Thursday, January 3, 2013

Copper Shadows

As I promised, I'll mention my most used shadows of the season, Copper Craze and Made For Mocha by Maybelline including my new favorite go-to shadow Brown Script by MAC.
Colored shadows can be tricky to work with, but you can’t go wrong with shades of brown and copper since it works well with practically every skin tone and eye color. Browns are great for everyday wear since the natural shadows of your lids are a brownish red. Eyes are the first thing people notice; make them clean, defined, beautiful and not too distracting. You want people to notice you, not your heavy makeup so here’s a way to give your eyes that bit of pop it needs without being overdone. This is a great basic everyday look that can be changed up easily and worn for any occasion.

Things you will need:  
  • Primer - Used ELF primer 
  • Red toned brown shadow - Using Brown Script from MAC.
  • Copper shadow - Using Copper Craze by Maybelline. 
  • Dark brown shadow - Using  Made For Mocha by Maybelline.
    Cream shimmer shadow- Revlon eye shadow from the Adventurous Quad. 
  • Blending brush – Using Ecotools. 
  • Highlight brush – Using Ecotools. 
  • Flat shader brush- Using Ecotools. 
  • Crease brush – Using a CVS brand.
    Eyeliner brush – Using Bella Terra BB3 eyeliner brush. 
  • Liquid liner- Revlon liner in Blackest Black. 
  •  Brown eyeliner- NYX liner in 907 CafĂ©. 
  • Mascara- Maybelline colossal in Glam Black.

MAC Brown Script, Maybelline Made For Mocha, Maybelline Copper Craze, Revlon Adventurous Quad.

Ecotools Blending brush, highlight brush, shader brush, cvs crease brush, Bella Terra BB3 eyeliner brush

Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara, NYX 907 Cafe, Revlon Colorstay liquid liner in blackest black
  1.  Start with clean eyes and apply primer all over the lid up to your brow bone. Elf Primer is a great alternative to Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. For only 1 dollar compared to a 20 dollar primer, it’s a must have.
  2. Apply a red toned brown shadow all over the lid up to the crease with a wide blending brush. Mac’s Brown Script is matte and has great pigmentation with no fallout.
  3. Sweep the copper shimmer shadow from the inner corner to the middle of the lid with a small flat shader brush. The middle of your lid is the highest point of the lid and will make your eyes appear larger and add more dimension once it reflects. These Maybelline single shadows have great pigmentation, don’t smudge or crease, and are affordable.
  4. Apply brown shadow with a crease brush in outer V blending towards the center of your crease.
  5. Use a liner brush to line the bottom lash line with the same brown shadow to define your eyes softly without giving them a harsh line a liner would. Avoid taking it all the way to the inner corners. Focus on the outer corner your bottom lash line blending it towards the middle.
  6. Blend the crease shadow between lid and brown bone with a blending brush and a cream shimmer shadow to help it stand out and appear higher.
  7. This next step is totally optional since this look can be worn more naturally without any liner and mascara alone, but I personally prefer liner. Apply a copper toned liner in the waterline and line your upper lash line with a black liquid liner close to the lash line, slightly winging out to elongate the eyes.
  8. To finish it off, top it off with mascara on the upper and lower lashes to open up the eyes.

      This is an extremely versatile look that can be changed from day to night just by adding more brown to the crease, thickening the line of your liner, adding more coats of mascara,  or lining the bottom lash line with a shimmery copper toned shadow or a colored shadow for more drama. Enjoy playing around with this look and trying out copper tones!

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