Hello everyone! Today's makeup tutorial is one that I've been wearing quite frequently this summer and I'm absolutely smitten by the look. I remember a few years back seeing Nicole Richie sporting the really popular trend of a bronzed smokey eye with the copper shadow ringing a halo entirely around the eyes. The intensity of the look made such an impact on my memory because it was so striking without being as harsh as a black shadow, so I wanted to share my version with you as well.
This is a look that can be worn during the day, but also looks amazing during warm summer evenings. Since the look is already smudgey, it will look fresh without sliding off throughout the day!
Check out the video and more photos below!
Tarte Smooth Operator Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Lucky
Stila Eyeshadow Trio (from the older Barbie Palette)
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
MAC Shroom Eyeshadow
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Shisiedo Eyelash Curler
Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara
Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow Pencil
Stila Bronzing Powder in 01
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat (Similar from current MAC Heavenly Creatures collection)
MAC Strange Potion Lipglass (Similar C-Thru lipglass)
Top is from H&M (similar from ASOS/similar)
Necklace is from Forever 21 (similar ASOS/Betsey Johnson/Swarovski)
Here you can see the shadow which defines my eye socket in an almond shape. For newcomers to makeup, this is actually one of the easiest ways of applying shadow because it's mainly one block of color on the lids with limited contouring. It's especially flattering on those with monolids or small creases.
Here is a close-up so you can see the almond shape of the shadow on the lids while open. As you can see, today the eye on the left has a small crease while the one on the right is monolidded. (Here's a past tutorial for uneven eyelids.) The look works equally well for both types of lids! Nude pink lips let the eyes have the attention to balance the face.
For some reason I thought this one looked kind of like those cheesy "glamour shots" so I figured you might enjoy my ginormous smile as well. Haha! You know I always bring the cheese.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Do you change your makeup for the summer? Have you tried copper smokey eyes? Let me know in the comments if you try the look out and what other looks you'd like to see next!