Smokey Eyes

22 Jun

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This is a look that I usually wear in the summertime and I like it because it’s a little different than the usual brown/black smokey eye. The warm rose gold and copper tones make it daytime-appropriate; adding black eyeliner to the waterline changes it to a sultry night-out look.  Using a base with colour (cream eyeshadow, paint pot etc.) would make the look pop even more! I think this look would be great for any eye colour, but particularly flatters green and hazel eyes.

Here is what I used and how I did it (concealer not included in picture):

EYES:

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original

NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Kuala Lumpur

Sephora Nano Eyeliner in 05 Chocolate

MAC Eyeshadow in Embark

e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Elegant

Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara

bareMinerals Brow Color in Dark Blonde

FACE & LIPS:

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation in 150 Classic Ivory

Maybelline Age Rewind Finishing Powder

Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer

essence Silky Touch Blush in 40 Natural Beauty

MAC Blush in Harmony

Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer in 02 Light Medium

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 902C Bare it All

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Peach Petal

BRUSHES:

Coastal Scents Angles Blush Brush

Eco Tools Foundation Brush

MAC 139 Contour Brush

Clinique Powder Brush

GOSH Concealer & Shadow Brush

e.l.f. Mineral Blending Eye Brush

Coastal Scents Pro Blending Brush

Coastal Scents Synthetic Detail Brush

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1.  If your eyeshadow tends to crease, start with a primer all over the lid.

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2. Place the rose gold colour over the lid.

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3. Add the berry colour to the outer third of the lid and crease, dragging towards the rose gold.

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4. Blend crease to soften berry colour.

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5.  Add berry shadow to outer third of lower lash line.

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6. Draw brown eyeliner to outer third of upper and lower lash line, blending with a dark matte brown (Embark).

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7. Add brown eyeliner to waterline

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8. Finish with mascara and highlighter.

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I contoured my cheeks with MAC Blush in Harmony, a matte beige-brown colour and added a pink-brown blush with subtle shimmer to the cheeks, blending back toward temples. The peachy-nude colour on the lips completes the earthy-nude look, which compliments the eyes.

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(Please excuse my funny faces, I wanted to get it from all angles)

Thanks for visiting, I will be posting more looks soon so please leave a comment so I know what you think!

– Julia